Fort Polk Guardian 10-18-2019

Guardian Oct. 18, 2019 NewScope AFAP program The Army Family Action Plan Program is an Army-wide initiative to identify is- sues of concern to improve the overall quality of life for Soldiers and their Fami- lies. This process is used to identify the most critical well-being issues facing the Army today and present them to senior Army leadership for resolution. To submit a quality of life issue go to www.myarmy- , Family Programs and Services drop down box, AFAP Issue Man- agement System or pick up a form at Army Community Service, bldg 920, BellRichard Avenue, and submit it to the AFAP Pro- gram Coordinator. Issues can be hand car- ried to ACS or Family Readiness Center, bldg 924, faxed to 531-7171, or emailed to . Issues will be accepted up until 4:30 p.m. today. If you have questions or concerns, call 531-1895. PT hours Army physical readiness training has been expanded from 6:30-8 a.m., Monday through Friday. This necessitates the closure of the one ways along Alabama and Georgia avenues from 6:30-8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Signs are being updated with the new times and road blocks/barricades will be in place. Please exercise caution when encounter- ing Soldiers conducting PT. Road repair Phase 2 of the Louisiana Avenue road re- pair project requires the closure of ACP 1 (Entrance Road) outbound traffic through Oct. 25. Repairs include base failure repairs on the outbound lane of ACP 1. ACP 1 outbound traffic will need to use alternate ACPs to exit post. Hours of oper- ation for ACPs 2 (North La. Hwy 467) and 5 (South La. Hwy 467) are extended for the duration of this phase from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday through Friday and 24 hours Sat- urday and Sunday for outbound traffic only. ACP 4 (Louisiana Avenue East gate) remains open Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. for outbound traffic. Local traffic on Louisiana Avenue from La. Hwy 467 to Bell Richard Avenue is open, but motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes due to traffic congestion. Abandoned vehicles The Directorate of Emergency Services Traffic Section will release the following vehicles to a towing company for disposal Briefs /3 Please see Briefs , page 6 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 installa- tion’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day. This year’s activities kick off today with a Soldier For Life Golf Tourna- ment 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 individ- ual. Participants receive greens fee, cart and lunch. The top finisher will receive prizes. Call 531-4661 for more informa- tion. For gun enthusiasts, a skeet shooting competition hosted by Fort Polk Soldier for Life — Transition Assistance Pro- gram begins at noon today 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 targets. Call (225) 654-7225. On Saturday, 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, Third Street, across from Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital. Servic- es offered include: Veterans services, dental in- surance agencies, disabled 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 BJACH and its annual health fair. Serv- ices offered include: Glaucoma and vi- sion screenings; flu, pneumonia, shin- gles and T-Dap immunizations; lab services; Composite Health Care Sys- tem (CHCS) registration; full-service pharmacy; blood pressure screenings; dental screenings; and panoramic X- rays. Brunch and lunch will be served in the hospital dining facility. There will also be booths from the De- partment of Veterans Affairs, Disabled American Veterans, Women’s Veterans Association, Army Community Service and Soldier for Life. To learn more about Retirement Appreciation Day activities call 531-0363/0402 or email us- . Polk sets day aside for retiree services CHUCK CANNON / GUARDIAN Participants in the 2018 Fort Polk Retiree Appreciation Day browse the services set up at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital.The 2019 event is slated for Saturday at the instal- lation In and Out Processing Center, bldg 250, and BJACH, both on Third Street. Services include: Veterans services; dental insurance agencies; disabled veterans service officer; ID card renewals; DEERS updates; legal assistance; glaucoma and vision screenings; flu, pneumonia, shingles and T-Dap immunizations; lab services; Composite Health Care Sys- tem (CHCS) registration; full-service pharmacy; blood pressure screenings; dental screen- ings; and panoramic X-rays. GUARDIAN STAFF