Fort Polk Guardian 08-24-2017

Vol. 44, No. 34 Published for the community of Fort Polk, La. Aug. 25, 2017 Guardian Fort Polk Inside the Guardian Leadership change ..... 3 Warriors compete ....... 5 Blood kin .................. 8 Spouses kickof f ........... 9 Suf frage heroes ........ 10 Eclipsing fun ............ 12 www.thefortpolkguardian.com Weekend weather Today Saturday Sunday 87 83 82 74 50% 70% 60% 72 71 Rain chance Rain chance Rain chance JEAN DUBIEL/ GUARDIAN Firefighters with Fort Polk's Directorate of Emergency Servicies put out a fire during a downed aircraft drill held Aug. 23 at Self Army Airfield in the Joint Readiness Training Center's training area called "the box." The drill was held as a follow up to les- sons learned during a full-scale exercise held in 2016, and in- volved DES responders (police, fire), Bayne-Jones Army Com- munity Hospital, ambulance services, aerial medical evacuation (Cajun Dustoff), and emergency communications personnel. See the Sept. 1 issue of the Guardian for more photos of the ex- ercise. Testing emergency capabilities

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