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                                                                             Fort Polk


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Vol. 39, No. 37                         Published for the community of Fort Polk, La.                                        Sept. 14, 2012




                                                                                                                                         RACHEL REISCHLING/GUARDIAN
                                                         In remembrance
   Fort Polk firefighters bow their heads in prayer while holding a   9/11 remembrance ceremony held at Warrior Memorial Park
   ceremonial New York Fire Department helmet with the number         Sept. 11. The poignant ceremony was a tribute to the nation’s
   "343," the number of firefighters lost as the World Trade Center   fallen, both civilian and military, as a result of the terrorist at-
   collapsed Sept. 11, 2001. This was just one facet of Fort Polk’s   tacks. For full story see pages 8A-9A of today’s Guardian.



      Weekend weather                                                 Inside the Guardian
     89              89            83
                                                  No love for love bugs .. 2A Net Zero hero .......... 11A

     65              67            67             Soldiers perform ...... 3A McNeese, militar y .... 2B
  Rain chance     Rain chance   Rain chance
     10%             20%           30%

                                                  New MOS at Polk ....... 6A Bulletin board ........ 12B
 Today          Saturday        Sunday
Vi e w p o i n t
                                  Polk People                                                                         Guardian
                                                                                                                             Editorial Staff
   Guardian staf f asked members of the Fort Polk community, “If you were a character                                Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn
                                                                                                                         Joint Readiness Training Center
            on a television show, which would you be?” Here are their replies:                                          and Fort Polk commanding general
                                                                                                                           Col. Roger L. Shuck
                                                                                                                               Garrison commander
                                                                                                                              Kim Reischling
                                                                                                                           Command information officer
                                                                                                                                 Jean Dubiel
                                                                                                                                Angie Thorne
                                                                                                                                      Editors
                                                                                                                               Chuck Cannon
                                                                                                                                After Hours editor
                                                                                                                             Rachel Reischling
                                                                                                                               Kelli Neiman
                                                                                                                                   Staff writers
                                                                                                                                Editorial Offices
                                                            Pvt. Ashley Hill:                                              Building 4919, Magnolia Street
   Pfc. Joel Fantauzzi:         Spc. Malik Gold-                                        Dawn Herman:
                                                                                                                             Fort Polk, LA 71459-5060
   "Homer Simpson be-           man: "The Incredi-          "Scooby Doo be-             "Betty Boop. She                       Voice (337) 531-4033
   cause of his relaxed         ble Hulk because I'm        cause I'm goofy."           knows how to have                       Fax (337) 531-1401
   attitude."                   a big, strong guy                                       a good time."                Email: Kimberly.Reischling@us.army.mil
                                and he's smart too."                                                                              Trading post ads:
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                           her."                               role model."                                              The Guardian, a civilian enter-
                                                                                                                     prise newspaper, is an authorized
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                                                                                                                     Army. Contents of the Guardian are
                                                                                                                     not necessarily official views of, or en-
                                                                                                                     dorsed by, the U.S. Government, De-
 Hurricane Isaac produces a ‘snowstorm’ of lovebugs on Fort Polk                                                     partment of Defense, Department of
                                                                                                                     the Army or Fort Polk.
                                                                                                                         The Guardian is published weekly
                                       tion and association is hard to        volves genetically breed-              by the Public Affairs Office, Joint
  By KELLI NEIMAN                      miss; the overhead light bulb is al-   ing a female insect with a             Readiness Training Center and Fort
  Guardian staff writer                most visible. If they’re lovebugs,     mosquito to produce sterili-           Polk. Printed circulation is 13,000.
                                                                                                                         Everything advertised in this
    How do you know someone’s          they can’t be that bad, right?            ty, thereby eradicating mos-        publication shall be made available
 new to Fort Polk? They ask an in-        My desire for lovebug                  quitos from existence.              for purchase, use or patronage with-
 nocent, yet deadly serious question knowledge was piqued first                   During the spring and fall         out regard to race, color, religion, sex,
                                                                                                                     national origin, age, marital status,
 —“What are those                      by the carpeting of carcasses on       when lovebugs are prevalent, it        physical handicap, political affiliation
 things?” That first en-               my front porch and second by           seems Mother Nature has played a       or any other nonmerit factor of the
 counter with a pal-                               my daughter’s ex-          cruel joke on Gulf Coast residents.    purchaser, user or patron.
 metto bug in the                                  pressed factoid — they     So, what are they really? Flies —          A confirmed violation of this
                                                                                                                     policy of equal opportunity by an ad-
 darkness of night                                 were laboratory created    pesky, persistent, pathetically-pro-   vertiser will result in the refusal to
 coupled with the ex-                              to eat mosquitos. “Are     pelled pests. What do they do?         print advertising from that source.
 cruciating pain inflict-                          you sure?” I asked.        Nothing — except flutter around            All editorial content of the
                                                                                                                     Guardian is prepared, edited, pro-
 ed by a fire ant’s                                Smartphone in hand,        aimlessly like snowflakes until        vided and approved by the Public Af-
 pinchers leaves quite                             she quickly googled,       they alight on something sol-          fairs Office, Joint Readiness Training
 an impression. Under                              only to report it an ur-   id. Why are they here?                 Center and Fort Polk.
                                                                                                                         The Guardian is printed by the
 the circumstances, fear                           ban legend.                Swamps and ditches pro-                Natchitoches Times, a private firm
 of another unknown                                   According to            vide the perfect environ-              in no way connected with the Depart-
 Louisiana insect isn’t                            www.snopes.com, love-      ment for offspring develop-            ment of the Army, under exclusive
 so far fetched. The most Commentary bugs are not a result of                 ment. Do they serve any purpose?       written contract with Fort Polk. The
                                                                                                                     civilian printer is responsible for com-
       common and of-                             genetic experimentation     Life-cycle wise, yes. Harmless love-   mercial advertising.
            ten heard dis-                        gone wrong. Two myths       bug larvae feed on decomposing             The appearance of advertising in
           mal reply explains it all – abound — one describes crossing a      organic matter. Who’s driving? She     this publication, including inserts and
                                                                                                                     supplements, does not constitute en-
         “They’re lovebugs.” The re-   fly and a mosquito to create a mos-                                           dorsement by the Department of the
       lieved expression of recogni-   quito larvae eater; the other in-       Please see Bug, page 5                Army or the Natchitoches Times of
                                                                                                                     the products or services advertised.



2A/ Guardian
      Sept. 14, 2012
NewScope                                                                                                                         Section A


             Briefs
BJACH Patient Day
   Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital
hosts a Patient Appreciation Day today
from 1-4 p.m. in the dining facility.
   There will be door prizes, face painting,           Soldiers
temporary tattoos, a scavenger hunt, photo          rehearse for
booth and interactive games as well as             their perform-
health information and tips.                         ance of the
                                                   2012 U.S. Sol-
IG closure                                           dier Show,
   The Office of the Inspector General is          coming to Fort
closed Monday and Tuesday for mission re-          Polk Saturday
quirements and re-opens Wednesday at 8              at 7 p.m. and




                                                                                                                                                             TIM HIPPS//IMCOM
a.m.                                                 Sunday at 3
                                                     p.m. at the
Employer days                                      Bayou Theater.
   The Army Career and Alumni Program
Center, 7950 Alabama Ave., bldg 2155, suite
105, hosts the following employers:
   • Universal Technical Institute represen-
tatives Thursday and Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.
to noon.
                                                Get ready for Soldier Show this weekend
   • WyoTech technical school visits ACAP                                                                   Army Reserve Sgt. Melissa Neal, winner of the
                                                By TIM HIPPS                                            2011 Operation Rising Star military singing con-
Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon.
                                                IMCOM Public Affairs
   • Government Personnel Mutual life in-                                                               test, will make a taped appearance. The Soldier
surance company has agent and manager              SAN ANTONIO, Texas –– Are you ready for              Show cast will join Neal’s video backdrop to sing
positions available and visits ACAP Tues-       live entertainment? Then don’t miss this: Active-       “Hallelujah,” which she performed during Oper-
day from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.                       duty Soldiers bring the emotional, mental, physi-       ation Rising Star finals week in San Antonio and
                                                cal, spiritual and Family pillars of military life to   later recorded at EMI Music’s Capitol Records
Research assistant                              the stage in “Army Strong,” the 2012 U.S. Army
                                                Soldier Show.
                                                                                                        Studios in Hollywood.
                                                                                                            “It’s kind of magical,” said Soldier Show artis-
   An installation health promotion re-
                                                   The show visits Fort Polk Saturday at 7 p.m.         tic director Victor Hurtado, who worked all three
search assistant position is open.
                                                and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Bayou Theater.              projects with Neal.
   The HPRA is responsible for the day-to-
                                                   The 90-minute song-and-dance production ac-              As always, sections of the show are dedicated
day administrative support of the program
                                                centuates the strengths and resiliency of Soldiers      to legends of the entertainment industry, such as
as well as researching trends, statistics and
                                                and military Families through modern songs,             Etta James. Another blast into the past features a
collecting data to track the impact of the
                                                current hits, vibrant costuming, exciting choreog-      segment accentuating musical eras of the 1920s,
program on the installation.
                                                raphy and spectacular visuals.                          ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, capped with the Rolling
   A bachelors or masters degree is required
                                                   “That is in line with the Chief of Staff’s motto     Stones’ classic “Satisfaction.”
with associated research experience.
                                                for this year: ‘The strength of our nation is our           “The motivation for that was ‘Moves like Jag-
   Minimal travel is required. This is a con-
                                                Army, the strength of our Army is our Soldiers,         ger,’” Hurtado said. “We love that song.” That
tract position equivalent to GS-7. E-mail re-
                                                the strength of our Soldiers is our Families, and       tune is by Maroon 5, featuring Christina Aguil-
sumes to carrie.shult@us.army.mil or
                                                that’s what makes us Army Strong,” said pro-            era.
anna.courie@us.army.mil.
                                                duction manager and producer Tim Higdon. “So                The theme of this season’s Soldier Show
                                                the show follows that theme and highlights the          evolved from the meeting of many minds at the
Road construction                               strength aspect all the way through.”                   U.S. Army Installation Management Command.
   Contractors are working to repair Texas         Soldiers will attempt to sing and dance their        Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, commander of IM-
Avenue through March 29.                        way into the audiences’ heart, mind and soul.           COM, stressed the importance of expressing the
   Construction takes place from the inter-     “Entertainment for the Soldier, by the Soldier,” is     Warrior Ethos, which proclaims that no challenge
section of Texas Avenue and Magazine            the working motto of the U.S. Army Soldier              is too large to conquer.
Road to the intersection of Texas Avenue        Show, which delivers a positive message to the              “Everything in the show really speaks to re-
and E Avenue.                                   troops.                                                 siliency, being able to adapt and overcome,” Hig-
   Traffic will be detoured around the con-        “It’s all about ‘Army Strong –– Hooah!’ So           don said. “Resiliency is that mental part, being
struction, but two lanes will be maintained     we’re moving out and doing that,” Higdon said.          able to put things in a perspective which allows
along Texas Avenue.                                The 2012 edition unveils a state-of-the-art,         you to continue to move forward, that you never
                                                high-resolution LED video wall –– 13-by-28 feet         come up against a challenge that you can’t over-
Watchcare jobs                                  –– featuring photographs of Army life on a virtu-       come.”
   The Fort Polk Religious Support Office       al backdrop revolving from scene to scene and               “Putting the show together has gone from
has the following watchcare positions avail-    song to song.                                           hard to simply difficult,” said Hurtado, a 26-year
able:                                              “It’s going to be a very visual show –– very         Soldier Show veteran and 12-time director.
   • Six positions at the Main Post Chapel      current, very modern,” Higdon said. “We’re ex-              “The show came from many, many briefings,
for Sundays, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.               cited about that new aspect. The incorporation of       and all of these things are always in the back of
                                                that LED technology is going to make the show           my mind … but the end result is Soldiers’ lives
      Please see Briefs, page 5A                move forward with a modern and relevant pres-           are illustrated within the show in a really cool
                                                entation.”                                              way.”
                                                                                                                                          Guardian
                                                                                                                                          Sept. 14, 2012   /3A
A rmy n e w s
DOD: Families, friends need to recognize signs of suicide
By KAREN PARRISH                                       community services or any other means of help
                                                       they can reach.
American Forces Press Service
                                                          One of the key features in suicide prevention
   WASHINGTON — September, National Sui-               that the Defense Suicide Prevention Office is
cide Prevention and Awareness Month, is a re-          partnering on right now with the Department of
minder to everyone in the military community to        Veterans Affairs is the Veteran’s Crisis Line, ac-
watch out for each other, a senior defense official    cording to Garrick. “For several years they have
said.                                                  been working on the Veteran’s Crisis Line and
   Jacqueline Garrick, acting director of the De-      we have been working with them to rebrand the
fense Suicide Prevention Office, told the Penta-       number as the Military Crisis Line. That way
gon Channel and American Forces Press Service          men and women in uniform will know the Mili-
the Defense Department’s theme for the month’s         tary Crisis Line — (800) 273-8255 number, ‘press
observance, “Stand By Them,” is a prompt to get        1 if you’re military’ — is for them as well.”
involved when a friend or loved one seems dis-            The Military Crisis Line is an overarching and
tressed.                                               confidential resource. “It is one number to call
   Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, she noted,       when you’re experiencing any kind of crisis, sui-
has been adamant about encouraging people to           cidal ideation or thoughts or feelings that you’re
seek help and in stressing leaders’ responsibility     not sure how to deal with,” Garrick said.
to ensure their people get the counseling they            The crisis line also has an online chat option at
need.                                                  www.militarycrisisline.net and a text compo-
   “I think the first key factor is to understand      nent reachable by smartphone at 838255, she ex-
the signs and symptoms of suicide and not be           plained.
afraid to ask the question,” she said. “It’s a myth       “You can access assistance any way, any time
that if you ask somebody, ‘Are you feeling suici-      of the day and from anywhere in the world,”
dal?’ that you’ll put a thought in their head.         Garrick said, adding other options are in place or
That’s not going to happen. If somebody’s really       in development for troops overseas.
in distress, the first thing we want people to do is      Any of the various means of approach to the         further testing, there are benefits to treatment. It
ask the questions, ‘Do you feel like you could         crisis line will put military members or their         works.”
hurt yourself,’ ‘Do you have a plan?’ and ‘How         Families in contact with a VA mental health               Mental health support is available across the
can I help?’”                                          provider, she said.                                    services through military treatment facilities,
   Garrick said relationship issues and legal or fi-      Garrick noted Family members are often the          community mental health services and chaplains’
nancial problems are often factors in the lives of     first to notice a loved one’s struggles, and she en-   offices, Garrick said.
people at risk for suicide. Anyone suspecting          courages them to reach out through the crisis line        “That support benefits their career and life in
possible suicidal impulses in a friend, co-worker      as well.                                               the long run, because this isn’t just about a mili-
or loved one should also be sensitive to changes          “We know that Family members are usually            tary career — it’s about their Family’s well-being
in moods or behavior patterns, she added.              the first to see if somebody has had changes in        and safety and their long-term plans for the fu-
   Excessive risk-taking, substance abuse, giving      mood, personality and activity,” Garrick said.         ture,” she said.
away possessions and changes in life insurance         “They’re the ones that need to hear the message           Someone who calls the crisis line, Garrick said,
arrangements are possible indicators someone           first because we want to give them a way to get        “can expect to talk to a representative that is
may be considering suicide, she said.                  involved,” she continued. “If they call the crisis     compassionate and competent. These are all
   Garrick added that mood changes in both di-         line, Family members can be supported in rela-         trained clinicians and providers that are on the
rections could indicate a person is considering        tion to their service member, as well as their own     other end of the line.”
suicide. “Sometimes it’s a euphoria, or it’s a de-     issues.”                                                  Military crisis line responders understand mil-
pression,” she said. “So just be mindful. Leader-         Garrick acknowledged there is a common be-          itary culture, and many are veterans themselves,
ship also needs to know what their service mem-        lief among military members that seeking help          she said.
bers are like, so that they can be aware when          for mental health issues can damage their ca-             “The VA works closely with this department to
there are changes.”                                    reers.                                                 make sure that service members are being cared
   Garrick said she encourages military Family            “Not seeking help is going to harm their career     for properly. So they can expect to get the best
members concerned about a loved one’s state of         even more,” she said. “So even if they have to         possible assistance and competent care,” said
mind to contact commands, chaplains’ offices,          take a medication, can’t deploy or have to go for      Garrick.



National Football League legend launches suicide prevention fair
By J.D. LEIPOLD
                                                       suicide from its ranks by telling the story about         Though he had been successful in everything
                                                       how he proved himself a real "tough guy" by            he did during and after his football career, Walk-
Army News Service
                                                       breaking through the stigma associated with ask-       er often felt angry, self-destructive, and unable to
   WASHINGTON — Dallas Cowboy legend and               ing for help.                                          connect meaningfully with friends and family.
1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker                In 2008, Walker published his memoir, "Break-          Eventually Walker sought out professional
opened the Army Suicide Prevention Month               ing Free: My Life with Dissociative Identity Dis-      help and today feels he has regained control over
Health Fair in the Pentagon courtyard Sept. 12,        order." The book tells the story of how he re-         his life.
by penning autographs on posters, photos, mag-         claimed his life. In it, he explains how he came to       As national spokesman for Freedom Care,
azines and replica helmets.                            recognize that his life was out of control at times    Walker has relayed his message to service mem-
   Suffering from dissociative identity disorder,      because he couldn't remember the good and bad          bers at more than 45 military installations.
formerly called multiple personality disorder,         events in his life, including the day he received         "There is no shame in getting help, I did,"
Walker kicked off the Army's efforts to eradicate      the Heisman.                                           Walker said.


4A/ Guardian
         Sept. 14, 2012
Bugs
Continued from page 2
                                                                                                                Keep bugs at bay
                                                                                                                 HTTP://INSECTS.TAMU.EDU
is. Because the larger female flies off while the       ulating creatures remain joined at the
male is still attached, my imagination leads to the     “glue”-teus maximus rather than the                        There is no easy solution to lovebug
        probability of a plethora of jokes. Poor guy    proverbial humanistic hip.                              problems. It may be necessary to learn to
           — he has to go with the flow, a perpetu-        Lovebugs are harmless to humans                      cope with lovebugs with a variety of meth-
          ally subjective passenger aflight the         and animals; yet show vehemence to-                     ods for a few weeks each year. The follow-
        wings of female domination. Lastly, why         ward vehicles. They can do some serious damage          ing facts and suggestions will help:
     are there so many? Each female lays upwards        by clogging your radiator grill, causing your en-          •     Lovebugs do not fly at night or dur-
of 350 eggs. High levels of rainfall influence                    gine to overheat. Because they’re acidic,     ing cool weather, so driving schedules can
swarm size, too. We can all thank Hurricane                       lovebug guts can ruin a car’s finish.         sometimes be arranged to avoid peak love-
Isaac for this season’s overly abundant bombard-                Looking through a splattered wind-              bug flight activity.
ment of black and orange.                                      shield can impair driving vision.                   •     Fewer flies are smeared over car
    And the name — it just makes sense. Two                   In the Gulf region, lovebug season                finishes if vehicles are driven at lower
bugs stuck together; of course they’re in love.         lasts four to five weeks every spring and               speeds. Some commercially available wind
They have no choice if they can’t break free from       fall. The choice is yours, will you adore or abhor      deflectors positioned on the front hood of
one another. It’s as if fate or destiny determined      these undeniably enchanting Louisiana critters?         cars and trucks may help deflect flies and
their short-lived existence. In actuality, these cop-   Either way, they’re sure to stick with you.             keep them from hitting the windshield.
                                                                                                                   •     Netting stretched over front grills
                                                                                                                can prevent crushed flies from clogging ra-
                                                                                                                diators and thus prevent overheating on
                                                                                                                long trips. Some netting devices are com-
                                                                                                                mercially available.
                                                                                                                   •     Daily cleaning of a vehicle will help
                                                                                                                protect the finish and prevent a build-up of
                                                                                                                lovebug bodies on engine parts. Commer-
                                                                                                                cially available products containing petrole-
                                                                                                                um distillates can facilitate the removal of
                                                                                                                crushed, dried insect parts from car finish-
                                                                                                                es.
                                                                                                                   •     Chemical control of lovebug mag-
                                                                                                                gots is not recommended because they are
                                                                                                                basically harmless and the semiaquatic
                                                                                                                habitat of the larvae is an environmentally
                                                                                                                sensitive area.
                                                                                                                   •     Adult lovebugs can fly well enough
                                                                                                                to make treating a large enough area to re-
                                                                                                                duce the local population impractical.
                                                                                                                   •     Lovebugs do not respoind to insect
                                                                                                                repellents containing DEET or citronella.




Briefs
Continued from page 3A
   • Three positions at Glory Chapel for Sun-              To register, visit the Internet at:                   • Kokopellis, 630 Commerce St., Shreveport.
days, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.                                    https://apps.imcom.army.mil/AIRS in Septem-              Military personnel are prohibited from enter-
   • 12 positions at Main Post Chapel for Tues-         ber.                                                  ing or doing business with these establishments
days, 8:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.                                 Beginning in October, the AIRS site migrates to    or businesses.
   • Six positions at Main Post Chapel for              Digital Training Management System, in which             Violators are subject to Uniform Code of Mili-
Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m.                                    all requests for training must be made by the unit    tary Justice disciplinary actions.
   Applicants must submit a bid price (not to ex-       training NCO.                                            For more information call 531-7020.
ceed $10 per hour), a resume documenting                   The course is tentatively scheduled for one
watchcare experience and a preference statement         Wednesday per month and will be posted on the         Thrift Shop
noting which positions are being applied for. You       website.                                                 Fort Polk’s Thrift Shop, located in bldg 2531 on
may apply for all positions.                                                                                  Alabama Avenue (last building on the right), is
   Deadline to apply is close of business today.        Chapel collection                                     open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-
Send                 information                to         The Fort Polk Chapel will be collecting dona-      4:30 p.m., the first Saturday of the month from
mark.a.mitera2.mil@mail.mil. For more informa-          tions during services Saturday and Sunday to          9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and the third Wednesday of
tion call 531-4228.                                     help the City of Suphur, La., with its recovery ef-   the month from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
                                                        forts following Hurricane Isaac.                         For more information call 537-0459.
Driver course
   The Garrison Safety Office no longer offers          Off limits                                            Parking lot work
DWI counterattack. A remedial driver’s training            Pursuant to the Armed Forces Disciplinary            Sealing and striping operations for the follow-
is offered instead.                                     Control Board meeting of June 28, off limits re-      ing parking lots takes place Nov. 6: The Warrior
   To be eligible for the training, you must be an      strictions have been placed on the following local    Zone at bldg 1455; Main Post Chapel in bldg 427
active duty Soldier or Department of the Army           businesses:                                           and Bayou Theater in bldg 840.
civilian who has received a traffic violation while        • Junior Snider, S&S Construction, 1801 South        Temporary closure of selected areas in the
operating a government vehicle on or off post.          Fifth St., Leesville                                  parking lots will be necessary but none of the lots
   Commanders also have the option of placing              • Reflections Lounge, 1408 South Fifth St.,        will be completely closed.
an individual in the course if it is determined         Leesville                                               Motorists should park in these lots for busi-
that the person exhibits risky behavior while op-          • Pipes Emporium, 1304 Centenary, Bossier          ness only and not leave vehicles overnight dur-
erating a privately owned vehicle.                      City                                                  ing the operations.
                                                                                                                                               Guardian
                                                                                                                                               Sept. 14, 2012   /5A
Polk Soldiers provide commander culture, language expert
By CHUCK CANNON
After Hours editor

    FORT POLK, La. — If you are a native speak-
ing Soldier — especially in the Persian dialects of
Dari, Pashto and Farsi — you could earn up to
$1,000 a month and be in on the ground floor of a
new Army military occupational specialty.
    The 09L Interpreter/Translator MOS program
was established to recruit native and heritage
speakers of specified foreign languages to serve
as interpreter/translators. The 09L MOS is open
for enlistment into the active component, the
Army National Guard, the Army Reserve and the
Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). Soldiers who
enlisted as 09L have supported operations in
Iraq, Afghanistan and in Africa.
    Fort Polk is home to the 52nd Translator/In-
terpreter Company, one of two such companies
in the Army. The other is located at Fort Irwin,
Calif. At Fort Polk, the 52nd TICO is part of the
5th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd In-
fantry Brigade. The company is charged with
providing flexible, uniformed, native/heritage
language interpretation and regional cultural




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awareness support to maneuver forces through
the Army element of the combatant command.
The company provides cultural awareness train-
ing in support of units and entering the theater
of operation.
    Capt. Kelley Galloway is the 52nd TICO com-
mander. Galloway, a military intelligence branch
officer, said the 09L field is looking for recruits to
                                                         Language refresher students practice their Dari (a dialect of Persian Farsi) during a class
fill its allotments.
    “Since 09L is a new field, we’ve had to draw         Sept. 10 at Fort Polk's 52nd Translator/Interpreter Company. In addition to scheduled class-
our NCOs from other military intelligence MOSs           es, the unit also has a language lab where Army linguists can practice their skills through
until we can train our young Soldiers to be lead-        local lessons and the Army's language school in Monterey, Calif.
ers,” Galloway said. “That’s one of the reasons
there is a push to find those native speakers who
are already on active duty and would like to
change MOS. Hopefully, some of the Soldiers
who want to transfer are NCOs who are also na-
tive speakers.”
    An added benefit for Soldiers who volunteer
to use their native-speaking ability is proficiency
pay — up to $400 for one language or $1,000 a
month for multiple languages — depending on
the Soldier’s skill level.
    “I think an extra $400 a month is a pretty good
incentive to at least check out the 09L MOS,” Gal-
loway said. “And even if the Soldier decides they
don’t want to change their MOS, if they are profi-
cient in certain foreign languages, they can be
tested and earn pro pay based on their language
and skill level.
    Galloway said the Soldiers of the 52nd TICO
are all native speakers and put their skills to
good use both at Fort Polk and in Iraq and
Afghanistan. They maintain their proficiency
when not deployed in the unit’s language lab or
through classes led by Forces Command instruc-
tors such as Ahmad Saboor Bahrami, Ph. D.
Bahrami recently led a class in the Afghanistan
language of Dari — a dialect of Persian Farsi.
    “Most of the time when I teach a 16-week class
like this, I expect my students to earn a skill level
of 0+,” Bahrami said. “But these students seem
more interested and have a better grasp of the
language, so I expect them to be at skill level 1+
or 2.”
    Army language skill levels range from 0 (no
proficiency) to 5 (functionally native proficiency).     Spc. Mabior Atem (left), 52nd TICO, a native linguist from South Sudan, serves as a role
                                                         player during Security Forces Assistance Team training Sept. 10 with members of 2nd
                 Please see TICO, page 7A                Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.


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TICO
Continued from page 6A
   Bahrami, a native of Afghanistan, said he en-
joys teaching Soldiers and appreciates what they
do to help his country of birth.
   “I want to help them (Soldiers) help them-
selves, their friends, the U.S. Army and the
Afghanistan communities they go to serve,” he
said.
   Galloway said his Soldiers’ mission can vary
based on the needs of the unit they are attached
to or whether they are deployed or in garrison.
In each instance, their native speaking abilities
and cultural knowledge is invaluable.
   “Sometimes we’ll have one or two Soldiers at-
tached to a unit for a deployment,” Galloway
said. “They might be used to check translated
documents to ensure everything is correct, to ad-
vise the commander on what he can expect when
meeting with village elders or serve as an inter-
preter when visiting with community members.”
   In garrison, 09Ls become valuable roleplayers
for the 162nd Infantry Brigade as it trains Securi-
ty Force Assistance Teams prior to their deploy-
ment to Iraq or Afghanistan.
   “When used as roleplayers, they give SFATs a
first-hand look at what they can expect to see
and experience when they deploy,” Calloway
said.
   “They’ve been there and they have the institu-       Spc. Khalid Abdalla (second from left) and Spc. Mabior Atem (third from left), both from
tional knowledge that comes with being a native.        South Sudan and members of the 52nd TICO, serve as roleplayers during Security Force
We are the cultural and language experts for the        Assistance Team training with Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain
Army. Some of our Soldiers haven’t lived in the         Division, Fort Drum, N.Y., Sept. 10.
U.S. very long. We represent about 18 countries,
the major ones being Afghanistan, Iraq and
Iran.”
   Spc. Alex Moore speaks Persian Farsi, Dari
and Turkish and recently returned from a de-
ployment to Afghanistan.
   “Knowing the language, I can help other Sol-
diers on the battlefield,” he said. “I’m like a
bridge between U.S. Soldiers and the Afghani
people or soldiers. I can also help them under-
stand the culture. It’s a great job.”
   Spc. Imad Almaliki just returned from a de-
ployment to Iraq and speaks Arabic Iraqi.
   “I was proud to go back to Iraq and serve my
new country,” he said. “There were some mixed
emotions, returning to your home country, but
serving your new country. You see the destruc-
tion there and that hurts, but you turn the page
and serve those people to help establish a demo-
cratic foundation. You feel proud for what you
do.”
   Almaliki said his job is not just as a language
translator.
   “It’s cultural, non-verbal and active listening
to the other side,” he said. “It’s a whole package.
You translate the emotion to the commander.                                                                                                                        CHUCK CANNON / GUARDIAN

And you do it both ways; the Iraqis also need to
know the U.S. culture.”
   Spc. Sally Khir, from Egypt, recently returned
from a deployment with the 82nd Airborne Divi-
sion to Iraq. As the only female with the 82nd
Abn Div, Khir said she played an invaluable role.
   “I worked with S2, translating and offering
cultural advice, especially concerning females,”
she said. “I did a lot of civil affairs work with fe-   Ahmad Saboor Bahrami (standing), a Persian Farsi language instructor with U.S. Army
males.”                                                 Forces Command, leads a class on the Dari dialect at Fort Polk's 52nd Translator/Inter-
   Khir said the Afghani females were happy to          preter Company.
have a female to speak with.
   “Sometimes they were scared to talk to men              Galloway said that if any Soldier on Fort Polk      “Give us a call,” he said. “We’ll do what we
Soldiers,” she said. “I was able to explain to our      would like to learn more about MOS 09L or get-       can to help Soldiers who are interested in becom-
commanders how they should speak to and treat           ting qualified in a language, they can visit his     ing language qualified or checking out MOS
women.”                                                 unit at bldg 7801C on North Fort or call 653-3846.   09L.”
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                                                                                                                                            Sept. 14, 2012   /7A
‘For whom the bell tolls’: Fort Polk commemorates Sept. 11
By RACHEL REISCHLING
Guardian staff writer

  “Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.”
  John Donne, Meditation 17 (1623)

   FORT POLK, La. — Sept. 11, 2012 dawned
sunny and cool, much the same as Sept. 11, 2001
did 11 years ago. On this day, however, there was
only peace and solemn camaraderie as members
of the Fort Polk community gathered together to
remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks and com-
memorate what is now known as Patriot Day.
   The morning sun glinted off the Global War on
Terror monument as wreath bearer and Fort Polk
Soldier of the Year Pfc. Alexander Madej stood at
attention near the monument’s globe, a sphere
that symbolizes the unity felt by much of the
world after those horrific September days.
   The Main Post Chapel bells tolled at 7:46 a.m.
local time to symbolize the attack on the North
Trade Center Tower, in which 1,521 people lost




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their lives. The bells tolled again at 8:03 a.m.,
symbolizing the attack on the South Trade Center
Tower that took the lives of an additional 659
people.
   At 8:37 a.m. the bells chimed once more, hon-
oring the 184 lives lost in the attack on the Penta-
gon.
   Finally, the bells tolled at 9:03 a.m. to com-
memorate the 40 passengers and crewmembers
that took fate into their own hands in the skies
over Pennsylvania. With a cry of “let’s roll,”            Command Sgt. Maj. Lamarquis Knowles (back right), Chief Michael Kuk (back middle),
those brave men and women fought the terrorist            Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Commander Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn
threat, foiling a fourth Kamikaze-style attack on         and wreath bearer Pfc. Alexander Madej (front) salute the Sept. 11 commemorative
the nation by beating back hijackers and forcing          wreath as Taps plays during Fort Polk's Patriot Day solemnities Sept. 11.
United Airlines Flight 93 to crash in a field near
Shanksville.                                              rial Park, a ceremonial mechanical fire alarm bell    flickered with light and shadow as the sun made
   Posters were on display around Warrior Me-             was struck four times: The shrill pealing of that     its arc across the sky. Just as the ceremony was
morial Park, adorned with photographs and de-             bell was the last sound New York City’s firefight-    peppered with symbolism, it was apt watching
scriptions of that fateful day, first when terrorists     ers heard and responded to without thought of         the dark and light dance and gutter as a light
destroyed New York’s 16-acre World Trade Cen-             their own safety on Sept. 11, 2001.                   wind whirled: Though Sept. 11 saw one of the
ter complex and killed an estimated 2,749 people.            Then came the singing — without music — of         darkest times in the nation’s history, it also
In the days and weeks after the disaster, rescue          the National Anthem, in which the words “Oh,          sparked an overwhelming feeling of goodwill
workers searched for survivors and then, re-              say does that star-spangled banner yet wave o’er      and patriotism. Through the darkness, Ameri-
mains. Many of the first responders who sur-              the land of the free and the home of the brave?”      cans saw the light and for a precious time, barri-
vived later became gravely ill with lung condi-           struck a chord with the attendees, all of whom        ers were breeched and Americans were united as
tions brought on by smoke, fumes and toxic dust.          held their hands over their hearts during the         one.
   Second came the attack on the Pentagon, in             song.                                                     Who does not remember where they were on
which American Airlines Flight 77, bound for                 Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk      that bright blue Tuesday morning all those years
Los Angles from Washington Dulles with 58 pas-            Commander Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn in-          ago? Who can forget what they were doing the
sengers and six crew on board, was deliberately           troduced keynote speaker, Fire Chief Michael L.       very moment they heard of the attacks? That
crashed into the nation’s military hub, killing an        Kuk, who spoke of the history of firefighting,        time, for Americans, is indelibly seared in memo-
additional 125 people within the building.                which dates back to Roman times, and of the           ries and the ceremony’s attendees were quick to
   Finally, came that cry of “let’s roll” from the        bond firefighters share.                              admit both that fact and what the ceremony
passengers of United Airlines Flight 93, who are             “We understand that today is fundamentally a       meant to them.
believed to have stopped additional carnage by            day of mourning and sadness,” said Kuk, “but              “I remember exactly where I was that day,”
bringing down their plane in a field in rural             we must elevate it to also be a day of the celebra-   said Laura Majors. “Sept. 11 unified the entire
Pennsylvania.                                             tion of life that each missing firefighter estab-     country; you could see how everyone felt and it
   Warrior Memorial Park commemorates the                 lished through good works here on earth in their      was something never to be forgotten.”
events of Sept. 11 with its Global War on Terror          service and duty.                                         Other attendees believed it was important to
monument, a monument inscribed with the                      “One’s loss is everyone’s loss,” he said.          honor the men and women who perished for no
names of Fort Polk Soldiers who lost their lives             Next came the ceremonial laying of the instal-     other reason than that they happened to work
in the ensuing conflict and a fitting place to hold       lation wreath, in which Chad Estes played the         where the attacks occurred.
such a ceremony. On Sept. 11, 2012, no birdsong           haunting strains of Taps as Chinn, Command                “We’re honoring the people who unnecessari-
or laughter interrupted the somber quiet as               Sgt. Maj. Lamarquis Knowles, Kuk and Madej            ly died just for being at work,” said Sgt. Andrew
dozens of people reflected on the nation’s                saluted the wreath that stood in remembrance of       Plumbtree.
tragedy, a tragedy still fresh in the minds of most       the victims of the 9/11 attacks, their family mem-        “I’m a retired command sergeant major,” said
Americans, especially men and women in uni-               bers and also honors the brave men and women          Humberto Hart. “This is, every year, a part of
form who continue to fight the war on terror 11           of the armed forces who have paid the ultimate
years after it began.                                     price during overseas contingency operations.
   After the tolling of the bells at Warrior Memo-                                                                        Please see Patriot, page 9A
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         Sept. 14, 2012
Dealing with loss: Memories of Sept. 11 linger long after
By RACHEL REISCHLING                                     is it?” I sang in Italian, my voice unsteady.            singing, of twilight and the moon reflected on a
Guardian staff writer                                        And I had lost something that day; I’d say it        glassy lake. And this time, as I sang, my voice
                                                         was my innocence, but that sounds trite. What            didn’t waver. I sang out fully, determined to per-
   FORT POLK, La. — September 11, 2001                   else could it be, though? For the first time in my       severe, determined not to let acts of violence dic-
dawned sunny and unseasonably cool in                    life, I truly feared for my life. I knew what it was,    tate how I should act. In short, I decided not to
Louisiana. The sky, at least in Shreveport, was          then, to be afraid for myself, for my Family, for        give in to fear, as did the country. How beautiful
azure blue and the day promised to be an idyllic         my country. I realized in those moments that             was the patriotism everyone displayed after the
precursor to autumn.                                     nothing is certain, that life can be snatched away       attacks; to see American flags waving in the
   As was my custom, I flipped on the Today              in a moment. I knew about death, of course, but          breezes of a million homes and whipping on top
show while getting ready for college music theo-         like most at 19, I felt impervious to it: Death had      of cars really brought Americans, as a country,
ry class, expecting lighthearted news delivered          nothing to do with me.                                   together for the first time in my life. For a while,
by a chipper Katie Couric. Instead, I was dumb-              On that day and the days that followed, I            we were intensely proud of our country, of our
founded by the image of one of the World Trade           thought often of all those people who had faced          Army, of our men and women in uniform. Such
Center’s two towers in flames. The newscasters           death that day, some scared, some stoic. How can         intense pride cannot last — candles always even-
were predicting, at                                                    I ever forget the images, played over      tually burn out — but eleven years later, Ameri-
first, that a small                                                    and over again, of people leaping to       cans still support servicemen, still fly flags
plane had acciden-
tally flown into the       Commentary                                  their deaths from the upper floors of
                                                                       those towers? Of the planes, played in
                                                                                                                  (though not in the numbers they used to).
                                                                                                                     Politics as usual have returned, as they must
tower. As I remem-                                                     loops and slow motion, of course,          do. Though some may see this as a negative
ber — though mem-                                                      crashing into the buildings, thinking of   thing, it’s really not: Things are back to normal.
ories, I know, can often be unreliable — no one          the people inside them who knew in the instant           Congressmen and women may no longer be
suspected a terrorist attack until the second plane      before their death that they were going to die?          singing “God Bless America” on the steps of the
flew into the other tower.                               (For a long time, I couldn’t stop imagining sitting      Capitol, but they are doing their jobs, just as they
   Then it became suddenly clear that the coun-          in a passenger jet, watching a skyscraper come           were before the attacks. Life goes on. And
try was under attack in a way we’d never been            closer and closer, bracing myself for a killing im-      though it does, no one will forget the heroes of
before. Sheer panic came over me. Where would            pact.)                                                   Sept. 11: The policemen and firemen who ran
these unknown enemies strike next? Nowhere                   I can’t deny that those images and that day          into the World Trade Center with no thought for
felt safe.                                               marked me, darkened my life view. Imagining              themselves but determined to rescue as many as
   I watched news coverage most of the day, ex-          the horror those people faced, horror most peo-          they could; those who died trying to save others,
cept for the hour in which I was expected at my          ple never know, frightened me. Not long after            those who died trying to save themselves and
voice lesson. (I was studying Mozart that semes-         the attacks, I sat in a movie theater when I saw         those who died because they had the choice of
ter.) Before I began to warm up, my voice teacher        two young men run out. I panicked and almost             fire or a fall …
announced somberly that a third plane had                left the theater, convinced for a few moments               These heroes are with us always, even as time
crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth in Penn-          that they were terrorists who had planted a              passes on and new generations forget where they
sylvania. Somehow after that news, he expected           bomb. (And these days, especially, that doesn’t          were on that day. And as for me, I will keep on
me to keep on singing.                                   seem so far-fetched.)                                    singing. There is no alternative. As long as our
   What to do? What to do? “I have lost it! Where            Still, I kept on singing, of love, of brown birds    songs do not die, the heroes cannot.


Patriot
Continued from page 8A
me. I want to participate in this. A lot of civilians    Prater, is in the military. I’m rendered speechless
and men and women in uniform died on Sept.               by the ceremony. It means a lot to me. It’s defi-
11. It’s important to find time to participate, to       nitely a day to remember,” added Tabitha Prater.
honor them.”                                                Assistant Fire Chief Randy McCullough re-
   Still others harbor anger towards the terrorists      membered his brothers, those brave men who
who thought they could conquer and forever de-           rushed in to save lives only to lose their own.
stroy the American spirit.                                  “This is the one date in the year where we can
   “The ceremony was very touching from the              formally honor our brothers that perished at the
beginning, especially the National Anthem. I car-        two towers,” he said. “As a lifelong firefighter I
ry anger knowing Sept. 11 occurred but also feel         feel they were my brothers. We are one: We feel
we’re very resilient: The flag still flies,” said Maj.   each other’s pain.”
Mike Stoudmire.                                             “We will not forget,” said Spc. Nomar Diazle-
   “This ceremony and day mean everything to             bron.
me,” said Jimmy Green, commander, Post 387,                 Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Semere-
American Legion. “When you attack us on our              na added, “Days like today cause you to reflect
land, you’ve messed up. Attacking civilians and          on what is truly important in life.”
innocents trying to work and killing 3,000 people           Those things — Family, friends, a fiery sunset,
— we will hunt you down, and we have,” he                a child’s laughter — are still very much alive and
said.                                                    well. The beauty of the earth, the love which,
   Remembrance was on everyone’s minds: Re-              when bad times come, Americans are so ready to
membrance of the attacks, of the men and                 give, is endless. Terrorists underestimated Amer-
women, both civilian and in uniform who per-             ican tenacity, the American spirit; they thought
ished or who have fought or are fighting for free-       to destroy those things but, in the end, only
                                                                                                                                                                           RACHEL REISCHLING / GUARDIAN




dom.                                                     made them stronger. The bells that tolled at Fort
   Maggie Callahan, whose son, 2nd Lt. Shaun             Polk on Patriot Day, Sept. 11, did not just toll for
Callahan, is stationed at Fort Polk, said, “I hope       the victims or the servicemen and women. They
my son never has to go through something as              tolled for victory; they tolled for all.
horrific as Sept. 11. Because of him, I wanted to
be a part of this service. It’s a way to honor those     Pfc. Alexander Madej stands vigil between
who died and those who wear a uniform.”                  the Sept. 11 wreath and the Global War on
   “My husband, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher               Terror memorial.

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                                                                                                                                                    Sept. 12, 2012   /9A
 Tiger Brigade bids f arewell t o liaison off ic ers
 By Sgt. 1st Class KEN MCCOOEY
 162nd Inf Bde
    FORT POLK, La. –– Soldiers of the 162nd In-
 fantry Brigade gathered at bldg 8209 on North
 Fort Polk Sept. 10 to bid farewell to eight liaison
 officers deploying to Afghanistan.
    “These Soldiers will spend their deployment
 gathering lessons learned and communicating
 to us the current and emerging conditions and
 requirements in Afghanistan,” said Col.




                                                                                                                                                                                 Sgt. 1st Class KEN MCCOOEY/162nd Inf Bde
 Matthew F. McKenna, commander, 162nd Inf
 Bde. “This allows us to provide the most rele-
 vant and realistic training possible for deploy-
 ing advisors to fully experience the current con-
 ditions and challenges they will face in mentor-
 ing and developing their Afghan counterparts.”
     Afghan Security Forces are growing in capa-
 bility and assuming the lead for operations
 with the assistance of advisors and Security
 Force Assistance Teams trained at Fort Polk,
 said McKenna.
    “Keeping the training we provide current                                       .
                                                                    Col. Matthew F McKenna (left), commander, 162nd Infantry Brigade, shakes hands with
 and relevant requires having the right leaders                     Maj. Lakicia Stokes at the deployment ceremony held Sept. 10 for eight liaison officers
 from the 162nd forward at key headquarters in                      deploying to Afghanistan.
 Afghanistan. Our liaison teams provide that
 critical link,” he said.                                           emy and deployed forces within Regional Com-                The training of advisors and Security Force
    Liaison officers also assist with movement                      mand — South and Regional Command —                      Assistance Teams is the focus of the 162nd mis-
 plans and help facilitate the theater reconnais-                   East, gathering vital data to enhance the 162nd          sion, and these liaison officers will provide the
 sance program and pre-deployment site survey                       program of instruction and giving the United             critical link between that training and what
 visits. The officers provide continuous updates                    States Army the best trained advisors and Secu-          happens in Afghanistan once they deploy to ex-
 on the Afghan National Security Forces, the en-                    rity Force Assistance Teams.                             ecute their mission.



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          Sept. 14, 2012
Net Zero Hero: Small changes deliver huge dividends
By KELLI NEIMAN                             Ops Grp command group office
Guardian staff writer
                                            causing Styrofoam cups to become
                                            an issue. Putting her economical
    Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a   sense into practice, Serenbetz reuses
series of articles about Fort Polk’s        a handful of plastic coffee mugs. At
Net Zero Heroes — community                 the end of every work day, she
members who go above and beyond             washes the sink full of dirty cups
to make the post a more environ-            and the next morning puts them
mentally sound place to live. Net           away. According to Serenbetz, “We
Zero is an initiative to eliminate as       haven’t used a Styrofoam cup in our
much waste as is created by the             office for months.”
community. If you have someone                 Serenbetz      applies  thriftiness
you would like to nominate as a Net         throughout the office. Using a sink-




                                                                                                                                                                        KELLI NEIMAN / GUARDIAN
Zero Hero, call 531-1392.                   mountable water filter, she elimi-
    FORT POLK, La. — It’s hard to           nates the office’s dependence from
believe something composed of 95            bottled water consumption. “We fill
percent air takes more than one mil-        pitchers with filtered water and ice
lion years to break down in a land-         for meetings. I keep a supply of fil-
fill. That’s the case, though, with         ters in my desk drawer and keep
Styrofoam cups – made to be light,          track of when we change them,” she
                                            explained.                               Small changes make a huge difference in the Ops Grp command
insulating, inexpensive and dispos-
able. The other five percent of these          She also reuses binding combs —       group office. The cups Serenbetz utilizes in the office vastly reduce
cups consists of polystyrene, de-           those plastic spines used to hold to-    Styrofoam usage.
rived from petroleum and natural-           gether documents. There’s a run-
gas byproducts.                             ning joke in the office because she         Serenbetz continually looks for          Making the move to reusable cof-
    Karen Serenbetz, Joint Readiness        habitually saves these binding           ways to reduce the office’s carbon       fee mugs has proven fruitful. Before
Training Center Operations Group            combs from the regular trash. “If I      footprint.                               the switch, boxes of Styrofoam cups
Command secretary earns the title           see someone about to throw away a           Because of the amount of both         took up precious office supply
of Fort Polk Net Zero Hero for elim-        binder, I’ll say, ‘What’s wrong with     purposeful and accidental waste,         space. “Recycling saves storage and
inating Styrofoam cup usage in her          that?’ Although it’s a joke, it still    Serenbetz believes the importance        money, too. All the way around, it’s
office. She’s humble about the hon-         makes my co-workers aware that           of Fort Polk’s Net Zero initiative       a neat idea,” she said.
or, however, because reducing,              like-new office items can be reused      and her personal stance on recycling        Serenbetz enjoys spreading the
reusing and recycling comes natu-           and maybe they’ll try some of these      are one and the same. “Whether it’s      recycling word. Her seemingly
rally to her. “I personally am not          things at their own house.” Because      at the house or here at the office, we   small initiative of merely a few,
trying to be anything special,” she         of this frugal strategy, binding         go through a great deal of materials     reusable mugs, has made an im-
explained. “I’m not in Greenpeace           combs have been eliminated from          in the course of the day because we      mense impact not only on the of-
or any other formal organization.”          the purchasing list for over five        need to, but we still create a lot of    fice’s physical environment but its
    Many visitors pass through the          years, according to Serenbetz.           waste,” she emphasized.                  camaraderie as well.


  Qualified Recycling Program offers recycling program
                                                          up to a committee and the garrison command-          the food they buy at the supermarket. This re-
   GUARDIAN STAFF                                         er, but the intent is to support Family Morale,      sults in dumping the equivalent of more than
      To reach sustainability, the Fort Polk Quali-       Welfare and Recreation functions, pollution          21 million shopping bags full of food into land-
  fied Recycling Program started a white paper            prevention and energy awareness initiatives.         fills every year.
  recycling pilot program in late 2011. The collec-          Since there is no government funding, the             • One pound of red worms can consume
  tion process for the white paper program is be-         QRP sustains itself, but requires commodities        half a pound of food waste every day.
  ing worked to open the program to the entire            to continue. The QRP is looking to expand the            • Recycling an average-size family's yard
  installation, rather than only the pilot currently      recyclable commodities they process by accept-       waste can make about 300-400 pounds of fin-
  in place. The pilot pitted Bayne-Jones Army             ing more than just white paper. They want to         ished compost, or humus, a year.
  Community Hospital and the Joint Readiness              move into mixed paper and shredded paper.                • Thirty-five million tons of yard trimmings
  Training Center and Fort Polk headquarters,                Recycling trivia:                                 (including grass, leaves and tree and brush
  bldg 350, against both North and South Polk                • Every minute of every day more than             trimmings) are generated in the U.S. annually.
  Elementary Schools.                                     120,000 aluminum cans are recycled in the U.S.       Each year, 12 percent of the yard trimmings
     It is estimated that with full participation on         • Recycling aluminum results in 95 percent        produced are composted.
  the installation, that number could grow to             less air pollution and 97 percent less water pol-        • In the U.S., approximately 13.2 million
  800,000 pounds per year. This could create a            lution than producing aluminum from natural          tons of glass waste is generated annually and
  savings of more than $35,000 by diverting ton-          resources.                                           about 22 percent of all glass beverage contain-
  nage from the landfill. The money then goes to-            • Recycling aluminum saves 95 percent of          ers are recycled.
  ward pollution prevention initiatives and com-          the energy that would be required to mine                • About 5 billion glass bottles and jars of all
  munity projects.                                        bauxite ore and extract alumina, the raw mate-       kinds are recycled each year in the United
                                                          rials needed to manufacture aluminum.                States, a nearly 500 percent increase in the last
     To help Fort Polk become a great recycling              • For each pound of aluminum recycled,            ten years. That represents about 2.5 billion
  installation, the QRP looks at what items are           people eliminate the need to mine four pounds        pounds of glass that won't end up in a landfill.
  entering the waste stream that can help the in-         of bauxite ore.                                          • Humans save over a ton of resources for
  stallation reach Net Zero, or zero waste going             • Recycling one ton of aluminum saves the         every ton of glass recycled1,330 pounds of
  to a landfill. The program looks at what recy-          equivalent in energy of 2,350 gallons of gaso-       sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of
  clable commodities are most cost-beneficial.            line. This is equivalent to the amount of elec-      limestone and 151 pounds of feldspar.
     The revenue QRP makes pays for the pro-              tricity used by the typical home over a period           • A ton of glass produced from raw materi-
  gram, employees, equipment and other associa-           of 10 years.                                         als creates 384 pounds of waste, using 50 per-
  tive costs. The diversion of extra money is left           • Americans throw away about 10 percent of        centrecycled glass, cuts it by about 75 percent.


                                                                                                                                                Guardian
                                                                                                                                                Sept. 14, 2012   /11A
C OIST classes teach Soldiers all-source intelligence sk ills
                                                                             Christopher Maxwell, a Forces                                                 The training is a requirement          hen we were trying to put this big
By ANGIE THORNE
                                                                             Command Counter IED Integration                                            from the FORSCOM Pre-Deploy-              puzzle together and find the next
Guardian staff writer
                                                                             Cell, Company Intelligence Support                                         ment Guidance that enables battal-        piece before something bad hap-
   FORT POLK, La. — Football, like                                           Team instructor (COIST).                                                   ion S2s (the intelligence section of a    pened,” said Noland. “If you fail to
many sports, is based on the statis-                                            Being a member of a COIST isn’t                                         battalion) who can be overwhelmed         use the skills learned here during a
tics of the game. Learning and com-                                          an additional duty for these Soldiers                                      due to information overload, ac-          deployment, you’ll know you didn’t
paring that data to determine how                                            — it’s a dedicated duty, said                                              cording to Maxwell. “A COIST can          stop the attack, such as an impro-
teams will compete against each                                              Maxwell. Typically four to six peo-                                        take some of the workload off an S2,      vised explosive device, when you
other and which should come out                                              ple man a cell, but it’s under the                                         as well as provide direct intelligence    could have solved that next piece of
on top in any given rivalry is an                                            commander’s discretion as to how                                           to their company commanders and           the puzzle before it happened,” said
analysis skill that can be learned.                                          they are utilized.                                                         patrols. In fact, a COIST is just like    Noland.
   Using the same idea, Soldiers                                                 As part of the CI2C Company In-                                        an S2, but on the company level.             Pfc. Fred Hopkins said he found
from Fort Polk and across the Unit-                                          telligence Support Teams classroom                                         The members of the cell debrief           the class difficult at first. “The infor-
ed States train at Fort Polk’s Count-                                        training, a scenario was introduced                                        their peers who are seeing what’s         mation was hard to wrap your head
er Improvised Explosive Device In-                                           to the four members of the COIST                                           happening first hand within their         around. You had to read what was
tegration Cell to learn all-source in-                                       class taught by Maxwell during the                                         own area of operations. In turn,          going on, figure out who was sup-
telligence skills used during a de-                                          week ending Aug. 24.                                                       they are able to analyze the infor-       posed to be doing what and then
ployment — all while performing                                                 Class members worked together                                           mation to produce actionable intelli-     you started to develop a picture in
the mission of their normal military                                         using the intelligence skills they had                                     gence to their peers,” said Maxwell.      your head. As long as you maintain
operation specialty.                                                         been taught in the week-long class                                            The Soldiers that performed the        the proper degree of focus about
   “We are teaching Soldiers — most                                          to construct a presentation with lit-                                      briefing are members of A Co, 94th        what is going on, you’ll be alright,”
with an MOS (like truck driver) that                                         tle information. They then per-                                            Brigade Support Battalion, 4th            said Hopkins. “I know these skills
has nothing to do with analyzing in-                                         formed a mock briefing for their S2                                        Brigade Combat Team, 10th Moun-           were hard to learn and it will be
telligence — to perform intelligence                                         and company commander — as                                                 tain Division. Maxwell said that like     even more stressful when we are de-
operations, use intelligence tool sets                                       they will have to do when de-                                              these four Soldiers, a lot of the guys    ployed, but it’s going to save lives
like pattern analysis, link diagrams                                         ployed. This exercise was the culmi-                                       that take the classes know each oth-      when we go on our missions and
and association matrixes. Then they                                          nation of their training. The briefing                                     er because they are in the same           gather the information the com-
learn how to use these tools to de-                                          took place Aug. 24 at a classroom                                          company, but they don’t know each         manders need while doing our nor-
velop a big picture about what’s                                             inside Fort Polk’s CI2C training fa-                                       other well.                               mal duties,” said Hopkins.
happening on the battlespace,” said                                          cility, bldg 4276.                                                            “This class almost immediately            Spc. Enrique Goodridge said
                                                                                                                                                        forces them to begin to identifying       once the pieces start falling into
                                                                                                                                                        key skill sets in one another. The        place, things get interesting.
                                                                                                                                                        class allows them to gain trust in           “You had to read the material
                                                                                                                                                        each other’s abilities and develop as     multiple times to find every little
                                                                                                                                                        a team that works well together,”         piece of information. Every time
                                                                                                                                                        said Maxwell.                             you read it, you discovered some-
                                                                                                                                                           Pfc. Brian Noland said that by         thing new. It’s fun, but it’s hard
                                                                                                                                                        working in smaller groups, like this      work. To me, the scenario we were
                                                                                                                                                        class, instead of with the entire pla-    given seemed very real,” said
                                                                                                                                                        toon, you discover each other’s           Goodridge.
                                                                                                                                                        strengths and weaknesses.                    The scenario was only a para-
                                                                                                                                                           “I didn’t even know I could write      graph long and involved a known
                                                                                                                                                        a timeline down and figure out a          local terrorist along with a couple of
                                                                                                                                                        link analysis until I did it with these   key pieces of information that stu-
                                                                                                                                                        guys,” said Noland.                       dents had to flesh out using every-
                                                                                                                                                           “I had to think a lot, especially      thing they learned in the class.




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                                                                                                                                                        Cell class perform a brief for their command to show the all-source
                                                                                                                                                        intelligence skills they learned the week of Aug. 24.

12A/Guardian      Sept. 14, 2012
Fort Polk’s WCC hosts job fair, sees scads of seekers




                                                                                                                                                                                                RACHEL REISCHLING / GUARDIAN
                                                 RACHEL REISCHLING / GUARDIAN




                                                                                Fort Polk's Army Career and Alumni Program hosted a job fair Sept. 13 at Warrior Commu-
                                                                                nity Center. Scads of job-seekers descended upon the fair, where such companies as ama-
Elizabeth Yoast researches various job op-                                      zon.com and Northrop Grumman were on hand to offer information about jobs available
portunities during Sept. 13's job fair, hosted                                  in and out of the area. Here, Fort Polk community members flock to the Weyerhaeuser
by ACAP and c ivilianjobs.c om.                                                 table to learn more about the company.




                                                                                Right : Denise Mer-
                                                                                rick   speaks    with
                                                                                Christopher D. Lee
                                                 RACHEL REISCHLING / GUARDIAN




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                                                                                                                                                                                                KELLI NEIMAN / GUARDIAN
                                                                                ing Fort Polk's job
                                                                                fair Sept. 13. Left:
                                                                                Judi Mainville seeks
                                                                                work for herself and
                                                                                her spouse.



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   WITH EVERY NEW TOYOTA PURCHASE                                                                       88th BSB trains for success
                                                                                                        By Staff Sgt. MEILLETTIS PATTON
                                                                                                                                                                  The ability to send the correct nine-line med-
                                                                                                                                                               ical evacuation message can save the lives of in-
                                                                                                        1st MEB
                                                                                                                                                               jured personnel.
                                                                                                           FORT POLK, La. –– Training is an important,            “This training was pretty much as perfect as it
                                                                                                        ongoing part of Army life, as the recently rede-       could get,” said Lowley.
                                                                                                        ployed Soldiers of Company B, 88th Brigade                “The medics here were outstanding,” said
                                                                                                        Support Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement            Horne, “and this was the first step to more live
                                                                                                        Brigade well know.                                     training.”
                                                                                                           They began training on nine-line medical
                                                                                                        evacuation Sept. 5 at the 5th Aviation Battalion
                                                                                                        hangar on Fort Polk Army Airfield.
                                                                                                           Soldiers learned methods of securing causali-
                                                                                                        ties and loading them onto helicopters.
                                                                         APR                               They also began training for their maintenance
                                                                                                        mission for 88th BSB, said 1st Lt. Zachary Horne,
                                                                   Financing                            platoon leader for Company B, 88th BSB.

                                                                    for up to                              “We wanted to get out here and do some real-
                                                                                                        istic training,” said Horne. “Some stuff that the



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                                                                                                        Soldiers wouldn’t just be bored with. I’m sure
                                                                                                        everybody learned a lot.”
                                                                                                           The instructor, Ariel Rodriguez, a flight medic
                                                                                                        in 5th Avn Bn, demonstrated the UH 72 Lakota, a

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                                                                                                        Eric Lowley, a mechanic in Company B.
                                                                                                           “We went over the revised addition which
                                                                                                        showed us how to ask for specialized equipment
                                                                                                        and properly load medical evacuations.”
                                                                                                           Nine-line helps improve clarity during the
                                                                                                        critical and urgent time during a medical evacua-
                                                                                                        tion.
                                                                                                           “You can always read the nine-line cards but
                                                                                                        you never get the practical experience. You think
                                                                                                        you’ll know how to do it when a helicopter             A Soldier is strapped to a litter for nine-line
                                                                                                        comes but now I know that I probably wouldn’t
                                                                                                        have known how to do it,” said Lowley.                 MEDEVAC training at the 5th Aviation Bat-
                                                                                                           “If we didn’t have this training and ran into       talion hangar at Fort Polk Army Airfield
                                                                                                        problems (while on missions), we would not             Sept. 5. Soldiers from 88th BSB, 1st MEB
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14A/Guardian       Sept. 14, 2012
'Capital Guardians' respond to needs of nation
                                           same way it does today, adapting to
By JACQUELINE HAMES
                                           the situation as it happens. Mueck
Soldiers Live
                                           credits their quick and flexible re-
   WASHINGTON — Everyone has               sponse as the reason they were suc-
a routine, be it an individual or an       cessful in assisting after the attack.
organization. Routines promote or-            "We got the right crews out there,
ganizations and familiarity, and can       we went and did our job, we had
even foster expertise. The Army            people on standby. We had other
builds Soldiers' discipline with strict    aircraft up there for 72 hours after
routine, and civilians find comfort        that on standby in case somebody
in the daily routines of their lives.      was found," he explained. "We actu-
But when a routine is disrupted,           ally had a lot of things in place al-
how do you adapt? How do you re-           ready that turned out to work very
spond when your morning com-               well for us."
mute is shattered with the news that          Though Mueck and his crew ad-
your office has been collapsed by a        justed quickly to the crisis, it was
plane?                                     never a job he imagined he would
   If you're a Soldier, you report to      be doing.
work anyway — the epicenter of the            "It was beyond me that anything
crisis becomes your place of duty.         like that could ever happen here in
   On Sept. 11, 2001, hijacked Amer-       the United States. To be doing what
ican Airlines Flight 77 crashed into       we did was a sobering experience,
the western side of the Pentagon at        and quite frankly, something I hope
9:37 a.m., killing 184 people and          I never do again."
eventually causing a partial collapse         Not everyone in the D.C. Guard
of the building. Mere minutes after        immediately mobilized to the Penta-
the impact, the National Guard mo-         gon, however. Staff Sgt. Marcus Mc-
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   Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven          Company was sent to Ground Zero
Mueck, an active Guard Reserve pi-         in New York, not with the Guard,          As rescue and recovery efforts continued, fire fighters and rescue
lot with the Joint Force Headquar-         but as a member of Washington's           workers unfurled an American flag over the side of the Pentagon
ters, District of Columbia National        Metropolitan Police Department.           following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. The flag, a garrison
Guard, was on his way to work at              While in New York, McCauley            flag, was sent from by U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," based in
Fort Belvoir, Va., when he heard           performed honor guard duties for
about the attacks in New York City         the fallen police officers and firemen
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       Sept. 14, 2012
Community                                                                                                                    Section B


 Community Briefs                               Take back unwanted prescription drugs
                                                DEA                                                    Studies show that a majority of abused pre-
Ideas sought                                       FORT POLK, La. — On Sept. 29 from 10 a.m.
                                                                                                    scription drugs are obtained from family and
                                                                                                    friends, including from the home medicine cabi-
   The Equal Opportunity Office and the
                                                to 2 p.m., Fort Polk and the Drug Enforcement       net. In addition, Americans are now advised that
4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain
                                                Administration will give the public another op-     their usual methods for disposing of unused
Division EOA host a meeting at the War-
                                                portunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by rid-   medicines — flushing them down the toilet or
rior Community Center at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
                                                ding their homes of potentially dangerous ex-       throwing them in the trash — both pose potential
If you would like to volunteer, donate, par-
                                                pired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.      safety and health hazards.
ticipate or have an idea for the National
                                                   Bring your medications for disposal to the          Four days after the first take back event, Con-
Hispanic Heritage Month please attend.
                                                Commissary. The service is free and anonymous,                              gress passed the Secure
For more information call 531-1911. 
                                                no questions asked.                                                              and Responsible Drug
                                                   Last April, Americans turned in 552,161                                         Disposal Act of 2010,
Day for kids                                    pounds — 276 tons — of prescription drugs at                                        which amends the
   Child, Youth and School Services hosts a     more than 5,600 sites operated by the DEA                                            Controlled     Sub-
Boys and Girls Clubs Day for kids. Join in      and nearly 4,300 state and local law en-                                             stances Act to al-
the celebration Sept. 22 from 2-5 p.m. at the   forcement partners. In its four previous                                             low an “ultimate
Siegfried Youth Center, bldg 4996. Bring        Take Back events,                                                                    user” of controlled
the special young people in your life for a     DEA and its part-                                                                       substance med-
day of fun and games for youth of all ages.     ners took in more                                                                       ications to dis-
This is a free event that is open to the pub-   than 1.5 million                                                                        pose of them by
lic. For more information call 531-1992.        pounds — nearly                                                                     delivering them to
                                                775 tons — of                                                                   entities authorized by
Father/daughter ball                            pills.                                                                    the attorney general to ac-
   The Fort Polk Spouses’ Club hosts the           This initiative addresses                                 cept them.
Denim and Diamonds Father/Daughter              a vital public safety and public                               The Act also allows the attorney gener-
Ball today and Saturday from 5:30-8:30          health issue. Medicines that lan-                           al to authorize long term care facilities to
p.m. Tickets are $40 per father/daughter        guish in home cabinets are                                 dispose of their residents’ controlled sub-
pair (each additional daughter is $5). The      highly susceptible to diver-                        stances in certain instances. DEA is drafting reg-
price includes food, dancing, party favors      sion, misuse and abuse. Rates                       ulations to implement the Act. Until new regula-
and pony ride or hayride (weather permit-       of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarm-   tions are in place, local law enforcement agencies
ting). Tickets must be purchased in ad-         ingly high, as are the number of accidental poi-    like the DEA will continue to hold prescription
vance and are non-transferrable. Enter to       sonings and overdoses due to these drugs.           drug take-back events every few months.
win a limo ride to the ball for up to eight
people for an additional $5 at the time of
ticket purchase.                                Join in fall fun with Fort Polk’s youth sports
   Professional portrait packages are avail-
able for purchase at the dance. The dress       CYSS                                                team equipment and award. The cost is non-re-
code for lassies is fancy dress or cowgirl                                                          fundable.
bling and cowgirl hat. The dress code for          FORT POLK, La. — Hut, foul, pass, run, field-       A parent meeting and skill assessment will be
the gentlemen is Class As, Army Service         goal, touchdown are some of the words                         held Oct. 9 or 11 at 6 p.m. at Perez
Uniform, dress blues, a suit or cowboy chic     that define the game of football. But what                    Field. For more information on the
and hat. For more information about tick-       can’t be defined is the fun.                                   season call Youth Sports and Fitness at
ets contact Amy Yates at fpscoperational-          It’s just one of those games that brings                   531-6004.
fundraiser@ gmail.com, Tammy Triplett at        joy to young and old alike. As football is                        • Flag football cheerleading —
fpsc2ndvicepresident@ gmail.com, Linda          played from high schools                                                              CYSS hosts regis-
McKenna at fpsctreasurer @gmail.com or          and colleges to the Na-                                                               tration for flag
Sara Mraz at pscmembership@ gmail.com.          tional Football League,                                                                football   cheer-
                                                the fever of fandom                                                                    leading through
CWOC                                            grows.
                                                   That’s      why     you
                                                                                                                                     Oct. 5. The season
                                                                                                                               is Nov. 3-Dec. 8 and is
   Catholic Women of the Chapel meets
                                                should get your youth regis-                                                   open to youth ages 5-
Wednesdays through May. Join other
                                                tered for the upcoming                                                         18.     To    participate,
Catholic women for activities including
                                                Child, Youth and School                                                        youth must be regis-
rosary at 9 a.m., mass at 9:30 a.m. and bible
                                                Services football season.                                                      tered with CYSS and
study at 10 a.m. There is no drop off for
                                                Youth Sports and Fitness flag                                           have a valid sports physical.
child care, but children are welcome. For
                                                football and cheerleading begin                                         The cost is $40 and includes a
more information call (337) 404-3225.
                                                soon:                                                                    T-shirt, pompoms and award.
                                                   • Flag football — CYSS                                                The cost is non-refundable.
Six Flags                                       is currently registering                                                    There is a parent meeting
  The Leisure Travel Office is offering one     youth for flag football                                                   and skills assessment Oct. 9
day tickets to Six Flags over Texas for $27.    through Oct. 5. The                                                       or 11 at 6 p.m. at Perez Field.
The tickets are valid for one day through       season is Nov. 3-Dec.                                                     For information regarding
Oct. 28. Get in and get yours today!            8. Flag football is                                                      the cheerleading season call
  The offer ends Sept. 28. For more infor-      open to youth ages 5-18                                                Youth Sports and Fitness at
                                                that are registered with                                          531-6004.
      Please see Briefs, page 3B                CYSS and have a valid sports physical.                               For information on registration
                                                The cost is $40 and includes a jersey,                           call 531-1955.

                                                                                                                                      Guardian
                                                                                                                                      Sept. 14, 2012   /1B
McNeese State University hosts Military Appreciation Day




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CHUCK CANNON / GUARDIAN
                                                                                                                        On Sept. 10, McNeese State University invited Soldiers from Fort Polk to
                                                                                                                        participate in military appreciation day activities prior to and during its
                                                                                                                        football game with McMurry State College. C lock w ise, from above:
                                                                                                                        Members of the McNeese State University dance line perform a routine
                                                                                                                        for Soldiers; Sgt. Jarred Bushmaker (wearing ACUs), 687th Engineer
                                                                                                                        Company, Fort Polk, plays a game; Staff Sgt. Casey Cleveland, Alpha
                                                                                                                        Company, 3rd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Brigade, shows Ian Fontenot, 10,
                                                                                                                        how to fasten his seatbelt in a military vehicle; and Brig. Gen. Clarence
                                                                                                                        K.K. Chinn (center), commander, Joint Readiness Training Center and
                                                                                                                        Fort Polk, speaks with Rep. Chuck Kleckley (left), speaker, Louisiana
                                                                                                                        House of Representatives and Dr. Philip C. Williams, president, Mc-
                                                                                                                        Neese State University, in the president's box at Cowboy Stadium.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Please see MAD, page 9B

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mation call 531-2728.                    patrons control the clock. Range          Maneuver Enhancement Brigade             For more information call 531-6795.
                                         balls are not included and must be        Gym. Flag football is open to all au-
NPE meeting                              purchased by the customer.                thorized Morale, Welfare and Recre-      Punt, Pass, Kick
   North Polk Elementary School             • It’s the time of year to enjoy the   ation users 18 and older. For more          Test your football skills at Punt,
hosts its first Parents Helping Par-     fairway and football. Mulligan’s          information call 531-2056.               Pass and Kick Sept. 28 at Perez
ents meeting Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at   and WHGC are teaming up. If you                                                    Field. Registration is held at 5:30
the school. All parents, even those      like golf and college football, War-      Movie night                              p.m. and the competition begins at
who do not have students at NPE,         rior Hills and Mulligan’s are the                                                  6:15 p.m. Competition age groups
                                                                                      Participate in a Family fun movie
are invited to attend. This is a meet-   only places to spend your Satur-                                                   include: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-
                                                                                   night Sept. 21 from 7-10 p.m. at the
ing designed for adults; therefore,      days. Military can play 18 holes, get                                              15 year-olds. No cleats are permit-
                                                                                   field on Bell Richard, located be-
there are no accommodations for          five sliders and a pitcher of beer for                                             ted. This event is open to authorized
                                                                                   tween Evans and Harrell streets in
younger children. Child care must        $20. Civilian guests can also play                                                 Morale, Welfare and Recreation
                                                                                   the Camellia Terrace neighborhood.
be obtained by the parents. NPE’s        and watch for $22.                                                                 users. For more information call
                                                                                   The event is hosted by Picerne Mili-
parent volunteer organization hosts         This special happens every Satur-                                               531-6004.
                                                                                   tary Housing. Cartoons begin at 7
a fund-raiser through Sept. 21. It       day during the college football sea-
                                                                                   p.m. followed by Dr. Seuss’ “The
                                         son.
will be selling Y-Ties, special laces
                                            • Enjoy some togetherness in
                                                                                   Lorax” beginning at 8 p.m. Bring         Lemon lot
for children’s shoes. For more infor-                                              your Family, food and a blanket. No         Use the Fort Polk Lemon Lot to
mation call 537-5109.                    couples golf classes. If you are look-
                                                                                   coolers, alcoholic beverages or grills   sell your vehicle. For $5, you can
                                         ing for a new recreational activity to
                                                                                   are allowed. Picerne will provide        register your vehicle for 30 days.
                                         enjoy with your spouse, why not try
New service                              golf? WHGC offers couples classes
                                                                                   popcorn and beverages. Space for         Registration is in the Home of He-
   Participate in Chapel NeXt serv-                                                the event is on a first-come, first-     roes Recreation Center, 2165 Ninth
                                         every Thursday in October from 6–7
ices at Glory Chapel from 9:30-10:30                                               served basis.                            St., bldg 1455.
                                         p.m. The classes cost $80 per couple.
a.m. Sundays. Chapel NeXt is a           Range balls are included and the                                                      Register Monday-Friday from 8
community of believers taking the        golf course has equipment available       Square dance                             a.m.-4:30 p.m. Required information
NeXt step in their walk with Christ      for use.                                    Wheelock Fitness Center hosts          includes: Name, phone number, li-
while showing Christ to others              • Warrior Hills Golf Course vol-       square dance lessons from 5-7 p.m.       cense plate, year, make and model
through words and actions, inviting      unteer work days: Sept. 24 and Oct.       the first and third Monday of each       and color of the vehicle. For more
them to take their NeXt step as well.    29. Arrive at 7:30 a.m. and work          month. The next lesson is Monday.        information call 531-1948.
Call 531-1161, email ned.bartle-         from 8 a.m.-noon. Work includes
baugh.mil@mail.mil or send a note        general clean up, brush removal
on Facebook at “Chapel Next Fort         and more. Volunteers can play 18
Polk.”                                   holes with a cart for free at 1 p.m.
                                         (after cleanup). Golfers must pro-
PWOC                                     vide their own golf equipment for
   Protestant Women of the Chapel        playing. The pro shop will not be
meet Tuesdays this fall at the Main      open. You must be 16 years or older
Post Chapel from 9-11:30 a.m. Free       to participate.
child care is provided. For more in-        • Ladies are invited to play golf
formation, email Polk@PWOC.org           Thursdays at 5 p.m., nine holes for
or check them out on Facebook.           $5. The price includes cart rental.
                                         The pro shop decides groups and
Warrior Hills                            pairings. All skill levels are wel-
                                         come.
   Check out the many different             • Wednesday scrambles continue
ways to enjoy Fort Polk’s Warrior        through September. Teams are
Hills Golf Course:                       awarded prizes and points weekly.
   • Junior golf clinics: Every Satur-   Points are tallied at the end of the
day from 8-8:45 a.m. through Oct.        season to determine a grand prize
27, youth can participate in the clin-   winner. Registration takes place
ic for $5 per clinic, per youth. There   Wednesdays from 4:30-4:50 p.m.
is a minimum requirement of four         and play begins at 5 p.m. in a shot-
golfers per clinic.                      gun format. Cost is $20 per player
   • Private golf lessons: Rates start   per week. The pro shop determines
at $25 per 45-minute lesson. For         teams and all skill levels are invited
$100, patrons can purchase five les-     to play.
sons. Rates are good through Sept.          For more information or to sched-
30.                                      ule for any of the events call 531-
   • Enjoy Lunch on the Links Tues-      4661.
days from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. through
Oct. 2. This is an introductory pro-
gram that allows you to meet the         Flag Football
new professional golf association           The Intramural Sports flag foot-
certified instructor, Joey Clenden-      ball season begins Oct. 2. Teams
ing. For $5, patrons get a 10-minute     must register by Sept. 26 at the Sol-
lesson, hot dog, fries and a drink.      diers Athletic Complex. Teams must
Range balls are not included and         consist of 14 players and one coach
must be purchased.                       from the same unit. When register-
   • Happy hour golf blitz: Fridays      ing, the team must provide a roster,
from 4-6 p.m. The program runs           two points of contact, unit alpha
through Oct. 12. “Happy Hour” les-       roster and a list of all military com-
sons cost $1 per minute for a maxi-      mitments. There is a coaches meet-
mum of 10 minutes. During lessons,       ing Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m., at the 1st

                                                                                                                                                 Guardian
                                                                                                                                                 Sept. 14, 2012   /3B
 Polk celebrates Hispanic heritage Sept. 28
  By JEAN DUBIEL
  Guardian editor
     FORT POLK, La. –– Fort Polk celebrates
  National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 28 at
  11:30 a.m. at the Warrior Community Center.
     The event includes a keynote speaker, free
  food and entertainment.
     Each year, Americans observe National
  Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to
  Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures
  and contributions of American citizens whose
  ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the
  Caribbean and Central and South America.
     Sept. 15 is the anniversary of independence
  for five Latin American countries — Costa
  Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and
  Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its
  independence on Sept. 16, and Chile on Sept.
  18.
                                                      Donʼt miss the National Hispanic
     The term Hispanic or Latino, as defined by
  the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Puerto Ri-        Heritage Month celebration at Fort
  can, South or Central American, or other
  Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.
     According to the 2010 Census, 50.5 million
                                                       Polk Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m. in the
  people living in the U.S. are of Hispanic or
  Latino origin.
                                                         Warrior Community Center
     This represents a significant increase from
  the 2000 Census, which registered the Hispan-
  ic population at 35.3 million.
     Do you speak Spanish?               western United States.                           the Spanish word for cockroach, “cucaracha.”
     Maybe you think you don’t but there areAlligator: From the Spanish word “el lagar-      Desperado: From the Spanish word mean-
  many American words with Hispanic origins.
                                         to,” meaning "the lizard."                       ing "desperate."
     In fact, some scholars say Spanish has con-
                                            Armadillo: This southwestern animal is           Embargo: Comes from the Spanish word
  tributed 10,000 words to the English lan-
                                         named after the Spanish word “armadillo,”        “ebargar,” meaning "to bar."
  guage.                                 which means "little man with armor."                Jade: From the Spanish phrase “piedra de
     Here are a few:                        Banana: From the Spanish word that may        ijada,” meaning "stone of flank."
     Adobe: Meaning "the brick" in Spanish,
                                         have come from the Arabic word “ba' nana,”          Key: As in chain of islands and not a key to
  this word refers to a particular type of build-
                                         meaning "fingers."                               unlock something, this word comes from the
  ing material that is used mostly in the South-
                                            Bonanza: This word probably comes from        Spanish word “cayo.”
                                                                    the Spanish word         Potato: From a word in the European ver-
                                                                    “bonanza,” mean-      sion of Spanish, “patata.”


    JOIN NOW                                                        ing "prosperity."
                                                                       Burrito: The
                                                                    Spanish version of
                                                                    “burrito” means
                                                                                             Ranch: From the Spanish word “rancho,”
                                                                                          meaning "small, rural community."
                                                                                             Savvy: From the Spanish word “sabe,”
                                                                                          meaning "to know.”
                         DURING                                     “little donkey.”
                                                                       Cabana: From
                                                                                             Bronco: meaning wild or rough
                                                                                             Cafeteria: From the word “cafetería,”
                                                                    the Spanish word      meaning “a coffee shop.”

 SEPTEMBER                                                          meaning "cabin."
                                                                       Canoe: Comes
                                                                    from the Spanish
                                                                                             Cargo: From the word “cargar,” meaning
                                                                                          “to load.”
                                                                                             Comrade: From “camarada,” an old Span-

 & OCTOBER                                                          word "canoa."
                                                                       Canyon: From
                                                                    the Spanish word
                                                                                          ish word for barracks, company or roommate.
                                                                                             Guerrilla: A small raiding party or fighting
                                                                                          force
                        AND WE’LL                                   canon (pipe, tube,
                                                                    gorge), which
                                                                                             Hoosegow: From “juzgado,” a tribunal or
                                                                                          courtroom, past participle of “juzgar,” to

   WAIVE THE FEE                                                    comes from cano
                                                                    (tube), that comes
                                                                    from the Latin word
                                                                                          judge.
                                                                                             Mustang: From “mestengo” or “mesteño,”
                                                                                          a stray animal
          Experience everything we have to offer:                   “canna” (reed).          Patio: The word for courtyard in Spanish.
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             customer service and much more!                        the French word       outlaw.
                                                                    “cigarette,” that        Tornado: From the Spanish, “tornar,”mean-
                                                                    comes from the        ing to turn, and “tronada,” meaning thunder-
                                                                    Spanish word “cig-    storm.
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4B/Guardian
       Sept. 14, 2012
A utumnal equinox brings celestial, seasonal changes
GUARDIAN STAFF                      sunset as they shifted
                                    throughout the year and         Check out informat ion about months
    It is the summer's great        discovered the sky could
last heat, It is the fall's first   be used as both clock and
chill: They meet.                   calendar. They accepted         WWW.JELLYJAR.COM                       man goddess of honor and rever-
    — Sarah Morgan Bryan            what they saw, though                                                  ence — Maiesta (Maia).
Piatt — American poet               maybe they didn’t under-           Here are a few fun trivia facts       • June — Named for the Ro-
    As the days on the cal-         stand what caused all           about the calandar.                    man Queen of the gods - Juno,
endar slide into mid-Sep-           those changes. Today, sci-         • January — Named for the           who was married to Jupiter.
tember, things begin to             ence teaches that each          Roman god of beginnings and              • July — Named after Julius
slowly cool down and                equinox is an astronomical      endings - Janus.                       Caesar, who was born in this
folks commence looking              event, caused by earth’s tilt      • Februaury — Name comes            month.
forward to a change in sea-         on its axis and ceaseless or-   from the god Februus. Romans             • August — Named for Au-
sons. The official date set         bit around the sun.             celebrated this month with pu-         gustus, the Roman emperor.
for the northern hemi-                 Above and beyond the         rification festivals called "februa"     • September — Comes from
sphere’s 2012 autumnal              scientific jargon, there are       • March — Named for the Ro-         the word septem - meaning sev-
(fall) equinox is Sept. 22. In      some very simple clues          man god of war — Mars, son of          en.
addition to the drop in             that fall is all around —       Jupiter.                                 • October — Comes from the
temperatures, the days will         thanks in part to Mother           • April — The name comes            word octo - meaning eight.
get shorter than the nights.        Nature. It’s not just about     from the word "aperire" which            • November — Comes from
    In    Latin,    "equinox"       the weather cooling and         means "to open," as trees and          the word novem - meaning nine.
means "equal night." But it         the nights getting longer.      flower buds tend to do.                  • December — Comes from
isn't entirely true that day        In many places, trees              • May — Named after the Ro-         the word decem - meaning ten.
and night are exactly the           change from a lush green
same — 12 hours each —              to the fiery reds, yellows
on the equinox all over the         and oranges of the season.
world — only nearly.                Soon foliage will fall, pro-
    The September equinox           viding a crunchy assault to
occurs the moment the sun           the senses as children and
crosses the celestial equa-         adults walk, and some-
tor, the imaginary line in          times jump through piles
the sky above the earth’s           of leaves. Farmers harvest
equator, from north to              the last of their summer
south. The sun crosses the          crops and get ready for
celestial equator going             winter as squirrels and
southward; it rises exactly         other forest critters begin
due east and sets exactly           the busy work of storing
due west. The autumnal              food and birds and butter-
equinox consistently oc-            flies migrate south to
curs on either Sept. 22, 23,        warmer weather. Their hu-
or 24 every year. On any            man counterparts tend to
other day of the year, the          spend fall in front of the
earth's axis tilts a little         television watching the
away from or towards the            end of baseball season as it
sun. But on the equinoxes,          heads into the “fall clas-
of which there are two              sic,” and the beginning of
each year (March and Sep-           high school, college and
tember), the earth's axis           professional football in all
tilts neither away from nor         its glory. Not to mention
towards the sun.                    this is the time for people
    The fact that the sun           to celebrate holiday events
moved in a set pattern was          like a spooky Halloween,
discovered long ago due to          bountiful      Thanksgiving
the fact that people in the         and reverent Christmas.
past stayed outside longer             Editor’s note: Informa-
and tended to watch the             tion for this story was
sky in its ever-changing            found                      at
march through time. They            www.earthsky.org,
noticed the sun’s path,             www.almanac.com/con-
how long days lasted and            tent/first-day-seasons and
the direction of sunrise and        www.timeanddate.com.




                                                                                                                             Guardian
                                                                                                                             Sept. 14, 2012   /5B
Getting buggy: Lyme disease causes lingering effects
TRICARE                                               is called “early localized,” meaning the infection        Diagnosing Lyme disease is based on a combi-
                                                      is not wide-spread throughout the body. Symp-          nation of signs and symptoms and a history of
   Working or playing outside is a healthy way to     toms can include body-wide itching, chills, fever,     exposure to ticks. Blood tests can check for anti-
enjoy the seasons, but TRICARE wants benefici-        ill feeling, headache, fainting spells, muscle pain    bodies to the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. A
aries to be aware of potential tick exposure that     and stiff neck. The CDC says the most common           short dose of antibiotics is available for people
could lead to Lyme disease. Knowing the risk          symptom in stage one is a red, expanding rash          who’ve been bitten by a tick. People diagnosed
factors for Lyme disease can help beneficiaries       called erythema migrans, also known as the             with Lyme disease are given a two to four week
take precautions to avoid contact with ticks.         “bull’s eye,” a flat slightly raised red spot at the   course of antibiotic treatment. Over-the-counter
   Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium called       site of the tick bite.                                 medicines, such as ibuprofen, are prescribed to
Borrelia burgdorferi, and is spread through the           If untreated, stage two of Lyme disease, also      relieve joint stiffness. When diagnosed early, an-
bite of an infected tick, reports the Centers for     known as “early disseminated,” can occur days          tibiotics can cure Lyme disease, but left untreated
Disease Control and Prevention. It’s carried by       to weeks to months after the initial bite. Symp-       the disease can spread to the brain, heart and
blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks,          toms can include the inability to move some fa-        joints.
which become infected when they bite infected         cial muscles, muscle pain, swelling in the knees          Taking precautions is the best way to prevent
mice or deer. People are at a greater risk to ticks   or large joints and heart problems. Stage three of     direct contact with ticks. Be mindful of wooded
when engaging in outdoor activities like garden-      Lyme disease, called “late disseminated,” can oc-      areas, leaf litter, bushy areas and higher grasses.
ing, hunting and hiking. Another exposure to          cur months to years after the infection when un-       Walk in the center of trails and always check ex-
ticks can come from pets carrying them.               treated. Most common symptoms during this              posed skin, clothing and pets after a walk or
   According to the National Institutes of Health,    stage are muscle and joint pain that can be se-        hike. Remember to spray skin and clothing with
there are three stages of Lyme disease. Stage one     vere.                                                  insect repellant before venturing outdoors.
                                                                                                                To learn more about Lyme disease go to
                                                                                                             www.cdc.gov/lyme          or     the    NIH       at
                                                                                                             http://health.nih.gov/topic/LymeDisease.        For
                                                                                                             more health care information from TRICARE vis-
                                                                                                             it www.tricare.mil/medical.

                                                                                                             Update on West Nile Virus
                                                                                                             CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL
                                                                                                                As of Sept. 11, 2012, 48 states have reported
                                                                                                             West Nile virus infections in people, birds or
                                                                                                             mosquitoes. A total of 2,636 cases of West Nile
                                                                                                             virus disease in people, including 118 deaths,
                                                                                                             have been reported to Centers for Disease Con-
                                                                                                             trol. Of these, 1,405 (53 percent) were classified as
                                                                                                             neuroinvasive disease (such as
                                                                                                             meningitis or encephalitis) and
                                                                                                             1,231 (47 percent) were classified
                                                                                                             as non-neuroinvasive disease.
                                                                                                                The 2,636 cases report-
                                                                                                             ed thus far in 2012 is
                                                                                                             the highest number of
                                                                                                             West Nile virus disease
                                                                                                             cases reported to CDC
                                                                                                             through the second week in
                                                                                                             September since 2003. Two
                                                                                                             thirds of the cases have been
                                                                                                             reported from six states (Texas, Louisiana, South
                                                                                                             Dakota, Mississippi, Michigan and Oklahoma)
                                                                                                             and 40 percent of all cases have been reported
                                                                                                             from Texas.
                                                                                                                Tips for preventing West Nile virus:
                                                                                                                When you are outdoors, use insect repellent
                                                                                                             containing an EPA-registered active ingredient.
                                                                                                             Follow the directions on the package.
                                                                                                                Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and
                                                                                                             dawn. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear
                                                                                                             long sleeves and pants at these times or consider
                                                                                                                             staying indoors during these
                                                                                                                                     hours.
                                                                                                                                        Make sure you have good
                                                                                                                                    screens on your windows
                                                                                                                                and doors to keep mosquitoes
                                                                                                                                   out.
                                                                                                                                      Get rid of mosquito breed-
                                                                                                                                 ing sites by emptying standing
                                                                                                             water from flower pots, buckets and barrels.
                                                                                                             Change the water in pet dishes and replace the
                                                                                                             water in bird baths weekly. Drill holes in tire
                                                                                                             swings so water drains out. Keep children's wad-
                                                                                                             ing pools empty and on their sides when they
                                                                                                             aren't being used.

6B/ Guardian
        Sept. 14, 2012
                                                                       ANGIE THORNE / GUARDIAN




           Animals need a place to call home
Looking to add an addition to the family? The Fort Polk Stray Ani-
mal Facility, located off of La. Hwy 10, is open Monday through Fri-
day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and closes at noon on the last day of each
month. Why not drop by and adopt one of these lonely creatures?
For more information or to ensure someone is there for your visit,
call 531-1322.




                                                                                                 Guardian
                                                                                                 Sept. 14, 2012   /7B
AFAP to address quality of life issues Oct. 30-31
AFAP                                                   Army leadership for resolution.                      are worked until deemed complete or unattain-
                                                          Issues are collected at the installation level    able. Issues that are beyond the scope of Fort
   FORT POLK, La. –– Does something about              year round and divided into specific areas such      Polk are forwarded to the next level at Forces
Fort Polk or the Army cause you concern? Do            as medical and dental, benefits and installation     Command.
you have an idea about how to make things bet-         during the local Fort Polk AFAP Conference.             Issues not resolved at FORSCOM may be sent
ter for everyone?                                         Conference delegates are active duty, Reserve,    to DA for inclusion into the AFAP process. The
   If you have a quality of life issue that you feel   Guard, retirees, Department of the Army civil-       issues at the DA level are reviewed and worked
needs to be addressed, the Army Family Action          ians, Family members and surviving spouses           on by the General Officer Steering Committee
Plan may be your answer.                               from Fort Polk.                                      until completed.
   AFAP is an Army-wide initiative to identify is-        Delegates review and prioritize issues, which        Fort Polk’s AFAP Conference will be held Oct.
sues of concern to improve the overall quality of      are then presented to the garrison commander         30-31 at the Army Community Service Center,
life for Soldiers and their Families. AFAP helps       during a brief on the second day of the confer-      bldg 920.
identify the most critical well-being topics facing    ence.                                                   Issues can be submitted by email at
the Army today and presents them to senior                Matters that can be resolved at the local level   polk.afap@conus.us.army.mil or ardell.m.mc-
                                                                                                            nutt.civ@mail.mil; online at: www.myarmyone-
                                                                                                            source.com or hand carried to ACS, 1591 Bell
                                                                                                            Richard Ave., bldg 920, or Family Readiness Cen-
                                                                                                            ter, 7960 Mississippi Ave., bldg 924, faxed to 531-
                                                                                                            7171 or contact Ardell McNutt, AFAP program
                                                                                                            coordinator, at 531-9190.
                                                                                                               Issues will only be accepted until Oct. 16, so
                                                                                                            get them in quickly.



                                                                                                            Decals soon defunct
                                                                                                            DES
                                                                                                               FORT POLK, La. — Motorists requiring access
                                                                                                            to Fort Polk should take note: Department of De-
                                                                                                            fense decals (DoD Form 2220) will no longer be
                                                                                                            accepted for access onto Fort Polk beginning Oct.
                                                                                                            1.
                                                                                                               In accordance with DoD and Army policy, ve-
                                                                                                            hicles are no longer required to be registered
                                                                                                            through the Directorate of Emergency Services.
                                                                                                               However, contractors and visitors who drive
                                                                                                            vehicles on Fort Polk must be vetted prior to en-
                                                                                                            try.
                                                                                                               This requirement involves a quick registration
                                                                                                            process at the Visitor Control Center, building
                                                                                                            5903, located next to the main gate on Louisiana
                                                                                                            Avenue.
                                                                                                               Personnel will be issued a paper pass or a
                                                                                                            long-term credential depending on their work
                                                                                                            status or length of visit.
                                                                                                               Visitors and contractors simply need to pro-
                                                                                                            duce a valid driver’s license; additionally, con-
                                                                                                            tract personnel need to coordinate with their su-
                                                                                                            pervisors or contracting officer representatives to
                                                                                                            ensure they are included on an access roster sup-
                                                                                                            plied to the Visitor Control Center.
                                                                                                               As of Oct. 1, drivers of vehicles entering Fort
                                                                                                            Polk will have a DoD identification card, Rapid
                                                                                                            Gate ID or locally produced pass/credential.
                                                                                                               Passengers and pedestrians entering the instal-
                                                                                                            lation must have a valid form of identification to
                                                                                                            enter post. Valid forms of identification include:
                                                                                                               ■ DoD ID card
                                                                                                               ■ State issued driver’s license (can be expired
                                                                                                            as long as not driving).
                                                                                                               ■ State issued identification
                                                                                                               ■ U.S. passport
                                                                                                               ■ TWIC (Transportation Workers Identifica-
                                                                                                            tion Card)
                                                                                                               ■ Rapid Gate ID
                                                                                                               Persons under the age of 16 that do not pos-
                                                                                                            sess a DoD Family member ID card, who are ac-
                                                                                                            companied by a parent or guardian, may be vali-
                                                                                                            dated by that individual.
                                                                                                               For more information concerning access con-
                                                                                                            trol please refer to Command Policy letter DES-
                                                                                                            04 located at: www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/policy.
                                                                                                            htm or call 531-6572.

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                                                                                                                                                                                         The following activities took place at McNeese
                                                                                                                                                                                         State University during Military Appreciation
                                                                                                                                                                                         Day Sept. 10. C lock wise, f rom above: Fort
                                                                                                                                                                                         Polk Soldiers show their enthusiasm during the
                                                                                                                                                                                         McNeese State University vs. McMurry State
                                                                                                                                                                                         College football game Sept. 8; Brig. Gen.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Clarence K.K. Chinn (center) commander, Joint
                                                                                                                                                                                         Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, and
                                                                                                                                                                                         Col. Marc Axelberg (right), chief of staff, visit
                                                                                                                                                                                         with George Ford, vice president of sales for
                                                                                                                                                                                         Southwest Beverage; Sgt. John Devine (ACUs),
                                                                                                                                                                                         Charlie Company, 6th Battalion, 162nd Infantry
                                                                                                                                                                                         Brigade, Fort Polk's current Soldier of the Quar-
                                                                                                                                                                                         ter, serves as an honorary captain during the
                                                                                                                                                                                         coin toss of the McNeese State University vs.
                                                                                                                                                               CHUCK CANNON / GUARDIAN
                                                                                                                                                                                         McMurry State College football game; Mem-
                                                                                                                                                                                         bers of the McNeese State University dance
                                                                                                                                                                                         line stand with Spc. Eddie Howard and Spc.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Sidney Adams, both with Joint Readiness Train-
                                                                                                                                                                                         ing Center Operations Group, Fort Polk; and a
                                                                                                                                                                                         parachutist prepares to land on McNeese State
                                                                                                                                                                                         University's Bonnette Field.
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ISAF 'absolutely driven' to reduce insider threat
By Sgt. BRENDAN MACKIE                                                                                                                                                   Two Afghan border po-
Army News Service                                                                                                                                                        licemen speak with 1st
                                                                                                                                                                         Lt. Patrick Ryan, with
   WASHINGTON — The threat of                                                                                                                                            Security Assistance
attacks on coalition service mem-
                                                                                                                                                                         Team 8, during Opera-
bers by Afghan security forces is a
complex problem that requires a                                                                                                                                          tion Southern Strike II
comprehensive, integrated and                                                                                                                                            near the P'sha Pass in
combined response from coalition                                                                                                                                         Afghanistan, June 13.
and Afghan officials, the command-                                                                                                                                       The threat of attacks on
er of NATO'S International Security                                                                                                                                      coalition service mem-
Assistance Force said in a written                                                                                                                                       bers by Afghan security
statement issued Sept. 6.                                                                                                                                                forces is a complex
   "The challenges of the Afghan op-                                                                                                                                     problem that requires a
erating environment are many and




                                                                                                                                Sgt. BRENDAN MACKIE/ ARMY NEWS SERVICE
                                                                                                                                                                         comprehensive, inte-
countering this threat requires un-
wavering vigilance, close coopera-                                                                                                                                       grated and combined
tion and a constant assessment of                                                                                                                                        response from coalition
the situation," Marine Corps Gen.                                                                                                                                        and Afghan officials,
John R. Allen said. "There is no one                                                                                                                                     the commander of
single solution or simple means to                                                                                                                                       NATO'S International
deal with the challenge posed by in-                                                                                                                                     Security Assistance
sider threats. But I can assure our                                                                                                                                      Force said in a written
friends and foes alike that I take this                                                                                                                                  statement issued Sept.
issue very seriously and my entire
                                                                                                                                                                         6.
command is absolutely driven to do
everything we can to reduce this
threat."                                  killed 45 ISAF service members this   understand the work that is being       Afghan Local Police training and
   Afghan security forces or attack-      year.                                 done," Allen said in his statement.     recommended the delay, Allen said,
ers wearing Afghan uniforms have             "It's important for everyone to    "There is a great deal of activity at   noting he approved it in his capaci-
                                                                                all levels of ISAF, in our communi-     ty as commander of U.S. Forces
                                                                                cations and coordination with the       Afghanistan.
                                                                                Afghan government, and in our mil-          "Other subordinate commanders
                                                                                itary-to-military cooperation be-       within ISAF and U.S. Forces
                                                                                tween the coalition and the Afghan      Afghanistan are assessing the situa-
                                                                                national security forces."              tions within their particular areas
                                                                                   The dedication to eradicating the    and for their specific missions,"
                                                                                threat runs from the highest levels     Allen said. "Through their com-
                                                                                of ISAF headquarters to every           bined efforts and inputs, overseen
                                                                                Afghan and coalition service mem-       and coordinated at the highest level,
                                                                                ber in Afghanistan's most remote        we will be best positioned to defeat
                                                                                corners, Allen said, noting that the    insider attacks. The entire coalition
                                                                                attacks threaten both coalition and     and our (Afghan) partners are mov-
                                                                                Afghan forces and require a coali-      ing as one toward that end."
                                                                                tion and Afghan solution.                   The decision to delay ALP recruit
                                                                                   The general noted he approved a      training also helps maintain and re-
                                                                                delay in training about 1,000 new       inforce the reputation of the Afghan
                                                                                recruits for the Afghan Local Police,   Local Police as a legitimate, trained
                                                                                or ALP, program, in which villagers     and properly overseen arm of
                                                                                in remote areas of Afghanistan pro-     Afghanistan's national security
                                                                                vide security in their communities      force at the local level, Allen said. "It
                                                                                with training from U.S. forces and      supports the continuing ISAF and
                                                                                under the auspices of Afghanistan's     Afghan government's efforts to pro-
                                                                                Interior Ministry and provincial        fessionalize this force," he added.
                                                                                chiefs of police. The training delay        The general dismissed recent alle-
                                                                                will free up resources to re-vet the    gations of reprisal killings by local
                                                                                16,000 Afghans already serving as       police in Kanam in Kunduz
                                                                                local police.                           province.
                                                                                   "This force is on the job today,         "There are no ALP forces serving
                                                                                working and achieving results           in this area, yet these rumors gain
                                                                                alongside other Afghan and coali-       credence in certain sectors because
                                                                                tion forces," Allen added. "The im-     of inaccurate reporting and confu-
                                                                                mediate operational impact of this      sion of the ALP with unauthorized,
                                                                                decision is that about 1,000 ALP re-    illegitimate local militias that have
                                                                                cruits who have not yet entered in      long been a feature of local commu-
                                                                                the training pipeline will be delayed   nity life in Afghanistan, but which
                                                                                for a relatively short time while the   are now a comparatively rare phe-
                                                                                Afghan government, with coalition       nomenon as the Afghan govern-
                                                                                support, conducts the necessary         ment extends its influence," he said.
                                                                                checks to ensure we are doing all we        The change to the training time-
                                                                                can to protect our people."             line applies only to the Afghan Lo-
                                                                                   Special Operations Joint Task        cal Police and does not affect the
                                                                                Force Afghanistan, led by Maj. Gen.
                                                                                Raymond A. Thomas III, oversees           Please see ISAF, page 11B

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           Sept. 14, 2012
Aging takes getting use to
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By CHUCK CANNON
                                                        over. My wife Susan eventually looped a towel
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                                                                                                          on the day of the event and include one shot.
                                                                                                          Additional shots are $10. For more information
  1st MEB                                             Anniversary program                                 email polk.woa@gmail.com.
     204th MP Co, 519th MP Bn — The 204th MP             The New Birth Missionary Baptist Church,
  Co hosts several community events:                  located at 1110 South 10th St. in Leesville, hon-   Semi-pro football
     • Commissary bagging fundraiser at the           ors its pastor with a pastor’s anniversary pro-        The Louisiana Stonewallers Amateur/Semi
  Fort Polk Commissary Saturday from 10 a.m.-2        gram at 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more informa-         Pro Football Team is looking for dedicated and
  p.m. For additional information call 531-5364.      tion, contact Lillie Allen at (337) 238-1761 or     committed football coaches and players to lead
     • A formal made easy at the Showboat The-        Harold Orange at (337) 238-0153.                    the team into its second season representing
  atre on Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call                                                         Vernon-Beauregard parishes and the Fort Polk
  531-5364.                                           Join Cub Scouts                                     communities. Coaches and players who are in-
     HHC, 1st MEB — Hosts a Family Readiness             If you are a boy in grades first through fifth   terested in being a part of the organization
  Group meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. at compa-         and are interested in joining Cub Scouts, stop      should call general manager Corey Denson at
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  Sept. 20 at company beginning at 5 p.m. Email       you have a boat, the Fort Polk Community            Warrant Association
  meaganlewis86@yahoo.com for more informa-           Bass Masters is the right club for you. Com-           The Fort Polk chapter of the United States
  tion.                                               prised of active duty and National Guard Sol-       Army Warrant Officer Association meets the
     88th BSB steering committee — A meeting          diers, retirees and local civilians, the club en-   second Tuesday of each month at Mulligan’s
  is scheduled for Oct. 3 at the battalion center     joys great camaraderie, fishing and fun. The        from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The next meeting is
  beginning at 4 p.m.                                 club meets monthly the Thursday before each         Oct. 9.
                                                      tournament. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the
                                                      American Legion, 500 Vernon St. in New
                                                                                                          Trade Days
        Miscellaneous                                 Llano. The Bass Masters host its annual fall
                                                      open team fishing tournament Sept. 29 on Tole-         Main Street Trade Days is held the first and
                                                      do Bend at the U.S. Army Recreation Site. Reg-      third Saturday of each month on Third Street at
  Motivational play                                   istration is Sept. 28 from noon-8 p.m. and the      the Third Street Market in historic downtown
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      Got It Entertainment, Limited Liability Com-                                                        Days is held Saturday. Call (337) 392-1776 for
                                                      Weigh-in is at 3 p.m. and a raffle will immedi-
  pany presents “Redemption,” a                                                                           more information.
                                                      ately follow. There will be food and fun for the
  motivational/spiritual play for the entire fami-
                                                      whole family. For more information call (337)
  ly. The play is held Sept. 28-29 at 8 p.m. at the
  War Memorial Center in DeRidder. Tickets are
                                                      208-8185, (337) 238-3314, (337) 397-0745 or visit   Vernon Resource Center
                                                      www.fortpolkcommunitybassmasters.com.                  The New Life Crisis Pregnancy Center, 505
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  Bass championship                                   School lunch                                        and supplies to women of Vernon Parish. Call
                                                         This is the lunch menu for Vernon Parish         (337) 239-9863 for more information.
     Patriots Challenge announces the 2012 Patri-
                                                      schools for Monday through Sept. 21. Monday:
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                                                      Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, peas,         Join Girl Scouts today
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  Lake near Jasper, Texas. The event is held Sept.    with gravy, steamed rice, peas and carrots,
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  Everyone is welcome. 100 percent of the tour-                                                              New programs are being developed to teach
                                                      fried rice, baby carrots, pineapple tidbits;        girls leadership development, courage, confi-
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  a.m.-2 p.m. The center provides free pregnancy      Meat shoot                                          at the Vernon Parish Library, 1401 Nolan Trace,
                                                                                                          in Leesville. Weigh-in runs from 5:05-5:40 p.m.
  tests, Medicaid and WIC referrals, individual          The Acadiana Chapter of the Warrant Officer
  counseling and furnishes clients with diapers,                                                          Meetings start at 5:45 p.m. For more informa-
                                                      Association hosts a meat (turkey) shoot Satur-
  formula, baby food and baby clothes. For more       day at Fort Polk’s Morale, Welfare and Recre-       tion call (337) 208-6025.
  information call (337) 463-9500.                    ation range. Sign in is held from 10-11 a.m.
                                                      Shooting takes place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A 20       DeRidder TOPS
  Saturday fly-in                                     pound meat package (beef, pork and chicken)            Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets Tuesdays at
    Friends of DeRidder Army Air Base hosts           will be awarded each round. There is also a         the Wesley United Methodist Church, 701 N.
  the 4th Saturday Fly-In/Drive-in barbecue           gun raffle drawing for a new Mossberg 535.          Texas Street in DeRidder. Weigh-in runs from
  lunch the fourth Saturday of each month at the      Raffle tickets are $5 each. Bring your own shot-    5:30-5:55 p.m. Meetings start at 6 p.m. For more
  Beauregard Regional Airport, 1220 1st Ave.,         gun — 12 gauge, no scopes or chokes extend-         information call 531-8107.



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                                     USED HOME. $5000.                             Stainless Steel Kitchen            $800./mo. 238-0361, 239-                                          formation.
Fagan Cir. inside city limits                                                                                         2958 evenings, weekends.           23.75"W x 12.5"D Multi-
                                     Excellent Condition. Must                     Appliances, New 42"
of Rosepine. 3 bed 2 bath.                                                                                            09/21                              Purpose Cabinet. Paid $
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(337)353-8902. (09/21)               FIRST TIME BUYERS-
                                                                                   area. Please go to web-            Charming, Recently Reno-
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**CHAPEL RENTALS -                   GOT LAND? Need a                              213-9544. -TFN                                                                                       Seal Point Siamese mark-
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Attractive 1, 2 & 3 BR.              Home, I CAN HELP (318)                                                                                              1984 VIKING POP UP             ings      and     coloring.
                                                                                   Pecan Grove Apart-                 Rent $1600 a month. Please
M.H.`s furnished & unfur-            752-4663.                                                                                                           CAMPER in good condi-          Neutered and ALL shots
                                                                                   ments: Quiet country               call 337-304-4684 for viewing.
nished with C/A/H, located                                                                                                                               tion that sleeps 6 persons.    are up to date. Comes with
                                     USE YOUR LAND to                              setting, large back yards          (09/28)
near Ft. Polk main gate.                                                                                                                                 Asking $1,100 OBO.             all items needed to care for
Special Military Deposit.            help you purchase new                         and apartments. Central            2 bedroom home located in                                         him, plus toys, pet carrier,
                                     home (318) 752-8242.                                                                                                Please call 337-460-9290
Washateria located on                                                              A/H,      all    electric.         DeRidder, approximately1           or 337-396-2855 for infor-     etc. Due to family medical
premises. Reasonable rates.          WANT A NEW HOME                               Laudry.Hwy. 10 close to            mile from Beauregard Memo-         mation.                        problems, I am unable to
Must see to appreciate.              and having problems? Let                      Fort Polk. Call 337-378-           rial Hospital. Large back                                         keep him. Call: 239-7236
Call 239-0587 or 348-                us help (318) 752-8245                        8338. See Manager in               Porch, nice yard, recently re-                                    OR 523-2630.
9070. -TFN                                                                         Apartment No. 8. (9-28)            modeled. No smokers please                 MISC                   PIT BULL PUPPIES,
                                     WE CAN GET you into a                                                            And no pets. $600 de-
NEW AND USED Mobile                  NEW Home-No Problems                          Attractive 1, 2 & 3 BR.                                                                              healthy and pretty, call
                                                                                   M.H.'s furnished & un-             posit/$600 monthly. Call 337-
Homes. EZ purchase plans.            (318) 752-8243.                                                                                                     TWO TICKETS to see             337-423-6083. Also I have
                                                                                   furnished with C/A/H,              348-9231 (09/14)                                                  a dining table for sale, hard
318-356-9866                                                                                                                                             Alabama live in concert at
                                                                                   located near Ft Polk               Newly remodeled 2006 3-            the Coushatta Resort in        wood, seating for 6 chairs,
ABANDONED         SIN-
GLEWIDE Some Financ-
                                             FOR RENT                              main gate. Special Mili-           bedroom mobile home for            Kinder LA on 15 Sep 12 at      but you will need the
                                                                                   tary Deposit.    Apart-            rent in nice quiet area of         8 PM. Please call 337-396-     chairs. (09/14)
ing          Available.                                                            ments for rent as well.            Leesville; close to elemen-
318-356-7045                                                                                                                                             2855 for more information.     FREE BLACK AND
                                     3BR/2BA Manufactured                          Reasonable rates, must             tary schools; $650.00 rent
                                     home; Anacoco School                          see to appreciate. Call            w/ $650.00 deposit. For            335 BALES OF HAY 4X5           WHITE KITTEN.            3
5 BED 3 BATH Manufac-                                                                                                                                                                   months old. Half tabby/half
tured Home on 3.4 acres.             District;  3.69   acres;                      239-0587 or 396-3690.              more information call cell         at $40 to $50 per Bale.
                                     $1200+deposit; 307-240-                       We support our troops!             Phone (405) 476-3244 ask           Please call 337-396-2855       unknown. Call 337-396-
Lots of trees. Financing                                                                                                                                                                0702 or 463-8607 (09/14)
available. 318-238-6898              1328 (09/28)                                  (TFN)                              Larry (09/14)                      for more information.

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