Soldiers use a front end loader and shovels to fill and level
HESCO barriers as part of constructing a security berm perimeter
at an entry control point at Fort McCoy’s Contingency Operating
Location Freedom. The berms originally were designed for flood
control and have been used for that purpose particularly in the
Dakotas. The Soldiers, from the 827th Engineer Company, New York
Army National Guard, are training to deploy in support of
Operation Enduring Freedom.
Photos by Tom Michele
Soldiers from the 1092nd Engineer Battalion Forward Support
Company position their Humvee guntruck in the middle of a Fort
McCoy training lane as part of a route-clearance patrol mission.
One Soldier dismounts and walks security to the side of the
road. The 1092nd, a West Virginia Army National Guard unit, is
training to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Russ Young, sets up an M2 .50-caliber machine gun on
top of a Humvee guntruck while Sgt. Jerod Williams, left, and
Spc. Anthony Joy perform a preventative maintenance inspection
of the engine, prior to going on a mission on a Fort McCoy
training lane. The three Soldiers are preparing to deploy in
support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 1092nd Engineer
Battalion Forward Support Company.