Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Jan. 24, 2020 In our view Forces from the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment are taking part in JRTC Rotation 20-03. Guardian staff caught up with some of them in the field and asked “What are your impressions of the rotation?” Here are their responses: The Guardian , a civilian enter- prise newspaper, is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Army. Contents of the Guardian are not necessarily official views of, or en- dorsed by, the U.S. Government, De- partment of Defense, Department of the Army or Fort Polk. The Guardian is published weekly by the Public Affairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. Printed circulation is 13,000. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage with- out regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed violation of this policy of equal opportunity by an ad- vertiser will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. All editorial content of the Guardian is prepared, edited, pro- vided and approved by the Public Af- fairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. The Guardian is printed by the Natchitoches Times , a private firm in no way connected with the Depart- ment of the Army, under exclusive written contract with Fort Polk. The civilian printer is responsible for com- mercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts and supplements, does not constitute en- dorsement by the Department of the Army or the Natchitoches Times of the products or services advertised. Guardian Editorial Staff Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general Col. Ryan K. Roseberry Garrison commander Kim Reischling Public affairs officer Chuck Cannon Command information officer Angie Thorne T.C. Bradford Keith Houin Staff writers Editorial Offices Building 4919, Magnolia Street Fort Polk, LA 71459-5060 Voice (337) 531-4033 Fax (337) 531-1401 Email: Kimberly.K.Reischling.firstname.lastname@example.org Trading post ads: email@example.com Fort Polk Homepage home.army.mil/polk/ Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: sales@thefo rtpolkguardian.com Master Warrant Officer Liam McGlynn: “It's been outstanding. It’s training we can't get at our home base in Petawawa, Ontario. It's been very exciting to come to a place where there is no snow and operate with equipment and Sol- diers we wouln't normally operate with.” Cpl. Spencer Brown: "We've never done any- thing like this before. It's a huge eye opener to see how you guys run the show down here. It's a good multi-national training exercise.The weather is a bit of a factor, but other than that it's been an awesome experience working with the American and Japanese armies." Cpl. Pal Merini-Hagg: "It's long.The weather is difficult. Geronimo has been at us a couple of times. It's nice work- ing with the Americans more than we have in the past.This opportunity has been great for me. I've enjoyed it." Pvt. Lee Hodgson: "It's a lovely place to be. It's funny to see the Americans running around in HMMWVs all the time and we are packing our rucks. It's good training." Pvt. Masnun Rahman: "This is a different experience than what we have up north. We have our way to do things and we usually don't get to train with the Americans and Japan- ese. It's a different environment and it's making me a better Sol- dier." For advertising contact Theresa Larue il l i .