Fort Polk Guardian 11-17-2017

Vol. 44, No. 46 Published for the community of Fort Polk, La. Nov. 17, 2017 Guardian Fort Polk Inside the Guardian BJACH construction .... 3 TRICARE changes ....... 6 Exchange deals .......... 7 Thif t shop gives back .. 8 Keep pets safe ............ 9 Cook safely .............. 11 Weekend weather Today Saturday Sunday 77 76 63 65 0% 0% 30% 46 38 Rain chance Rain chance Rain chance Blessing for Soldiers Scarlett Sepulvado Anderson, medicine woman and member of the Choctaw-ApacheTraibe of Ebarb, Louisiana, performs a smudging ritual as she conducts a Blessing of the Soldiers Ceremony during the 2017 National American Indian Heritage Month Obser- vance, hosted by the 3rd Brigade CombatTeam, 10th Mountain Divi- sion, and Joint ReadinessTraining Center and Fort Polk Equal Oppor- tunity Office, Nov. 15 at the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Gym.The smudging ritual uses smoke from herbs to cleanse the body. For more coverage on the event, please see page 5. VIVIAN LOPEZ / GUARDIAN