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Vol. 38, No. 13                       Published for the community of Fort Polk, La.                                       April 1, 2011




                                                                                                                                       RACHEL REISCHLING/GUARDIAN
                                                   Watching warriors work
   Members of the 82nd Airborne Division train at the Joint Readi-   couple of Guardian staff writers were given the chance to see
   ness Training Center March 19 for an upcoming deployment.         these Soldiers in action. Read about their experiences on pages
   During this exercise, some Fort Polk Family members and a         14-15 of today's Guardian.


      Weekend weather                                                Inside the Guardian
     85            82            83             Plan Vernon Parish .... 3 Joy of reading ........... 11

                                                TF Warrior at work ..... 7 Pet possibilities ........ 3
     60            62            68

                                                Generous gesture ........ 8 Events for youth ....... 22
 Today        Saturday       Sunday
Vi e w p o i n t
                                     Polk People                                                                              Guardian
      March Madness is coming to a close this weekend, so Guardian                                                                   Editorial Staff
                                                                                                                             Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn
     staff writers asked members of the Fort Polk community, “Which                                                              Joint Readiness Training Center
                                                                                                                                and Fort Polk commanding general
       team do you think will win college basketball’s tournament this                                                             Col. Francis B. Burns
                                                                                                                                        Garrison commander
                        year?” Here are their replies:                                                                                 Jim Beinkemper
                                                                                                                                        Public Affairs officer
                                                                                                                                       Kim Reischling
                                                                                                                                   Command information officer
                                                                                                                                          Jean Dubiel
                                                                                                                                                Editor
                                                                                                                                         Angie Thorne
                                                                                                                                          Associate editor
                                                                                                                                      Chuck Cannon
                                                                                                                                      Jennifer Dorval
                                                                                                                                     Rachel Reischling
                                                                                                                                       Sarah Peachey
                                                                                                                                            Staff writers
                                                                                                                                        Editorial Offices
                                                                                                                                   Building 4919, Magnolia Street
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  2/Guardian
       April 1, 2011
NewScope
              Briefs                               What do you want?

Drivers courses
                                                     Br ing y our id ea s f or co mmu ni ty to A pri l 5 m eet in g
   The following drivers courses are offered       PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
                                                                                                              ■ Address transportation infrastructure needs
by the Garrison Safety Office. Classes are                                                                 (75 percent).
held in bldg 4209, module D, Pennsylvania             Members of the Fort Polk community interest-            ■ Strengthen education (74 percent).
Loop:                                              ed in shaping the future of Vernon Parish are in-          ■ Add new retail and services (73 percent).
   • Local hazards: This is a requirement          vited to attend a Plan Vernon Parish outreach              ■ Focus on all areas and different approaches
for all newcomers to Fort Polk and is re-          meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at North Polk Elemen-         (73 percent)
newed every four years. It is a requirement        tary School.                                               ■ Expand housing options (68 percent)
for a government motor vehicle license.               Plan Vernon Parish is a collaboration led by            ■ Protect the strong sense of community and
Classes are held Wednesdays from 9-9:30            the Vernon Parish Police Jury, in cooperation           small town atmosphere (64 percent).
a.m., 10-10:30 a.m., 11-11:30 a.m., 1-1:30         with the Center for Planning Excellence, a non-            ■ Build on the recreation and quality of life
p.m., 2-2:30 p.m. and 3-3:30 p.m.                  profit organization out of Baton Rouge that coor-       (53 percent)
   • Intermediate drivers course: This is a        dinates urban and rural planning efforts.                  Parish growth is vital to the needs of resi-
requirement for newly assigned Soldiers               Plan Vernon Parish seeks to frame a blueprint        dents –– both military and civilian, and that
(first permanent duty station), age 26 and         –– a comprehensive plan –– that will enhance            growth is coming, according to AECOM, the lead
younger. IDC is the follow on course to the        quality of life in the parish over the next 20 years.   consultant team for Plan Vernon Parish.
basic drivers course given during advanced            The comprehensive plan will encompass a                 AECOM estimates that 750 to 1,000 new hous-
individual training. Classes are held              number of objectives: Maintaining the small-            ing units may be required by 2013 to accomodate
Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-           town atmosphere in Vernon Parish; building a            Fort Polk growth that would likely cluster
4 p.m. Register online at https://airs.lmi.org     foundation for economic growth; showcasing              around Leesville.
or call 531-1981.                                  natural assets; attracting jobs; increasing public         Housing in Vernon Parish is at an affordably
                                                   services; and revitalizing shopping districts.          priced advantage, while higher-payed military,
Free tax help                                         The comprehensive plan also focuses on the
                                                   environment and cultural and heritage resources
                                                                                                           civilian and contractor employees bolster the re-
                                                                                                           gional economy, which should grow in the fu-
   Fort Polk’s Installation Tax Office offers
                                                   in the area.                                            ture, according to AECOM staff.
free tax filing assistance to Soldiers, retirees
                                                      Fort Polk’s voice is important to this effort,          Tourism opportunities tend to cater to popular
and Family members. The Tax Office is in
                                                   said Stephanie Stephens, strategic planner for          outdoor recreation while La. Hwy 171 generates
bldg 2502, Alabama Avenue, South Fort.
                                                   Fort Polk’s Plans, Analysis and Integration Of-         high-traffic counts that could support retail
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
                                                   fice.                                                   growth.
Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The of-
                                                      “Fort Polk is the largest ‘city’ in Vernon Parish.      The bottom line, said Stephens, is that the
fice will also have paper forms if you want
                                                   The military population, though transient, wants        April 5 meeting at North Polk Elementary allows
to fill out and mail your federal and state
                                                   the same quality of life as do the residents of the     the Fort Polk community to guide the growth of
income taxes. Appointments for preparing
                                                   parish. The faces behind those needs may                the community in which they live –– even if ex-
a tax return may be made by calling 531-
                                                   change, but those needs will not,” Stephens said.       pecting permanent change of station orders soon.
1040. Walk-in help is also available but ap-
                                                      April 5th’s meeting will focus on “growth sce-          “Your input will affect the quality of life for fu-
pointments have priority.
                                                   narios” developed during a series of meetings           ture Soldiers and Families,” she said.
                                                   held in Vernon Parish in October and December.             For more information on Plan Vernon Parish,
Employer days                                      Those meetings resulted in a list of needs deter-       visit the website at www.planvernonparish.org
   The Army Career and Alumni Program              mined by attendees.                                     or call 238-0324.
Center, 7950 Alabama Ave., bldg 2155, Suite           For instance, in December, Leesville residents          Please note that members of the off-post com-
105, hosts the following employer days:            were interested in these improvements:                  munity attending the meeting will be allowed ac-
   • WyoTech: Tuesday and April 12, 19                ■ Diversify the economy and create jobs (91          cess to Fort Polk.
and 26 from 9 a.m.-noon: This company of-          percent).                                                  Please tell the gateguards you are attending
fers educational opportunities in the auto-           ■ Address wastewater infrastructure needs            the meeting and have a valid driver’s license
motive, diesel, motorcycle, watercraft, colli-     (76 percent).                                           ready for scanning.
sion/repair and other technology fields.
   • CUDD Energy Services visits ACAP
Wednesday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This oil and
                                                   Mail order pharmacy saves time, aggravation
gas industry services provider has opera-                                                                     • Formulary generic drugs: $3
tions and engineering positions available.         TRICARE                                                    • Formulary brand-name drugs (if your doctor
   • Universal Technical Institute: Thursday          Did you know that filling your prescription          authorizes it): $9
and April 14, 21 and 28 from 9 a.m.-noon.          can be as quick and easy as picking up your                • Non-formulary generic or brand-name
UTI offers training in auto, diesel and in-        mail?                                                   drugs: $22
dustrial technology.                                  The TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy program                 Plus, you get the same peace of mind with the
   For more information call 531-1594.             lets you order and receive your long-term main-         mail order. Like the retail or military treatment
                                                   tenance medications at home. Best of all, you’ll        facility pharmacy, the mail-order program uses
‘Giant voice’ test                                 save money.                                             the Pharmacy Data Transaction Service. This au-
                                                      With the mail-order program, you pay the             tomated tool reviews all of your TRICARE pre-
   Fort Polk’s Emergency Operations Cen-
                                                   same copayment that you’re used to at the retail        scriptions against your complete medication his-
ter conducts a series of tests today on the
                                                   pharmacy, but you get a 90-day supply rather            tory before dispensing a new prescription. This
“Giant Voice” mass notification system.
                                                   than a 30-day supply. Plus, you’ll save the cost of     enhances your safety by reducing the possibility
These tests will confirm system updates.
                                                   gasoline and the time it takes to drive to the          of adverse drug-to-drug interactions or duplicate
Speaker activation may be required
                                                   pharmacy.                                               treatments. So, save time and money, and enroll
throughout the day.
                                                      Your copayments for a 90-day supply of med-          today.
                Please see Briefs, page 5          ications through the mail-order program are as             For more information visit the website at
                                                   follows:                                                www.tricare.mil.
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                                                                                                                                                  April 1, 2011   /3
A r my n e w s
   ‘Sons of Anarchy’ stars ride with troops for safety
   By MICHAEL HECKMAN                    they go out and ride," he said.
   Fort Hood Sentinel Sports Editor
                                            McConnell, who works on the
                                         weapons and electronic systems
      FORT HOOD, Texas – About           on Apache attack helicopters, was
   300 Soldiers throttled up cruisers,   riding his first custom bike, a
   sport bikes and custom choppers       $13,000 project in progress on a
   March 10 to take a 50-mile motor-     2007 Harley Davidson Soft Tail
   cycle mentorship ride dedicated       Deuce.
   to safety.                               Addressing the riders, the in-




                                                                                                                                                               DAWN PANDOLIANO / FORT HOOD SENTINEL
      Actors Kim Coates and Theo         stallation's commanding general,
   Rossi, from the TV show “Sons of      Lt. Gen. Bob Cone, said he often is
   Anarchy,” accompanied the             asked why he makes it so hard on
   columns of riders led by III Corps    people who want to ride a motor-
   and Fort Hood Command Sgt.            cycle at Fort Hood.
   Maj. Arthur L. Coleman Jr. and           "We've lost 30 Soldiers at Fort
   Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela,          Hood since 2007, killed on motor-
   senior enlisted advisor of the        cycles," the general explained, "so
   ride's sponsoring unit, the 1st Air   we as leaders are going to take
   Cavalry Brigade.                      care of younger Soldiers who
      "We've come so far during just     want to get on motorcycles to
   the past five years, bringing mo-     make sure they have all the skills
   torcycle safety to the forefront,"    and techniques and abilities nec-       Preparing for the start of the Motorcycle Mentorship Ride,
   Vela said before the bikes were       essary so they don't become an-         about 300 Soldiers are ready to roll at Sadowski Field, Fort
   fired up March 10, on Sadowski        other casualty or statistic."           Hood, Texas, March 10.
   Field, near III Corps Headquar-          Although the number of active-
   ters. "Here at Fort Hood we set       duty Soldiers stationed on post         riding a motorcycle. The Army,
   the standard for the Army to fol-     who have died in motorcycle acci-       we have our rules and regs. But
   low in our motorcycle mentorship      dents has declined for three con-       for me, it gives you that free spir-
   program."                             secutive years, Cone said, "We          it, being out in the wind. It's calm-
      Since they were implemented        lost a Soldier already this year."      ing."
   about three years ago by then-           While the general is not a biker,        Vela met Coates and Rossi last
   commander Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch,        he said some of the best Soldiers       year when they were touring
   who kicked the movement off in        he's known in his 32 years in the       Camp Taji in Iraq.
   2008 with a 1,200-motorcycle ride     service have ridden motorcycles.            They plan to visit the troops
   called "Phantom Thunder," the            "There's something about mo-         again after filming for the TV se-
   post's motorcycle safety programs     torcycles and being a warrior.          ries ends this year.
   and related safety rides have be-     These two things are akin," he              "We had a great time (in Iraq),
   come the Army's "gold standard,"      said.                                   and can't wait to go back. We sup-
   according to Brig. Gen. William T.       One of those two-wheeled war-        port everything you guys do and
   Wolf, the director of Army Safety     riors, Sgt. 1st Class Richard Glo-      we take our hats off to you. Thank
   who recently toured Fort Hood's       vas, Fox Company, 1st Battalion,        you so much. Be safe downrange
   Motorcycle Training Facility on       8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Caval-        and come back," Coates said.
   West Fort Hood.                       ry Division, was a mentor for the           Coates was riding what he de-
      Vela said the timing of the ride   ride, which wound from Fort             scribed as a "big-ass Harley bag-
   was no coincidence.                   Hood down East Range Road to            ger." Rossi was riding a 2003 H-D
      "We're about to go on spring       the Belton Lake Outdoor Recre-          Night Train. The H-D brand was a
   break and, with gas prices high,      ation Area and back to Sadowski         common bond for many riders.            Soldiers participating in the
   right now, a lot of people are        Field where an after-ride briefing          Although it's more difficult to     Motorcycle Mentorship Ride
   thinking about hitting the road.      was held.                               relax in Los Angeles traffic, Rossi     March 10 got a surprise visit
   At the end of the day, if we can         Glovas started riding bikes as a     said, he enjoys riding motorcycles
                                                                                                                         from Kim Coates (Tig) and
   save one guy from a motorcycle        5 year old. He and friends rode         because, "It's quiet time. I get
   accident by being more visible        around Rathbun, Iowa.                   away from all the madness of cell       Theo Rossi (Juice), actors
   and cautious, that's what it's all       "We didn't do any racing, just       phones and girlfriends. So it's just    from the television series
   about."                               what young, dumb guys do. I'm           me and the road. It's one of the        "Sons of Anarchy." The actors
      Caution is an attitude not         trying to prevent a lot of that from    few times in the chaotic environ-       joined Soldiers on the mentor-
   enough motorcycle enthusiasts         happening now," he added.               ment we live in that you can find       ship ride.
   possess, according to Sgt. Sean          Glovas rode a 2009 Harley            peace."
   McConnell, Company D, 1st Bat-        Davidson Night Train with a 96              Another rider, 1st Sgt. Alonzo         Sewn into his reflective vest is
   talion, 227th Aviation Regiment,      cubic-inch motor. He's been rid-        Taylor, Division Headquarters           the phrase "Never ride faster than
   1st Air Cav Bde.                      ing Harleys for 20 years, he            and Headquarter Battalion, 1st          your angels can fly."
      "A lot of people get a bike, and   added, "because they're made in         Cav Div, has attended all of the           Although his motorcycle is ca-
   they want to get something they       the USA."                               basic and advanced motorcycle           pable of speeds up to 140 mph,
   saw in a magazine with a 1,300 cc        "For me, it's a stress relief. For   mentorship courses, but he also         Taylor said, he's never pegged the
   motor or bigger, and they can't       one thing," Vela said, "you have to     relies on another form of protec-       speedometer.
   handle it. I suggest to my friends    concentrate on what you're doing.       tion while riding his 2007 Harley          "My angels tell me that's too
   that they take these classes before   You can't daydream while you're         Davidson V-Rod.                         fast, and you'd better slow down."



4/Guardian
    April 1, 2011
Accidents happen –– know when to get government involved
By SHERRY BLOUNT                            Remember, the claims office only       accident and received medical treat-    Treasury and TRICARE reimburses
Claims Office
                                         collects this money from the person       ment. The claims office will send a     a percentage of the recovered funds
                                         who caused the injury or an insur-        medical release of information form,    to BJACH through a cooperative
   Service members, dependents           ance company.                             statement of incident, and DD Form      agreement.
and eligible retirees all receive           If the claims office seeks to recov-   2569 or TRICARE 2527 to the in-            The claims office seeks to assist
health care through TRICARE. In          er against your personal insurance        jured beneficiary. The beneficiary      all service members, dependents
2011, the Department of Defense in-      policy pertaining to medical care,        must complete and return these          and retirees by replenishing these
troduced the premium-based TRI-          this will not affect your policy pre-     forms to the claims office as soon as   funds, which ultimately enhances
CARE Young Adult Program, which          miums or require any out of pocket        possible.                               the quality of patient care at BJACH
extends medical coverage to eligible     expense.                                     If you retain a lawyer to recover    and throughout the TRICARE sys-
military family members (unmar-             Federal law requires military          money for pain and suffering, you       tem.
ried dependents, ineligible for em-      health-care beneficiaries to cooper-      must contact the claims office and         In some instances, the claims of-
ployer sponsored insurance cover-        ate with the claims office. Failure to    provide your attorney’s contact in-     fice may waive or reduce the
age) up to age 26.                       cooperate may adversely affect the        formation.                              amount of the medical care bill to
   While the U.S. pays these medical     beneficiary’s future enjoyment of            If BJACH provided the medical        equitably distribute the available
bills, sometimes an insurance com-       medical benefits at Bayne-Jones           care, the claims office deposits all    funds and avoid undue hardship to
pany or other person must reim-          Army Community Hospital, other            money recovered directly into           the injured party. The injured per-
burse the Army for the cost of med-      military treatment facilities or TRI-     BJACH’s hospital budget.                son or their attorney must submit
ical care.                               CARE.                                        If TRICARE provided the med-         this request in writing to the claims
   Examples include automobile ac-          You should contact the claims of-      ical care, the claims office deposits   office. The claims attorney will re-
cidents, assaults, dog bites and slip    fice if you have been involved in an      all money recovered into the U.S.       view each request on a case-by-case
and falls on another person’s prop-                                                                                        basis to determine whether or not to
erty. Anytime a military health-care                                                                                       approve a waiver or reduction.
beneficiary goes to the emergency                                                                                             Factors considered include finan-
room after a car accident, the gov-                                                                                        cial hardship, the fair value of the
ernment recovers the cost of the                                                                                           injured party’s claim, the future val-
emergency room visit, even if the                                                                                          ue of medical care provided by the
doctor determines the beneficiary                                                                                          U.S. and the potential recovery
did not suffer injuries related to the                                                                                     funds available.
accident.                                                                                                                     The Fort Polk Claims Office is lo-
   Federal law permits the Office of                                                                                       cated at 7090 Alabama Avenue, bldg
the Staff Judge Advocate, Claims                                                                                           1454 and is open Monday through
Division, to recover money for the                                                                                         Friday from 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-
cost of these medical expenses. The                                                                                        4:30 p.m.
Federal Medical Recovery Care Act                                                                                             Call Helen Harrington or Sherry
42 U.S.C. 2651 and 10 U.S.C. 1095                                                                                          Blount at 531-2129 with questions
authorizes this type of medical care                                                                                       concerning the medical care recov-
recovery.                                                                                                                  ery program.


Briefs
Continued from page 3

Cadre position                                           • Golf course superintendent, $40,000-$50,000
                                                       annually; full-time, closes April 8, CF-11-103.
                                                                                                              the month from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations can
                                                                                                              be dropped off any time. Consignments are ac-
   The Military Child Education Coalition seeks          • Business manager for golf course, $40,000-         cepted on Thursdays only. Volunteers are need-
to fill a Parent-to-Parent cadre staff position at     $50,000 annually; full-time, closes April 8, CF-11-    ed. Call 537-0459.
Fort Polk. This is a part-time position (10-15         093.
hours per week). Cadre staff consists of parents         • Child and youth program assistant, $10.95-         WSTV on air
committed to education and military children.          $13.41 per hour; flexible, closes June 30, SC-
Experience working in related fields is desired.                                                                 Watch “Around the Services” on Fort Polk’s
                                                       NAFEP11020C.                                           own WSTV on channel 3, on and off post. The
Cadre staff work in their communities providing
                                                                                                              daily, half-hour program features military news
workshop training for parents. Professional train-
ing will be provided in Harker Heights, Texas
                                                       DTS training                                           from top defense officials and military services
                                                          Defense Travel Service classes are ongoing at       from around the world. The show airs Mondays
July 26-29. For complete job description visit
                                                       Fort Polk’s Library and Education Center, bldg         at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 3 a.m,
www.militarychild.org/get-involved/employ-
                                                       660. Preregistration is required. Each class has 20    2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 3 a.m.,
ment. For more information call Judy Glennon at        computers, so space is limited.                        11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Thursdays at 7 a.m. and
(254)     953-1923    or     send     e-mail    to        • Thursday from 1-3:30 p.m., “traveler train-       6:30 p.m., Fridays at 3 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Sat-
judy.glennon@militarychild.org.                        ing,” room 215.                                        urdays at 11:30 a.m.
                                                          • April 12-14 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., “Organiza-
NAF positions                                          tional Defense Travel Administrator (requires          Off limits
   Applications are being accepted for the follow-     certifying officers legislation training certificate      Pursuant to the Armed Forces Disciplinary
ing nonappropriated-fund jobs on Fort Polk.            to attend), room 215.                                  Control Board meeting of Dec. 9, off limits re-
   For more information call the NAF Branch,              • April 28 from 1-3:30 p.m., “approving and         strictions have been placed on the following local
531-6301/6631/4955, or visit the web site at           reviewing officials,” room 215.                        businesses:
www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/cpac/naf.htm.                      To register call 531-0421 or e-mail Rene.Par-          • Junior Snider, S&S Construction, 1801 South
   • Recreation assistant, $8.71 per hour; full        due@us.army.mil.                                       5th Street, Leesville
time, closes Tuesday, SCNAFEP110024.                                                                             • Reflections Lounge, 1408 South 5th Street,
   • Recreation assistant, $8.71 per hour; flexible,   Thrift Shop                                            Leesville
closes Tuesday, SCNAFEP110025.                            Fort Polk’s Thrift Shop, located in bldg 2531 on       Military personnel are prohibited from enter-
   • Maintenance worker, $10.30 per hour; part-        Alabama Avenue (last building on the right), is        ing or doing business with these establishments
time, closes Tuesday, SCNAFEP110026.                   open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-            or businesses. Violators are subject to Uniform
   • Recreation aide, lifeguard, $8-$10 per hour;      4:30 p.m., the first Saturday of the month from        Code of Military Justice disciplinary actions.
flexible, closes Tuesday, SCNAFEP110027.               9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and the third Wednesday of            For more information call 531-7020.
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                                                                                                                                                    April 1, 2011
      Bravo Company holds advisor training academy for 82nd
      By Staff Sgt. KYLE CAIL
      1st Bn, 353rd Inf Reg
         FORT POLK, La. –– Bravo
      Company, 1st Battalion, 353rd In-
      fantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry
      Brigade held an advisor academy
      for the Soldiers of 2nd Brigade,
      82nd Airborne Division, March
      8-15 at Fort Polk. Advisors make
      up Stability Transition Teams, or
      STTs.
         The academy consisted of six
      key leader engagements that al-
      lowed advisors to engage an
      Iraqi Security Force counterpart
      based on scenarios that are cur-
      rent and relevant to the area to
      which the unit will deploy.
         Using the most current intelli-
      gence from the theater of opera-
      tions provides a realistic training




                                                                                                                                                         162nd INF BDE PAO
      environment, which will guaran-
      tee success for 2nd Brigade STTs.
         The engagements focused on
      the STT's advisor skills, cultural
      awareness, interpreter manage-
      ment and rapport building skills.     Combat Advisors from 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division partake in a cultural meal with
         During training, STTs shared a     their Iraqi Security Force counterparts.
      meal with their host nation coun-
      terparts in a relaxed environ-        stems predominately from their       their performance as an STT.         Ho Park.
      ment.                                 prior service in the Iraqi Army.        "This training was conducted         Overall, 2nd Bde STTs are
         The meal was eaten after the       During the engagement, the Iraqi     in a professional atmosphere and     more adequately prepared for
      first key leader engagement and       Security Forces conduct business     tested our advisory skills," said    their pending deployment in
      allowed the teams to gain further     as division commanders and           Lt. Col. Brad Mock, a command        support of Operation New Dawn
      insight on Iraqi culture by going     staff officers.                      select team leader.                  due to this training.
      through a formal dining experi-          This allows the STTs to pre-         "The added stressors through-        The 2nd Bde recently complet-
      ence and interacting with role-       pare for their deployment by         out the engagements added to         ed its Joint Readiness Training
      players.                              placing realistic job stressors on   the realism and the engagements      Center rotation where the advi-
         The knowledge that the role-       them, which in turn allows the       have prepared us for our upcom-      sors honed and tested their new
      players bring to the scenarios        1st Battalion to properly evaluate   ing deployment," said Maj. Chan      skills.




162nd rear detachment leads way in combat advisor rehabilitation
                                                      tance in the Soldier’s successful transition to the      “Many of these Soldiers have not been home
By 1st Lt. DAVID ENGELMANN JR.
                                                      Fort Polk Warrior Transition Unit.                    in over a year. It is important that we master and
162nd Inf Bde
                                                         “It was baptism by fire. I had to become famil-    make this process as smooth as possible to get
   FORT POLK, La. –– Shortly before the first         iar with key personnel within the SRP and             them the care they need and get them back home
group of combat advisors redeployed from the-         Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, as well          to their loved ones,” said Staff Sgt. Jonathan
ater in the early part of 2010, a need was identi-    as establish contacts with the WTU staff and oth-     O’Dell, the current NCO in charge of the CARP.
fied by the 162nd Infantry Brigade to provide on-     er post agencies,” said Caldera.                                      To date, of the 18 redeployed com-
going support to those who may have sustained            “It was a daunting task, but I feel                             bat advisors the 162nd Inf Bde rear
injuries requiring medical evaluation beyond re-      we really ended up with an out-                                    detachment has served, 14 have suc-
verse Soldier Readiness Processing.                   standing program and are achieving                                 cessfully transitioned to the WTU.
   In keeping with its primary mission of provid-     great results.”                                                       The CARP continues to make qual-
ing first-class Soldier and Family support, the          The support CARP provides is                                    ity care and the effective reintegra-
162nd Inf Bde rear detachment was the logical         not limited to combat advisors re-                                 tion of each combat advisor top pri-
choice to assume this mission.                        turning from theater.                                              orities.
   Immediately recognizing the importance and            More recently, the detachment has also provid-         “What we do or fail to do will leave a lasting
magnitude of this task, the detachment estab-         ed direct support to those who sustain injuries       impression of this brigade with our combat advi-
lished a new section called the Combat Advisor        during resident training and are deemed unable        sors and their Families. They have put their lives
Rehabilitation Program, or CARP.                      to deploy with their respective teams.                on the line and deserve nothing but the best,”
   Spearheaded by Staff Sgt. Arthur Caldera, the         The goal, much like those who redeploy, is to      said Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Bryant, rear detach-
program oversees all aspects of the initial reha-     provide short-term command and control until          ment first sergeant.
bilitative process to include in-processing, ad-      they are cleared to return to their parent unit, or      “It is an honor to serve them and ensure they
ministrative support, transportation to and from      transition them to the WTU for long-term treat-       get the treatment and support they truly de-
medical appointments and, in many cases, assis-       ment.                                                 serve.”

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    April 1, 2011
TF Warrior cuts off Taliban in Tangi Valley
By SGT. COOPER T. CASH
210th Mobile Public Affairs Det, TF Patriot

   WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan –– As
bullets flew toward an armored vehicle on
the adjacent hill, the mortarmen at Observa-
tion Post Savannah aligned their tube toward
the enemy fighting position in Wardak
Province, Afghanistan March 15.
   The ground shook around the mortar tube
as Sgt. Luiz D. Alamo slid six consecutive 60




                                                                                                                                         Sgt. COOPER T. CASH / 210TH MOBILE PUBLIC AFFAIRS DET, TF PATRIOT
mm rounds down the cylinder. The sequen-
tial explosions across the ridgeline, followed
by silence, seemed to indicate the rounds
found their mark.
   Company B, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry
Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat
Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force
Warrior established OP Savannah at the
mouth of the Tangi Valley less than a week
prior.
   “The Afghan National Army will establish
a checkpoint, which will then be turned over
to the ANP (Afghan National Police),” said
Capt. Mark J. Balboni, the commander of Co
B. “On the 15th, we began installing the first
of the smaller OPs that will overwatch the
future TCP (traffic control point).”


“We have been hit every                            Spc. Jeff R. Cardoza, a designated marksman assigned to Company B, 2nd Battal-
                                                   ion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Divi-
day since we stood up the                          sion, Task Force Warrior, scans the ridgeline and village below for enemy fighters
OP.”                                               after taking rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire March 15 at Observation
                                                   Post Savannah.
             1st Lt. WILL J. RENDALL
     4th BCT, 10th Mtn Div, TF Warrior

   Establishing the OP and TCP is essential
for securing the valley.
   “The OP and TCP will prevent the move-
ment of arms and insurgents in and out of
the valley,” said 1st Lt. Will J. Rendall.
   Rendall explained that moving hundreds
of sandbags, one by one, down to the newly
formed fighting position is hard work, but
securing the winding road in the base of the
valley is worth it.
   “The buildup of coalition presence in the
valley has resulted in an increase of insur-
gent activity and contact within the last
week,” said Rendall. “We have been hit
every day since we stood up the OP.”
   Because U.S. forces will inevitably leave
Afghanistan, Co B is working on a long-term
solution to secure the hostile valley.
   As night fell over the hilltop on the west-
ern end of the valley, Soldiers continued to
ferry sandbags to the fighting position. Once
enough progress was made, Balboni ordered
his Soldiers to rotate out of their security po-
sitions and the recently-arriving platoon to
take over. The battle-hardened infantrymen
seemed in high spirits as they loaded their        Sgt. Luiz D. Alamo, a mortarman assigned to Co B, 2nd Bn, 4th Inf Reg, 4th BCT,
vehicles to head back to their combat outpost      10th Mtn Div, TF Warrior, unleashes six high-explosive 60 mm mortars on an enemy
after braving rocket-propelled grenade at-         fighting position after taking rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire March
tacks and multiple firefights on the remote        15 at Observation Post Savannah. Alamo and his company received enemy fire
wind-battered hilltop.                             each of the five days they have manned the OP  .




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Community
Cavan Burns, 10, (left)
delivers items donated
at his birthday party to                                                                                                                           Briefs
Spc. Scott Hay, Better
Opportunities for Sin-
gle Soldiers president,
                                                                                                                                      Self defense classes
                                                                                                                                         Cantrell Fitness Center offers self defense
March 25. Hay will in-                                                                                                                classes that focus on Tai Chi and Kyusho
clude the items in gift                                                                                                               Jitsu pressure points in individual or group
packages sent to Sol-                                                                                                                 sessions. Participants must be 18 or older.
diers serving overseas.                                                                                                               For information on scheduling or pricing
Burns requested that                                                                                                                  call (859) 445-8108.
party attendees bring
donations in lieu of                                                                                                                  PWOC retreat
gifts.                                                                                                                                   Protestant Women of the Chapel hosts it
                                                                                                                                      annual spring retreat at the Main Post
                                                                                                                                      Chapel Thursday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and
                                                                                                                                      April 8 from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Special guest
                                                                                                                                      is Victoria Robinson. Child care is provided




                                                                                                           T.C. BRADFORD / GUARDIAN
                                                                                                                                      and drop off starts at 8:45 a.m. each day.
                                                                                                                                      Please bring children a lunch Thursday.
                                                                                                                                      Lunch will be served for retreat attendees.
                                                                                                                                      For more information call (214) 726-2612.

                                                                                                                                      Christian concert
                                                                                                                                         First Baptist Church, DeRidder, hosts co-
                                                                                                                                      median, singer and songwriter, Mark
                                                                                                                                      Lowry, Thursday at 10 a.m. Tickets are $15
Burns puts Soldiers’ needs before self                                                                                                per person. Call (337) 463-9047 for more in-
                                                                                                                                      formation.
By T.C. BRADFORD
                                                     quest. He asked that people not bring him gifts.
Public affairs specialist
                                                     “If I have all these presents, and I probably won’t
                                                     use them all, I should probably do something
                                                                                                                                      Library events
   Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, founder of        else and give something to the Soldiers fighting                                    Allen Memorial Library hosts events
Buddhism, said “We are formed and molded by          for our country,” said Burns.                                                    throughout April:
our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by           Burns asked instead that attendees bring an                                      •Tech Thursdays continue with topics
selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act.   item that could be put into care packages and                                    that include evaluating online information,
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves     sent to Soldiers deployed in overseas contin-                                    tutor.com for the military, library catalog
them.”                                               gency operations. “I was very surprised at the                                   and library databases. Tech Thursdays are
   It’s doubtful that Fort Polk Family member        amount of stuff people brought,” he said.                                        held from 4-4:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Cavan Burns has studied the Buddhist philoso-           Asked what he would tell others his age about                                    •Stop by the library every Tuesday at 11
phy or heard of its founder but that didn’t stop     supporting Soldiers, Burns said, “Just think of                                  a.m. for Story Time Tuesdays.
him from making a decision that embodies the         how many Soldiers are out there and what you                                        •Get your poetry and head over to the li-
sentiments in the quote.                             can do for them. I did this and it made me feel                                  brary for Poetry Slam Monday. Bring your
   Cavan recently turned 10 years old. When it       really good.                                                                     own poetry or poetry that is meaningful to
came time to send out invitations to his party, he      “If you did something like it, I bet you would                                you and share it with others.
made what might be considered an unusual re-         feel good too.”                                                                     •There is a Parent-To-Parent Workshop
                                                                                                                                      Tuesday at 6 p.m. The workshop topic is
                                                                                                                                      “School Transitions: What Every Parent
New program brings assistance to Soldiers, Families                                                                                   Should Know.” Another workshop will be
                                                                                                                                      held April 9 at 1 p.m. on “Resiliency” and
                                                     into a new direction of having assistance come to                                its importance for military children.
By TALEETA JACKSON
                                                     you. That’s right! The case manager will come to                                    •In honor of National Library Week, the
ACS
                                                     your neighborhood centers, Family Readiness                                      library hosts an open house April 10-16.
   Have you ever wondered what the Army or           Group meetings, unit trainings, information ses-                                    •The Polk page turners book club meets
Fort Polk really has to offer your Family? Have      sions and other functions to help meet your                                      April 21 at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to dis-
you seen all of the available services and pro-      needs. Instead of pulling Soldiers and Families                                  cuss Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Hound of the
grams but felt overwhelmed when trying to            in, ACS is pushing services out to them.                                         Baskervilles.”
choose one? Are you frustrated because there is         This program is intended to close the gap in                                     •Parent-To-Parent story time will be held
always too little or too much information avail-     services to Soldiers and Families needing them                                   April 21 at 6 p.m. Participants will read
able on these services and programs?                 the most. Sometimes obstacles include trans-                                     “Wild about Animals” by Judy Blume.
   Fort Polk’s Army Community Service would          portation, arranging for child care, or just not                                    For more information call 531-2665.
like to share some information with you about        knowing which program or services best meet
one of its newest programs. While “information       your needs. The information and referral case
and referral” is not new to the Army or Fort         manager will sit down with you one-on-one and                                    Doggie swim
Polk, its newly enhanced case management pro-        help determine which services actually fit your                                    Is your dog tired of the same walk every
gram is.                                             needs. Not only will you find the services you                                   weekend? It’s time to change the routine
   This new program was created with the inten-      need, the case manager follows up with you and                                   and take your best friend to the South Fort
tion of moving away from the old way of doing        the agencies referred to you to guarantee that
things –– having Soldiers and their Families visit   your needs were met.                                                                   Please see Briefs, page 12
the ACS Center for assistance — and moving              For more information call 531-0772.


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      April 1, 2011
“Honoring Our Children” seminar slated for April 13
                                                      and the culture at large. She will discuss how to                          dren must be registered with Child, Youth and
ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE
                                                      determine if a child has been sexually abused or                           School Services. Continuing education unit credit
   In April, the Month of the Military Child and      over sexualized because of exposure to pornogra-                           approval is pending for licensed clinical social
Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Army Com-           phy. The child predator, signs and symptoms of                             workers and other professionals. For more infor-
munity Service Family Advocacy Program hosts          child sexual abuse, different types of sexual of-                          mation or to register call 531-1938.
a one-day seminar April 13 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.      fenders and the role of the Internet and child sex-                           Other Child Abuse Prevention Month activi-
at the Warrior Community Center. The seminar          ual abuse will be emphasized.                                              ties include:
focuses on the prevention of cyber-space abuse           A portion of the seminar will focus on the in-                             • Child Abuse Prevention Month awareness
and other forms of child sexual abuse. The            creased sexualized culture of music lyrics and                             motorcycle ride, today, 8:30 a.m. Riders meet at
keynote speaker is Cindi Geeslin, a licensed clini-   videos. Participants will also learn to identify                           the Family Readiness Center parking lot and
cal social worker and Family Advocacy course          core strengths essential for healthy child devel-                          travel to Leesville City Hall.
manager with the Soldier and Family Support           opment and the impact of temperament on child                                 • Local community mayors and Brig. Gen.
Branch at the Army Medical Department Center          behavior.                                                                  Clarence K.K. Chinn, commander, Joint Readi-
and School in San Antonio, Texas.                        Geeslin’s wealth of knowledge and vast expe-                            ness Training Center and Fort Polk, meet at
   Geeslin will speak on what elements are need-      rience promises to make this year’s prevention                             Leesville City Hall at 10 a.m. today to sign a
ed for a strong parent/child relationship, the im-    seminar an event that any parent, educator, clini-                         proclamation recognizing Child Abuse Preven-
pact of culture on parenting and child develop-       cian, child care provider, law enforcement officer                         tion Month.
ment and the impact of pornography on children        or legal representative will want to attend.                                  • Safety awareness assemblies are held at
                                                                                     Preregistration for                         North Polk Elementary School April 18 and 20
                                                                                  the seminar is required                        and at South Polk Elementary School April 21.
                                                                                  and lunch will be pro-                            • A 5K fun run/walk takes place at the 1st Ma-
                                                                                  vided. Free child care                         neuver Enhancement Brigade Gym April 26 from
                                                                                  is available but chil-                         6:30-8 a.m.




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                                                                                      LAST TIME YOU HAD
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                                                                                      your pants?




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  FVAP’s slogan, poster contest expresses voting importance
                                                      start or continue to participate in elections           ceive a trip to the nation's capital to participate
  FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM                   while away from home and can be found at                in special events and tours. Runners-up will re-
     Calling all artists, poets and writers. The      FVAP.gov and http://challenge.gov/chal-                 ceive a certificate of recognition from the de-
  2011 Federal Voting Assistance Program voting       lenges/115. The slogan will also be used on the         partment for their contribution to this impor-
  slogan and poster contest could be your chance      2012 Voting poster.                                     tant endeavor.
  to express your thoughts and feelings on the           All submissions must include your full                  There is no limit to the number of entries
  importance of voting.                               name, branch of service (if military), mailing          you may submit, but it is requested that all slo-
     Winning entries will be used to promote in-      address, daytime telephone number, fax num-             gans and posters be submitted individually. All
  terest in the electoral process among military      ber (phone and fax numbers should include all           submissions must be received by April 8.
  members, their Families and U.S. citizens           necessary country/city codes or DSN prefixes)              For more information contact Cheryl
  worldwide for the 2012 presidential election        and e-mail address (if applicable).                     Perkins, the Installation Voting As-
  year.                                                  Here’s how you can submit your entry:                sistance Officer, at 531-2715.
     The deadline for submission of entries is           On-line: Go to Challenge.gov or type
  April 8, and it is easy to participate via use of   "FVAP" in the search bar to find these chal-
  Challenge.gov.                                      lenges. Use the orange "Post a Submission" but-
     The FVAP poster contest seeks artwork illus-     ton to upload your entries.
  trating the importance of and/or how it feels to       E-mail: slogan@fvap.gov. One slogan or
  be an American citizen voting absentee from         poster per e-mail including contact informa-
  anywhere in the world. This artwork will be         tion.
  used to create the 2012 voting poster and Vot-         Fax: (703) 696-1352 or DSN 426-1352. Visit
  ing Assistance Guide cover.                         the FVAP website at www.fvap for internation-
     The FVAP poster contest details are located      al toll-free fax numbers. No cover sheet is nec-
  at FVAP.gov and http://challenge.gov/chal-          essary.
  lenges/116. All artistic skill levels are encour-      Mail: Federal Voting Assistance Program
  aged to create and submit entries.                            Attn: Voting Slogan/Poster Contest
     The FVAP Slogan Contest asks for slogan                    1777 North Kent Street, Suite 14003
  ideas that inspire members of the military, their             Arlington, VA 22209
  Families and U.S. citizens residing overseas to        The contest winner and runners-up will re-




TRICARE extends Soldier, Family member Internet counseling
TRICARE                                               provides short-term, solution-focused, non-med-          es is not needed.
                                                      ical counseling for situations resulting from com-          If a beneficiary requests TRIAP services, he or
   The TRICARE Assistance Program, or TRIAP,          monly occurring life circumstances such as de-           she will receive an initial assessment with a li-
has been extended through March 20, 2012. This        ployment stress, relationships, personal loss and        censed professional.
demonstration program lets active duty service        parent-child communications.                                If video services are not possible or web-based
members and their beneficiaries use the Internet         All TRIAP services are provided on a one-to-          counseling is not an appropriate level of care, the
and a web cam to speak face-to-face with mental       one basis, in the context of a confidential relation-    licensed professional will refer the beneficiary to
health counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a                    ship, with a licensed professional.          the correct organization to receive services.
week, 365 days a year                                                  TRIAP services are available in            For more information about TRIAP or to link
from any location in the                                             the United States to active duty          to the regional health-care contractors’ TRIAP
United States.                                                        service members and their Family         sites, beneficiaries should go to
   The extension allows                                                 members (children must be age          www.tricare.mil/TRIAP.
more time to measure the                                                   18 or older), beneficiaries us-        TRIAP does not include medication manage-
effectiveness of TRIAP,                                                      ing TRICARE Reserve Select        ment or financial counseling. It is not a crisis or
improving beneficiary ac-                                                     and beneficiaries covered        suicide hotline.
cess to behavioral health                                                      under the Transitional As-         The Department of Defense and Veterans Af-
care by incorporating                                                            sistance Management           fairs national suicide hotline is (800) 273-TALK
web-based technology.                                                              Program.                    (8255). In an emergency, beneficiaries should call
   TRIAP, which launched                                                              A referral or prior      911. Active duty service members and beneficiar-
Aug. 1, 2009 is web-based                                                               authorization to       ies may also find other behavioral health services
videoconferencing that                                                                  use TRIAP servic-      at www.tricare.mil/mentalhealth.


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       April 1, 2011
‘Teddy bear time,’ CSM bring excitement to first graders
                                         first Texas A&M game. The story
By SARAH PEACHEY
                                         details what a visitor to their first
Guardian staff writer
                                         Aggie game would see: Reveille, the
   Teddy bear time is a big deal for     A&M mascot, and the cheers of the
the first graders at North Polk Ele-     crowd and excitement of the game.
mentary School. Each week stu-              The children participated by giv-
dents have the opportunity to earn       ing the “Whoop!” cheer whenever
“paw prints” for good behavior,          Hof directed them. Hof asked the
such as listening to the teacher, fol-   children, “What is your favorite col-
lowing directions and being quiet        or?” He hoped for them to shout
and respectful. Those who earn paw       maroon and gold, but was met with
prints for six straight weeks get a      the children’s actual favorite colors.
special visit from Teddy the Bear.       Some even chose purple and gold
   “This program teaches children        after the Louisiana State University
good manners and morals, but also        colors.
gives them time to be active and            Many first graders at North Fort
have fun,” said Becky Cyr, head of       Elementary said they enjoy reading
the Teddy Bear program. During the       on their own time, either alone or
Friday morning assemblies that oc-       with their parents. First grader
cur each week, the first graders re-     Madison Ketcham likes the Junie B.
cite “B-E-A-R-S” together. The let-      Jones books. Austin Gettings and
ters stand for BE honest, Active, Re-    Cameron Mefford both enjoy books
sponsible and Respectful and Safe.       about sports. Mefford comes from a
Each child must keep the aspects of      family that supports the rival team
“BEARS” in mind to earn paw              to the Aggies –– the Longhorns ––
prints throughout the week. In ad-       but he still liked the book. Gracie
dition to learning, Teddy Bear Time      Flores is also a Longhorn fan and




                                                                                                                                                              SARAH PEACHEY / GUARDIAN
allows the children to listen to mu-     reads every day, sometimes before
sic and dance.                           and after school. “My favorite part
   The students got a special sur-       of the (Texas A&M) book was
prise March 25 when Joint Readi-         Reveille (the canine team mascot in
ness Training Center and Fort Polk       the book). If students take him to
Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Hof, ar-       class and he barks, they don’t have
rived at school to read a story:         to do homework,” said Flores.
“Whoop!: An Aggie Football Week-            At the end of the assembly, the
end.” He entered the room and in-        classes that behaved the best re-        Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Command Sgt. Maj.
troduced himself, then quickly           ceived high fives and hugs from          Jeffery Hof reads to first graders at North Polk Elementary March
swapped his beret for a maroon           Teddy. They danced to one final          25. Hof donned a Texas A&M University hat and read “Whoop!: An
Texas A&M University hat.                song and returned to the classroom.      Aggie Football Weekend.”
   Seating himself in front of the       Cyr said she was pleased with the
children, he read the story about a      assembly and the story, “but next
young boy and girl who attend their      time, it will be an LSU story!”


                                                                                                                                              First
  Choosing books for children                                                                                                                 graders of
                                                        like it more if it’s fun-                                                             North
   By SARAH PEACHEY                                     ny.                                                                                   Polk Ele-
   Guardian staff writer
                                                           7. For children who                                                                mentary
      One of the most common problems in get-           are already reading,                                                                  get active
   ting children to read is finding books that inter-   select a variety of                                                                   during
   est or engage them. Reading the wrong books          books: One you can                                                                    ‘Teddy
   can turn children away from reading and to-          read together, one you
                                                                                                                                              Bear
   ward things like video games and television.         can read to your child
      The following tips can help your child be-        and one your child                                                                    Time.’
   come more enthusiastic about reading:                can read to you.
      1. Younger children enjoy books that use             8. Encourage your                               aside time to read together.
   word repition, rhymes and predictable text.          child to try different kinds of books like mys-       •Help your child understand how important
   Look for books with colorful pictures and sim-       teries, biographies about their favorite athlete   reading is by reading things aloud: Billboards,
   ple words.                                           or historical character and other non-fiction.     street signs and menus.
      2. For beginning readers, select books that          9. Ask the child’s librarian about book sug-       •Subscribe to a children’s magazine. Try to
   match their skill level.                             gestions or book lists.                            read it with your child after receiving each
      3. At the library, let your child choose some        10. Books about events in your child’s life,    magazine.
   of their own books.                                  like a new sibling or moving, can help them           •Check out a local bookstore for fun titles.
      4. If your child has a favorite book, they may    cope with their fears and feelings.                   •Encourage a love of words by playing
   enjoy other books written by the same author.                                                           rhyming and word games, singing silly songs
      5. Choose stories that provide new experi-          Trying to raise a reader?                        or writing poems and stories together.
   ences, like folktales or books about different         •Let your child see you reading the newspa-         •Set up and area of your home where books
   countries.                                           per, magazines or your own favorite book.          are within easy reach.
      6. Choose books that match your child’s in-         •Encourage older children to read to their          For more information see the “Between the
   terests, from animals to sports. Your child will     younger siblings or have the whole family set      Lions” webpage at pbskids.org/lions




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50-meter pool for doggie swim days Saturday                  Its single, “A Different Side of Me,” made Ra-     sending care packages to deployed single Sol-
and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. The water level            dio Disney’s top 30 and has sold more than            diers and helping out the Easter bunny at the
will be lowered to 1 foot to accommodate dogs of          100,000 copies. Doors open at 6 p.m. and band         same time. Order your Easter basket from BOSS
all sizes. After your dog’s swim, take it to get          members will stay after the concert to sign auto-     and the “Easter bunny” will deliver it on post for
pampered at the Better Opportunities for Single           graphs. The event is sponsored by Army Enter-         free.
Soldier’s Fort Polk Paw Wash Saturday at the              tainment and Family Morale, Welfare, Recreation          Baskets are $12 or two for $20 and contain a
pool from noon to 5 p.m.                                  Command. Call 531-1860 for more information.          stuffed chick, candy-filled camouflage eggs, a
   All dogs must be registered with Fort Polk to                                                                chocolate bunny, jelly bean carrot and more. Bas-
participate in the swim. Wait 30 minutes after            Yard of the Month                                     kets will be delivered April 22.
your dog has eaten before allowing it to swim.               Get involved in Fort Polk’s “Yard of the              Call 531-1948 or e-mail scotthay1@us.army.mil
Your dog is required to be on a leash and under           Month.” The program recognizes residents who          while supplies last.
the control of an adult at all times. No cats or oth-     make a special effort to improve the landscaping
er animals are permitted in the pool. For more in-        of their homes.                                       Commissary hours
formation call 531-1988.                                     It’s a monthly competition that runs through         The Fort Polk Commissary announces the fol-
                                                          September. Judging takes place the second Friday      low Easter holiday hours:
Pool closure                                              of each month and begins April 8.                       • April 22: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (early bird shop-
   The South Fort 50-Meter Pool closes Monday                Judges ride through designated neighbor-           ping opens at 8 a.m.);
to take down the bubble and perform mainte-               hoods and select the home that best meets the           • April 23: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.;
nance. The pool is scheduled to reopen April 22           criteria:                                               • April 24: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.;
for the summer. For more information call 531-               • overall appearance (landscaping, lawn orna-        • April 25: Closed
1988.                                                     ments)                                                  • April 26: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (early bird shop-
                                                             • Flowerbeds free of weeds and grass               ping begins at 8 a.m.).
“Allstar” weekend                                            • Driveway free of grease and oil
  The Fort Polk Bayou Theater hosts Allstar                  • The yard is free of trash and debris
weekend April 13 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.                There will also be one “Installation Yard of the
The band was made popular by Disney Radio                 Month.” Judges will assess the five “Yard of the
and is new on the pop scene.                              Month” winners and award the overall champi-
                                                          on. The winner will have the “Installation Yard of
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                                                                                                                                                                      April 1, 2011   /13
Roleplayers, OPFOR add realism to JRTC training
By RACHEL REISCHLING
Guardian staff writer
   FORT POLK , La. — The sun beats down over
shadeless dirt and gravel paths in the village of
Takira; it glints against rusty shrapnel, old tire
rims and sandy side streets so that every grain of
sand shimmers.
   Village men, dressed in the traditional cotton
“dishdashah” or ”thoub” — the ankle length,
long-sleeved frock that helps cool the body dur-
ing hot days — their heads covered by caps
called “thagiyah,” a three-piece head cover that
is worn scarf-like — mingle and chat among each
other in the village.
   The butcher moseys towards his stand, where
he sells fish and other meats. The mayor keeps an
eagle eye out for any disturbances, though all is
unsettlingly quiet.
   The women, dressed in the traditional “hijab,”                                                                 A Soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division
or veiling, which protects their modesty and                                                                      checks the terrain for the high valued tar-




                                                                                                                                                                        RACHEL REISCHLING/GUARDIAN
wards against unwanted sexual advances, keep                                                                      get: A terrorist known for making impro-
mostly to themselves, but stay alert.                                                                             vised explosive devices. His training took
   And for good reason: The Iraqi village of Taki-                                                                place in "The Box," the Joint Readiness
ra is about to be invaded by U.S. Soldiers, break-                                                                Training Center 200,000-acre training area.
ing the stillness of a village subdued by heat and
the mundane rigor of business. The 2nd Brigade
Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, out of
Fort Bragg, N.C., made aware of the possibility
that a high-valued target was hiding in the vil-
lage, stormed onto the main road. Normally, the            wounded, carting them to a primitive clinic at
unit would have entered through the village en-            the edge of town.
trance, greeting the town elder out of respect and            “I’ve done this for more than seven years,” she
asking for help.                                           said. “I did this while working full-time, but just
   Because of their mistake, they immediately              got hooked doing roleplaying. It’s great, making
took enemy gunfire — a Soldier fell as a result —          a difference — it’s our focus and our purpose,
and in returning fire, two civilian women were             and it’s easy to get carried away.”
injured.                                                      It would be hard for anyone not to get carried
   Takira is not just any Iraqi village ruled by           away in Takira, where cultural roleplayers stand
tribesmen; about 10 miles down La. Hwy 21, past            prominently at the center of town. To someone
the small villages of Hicks and La Camp, hidden            unaware that these are roleplayers, the shock can
by the piney woods of central Louisiana, Takira            be real. For a moment, the village itself allows
may be found by driving down a series of ser-              people to see the world with new eyes and from
pentine gravel roads, shaded by those ubiquitous           a new perspective.
pine trees that grow in such abundance here.                  Each roleplayer receives an Iraqi identification
   At the entrance of the village, built by the U.S.       card: They are laminated and look, for all intents
Army to train the Joint Readiness Training Cen-            and purposes, like the real thing.
ter Operations Group and the rotational units                 “Anything, absolutely anything can happen
that come to Fort Polk from all over the country,          during the course of the day,” said Craft.
is a sign that reads “Takira.” Part of the sign has           “Soldiers often stop me as I tend to the
seen gunfire: A large, blackened hole — not a              wounded, ask for ID, or a bomb can go off at any
promising sign — greets visitors to Takira.                moment. It’s easy to forget you’re playing a role
   Just inside the official village entrance is a          sometimes.”
mosque that has been destroyed. Further on are                Beyond the dangers of imminent attack, Craft
clay and stucco huts and shacks, and a group of            said, “the cultural roleplayers lend a reality to
Iraqi men watching the village activity with in-           village life in Takira.”
terest.                                                       “All of the roleplayers are a tight-knit group,
   The village of Takira is inhabited by roleplay-         like an extended family,” said Craft. “This is
ers; many are locals who love the job, but some            more than just a job.”
are cultural role players: Iraqi by birth, they are           Alvin Neal, of Alexandria, is also a roleplayer;    Always one of a Soldier's worst fears is the
people who have immigrated to the United                   he mans the gas station, where terrorists and          wounding of unarmed civilians. Unfortu-
States and now want to help the U.S. Army in its           high value targets tend to hide. “I get to do a lot
                                                                                                                  nately, Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Divi-
overseas missions.                                         of crazy stuff,” he said.
   In their dishdashahes, the cultural roleplayers            “I’ve been a suicide bomber, a drug lord or         sion wounded two village women during an
lend an eye-opening reality to the Iraqi village.          been running from the various units.”                  exchange of fire brought on by their unex-
   “The training makes the Soldiers more cultur-              More than anything, he said, “I wish I’d had        pected arrival onto the main road of the vil-
ally aware. I absolutely enjoy it because of this. I       this same type of training when I was a Soldier.”      lage. This scenario was played out during
feel I’m a part of it all. It’s a big job and I feel I’m      The village of Takira is one of a handful of vil-   the March rotation at the Joint Readiness
doing something important,” said Abdul Karim,              lages that are spread across a 200,000-acre train-     Training Center.
Takira’s butcher and one of the cultural Iraqi-            ing zone. During the year, different units from
born roleplayers.                                          across the U.S. complete missions through the          upon the skills they have learned during their
   Lynda Craft, a roleplayer from Hammond, La.,            “lanes,” orchestrated events in which the Sol-         first week of training.
whose Iraqi name is Anbar Imraan Muslin,                   diers’ mission is laid out for them.                      Maj. Tia Winston, the Public Affairs Officer for
serves as the village ambulance driver and nurse.             This lasts for a week, after which the unit         Ops Group, is a trainer/mentor: During the
She often rushes out to the rocky hill to tend to          freeplays, completing the mission, or not, based
                                                                                                                                 Please see Box, page 15
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        April 1, 2011
Thinking inside box: Military wife’s perspective on Soldier’s training
By JENNIFER DORVAL                                      told the unit in rotation was the 2nd Brigade
Guardian staff writer
                                                        Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort
                                                        Bragg, N.C.
    As an Army spouse, the closest I’ve ever been          When entering Takira, it’s easy to forget for a
to live combat has been watching war movies on          moment that you’re in the deep woods of
T.V. and the big screen. Ever since my husband          Louisiana. Instead, what I saw in front of me was
joined the military, I’ve become sensitive to           the constructs of a functioning village. Clay huts
watching these movies. For some reason, I can’t         and buildings with Arabic symbols lined the
help but put my husband in the band of Soldiers         streets of Takira, where roleplayers, dressed in tra-




                                                                                                                                                                         JENNIFER DORVAL / GUARDIAN
who are receiving heavy gunfire or having build-        ditional Middle Eastern garb, stroll as if it was just
ings blown up right next to them. Even though           another day in an Iraqi village. Blank bullets are
they’re just movies, I’m always amazed at how           scattered across the village grounds, signs of past
well the Soldiers react in those chaotic situations.    rotational units who have trained here before.
If I found myself in the middle of a battle, my first      Along with the Guardian, Family members
instinct would be to find a quiet and dark place to     from the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry
hide until it was all over. When I asked my hus-        Regiment, were invited to witness the rotational
band how it’s possible for those Soldiers to even       training.
think in battle situations, he told me that’s what         We were briefed about the 82nd Airborne’s             A Soldier of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team,
Soldiers are trained to do.                             mission. A lot of military acronyms go over my           82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg,
    On March 19, I had the chance to see a rotation-    head, but I get the gist of the mission — there’s a
                                                                                                                 N.C. tends to his comrade’s wounds, while
al unit at the Joint Readiness Training Center on       bad guy in the village, and it’s the job of Soldiers
Fort Polk and witnessed first                                               from the 82nd to find him.           participating in rotational lanes at Fort
hand the training Soldiers re-                                                 While waiting for the rota-       Polk’s Joint Readiness Training Center
ceive before a deployment. I
had never been out to “the            Commentary                            tional unit to arrive, I met Maj.
                                                                            Tia Winston, the Public Affairs
                                                                                                                 March 19.

box” (training area) and had                                                Officer for Ops Group. As a          to his comrades’ wounds first.
only heard tidbits of what ac-                                              trainer/mentor, Winston                 While witnessing this situation, I realize that
tually happened out there. When fellow Guardian         knows all the ins and outs of rotational training        these are the types of difficult dilemmas deployed
writer, Rachel Reischling, and I were assigned to       and helped break down the elements that make             Soldiers must deal with constantly. They act un-
cover the Operations Group, Box Tour, we both           rotations possible. Winston also took on the job of      der immense pressure to ensure the mission is
jumped at the unique opportunity to go out and          being our battle buddy, making sure Rachel and I         completed with as few wounded as possible.
cover military training in the wilderness, but I        would be able to get close-up pictures without in-          As the training continued, the Soldiers re-
could look at it from another perspective — as a        terfering with training. The only thing we had to        mained under heavy fire, having to carry some of
military spouse.                                        do was stick by her side.                                their wounded off the battleground. But with the
    Rachel and I drove to the Operation Group’s            As Soldiers begin arriving in the village in mili-    help of the Iraqi police and army, the terrorist cell
Public Affairs Office to meet our point of contact,     tary HMMWs attached with turrets attached on             was eventually captured.
John Beckwith, a public affairs specialist, who         top, they are immediately fired upon. Their mis-            While watching 82nd Airborne Division Sol-
works with Ops Group. Beckwith briefed us on            take of not first communicating with the village         diers train, I felt as though we were no more than
the training we would be witnessing and what            elder before entering the village, dictates the rest     two feet apart, yet we were in completely differ-
types of things we could expect to see. I realized,     of the training session. The Soldiers’ mission of        ent worlds. Under the villager’s assault, while I
while listening to the brief, that I was going to be    finding the terrorist cell living in the village be-     was panicky and jumping with fright from the big
the closest that I had ever been to combat. Sure, it    comes even more difficult with the continuous as-        explosions, the Soldiers remained calm and col-
was just training, but from what I got out of it,       sault they must avoid.                                   lected and were able to execute their mission.
they tried to make it as realistic as possible. My         Amongst the orchestrated gunfire and explo-           Having training centers like this one at Fort Polk
nervousness increased drastically.                      sions, Winston points to a building and gestures         ensures that Soldiers get the best and most realis-
    Getting to the box, although located only a cou-    for us to follow her. Rachel and I ready our cam-        tic training possible before deploying. By learning
ple of miles from Fort Polk, requires a sturdy ve-      eras and, with Winston in front, creep to the            about Middle Eastern cultures and being placed
hicle that can take the winding dirt roads and a        building, where womens’ screams and men                  in different mission scenarios, their margin for er-
good sense of direction since the roads leading to      yelling in Arabic can be heard. Just as we get to        ror decreases drastically. In the end, I’m glad I had
the box are unmarked.                                   the building, two crying Iraqi women come out            the opportunity to witness Soldiers train and rec-
    Our destination for that day was the Iraqi vil-     with wounds from the assault. Their husbands             ommend it to anyone who gets the chance. Al-
lage of Takira, just one of several mock Middle         hold them and yell at a medic Soldier in their na-       though it was just a training exercise, I hope that’s
Eastern villages JRTC uses for training. We were        tive tongue to help them, but the medic must tend        the closest I’ll ever be to battle.


Box
Continued from page 14
first week of training, she and a number of other       the scenario. “The unit has received information         the Soldiers, begging them to help their wives,
trainers watch the Soldiers as they complete their      on two target houses. The high-value target is a         but the Soldiers are tending to their own: During
missions, guiding them.                                 known improvised explosive device maker. He’s            the fire exchange, a Soldier was wounded and
   “We want to make sure their toughest fight is        been hiding out and has not been captured yet,”          triaged immediately. At a certain day and time,
before they deploy: It’s our motto here at Opera-       said Lackey.                                             during the “force on force” part of the two-week
tions Group,” according to Winston.                        Fort Polk’s 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th In-       rotational training, the trainer/mentors step back
    “We want the training to be relevant, rigorous      fantry Regiment, “Geronimos” play the opposing           and release the Soldiers into free-play. This is
and realistic,” she added. Soldiers even carry ca-      force. “They know the lay of the land, the woods,        when “the box goes hot.”
sualty cards; their trainers assess whether or not      the terrain,” said Winston. “They definitely have           Erika Mix, the wife of a Soldier in the 509th,
they are wounded and how badly.                         the advantage, but that’s a good thing. In a de-         said, “You see the U.S. Soldiers wounded, and
   This particular Saturday, the Soldiers of the        ployable situation, Soldiers will face the same          hear and see all of the bombs, and it makes one
82nd are searching for terrorist cells hidden with-     scenario.”                                               never want to see the real thing. It makes a dif-
in Takira.                                                 After coming through town rather than using           ference for the units who train, and for Geroni-
   In his briefing before the action began (and for     official channels, looking for the terrorist cell        mos, who get to see and hear things from a dif-
the benefit of family members, who were bussed          comes second to trying to survive without hurt-          ferent point of view. They get to realize these
out to observe what their spouses go through            ing civilians. Unfortunately, two civilian women         people aren’t always bad — they’re defending
every day) Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lackey explained        are wounded; their husbands scream in Arabic at          their territories and lives just like we are.”
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S p o rt s
                      Briefs
  Earth awareness events
     Fort Polk’s Intramural Sports Office
  hosts a variety of sporting events in honor
  of Earth Day April 18. Events are free and
  open to authorized Family Morale, Welfare
  and Recreation users. Activities include:
     • 5K run at 6:30 a.m. Register between 6-
  6:30 a.m. For more information about race
  location call 531-2056.
     • One-pitch softball tournament, 5:30
  p.m. at Soldier’s Athletic Complex. Regis-
  tration is ongoing through April 11. Teams
  consist of 14 players; first- and second-
  place teams will be awarded trophies. In-
  terested teams must submit a roster and
  two points of contact with telephone num-
  bers and e-mail addresses by April 11 to the
  SAC.
     • Three-on-three basketball tournament,
  5:30 p.m. at the 1st Maneuver Enhancement
  Brigade Gym. Registration is ongoing




                                                                                                                                                              CHUCK CANNON / GUARDIAN
  through April 11. Teams consist of one
  coach and five players. Rosters must be
  turned in by April 11 to the 1st MEB Gym.

  Intramural softball
     Intramural softball registration runs
  through today. A coaches meeting will be
  held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the 1st Maneu-
  ver Enhancement Brigade Gym. Teams con-          Four-year-old Harrison Reagan, (right) starts dribbling his soccer ball after some last
  sist of 14 players and one coach from the        minute instructions from older brother Chan, 14. More than 350 Fort Polk youngsters par-
  same unit. Coaches must attach an alpha          ticipated in the Child, Youth and School Services’ Youth Sports spring soccer program.
  roster, a list of military commitments and
  two points of contact to the registration
  form. Rosters must be signed by the unit
  first sergeant or commander and submitted
                                                   Spring soccer season rousing success
  to the 1st MEB Gym by today. The event is                                                                “As the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Moun-
                                                   By CHUCK CANNON
  for military only. Call 531-1898 for details.                                                         tain Division is deployed, we appreciate all the
                                                   Guardian staff writer
                                                                                                        spouses that are now coaches,” Stromberg said.
  Paintball tournament                                A look at the numbers quickly lets a person       “We told the spouses that they should not be
     The Directorate of Family Morale, Wel-        know one fact about the Fort Polk Child, Youth       afraid to step in and coach, that we would pro-
  fare and Recreation hosts a paintball tour-      and School Services’ Youth Sports spring soccer      vide them with all the training. They really
  nament April 16 at 9 a.m. at range 23A           program: It’s immensly popular and is growing        stepped up for us and filled a void.”
  paintball field. Registration is ongoing.        by leaps and bounds.                                    Stromberg said youth sports would not exist
  Space is limited to 12 three-person teams.          John Stromberg, Fort Polk’s youth sports di-      without the support of volunteer coaches and
  Registration fee is $25 per team. The fee        rector, said the youth spring soccer program has     parents.
  does not include the cost of paint, but it in-   shown a 68 percent increase in participation from       “These coaches give up their time not only to
  cludes a handbook on the rules of the            2010 to 2011.                                        coach the children, but to attend classes and
  game. Paint must be purchased from the              “Last spring we had 245 youth enrolled in our     training required for Army Youth coaches,” he
  shooting complex. Youth under 18 years of        spring soccer program,” Stromberg said. “This        said. “Some of this training is child abuse recog-
  age must have parent/guardian permis-            year we had 375 youth, ages 3-14 on 45 teams         nition and prevention, and National Youth Sports
  sion. Trophies are awarded to the top three      with 55 volunteer coaches. I’d say youth soccer is   Coaches Association training. Now that the soc-
  teams. For more information call 531-7552.       alive and well on Fort Polk.                         cer season is complete we need coaches and vol-
                                                      In addition to games for all age groups on Fort   unteers for the upcoming baseball, T-ball and
  Adventure run                                    Polk, Stromberg said some of the post’s youth        softball seasons.”
                                                   soccer players participate in Leesville, DeRidder        Stromberg said the Army Youth Sports pro-
     The Fort Polk Intramural Sports Office        and Alexandria.                                      gram is instructional and teaches youth the fun-
  will host an adventure run April 20 at 6:30         “Older age groups, those in leagues under 12-     damentals of sports, lifelong skills and sports-
  a.m. The run begins at the South Fort 50-        under 14, also played games with the Leesville       manship.
  meter pool. Registration is from 6-6:20 a.m.     Soccer Club, the DeRidder Soccer Association            “We do this in a family-oriented environment
  the morning of the race. The event is open
                                                   and the Alexandria Soccer League,” Stromberg         where parents and youth feel safe and learn
  to all authorized Family Morale, Welfare
                                                   said. “We have six teams representing Fort Polk      while having fun,” he said.
  and recreations users. Runners must wear
                                                   in these age groups.”                                   Stromberg said he is convinced the Fort Polk
  reflective belts. Call 531-2056 for details.
                                                      Stromberg was quick to offer thanks to the vol-   soccer program will continue to grow.
                 Please see Briefs, page 17        unteer coaches who worked with the Fort Polk            “We’ve got a great sport that lots of people en-
                                                   youth as both instructors and role models.           joy,” he said. “The sky’s the limit.”

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                                                                                       COURTESY PHOTOS
                                             Fort Polk youth excel in DeRidder basketball
Left: Pictured is the Fort Polk Youth Sports entry in the DeRidder              Ramsey, Coach Timothy Dye, Marissa Davis, Krystal Garcia; bot-
Optimist Club’s Girls 11-12 basketball league. The young ladies                 tom Row left to right: Kevena Henry, Chioma Miller, Taylor
competed their season as undefeated league champions. The                       Hedges, Meleina Davis, Maggie Dye, Ashley Sizemore.
team consisted of 13 girls. Some had played basketball before                   Right: The Fort Polk Youth Sports 11-12 Boys basketball team
this year, but for many of the players this was their first year                captured first place in the DeRidder Optimist Club’s basketball
playing competitive basketball. They quickly bonded and be-                     league. Pictured are, front row, from left: Chase Prairie, Carlos
came a cohesive unit which contributed to their undefeated sea-                 Jennings, Joseph Stevick and Ibrahim Olwan. Second row, from
son. The girls names are as follows from left to right top row:                 left: Tyler King, Austin Galbraith, Josh Hoffman, Chase Perkins
Kathi Frans, Denijah Hill, Caitlin Coston, Nailah Calhoun, Emily                and Cormac Burns. Back row: Coach Milton Terrell.




Briefs
Continued from page 16
                                                      monthly golf scramble is slated for April 8 with     from May through August. The night tourna-
Ten Miler qualifier                                   a 12:30 p.m. tee time.                               ments begin at 7 p.m. and end the following
   The Intramural Sports Office hosts an Army            • The Leesville Rotary Club sponsors a tour-      morning at 7:30 a.m.
Ten Miler qualifier April 13. The race begins at      nament April 9; tee time is 8:30 a.m.                   Cost is $50 per two-person team with anoth-
6:45 a.m. (or first safelight) at the running trail      • On April 15, there will be a new sheriff on     er $5 for anglers wishing to compete in the “big
adjacent to Bayne-Jones Army Community                post — at least for one day — as the Vernon          bass” contest.
Hospital. Registration is held before the race        Parish Sheriff’s Office holds a tournament that         Teams must launch from the rec site. Special
from 6-6:20 a.m.                                      tees off at 8 a.m.                                   boat rates are available for competitors. Pay-
   Participants must wear reflective belts.              • The Earth Day Tournament is set for April       outs will vary based on entries, but all payouts
Awards will not be given for the qualifier, but       23 at 7:30 a.m.                                      will be 80 percent of registration fees. The big
the results will be reported to the garrison com-        • On April 29, the lawyers hit the links as the   bass contest is winter take all, with 100 percent
mand sergeant major. For more information call        Law Day Tournament tees it up at 9 a.m.              payout of contest entry fees. For more informa-
531-2056.                                                For more information about these and other        tion call (888) 718-9088.
                                                      opportunities to enjoy the Warrior Hills Golf
Golf tournaments                                      Course call 531-4661.                                Truck pull
  Fort Polk’s Warrior Hills Golf Course will                                                                  Fort Polk’s Intramural Sports Office hosts a
                      host the following tour-        Toledo tourneys                                      truck-pull competition Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
                      naments during April:              Toledo Bend Recreation Site                       at the Soldiers’ Athletic Complex. Register be-
                         • Wednesday night            hosts an early-morning bass                          fore Monday at the complex.
                      scrambles begin Wednes-         fishing adventure on the                                Teams will consist of four members, three to
                      day at 5 p.m. Prizes will       first Saturday of each                               pull the HMWVV and one to steer to the finish
                      be awarded at the end of        month through Oc-                                    line. Members must be from the same unit and
                      the season in September.        tober. The next                                      only one team per unit is permitted.
                         • Ladies can try on a        tournament will                                         Each team is required to pull the HMMWV
                      pair of golf spikes and         be held Saturday                                     20 yards.
                      head to the course              beginning at safe-                                      The team with the best time is the winner.
                      Thursdays. Tee time is 5        light through 3 p.m.                                 Trophies will be presented to first- and second-
                      p.m.                               The rec site also hosts night                     place winners. For more information call 531-
  • The inaugural commanding general’s                tournaments on the last Saturday of the month        2056.


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B u l l e t i n b o a rd
                                                        child’s birth certificate, Social Security card and   60. There is no charge. For more information
        Unit Encounters                                 shot record. For more information call (337)
                                                        537-5145.
                                                                                                              call (337) 718-8083.

                                                                                                              Trade Days
    1st MEB                                             Spring quilt show                                        Main Street Trade Days is held the first and
       705th EOD, 46th Eng Bn — Hosts a Family             The Leesville Sew Crazy Quilter’s Guild is         third Saturday of each month on Fourth Street
    Readiness Group hot dog lunch for the Explo-        having a Spring Quilt Show April 8 from 10            between Lee Street and East Texas Street in his-
    sive Ordnance Disposal memorial fund in front       a.m.-6 p.m. and April 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at         toric downtown Leesville from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
    of the 705th EOD motor pool parking lot.            the First Pentacostal Church gymnasium on W.          The next Trade Days is Saturday. Call 392-1776
    Plates include hot dog, chips and drink for $3.     Lula Street and Highway 171 South. Admission          for more information.
    For more information contact Jeffery Stuhlman       is $3. For more information contact Candace Si-
    at jeffery.stuhlman@conus.army.mil.                 ciliano at csiciliano@bellsouth.net or (337)
                                                        658-6780.
                                                                                                              Silver anniversary
                                                                                                                 Mt. Zion Baptist Church, DeRidder, cele-
    162nd Inf Bde                                                                                             brates Pastor and Sister George B. Harris’s 25th
      2nd Bn, 353rd Inf Reg — Hosts a carwash           Relay for Life                                        Silver Anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. Special
    Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in the Allen Memorial Li-        The Vernon Parish Relay for Life takes place       guest will include Pastor Edward Alexander
    brary parking lot.                                  April 15 at Leesville Fairgrounds from 6 p.m. –       and the Christian Baptist Church, Lake
                                                        6 a.m. The relay offers food and other crafts for     Charles. For more information call (337) 463-
    1st Bn, 509th Inf Reg                               the American Cancer Society. For more infor-          8957.
       D Troop — Hosts an over the counter med-         mation or to find out how to get involved e-
    ication class Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Huff Hall.   mail April Bynog at abynog@merchantsand-
                                                        farmer.com.
    For more information e-mail lori_ballard@ya-
    hoo.com.
                                                                                                                Clubs and Groups
                                                        Church giveaway
                                                           Rivers of Living Water Church is hosting a         Track club
          Miscellaneous                                 food, clothing and household goods giveaway
                                                        at God’s Compassionate Outreach Ministry at
                                                                                                                 The Leesville Track Club, affiliated with the
                                                                                                              Amateur Athletic Union and Hershey organi-
                                                        1077 South Fifth Street in Leesville from 10          zations, is calling all track and field athletes
    Church yard sale                                    a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. For more information call       ages 6-17 years old. Athletes from the DeRid-
       Johnson Temple Church of God in Christ,          392-9168/9068 or e-mail rolwc@wnonline.net.           der, Rosepine, Pickering, Fort Polk and Anaco-
    200 Nona St., Leesville, hosts a yard sale Satur-                                                         co areas are needed to compete with the best
    day at 7 a.m. Items include figurines, candles,     Basketball tournament                                 local, state and national athletes.
    plaques, scented fragrances, flower arrange-           ‘Hoopfest 5 on 5’ basketball tournament,              For more information call (631) 901-3561,
    ments and gift sets. The sale will take place in    sponsored by Resurrection Life Worship Center         (770) 900-6218, (337) 353-6037 or e-mail the
    front of their store, Blessings. For more infor-    International, will be held April 15 at 6 p.m.        leesvilletrackclub@hotmail.com.
    mation contact Teresa Bailey at 238-4562.           and April 16 at 9 a.m., at the Leesville High

    Dinner benefit
                                                        School gym. Teams must have a coach or play-
                                                        er/coach, ages 14 and up. Registration fee is
                                                                                                              Leesville TOPS
                                                        $25 with cut-off date today. For more informa-           Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets Thursdays
       The American Legion Post 27, La. Hwy 112,                                                              at the Vernon Parish Library. Weigh-in runs
    DeRidder, hosts a pork steak dinner benefit         tion and to register your team call 238-1151.
                                                                                                              from 5:05-5:55 p.m. Meetings start at 6 p.m. For
    April 15 from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Plates will in-                                                           more information call 208-6025.
    clude pork steak, potato salad, baked beans,        School lunch menu
    dessert and bread. The dinner is $6 a plate, or-       The Vernon Parish School Board announces           Running club
    ders of 10 or more plates can be delivered. All     the lunch menu for Monday through April 8.
    proceeds go to the Beauregard ‘Relay for Life’      Meals come with choice of milk. Monday: Hot              The CenLa Runners Club meets Saturdays at
    organization. For more information contact          dog and bun, chili, potato rounds, applesauce,        7 a.m. in the parking lot of Maple Terrace
    Daryl Binford at (337) 463-5765 after 4 p.m.        sugar cookie; Tuesday: Ground beef and cheese         Housing on North Fort Polk. Runs vary in dis-
                                                        pizza, steamed corn, pineapple and cherries;          tance and terrain. Call 348-2924 for details.
    Church project                                      Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, macaroni and
                                                                                                              Chapter meeting
                                                        cheese, green beans, mixed fruit salad, hot roll;
       Young Peoples Division of Greater Bethel
                                                        Thursday: Taco salad, mexacilli corn, pear               The Korean War Veterans Association, chap-
    African Methodist Episcopal Church, Leesville,
                                                        halves, applesauce cake, hot roll; April 8: Corn-     ter 180, meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of
    presents “The Men2Boys Project” April 9 at
                                                        meal fish fillets, potato rounds, coleslaw, mixed     each month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Leesville Middle School cafeteria at 3 p.m. and
                                                        fruit, oatmeal raisin cookie, cornbread.              Post 3106 in Leesville. The next meeting is
    April 10 at Greater Bethel African Methodist
    Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. The themes of the                                                              April 9. Call 239-7341 for more information.
    project: Self esteem, obedience, worship, edu-      Hospice help sought
    cation, respect/responsibility and servant/ser-        Hospice of Leesville seeks individuals inter-      Boy Scouts
    vice. For more information call (337) 239-2374.     ested in donating time to the Vernon Parish             Boy Scouts of America meets Tuesdays at 6
                                                        hospice ministry. No special training or experi-      p.m. at Rivers of Living Waters Church, 509 N.
    LA4 Program                                         ence is needed. For more information call 239-        Third St., Leesville.
       Early registration for Vernon Parish LA4         1020.
    program will be held: East Leesville Elemen-                                                              Chapter meeting
    tary, April 19-20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Pickering      Big kids soccer                                          The Korean War Veterans Association, chap-
    Elementary, May 5, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; North          Adults and teenagers interested in playing         ter 180, meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of
    Polk Elementary, May 9-10, 8 a.m.-noon. Chil-       soccer meet Sundays at 4 p.m. on the soccer           each month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars
    dren must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 30.     field at Leesville Sports Park at the Fair            Post 3106 in Leesville. The next meeting is
    Parents should bring proof of income and the        Grounds. Play is open to participants age 12 to       April 9. Call 239-7341 for more information.


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                                                                                                                                          Briefs
                                                                                                                             Cheer camp
                                                                                                                                Learn to cheer with the best –– sign up
                                                                                                                             for cheerleading camp. Child, Youth and
                                                                                                                             School Services is now registering children
                                                                                                                             ages 8-14 for its spring camp.
                                                                                                                                The camp is held at the Siegfried Youth
                                                                                                                             Center April 25-29. Cost is $25 and includes
                                                                                                                             pompoms for each participant.
                                                                                                                                For more information call 531-6004.

                                                                                                                             Job fair
                                                                                                                                Army Community Service and Child,
                                                                                                                             Youth and School Services host a teen job
                                                                                                                             fair April 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Siegfried
                                                                                                                             Youth Center. The event is open to all CYSS




                                                                                                                  COURTESY
                                                                                                                             registered teens ages 14-18 and is free of
                                                                                                                             charge. For more information call 531-6936.


                                                                Scouting fun at Fort Polk
                                                                                                                             Child care
                                                                                                                                Child, Youth and School Services offers
                                                                Above: Chartered organization representa-                    special opening care Fridays and Saturdays
                                                                tive Pat Clark is pictured here with the win-                throughout April. Make reservations by
                                                                ners of the annual Fort Polk Cub Scout Pack                  noon the Friday prior to the opening. Child
                                                                72 Pinewood Derby held March 26. From                        care is offered April 16 from noon-5 p.m. in
                                                                left to right are Nate Hochstatter (fourth                   bldg 701. Cost is $20 per child to be paid in
                                                                place), Sam Brocato (first place), Kyle Horn-                full at time of reservation. Army Family
                                                                ing (sixth place), Mitchell Miller (second                   Covenant deployment hours may be used.
                                                                place), Matthew Anderson (third place),                      Payment is non-refundable. Children must
                                                                Thomas Read (fifth place). American Legion                   be registered with CYSS. Bring your
                                                                                                                             hourly-care packet and any medications
                                                                Retired Post #387 is the chartered (sponsor)                 with you on the day of care. For more infor-
                                                                organization for the pack and hosted the                     mation call 531-7045/7041.
                                                                event.
                                                                Left: Brandon Garcia, 16, and Julian Garcia,                 Travel basketball
                                                                13, Life Scouts for Boy Scouts Troop 124,                       Child, Youth and School Services begins
                                                                stand in front of their completed Eagle                      registration for the summer traveling bas-
                                                                Scout projects. To become Eagle Scouts, the                  ketball league today. Registration is open to
                                                                                                                             children ages 11-18 and costs $100. This in-
                                              JENNIFER DORVAL




                                                                brothers along with fellow boy scouts and
                                                                                                                             cludes a uniform, equipment and entry
                                                                adults, built 39 dog beds, 18 cat condos and                 fees. Parents are responsible for all travel
                                                                12 scratching posts for the animals at the                   arrangements, hotel rooms and food. A par-
                                                                Stray Animal Facility off of La. Hwy 10.                     ent meeting and tryouts will be held May 3
                                                                                                                             and 5. Children and parents are required to
                                                                                                                             attend only one session. The season begins
                                                                                                                             mid-May and ends Aug. 13. For more infor-
Register now for CYSS outdoor adventures                                                                                     mation call 531-6004/4304.

CYSS                                                               for a day of skeet and small caliber rimfire shoot-       Vacation Bible school
                                                                   ing April 25.
   Would your child enjoy outdoor adventures                          For paintball fun, send your child to the shoot-          Registration for vacation Bible school
this spring? Registration continues through April                  ing complex April 26. Registration fee includes           continues at the Main Post Chapel. The
22 for Outdoor Adventure Week, April 25-29, for                    250 rounds of paintballs. An additional 500               theme this year is Sonsurf Beach Bash. VBS
youth ages 8-16.                                                   paintballs can be purchased for $10. All partici-         is open to children in prekindergarten
   Kids can participate in different activities                    pants are required to wear long-sleeved jackets           through the sixth grade. Classes will meet
throughout the week. Registration is $10 per day                   and pants.                                                June 6-10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the
and includes the cost of equipment, safety gear,                      Archery is the activity April 27, so head back         Main Post Chapel. Early registration will al-
entry fees and a snack. Participants are allowed                   to the shooting complex for a fun day with bows           low for better planning. Participants can
to bring money for extra drinks and snacks.                        and arrows.                                               register at the chapel during regular busi-
   Pick up and drop off is at Perez Field every                       Alligator Lake will host the event April 28.           ness hours Monday through Friday or at
day. Monday through Thursday the bus will                          This session offers canoeing and rock climbing.           services each Sunday. Registration forms
leave at 11 a.m. and Friday at 9 a.m. Participants                    Participants will head out to Toledo Bend              are available at the chapel. Volunteers are
will return at 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thurs-                     Recreation Site to canoe, kayak, fish or swim             also needed. For more information call 531-
day and 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Appropriate attire                    April 29.                                                 2669.
must be worn. Closed-toe shoes are required.                          Lunch is included in the registration fee.
   Participants will head to the shooting complex                     For more information call 531-6004/4304.

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                                                  lax? Try the Fort Polk Stray Animal Facility
                                                  off of La. Hwy 10 after you pass La. Hwy 467
                                                  heading south. The facility is open Monday
                                                  through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For
                                                  more information or to confirm that some-
                                                  one is at the facility when you plan to visit,
                                                  call 531-1322.


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Prepare for annual Cajunfest, Gumbo Cookoff
                                           Parking is limited so shuttle       as the "Crawfish Capital of the
FMWR
                                        buses will run from Perez Field,       World."
   With warm weather comes              the Exchange Mini Mall, Allen             •The main difference be-
outdoor festivals. If you are           Memorial Library and Educa-            tween Creole and Cajun cook-
looking for something the               tion Center, North Fort Elemen-        ing is that Creole has a Euro-
whole family can enjoy, check           tary, Bayne-Jones Army Com-            pean heritage, made with
out Cajunfest at Headquarters           munity Hospital and the Battle         “higher class ingredients.” Ca-
Field April 9 from 11 a.m.-6            Combat Training Center. Buses          jun cooking was developed by
p.m. for free                                        begin running at 11       poorer classes from local ingre-
live       music,                                    a.m.                      dients. Both use rice, seafood
games and the                                           Bring your ap-         and a proper roux.
chance to judge                                      petite for the gum-          •One of the great soups of
the third annual                                     bo cookoff! Teams         New Orleans, Turtle Soup, is
Gumbo Cookoff!                                       prepare their best        made with real turtle.
   Cajunfest 2011                                  gumbo, but can only            •Boudin is a sausage made
features music by:                                  win if they get            with pork butt, pork liver, ba-
   •Wayne Toups and                                    enough votes.           con, rice, herbs and spices.
ZyDeCajun: This group                                      For details call       •Often in the streets of old
combines all the best parts                             531-1787.              New Orleans, you could hear
of Zydeco but forgets the                                  New          to     the Creole saleswomen shout-
French lyrics to focus on rock                  Louisiana?                     ing, "Calas, tout chaud," which
and roll.                                  Here’s a little Cajun trivia to     meant fried rice balls. They
   •Waylon Thibodeaux: Com-             sink your teeth into:                  were made from dough and
bining Cajun and Zydeco mu-                •Zydecane music showcases           leftover rice, then fried and
sic, he create a high-energy, toe-      the accordian and the fiddle.          coated with powdered sugar.
tapping show sure to please                •The traditional Cajun waltz
anyone in the family.                   song, “Jolie Blonde” is often re-
   •Natalie Stovall: This blonde
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 GARAGE SALE                   and Saturday 8am-4pm,         Bath, Gulf Front Condo at          BLE WIDE. Like New.          soon as possible full time          males, 2 shots/wormed,
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                               suits, dress pants and
GARAGE SALE, 8 AM -                                          ( w w w. m e y e r r e . c o m )   BATH.           Financing    to 1760 S. 5th Street,              337-208-5593. Call Jan 4-
                               shoes. Mens South Pole                                           Available. Will move. 318-
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                               kitchen items, microwave.                                                                                                         BORDER        COLLIE
two blocks past Byrd                                         Amenities,      reservation        1ST    TIME      HOME        Attention Mariam. 4-1
                                                                                                                                                                 PUPPIES. Eight weeks
Hospital in Leesville.         YARD SALE. Saturday           made thought owner, will           BUYER. Single Parent         PREPARE          FOR      A         old. $150 to $200. Call
Includes furniture, refrig-    April 2nd. Baby items,        receive a discount of 25%          Packages Available. 318-                                         318-256-2123.
                                                                                                                             CAREER in the medical
erator, household goods,       furniture, clothes, toys,     off Rate Only, Please call         356-9866.                    profession as a certified
home interior and lots of      HH goods, tons of             (337) 239-2211                                                  phlebotomy technician in            B E A U T I F U L
good stuff.                    Christmas décor and more.                                        PAY TO OWN YOUR                                                  A U S T R A L I A N
                                                                                                OWN HOME. EZ &               just 7 weeks. Local clinical
                               6161 Traycheff Ct. South                                                                                                          CATTLE         DOG       &
MOVING           SALE-Out
                               Fort. 7am - 11am.                  FOR RENT                      Quick. 318-356-7045.
                                                                                                                             site available. Next class
                                                                                                                             May 31, 2011; certified             CHOCOLATE            LAB
with the old, in with the                                                                                                                                        MIX PUPPIES! Parents
new! 15013 A Worthington                                                                        FIRST TIME BUYERS-           nurse assistant in just four
                               FURNITURE        YARD                                                                         weeks, next class April 25,         are AKC registered; pup-
Ct. North Fort in Maple        SALE 16511A Howard St.        LAKEFRONT SMALL                    Get your OWN Brand
                                                                                                NEW home today!! Call        2011, We are now                    pies cannot be. Excellent
Terrace. Sat. April 2nd @      North Fort Polk 2 April       TRAILER. Singles only,                                                                              for hunting and herding as
7:30a.m-gone! (please no                                     no pets. $500 per month            for appointment (318)        approved for financial
                               0800-1200.                                                       752-8243.                    funding for any of our              well as with children.
early birds!) Housewares                                     with $500 deposit. All bills                                                                        Very intelligent! Available
&        Kitchenware-Red                                                                                                     classes through MYCAA
                                                             paid. Located in Leesville,        GOT LAND? Need a                                                 1 April to good homes;
KitchenAid Utensils and          REAL ESTATE                 20 minutes to Fort Polk.           Home, I CAN HELP (318)
                                                                                                                             (Military Spouse Career
                                                                                                                             Advancement Accounts).              $100 each; 337.208-5004.
cooking equipment. pans-                                     Call 337-9239-0037. 4-22           752-4663.                    Call 318-445-4006 or
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                                                                                                                                                                    Swany Creek
Cookware, Farberware,          HOUSE FOR RENT IN             2 BR 1 BA HOME for                 USE YOUR LAND to
                               NEW LLANO. 3 bed-             rent in DeRidder, Great                                         Government           Street,
ect. Toddler Toys, All                                                                          help you purchase new

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                               room, 1.5 bath, $675 per                                                                      Alexandria, LA for more
wood high chair,Dark                                         location, Large fenced in          home (318) 752-8242.         details. 4-22
wood changing table,           month with $500 deposit.      yard, Appliances Included,
                               Available April 1. Call                                          WANT A NEW HOME              HOUSEKEEPER
women's and mens name                                        Pets Allowed, $625 a                                                                                      ENGLISH/WESTERN
                                                                                                and having problems? Let     WANTED: On Fort Polk
brand clothes size s/m/l       337-460-7561. 4-2             month plus deposit. Call           us help (318) 752-8245.                                                 RIDING LESSONS
women m-l mens. Shoes.                                       337-396-1947.                                                   ,   twice    a    month.                   HORSE LEASING
And much much more.            AREA WIDE REALTY                                                 WE CAN GET you into a        Experience preferred and                 BOARDING AVAILABLE
Will be serving coffee and     301 North 5th St.             NICE/CLEAN 3 BR                    NEW Home-No Problems         References required. Call                 15 Minutes from Fort Polk
treats.                        Leesville, LA 71447           TRAILER, Private lot in            (318) 752-8243.              706-593-2282.                        www.swanycreekranch.com
GARAGE SALE @ 4912
                               Charlotte      Brumfield-
                               Broker 22-193 WATER-
                                                             country close to lake. For
                                                                                                SURPLUS Government                                                   337-238-1762
Norris Loop, Apt A,            FRONT Catch a fish or
                                                             more info. Leave message
                                                             337-238-2846.                      Housing     starting at                PETS
Saturday, 2 April 0730-                                                                         4995.00. A-1 Homes 318-
1400. Prom dresses and
                               watch the sun set from
                               your own deck. This 2                                            238-4663                                                               MOTOR
ball gowns (sizes 8-14),       BR, 2 Bath home on Lake        MOBILE HOME                       FURNISHED            3-
                                                                                                                             MISSING...on or about
                                                                                                                             March 13 near VFW, 1211                  VEHICLES
girl clothes and shoes-var-    Vernon     offers    many
ious sizes, nik-naks, home                                                                      Bedroom, 21,900.00. A-1      area. Four-month old male
                               amenities including full      **CHAPEL RENTALS                   Homes 318-238-4663           black, white chest poodle           TRIFECTA BED LINER
decor and much more.                                                                                                                                             FOR               TOYOTA
                               length enclosed porch         Attractive 1,2 & 3 BR.                                          mix. Red collar tatoo in
                                                                                                **SALE** SURPLUS                                                 TUNDRA. Price nego-
SATURDAY APRIL 2,              overlooking the lake, large   M.H.`s furnished & unfur-          Govt. Housing, Limited       ear. Grieving owner. Help?
7am on Busch Ct. Sofa &        family room, breakfast        nished with C/A/H, locat-                                       205-223-8781.                       tiable. If interested, please
                                                                                                Availability. A-1 Homes
Loveseat;   LOTS      of       room and formal dining,       ed near Ft. Polk main gate.        318-238-4663                                                     call Robert at 337-718-
Girls/Boys      Clothes                                                                                                      AKC LAB PUPPIES. Six                6444. Just got a new truck
                               extra large workshop/stor-    Special Military Deposit.                                       weeks old on 3/27. Two
Newborn-6yr.     Weight        age building, lots of fruit                                                                                                       and it will not fit. It is in
Bench, Household Items         trees and so much more.
                                                             Washateria located on
                                                             premises.      Reasonable
                                                                                                 HELP WANTED                 males, three females. Call
                                                                                                                             337-397-2545.                       excellent condition!
and Much More!                 Call Charlotte for your       rates. Must see to appreci-                                                                         2002 FORD P/U 115K
GARAGE               SALE      viewing 337-239-0964 or       ate. Call 239-0587 or 348-         ATTENTION          STU-       TAILS-A-WAGGIN                     miles, 5 speed, V6, Steel
Saturday      April    2nd.    337-208-2174. 4-8             9070.                                                              DOG GROOMING                     toolbox, AM/FM/CD cold
                                                                                                DENTS/OTHERS         PT                  All Breeds
7:00am until done. 302
Holton Harris Road,            OFFICE BLDG - 3               CUSTOM BUILD MOD-                  Work - FT Pay $15 Base -       337-238-5156                      air. Runs good and well
                                                                                                                                                                 maintained 6000.00 Call
Anacoco. Down Holly            offices w/bathroom, to be     ULAR HOME on Lake                  Appt. Flex Hrs, Cust.             Mon. - Fri. 7am - 5pm
                               moved 10x42 $10,000 obo                                          Sales/Srvc All ages 17+             Sat. 9am - 2pm               337-397-2255 or 337-404-
Grove Road. Household,                                       Front Property 1-877-496-                                        Located off Hwy 184 (Chaffee Rd)
clothing, children, misc.      Call 337-208-4063             9866.                              Call NOW (318) 402-4528            WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS         8045.


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                                                                   or fax to: 318-352-3667      Briggs and Stratton OHV        remodeling needs. Free
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                                                                                                                               **TRACTOR WORK
                                                                                                                               Bush hogging, driveways
                                                                                                                               repaired, disking, garden
                                                                                                                               sites broken, dirt spread,
                                                                                                                                                                     available. Call 337-462-
                                                                                                                                                                     2500. 4-15
                                                                                                                                                                     GOOD        CONDITION
                                                                                                                                                                     WASHER AND DRYER
MOTORCYCLE FOR                     FOR SALE: 2007 Black          1996 CHRYSLER LHS              Florida at a 5 Star Resort                                           SET for $250, must go
                                                                                                with all aminities includ-     and all types of blade                ASAP. Four years old.
SALE: 2007 GSXR 600                Hummer H2, Luxury             four door leather seats
                                                                                                ed. You will be staying at a   work. Free Estimates. No              Please call 337-424-7346.
for sale $5,000 call 337-          Package, with: Brushed        only 108k miles four door
                                   Aluminum         Crossbars                                   5 star resort with Kitchen,    job too small. Phone 337-
718-8946.                                                        nice paint dependable                                                                               WHIRLPOOL WASH-
                                   Rack, Chrome Aluminum                                        Washer/Dryer,       Jacuzzi    239-6882
2005        KAWASAKI                                             roomy. Asking $2500.00                                                                              ER. $40.00 Contact Larry
                                   Tubular Assist Steps,         negotiable. Call 239-9901      Tub. You are only minutes      DENIED         SOCIAL
NINJA 636C1 ZX-6R                  Chrome Aluminum Hood                                         from all the Disney World                                            337-397-1350
Only 2820 orig. miles.                                                                                                         SECURITY Disability or
                                   Handles,           Chrome     FOR      SALE:      1994       Parks. Asking $450. Please     SSI? We can help you! No              WASHER AND DRYER
Comes with seat cowl,              Aluminum Hood Latch,          HONDA 750CC Asking:            call 337-396-2855 or 337-                                            in good condition for
bike cover, helmet, and            Chrome Aluminum Fuel                                                                        money up front. Call now
                                                                 $4,000.00 Call: 396-1899       460-9290                       (318) 221-0767                        $250.00 can be delivered.
reflective vest. $3200.            Door,              Uplevel    Location     to     view                                                                            Please call 238-4473
Call 337-378-7924 for pic-         Seat/Interior Trim (Heated    Motorcycle: 455 Entrance       AUDOVOX            HOME        A+ Tree Service Licensed
ture.                              Seats) , Carpet Floor Mats,                                  THEATER         SYSTEM
                                   Front / Rear AM/FM
                                                                 Road Park
                                                                                                with all speakers. Asking
                                                                                                                               & Insured • Pruning •
                                                                                                                               Topping • Cabling •                     ELECTRONICS
 WOODLAND LAND                     Stereo w/6 Disc CD, Radio                                    $75. Please call 337-460-      Removal       •    Stump
DEV. LLC AND HOME                  Data System, Third Row                 MISC                  9290 or 337-460-9290 for       Grinding. 27 years experi-            FOR SALE HUGE WII
     BU ILDERS                     Seat, 17" Chrome Wheels,                                     more information.
                                   Power Sunroof,        Rear                                                                  ence w/licensed Arbors on             LOT: Wii System, Wii Fit
                                   Vision System (Back Up        FOR SALE TIRES AND             NEED        A     CHILD        job site! 318-402-9303 or             Plus, Charger System, 12
    Custom Homes by                                                                                                            272-6235
                                   Camera), 8600 LB GVW          RIMS 275 45/20 custom          PROVIDER, call 337-                                                  Games, 33 Acessories, Has
       Charles Welch
                                   Rating, Rear Axle - 4.10      rims, chrome with new tire     396-2855 or 337-460-9290                                             warrenty,      Excellent
- Restricted Neighborhoods                                                                                                     POND        STOCKING
     - Whirlpool Tubs              Ratios, Top of the line,      fit. A toy 4x4. Call 318-      for more information.                                                Condition, Worth $900.
                                                                                                                               Grass Carp/Game Fish.                 Asking $500/OBO Call
    - Custom Cabinets              Low Mile 44K Asking           565-4059, 318-430-0027
                                   Price $ 35,000.00 Firm!                                      FOR SALE: 22" INCH             Malone’s Fish Farm 501-               337-718-6522.
       - Ceramic Tile                                            or 318-430-0072.
                                   NADA $42,000.00 Please                                       "EPIC-RHINE" (5-lug)           676-0207 or See Store
       - 10ft Ceilings                                           FOR              SALE          rims and 4 all pro tires       Display at Tractor Supply
                                   call 337 239-2211 Parked
      - Lots of Extras
   Customize Your Plan             at 455 Entrance Road          BROWNING Bar 300               (size) 305-40-22. Price        in Natchitoches. Delivery                  FURNITURE
                                                                 mag with scope, Made in        $1,000 (negotiable) Call:      Available
     Pick Your Colors              2003 FORD TAURUS                                             337-249-6612.
                                                                 Belgium. Call 318-565-
  We Also Build on Your
Property Using Your Plans
                                   Auto four doors ac/ht         4059, 318-430-0027 or          OUTSIDE BREAKER                    SPORTING                          TV STAND with cherry
                                                                                                                                                                     finish. $40/OBO. call
                                   cruise some dents runs
                                   very good.        Asking
                                                                 318-430-0072.                  BOX for Mobile Home                 GOODS                            337-424-7219. must sell.
     ** NOW OPEN**                 $2,500.00 negotiable. Call    LOOKING FOR good               asking $50.00 Contact
         Eagle Point                                             used golf cart at good         Larry 337-397-1350                                                   COUCH & LOVESEAT
                                   397-1974.                                                                                   9MM SMITH AND                         SET: Recliner Couch &
A New Subdivision of Bass                                        price. Call 318-565-4059                                      WESSON HANDGUN
 Road in Rosepine; 1 acre          FORD 3000 DIESEL                                             HOST A FREE GIRLS                                                    Love Seat (Several Shades
                                                                 or 318-430-0072.               NIGHT IN PARTY!                with 2 mags and lock box.             of Brown with a touch of
  lots for new homes. We           TRACTOR FOR SALE.                                            *Games*Samples*Hostes
                                                                 GENERATOR         8000,                                       $350/OBO. call 337- 424-              Burgundy)        $250.00.
   will custom build your          $3600. Also have bush-                                       s Rewards! Host a FREE
home. Come Pick out your           hog, grader blade for $350    ELECTRIC OR PULL                                              7219.                                 Recliner is Brown Micro
                                                                                                Brown Bag Party! Local                                               fiber $75.00. All in great
 lot now! - Free Estimates         each. Call 337-353-5781.      START. USED MAYBE              Romance       Consultant!      GYM            QUALITY
                                                                 2HRS, WORKS PER-                                                                                    condition too. Call: 337-
                                                                                                www.spicycelebrations.co       TREADMILL w all the                   404-7072 Cash Only,
Lot 2 – 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath                                        FECT. 337-396-4705.            m email: spicycelebra-         bells and whistles call 337-
 Beautiful, Large French                                                                                                                                             Willing Negotiate.
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                                                                  PINKLADY                      361-5681 This is one party
                                                                                                you won't have to beg your
                                                                                                                               pics                                  TV ARMOIRE (cabinet)
                                                                                                                                                                     w doors that close and hide
                                                                                                friends to come to! *Party     303 BRITISH NO.1                      the TV - cubbies for DVD
 HILLS SUBDIVISION
 6 Miles West of Leesville
                                                                     Now Hiring                 Games, Samples, FUN!           MK.1, 10 shot bolt action             etc. and two drawers on
                                                                                                                               carbine..303 caliber. Made            the bottom - good condi-
        on Hwy 8                                                       Waitress                                                                                      tion - $100 - call 337-397-
                                                                     & Bartenders                    SERVICES                  in Great Britan. 38 inch
                                                                                                                               overall length. Unique                2112 for more info / pics
        Lot 11 –
    4 Bedroom, 2 Bath                                              Call: 337-208-4415                                          gun. $185.00. Call 337-               DINING TABLE &
        Lot 12 –                                                                                **ACE CONSTRUC-                238-2970.                             CHAIRS for Sale - all
                                                                     daytime or call                                                                                 wood table w removable
    4 Bedroom, 2 Bath                                                                           TION Drywall, Room
                                                                     337-392-5992               Additions,      shingles,
                                                                                                                               FOR SALE:            Used             leaf - seats up to six.
 LET US BUILD YOUR                                                    after 6:30 PM                                            Bowflex Extreme2 Needs                Includes 3 matching chairs
                                                                                                Kitchen        Cabinets,
    DREAM HOME                                                     (Must be 21 years old)       Flooring and carpentry.        to be assembled have man-             $125 - good condition call
                                                                     Walk-ins Welcome           FREE estimates. 337-912-       ual. $400.00. Call 337-               337-397-2112 for more
   Competitive Prices                                               Apply at HWY 171 S.         3512                           462-8417.                             info /pics.
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                                                                              AT IVAN’S
                                                                       50TH ANNIVERSARY SALE
                                                                           YOU GET A
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                                                                               ALL your sales tax!




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                                    Beginning this
               Friday & Saturday!
             All living room, dining room and
             bedroom groups and pieces at
                Ivan’s lower tagged prices,
                includes all your sales tax.
                                                                                    ONLY 15 Minutes
                                                                                    South of Fort Polk!
                                                                                    on Hwy 171 in DeRidder




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