Fort Polk Guardian 09-27-2019

Guardian Sept. 27, 2019 NewScope RCCC brief A Reserve Component career counselors brief for first term Soldiers who are slated to ETS within six months is held Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in bldg 250, 1716 Third Ave., the installation In/Out Processing bldg. The brief provides professional guidance and career counseling to Soldiers leaving the active Army. For more information call 531-1850. DFAC hours The dinner meal hours for Patriot Inn Dining Facility will change to 5-6:30 p.m. effective Tuesday. Current hours are 4:30-6 p.m. Call 531-7540 for more information. Branch visit The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk hosts an infantry officer branch visit Oct. 16-17 at 9 a.m. in the Fort Polk Mission Training Center theater. Officers in the grades of second lieutenant through major will be given the opportunity to meet their branch manager, receive an in- formational brief and individually discuss their careers. POC is 1st Lt. Madeline Platt, or 531-1107. For more information see Fort Polk OPORD 19-073. Road repair The contract to repair Louisiana Avenue from the Visitor Control Center to La. Hwy 467 was awarded with a required comple- tion date of Nov. 15. Work requirements include base failure repairs , removing (milling) the asphalt and repaving with a new asphalt overlay and new pavement markings. The work is planned for a phased execution to minimize disruptions to access control point 1 operations for both inbound and outbound traffic. The first phase of the project will require the contractor to place one lane closures at multiple locations along Louisiana Avenue to execute the base failure repairs. Mo- torists should expect aggregate travel sur- faces at the locations the contractor has ex- ecuted base failure repairs and should be aware of construction crews and equip- ment adjacent to travel ways. ACP 1 will remain open for both in- bound and outbound traffic for phase 1, but alternate routes are encouraged to min- imize delays and traffic congestion at these sites. Updates will be provided when the Fort Polk Directorate of Public Works re- ceives detailed schedules and traffic im- pacts for each phase. Briefs /3 FORT POLK, La. — Each year the Joint Readi- ness Training Center and Fort Polk extends an in- vitation to retirees and their families to have a one-stop shop experience at the installations’ an- nual Retiree Appreciation Day. This year’s activities kick off Oct. 18 with a Soldier For Life Golf Tournament at Warrior Hills Golf Course. The four person per team, 18-hole scramble tees off with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $180 per team or $45 per individual. Par- ticipants receive greens fee, cart and lunch. The top finisher will receive prizes. Call 531-4661 for more information. For gun enthusiasts, a skeet shooting competi- tion is hosted by Fort Polk Soldiers for Life Tran- sition Assistance Program at noon Oct. 18 on Range 23A, the Recreational Shooting Range, 4111 California Ave. The event is open to active duty, National Guard, Army Reserve, retirees and veterans. Cost is $25 per shooter and covers ammunition, prizes, refreshments and clay tar- gets. Call (225) 654-7225. On Oct. 19, an opening ceremony, complete with cake cutting, informational briefs and door prizes begins at 9 a.m. in the In and Out Process- ing Center, bldg 250. Services offered include: Veterans services, dental insurance agencies, dis- abled veterans service officer, ID card renewals and DEERS updates and legal assistance. Once participants have finished at the In and Out Processing Center, they can cross Third Street and visit Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital and its annual health fair. To learn more about Retirement Appreciation Day activities call 531-0363/0402 or email us- Polk sets day aside for military retirees GUARDIAN STAFF