Fort Polk Guardian 11-21-2018

NewScope Thanksgiving meal Fort Polk’s Guardian Inn Dining Facility, bldg 2382, hosts a Thanksgiving Day meal Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Spouses and dependents of enlisted personnel in pay grades E-1 through E4 pay $6.80. Spouses and dependents of enlisted grades E-5 through E-9, and officers and their spouses and dependents pay $9.10 Menu includes: Steamship round of beef, ham, king crab legs, Cornish hens, turkey, shrimp, hamhocks, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, broccoli, cheese and rice, sweet potatoes, corn bread dress- ing, bread dressing, corn on the cob, green beans, rolls, croissants, cranberry sauce, shrimp cocktail, cheesecake, peach cobbler, chocolate chip cookies, German chocolate cake, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, fruit gelatin, banana cream pudding, strawberry shortcake, parfaits, lemon cake, fruit salad, chicken salad, macaroni salad, potato salad and spinach salad. BJACH hours Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital announces the following closures for the Thanksgiving holiday: BJACH clinics, labs, radiology and pharmacy are closed Thurs- day. The Patient Centered Medical Home and pharmacy are open 7:30 a.m. to noon, Friday. The emergency room and wards re- main open. Native American Joint Readiness Training Center Opera- tions Group hosts an observance of Native American Heritage month Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. at Bayou Theater.  The theme is Sovereignty, Trust and Re- silience. Call (337) 353-7640 for more infor- mation. Abandoned vehicles The Directorate of Emergency Services Traffic Section will release the following vehicles, boats and trailers to a towing company for disposal on Dec. 18 if they re- main unclaimed. Items are listed with the last four numbers of their VIN. If one of these vehicles belongs to you please con- tact the Fort Polk Police Traffic Section at 531-1806/2677. 2006 Chevy Impala 4120 1999 Olds Delta 88 5892 1999 VW Jetta 2885 2001 Jeep Cherokee     7542 1977 Chevy 1500 0524 2010 Chevy Cavalier 8440 1999 Honda Civic 0284 2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2953 2001 Saturn 8648  UNKAstroglass 176Sk  boat Briefs Guardian Nov. 21, 2018 /3 FORT POLK, LA. — Bayne-Jones Army Com- munity Hospital and Fort Polk’s Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation joined forces Nov. 17 for the annual 10K and 5K Turkey Trot. About 150 Soldiers, Families, children in strollers and dogs turned out for the sunny, brisk morning run.  This year’s run used the challenging trail across from BJACH that runs to North Fort and back. According to several avid runners, this course provides a number of hills, especially the first and last hill of the course. Leading the event was the DFMWR 10k which started 5 minutes before the 4th Annual BJACH Cold Turkey Trot for the Great American Smoke- out, which advocates quitting smoking one day at a time. BJACH’s Department of Preventive Medicine Health Promotion staff, which has or- ganized and sponsored the event for the last three years, uses the run to “light a fire” in our community about the benefits of quitting tobacco use.   Two running teams — the Fort Polk Warrior Youth Team and the Red, White and Blue, a non- profit organization enriching Veterans Life — joined race participants. Jennifer Mallon, Warrior Youth Team coach, said this was their first team run. Participants for the youth team range from first grade to 12th grade. The team started run- ning in September and is a part of School Age Services and  Master Resiliency Training, and practices at Fort Polk’s Perez Field. A couple of members from the Pickering cross country team, ran the 5K. As soon as the starter pistol sounded for the 10K, the runners were off. Capt. Jared Grubbs, Operations Group Aviation, was the first 10K runner in with a time of 39.32 Both Terrance Carter Jr., age 15 and Luis Gotay, age 14, were among the first runners to cross the finish line for the 5K. Carter’s time was 23 minutes followed closely by Gotay with a 23:35 time.  Pushing a double jogging stroller with Matthew and Adalyn, Emeri Osche was the first mom to cross the line with a time of 36.54 in the 5K. Many families ran together, some with their dogs in tow. DFMWR staff and Soldiers provided Gatorade, and a variety of nutritious snacks at the finish line. Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding gen- eral, also participated in the 10K event, com- menting on how great it was to see BJACH and DFMWR partner for this event.  By KATHY PORTS BJACH PAO Annual race encourages smoke-free lifestyle Runners take off at the sound of the starter’s pistol during the annual 10K TurkeyTrot held on the Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital running trail Nov.17. Emeri Osche pushers her youngsters, Adalyn and Matthew, in the 5KTurkeyTrot. KATHY PORTS / BJACH PAO