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January 28, 2011

Mobilization
PHOTO: Spc. Thomas Cangioloski sweeps an AN/PSS-14 handheld, standoff mine-detection system across the snow at Fort McCoy’s Contingency Operating Location Freedom during a training session. Photo by Tom Michele

Mine-detection training
Spc. Thomas Cangioloski sweeps an AN/PSS-14 handheld, standoff mine-detection system across the snow at Fort McCoy’s Contingency Operating Location Freedom during a training session. Cangioloski is with the 877th Engineer Company, a Georgia Army National Guard unit preparing to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Photo by Tom Michele

 

PHOTO: Friendly guntrucks approach while civilians walk to and from at an entry-control point. Photo by Tom Michele Entry-control-point training
Friendly guntrucks approach while civilians walk to and from at the entry-control point (ECP) at Fort McCoy’s Contingency Operating Location (COL) Freedom in this view from the top level of the front guard tower. The 877th Engineer Company manned the ECP as part of a situational training exercise. The 877th, a Georgia Army National Guard unit, is preparing to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Photo by Tom Michele

PHOTO: A convoy of Humvee guntrucks rolls out of Contingency Operating Location Freedom at Fort McCoy en route to exercise missions throughout the installation. Photo by Tom Michele

Convoy training
A convoy of Humvee guntrucks rolls out of Contingency Operating Location Freedom at Fort McCoy en route to exercise missions throughout the installation. This venture was by the 1249th Engineer Battalion, an Oregon Army National Guard unit preparing to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Photo by Tom Michele

Sgt. 1st Class Eric Sutherland, a Soldier with the 3rd Battalion, 335th Regiment, 181st Infantry Brigade, trains an Airman on checkpoint security as part of base-defense training. Photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Gruidl Base-defense training
Sgt. 1st Class Eric Sutherland, a Soldier with the 3rd Battalion, 335th Regiment, 181st Infantry Brigade, trains an Airman on checkpoint security as part of base-defense training. Airmen are training at Fort McCoy as part of the military’s Joint Service Training Organization program for deployments in support of Operation New Dawn/Operation Enduring Freedom.

Photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey Gruidl

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PHOTO: Spc. Christian Avila, an opposing-forces Soldier with the 411th Training Support Battalion, 181st Infantry Brigade, fires away with an M249 squad-automatic weapon. Photo by Tom Michele Opposing-forces familiarization
Spc. Christian Avila, an opposing-forces Soldier with the 411th Training Support Battalion, 181st Infantry Brigade, fires away with an M249 squad-automatic weapon during a convoy training scenario with the 1249th Engineer Battalion. The 1249th is an Oregon Army National Guard unit preparing to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 181st conducts mobilization training at Fort McCoy.

Photo by Tom Michele

PHOTO: pc. Adrian Nunez, right, maintains security while Spc. Benjamin Hayes, left, operates the controls of the Heavy Expanded Mobility Truck wrecker. Photo by Tom Michele Wrecker hook-up
Spc. Adrian Nunez, right, maintains security while Spc. Benjamin Hayes, left, operates the controls of the Heavy Expanded Mobility Truck wrecker. Spc. John Bingham, background, assisted with the hook-up, which was done during a convoy exercise. They are with the 1249th Engineer Battalion Forward Support Company, an Oregon Army National Guard unit training to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Photo by Tom Michele

 

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