Fort Polk Guardian 08-23-2019

Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Aug. 23, 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, “If you could be any animal in the world, what would it be and why?” Here are their responses: Pvt. Stephan Pierre: "An ant be- cause they are real- ly strong and work well as a team.” Keshaunt Quattle- baum: "A lion be- cause they can do what ever they want.” Spc. Taylor Tucker: "A lioness because it’s my zodiac sign and they are strong and fast.” Simon Mills: "A go- rilla because its the king of the jungle and no one messes with them because they will go ‘Hulk’ on you.” Sgt. J. Ramsey: ".A dog because if you treat it well it will be the best friend you will ever have.” Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Simmons: “A cheetah because they are beautiful, fast and deadly.” Pfc. Jose Martinez: “Sea turtles be- cause they travel all over the world and across the oceans.” Jessica Silva: "A dolphin because they swim in the ocean and seem to have a lot of fun.” For advertising contact Theresa Larue (337) 404-7242 Email: