Fort Polk Guardian 08-02-2019

Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Aug. 2, 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, “What annoys you the most?” Here are their responses: Amanda Rupeck: "Bad drivers. People drive differently here." Sgt. Wendpouire Dakoure: "Loud noises because they give me a headache." Lorenda Arm- strong: "Helicopter flyovers.They are distracting. Also, I work at a child de- velopment center and they some- times scare the kids." Spc. George Es- parza: "The pot holes and cracks in the roads because they’re so bad for my car. I’m glad they are working on them." Ricky Thomas: "Rude people. For example, saying hello or speaking to someone and them not even acknowl- edging you." Sgt. Deonta Keys: "Gnats.They move fast and I can't kill them.They fly around and drive me crazy." Pfc Stephanie Aubin: “I hate when drivers in front of me don't use their turn signals." Staff Sgt. Cherice Moore: "Hot weath- er and being dirty. I don't like dirt in general." s For advertising contact Theresa Larue E ail: sales