Fort Polk Guardian 02-10-2017

Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Feb. 10, 2017 Polk People Polk Places 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 1 4 ,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. Gary Brito Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general Col. David G. Athey Garrison commander Kim Reischling Information strategies officer Chuck Cannon Editor Jean Dubiel Angie Thorne Vivian Lopez 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: Editor’s note: The weekly Guardian feature “Polk People” has changed its format. The question remains the same from week to week, but answers will vary. If you would like to submit your answer to the question, please e-mail your response to the question, “Fort Polk is a nice place to live because ...” to tradingpostads@ya- , or post to facebook at Polk . Editor’s note: “Polk Places” features interesting places around Fort Polk. If you would like to submit a photo you have taken for “Polk Places,” please e-mail your jpg-format photo sized at 150 pixels and no smaller than 4 inches across to , and you may see it in a future edition of the Guardian. Fort Polk is a nice place to live because ... Willie Puckett Jr: “I like working here on post. I like the Soldiers, the Family mem- bers and the guests that come here. I’ve been working here about 10 years, and I’ve always been a people person, but these Soldiers are something special. I know there is no way that I could wear that uniform with the kind of pride and dignity that they do, and I respect them to the fullest.” Susie Brown: “Louisiana has a lot to offer. If you like hunting or fishing, you can do that. There’s also tours you can take. Visit Leisure Travel (531-2728), they can help get you start- ed. It takes a little research but you can find so much to do.There’s Hodges Gardens, and Natchitoches ... yes, that means you have to drive an hour or so, but in the cities you also have to drive an hour but it’s because of all the traffic! These gym patrons are taking advantage of their Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recre- ation benefit to get in a workout at one of Fort Polk’s many fitness facilities. You can learn more under the “Sports & Fitness” tab at JEAN DUBIEL / GUARDIAN Wheelock Fitness Center For advertising contact Theresa Larue il: l t f rt l r i .