Fort Polk Guardian 07-14-2017

Viewpoint 2/ Guardian July 14, 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. Jarrett Thomas II 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: Fort Polk is a nice place to live because ... 1st Sgt. Quentin Washington: “For me, it has to be the Family friendly environment. I personally think it’s one of the best kept secrets in the Army.” Spc. Daniel Ford: “I think the thing I like best is the quiet. I don’t have to deal with tons of people.” Honor Field VIVIAN LOPEZ/ GUARDIAN Fort Polk’s Honor Field is dedicated to the memory of Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Milton L. Olive III for his sacrifice in saving his fellow Soldiers by falling on a grenade to absorb the blast during the VietnamWar. The field is used for everything from changes of command and physical training to tests of physical fortitude in various military com- petitions. The one-mile track is also used by mili- tary Families for things like destressing, exercis- ing, photo opportunities and walking the dog. For advertising contact Theresa Larue il: l t f t l i .