Fort Polk Guardian 07-26-2019

Viewpoint 2/ Guardian July 26, 2019 The Guardian , a civilian enter- prise newspaper, is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Army. Contents of the Guardian are not necessarily official views of, or en- dorsed by, the U.S. Government, De- partment of Defense, Department of the Army or Fort Polk. The Guardian is published weekly by the Public Affairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. Printed circulation is 13,000. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage with- out regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed violation of this policy of equal opportunity by an ad- vertiser will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. All editorial content of the Guardian is prepared, edited, pro- vided and approved by the Public Af- fairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. The Guardian is printed by the Natchitoches Times , a private firm in no way connected with the Depart- ment of the Army, under exclusive written contract with Fort Polk. The civilian printer is responsible for com- mercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts and supplements, does not constitute en- dorsement by the Department of the Army or the Natchitoches Times of the products or services advertised. Guardian Editorial Staff Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general Col. Ryan K. Roseberry Garrison commander Kim Reischling Public affairs officer Chuck Cannon Command information officer Jean Dubiel Angie Thorne Staff writers Editorial Offices Building 4919, Magnolia Street Fort Polk, LA 71459-5060 Voice (337) 531-4033 Fax (337) 531-1401 Email: Trading post ads: Fort Polk Homepage Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk community members, “Why is physical fitness important to you?” Here are their responses: Austin Baker: "It's important to pass my Army Physical FitnessTest and I want to look and feel good." Lynnette Plevris: "I like the way it makes me look and feel, it gives me more ener- gy and it's a stress re- liever." Justin Stromberg: "I used to be su- per skinny but now I am fit and healthy because I work out. Fit- ness is also a good stress reliever." Mark Tucker: "It's important for longevity. I enjoy working out because it keeps me young." Stormie Tip- pit: "Fitness is a lifestyle you create to be all your own — you get out of it what you put into it, which results in a healthier and longer life." Austin Baraki: "I am a doctor and take care of people who are sick and frail and I think the keys to successful aging are nu- trition, physi- cal fitness and strength train- ing." Uyi Smalls: "It's good for all around health — you keep yourself fit so you can live longer." For advertising contact Theresa Larue ( ) - Email: sales