Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Oct. 11, 2019 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk community members, “When it comes to home improvement projects, are you a do it yourselfer or a call an expert kind of person and why?” Here are their responses: Spc. Alisa Hamil- ton: "I’ll call some- one because I don’t know what I’m do- ing. I’ve tried to start projects and realized it’s too hard, so I stop." 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 Angie Thorne T.C. Bradford Keith Houin Staff writers Editorial Offices Building 4919, Magnolia Street Fort Polk, LA 71459-5060 Voice (337) 531-4033 Fax (337) 531-1401 Email: Kimberly.Reischling@us.army.mil Trading post ads: firstname.lastname@example.org Fort Polk Homepage http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: email@example.com 1st Sgt. Michael Dewsbury: "It all de- pends on the proj- ect. If it’s something simple, I’ll do it my- self, otherwise I’m calling a profession- al." Spc. Raymond Rosa: "I gotta do it myself because it’s a better experience, especially if you have kids. It can be a great way to bond with your Family. Besides, calling an expert is too easy." Spc. Sean Stouffer: "I’m a do it your- selfer. My parents raised me that way. We will watch YouTube videos until we figure it out. It’s a matter of pride to do it ourselves." Staff Sgt. Adam Patterson: "I’m a do it yourself person because experts are expensive. I watch how to videos and if I get it wrong, I can always call a profes- sional later." Spc. Bobby McCoy: "I’m more of a do it yourselfer. I like do- ing things myself be- cause I enjoy learn- ing." Sarah Fowler: "I do it myself because doing it with my own hands and fin- ishing the job gives me a sense of ac- complishment. Also, a professional isn’t always able to un- derstand your vi- sion of what the fin- ished project should look like." Sgt. Arcesio Navar- ro: "I call an expert because they do this for a living and know what they are doing. Besides, I would be in trouble with my wife if I did it wrong." For advertising contact Theresa Larue ail: s l s t f rt l r i .