MARCH 13, 2009 


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Photo: Soldiers from the 377th Military Police Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, pull security around a Humvee before entering a Mobile Urban Training Site village during Patriot Warrior 2008. (File Photo)


Photo: Spc. Mariam El Bakari teaches Sailors how to say Arabic phrases in a language and cultural awareness class in a Fort McCoy classroom. (Photo by Tom Michele)

6 training exercises to boost 
Fort McCoy FY 2009 totals

Several large-scale exercises or training events will highlight Fiscal Year 2009 training at Fort McCoy, while training officials expect overall numbers to continue their upward trend beginning with a unit here for extended combat training in March. (Story, photo.)


Soldiers use language proficiency to accomplish mission

"Ogaf!" and "Thib slaaHak!" are a seemingly strange arrangement of letters. They may be, however, very vital for the survival of a U.S. Army Soldier.
(Story, photo.)



Photo: Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Brown talks about the new suicide video being used to help train Soldiers and federal civilian employees. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

Course teaches about 
suicide prevention

Fort McCoy supported the Army’s suicide prevention program by presenting the interactive training video "Beyond the Front" to garrison personnel. 
(Story, photo.)




Photo: Master Sgt. John Burnor explains the Operation Warrior Trainer Observer-Controller-Trainer program to demobilizing Soldiers from the 201st Engineer Battalion of Kentucky. (Photo by Tom Michele)


Observer-Controller-Trainers help prepare troops for mobilization missions

An Observer-Controller-Trainer (OCT) is not just a Soldier walking shoulder-to-shoulder with mobilizing Soldiers going through training at Fort McCoy in preparation to deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan.  
(Story, photo.)

Photo: Wolves leave signs of their presence through tracks in the snow during a winter outing at Fort McCoy.  (Photo by Tim Wilder)

Sign language can provide information about wolves, other 4-legged animals

As I was obtaining my grade-school and high-school education, I was told by both my parents and teachers on numerous occasions to learn a second language. (Story, photos.)




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