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Reassignment, repatching realigns unit with 86th Training Division

A reassignment and repatching ceremony was held April 2 to officially assign the 2nd Brigade, 70th Division to the 86th Training Division (Operations) at Fort McCoy.
PHOTO: Col. Jeffrey Bonner (right), 2nd Brigade, 70th Division, receives a new unit patch from Brig. Gen. Alton Berry, commanding general, 86th Training Division (Operations). Photo by Allan Harding
Col. Jeffrey Bonner (right), 2nd Brigade, 70th Division, receives a new unit patch from Brig. Gen. Alton Berry, commanding general, 86th Training Division (Operations). (Photo by Allan Harding)

Lt. Col. Bruce Enck, the personnel officer, S-1, with the 2nd Brigade, said the reassignment was effective Oct. 1, 2010. The April 2 ceremony, although after the effective date, symbolized the passing of the command and Soldiers from the 70th Division to the 86th Division as is in keeping with Army customs and traditions.

The 2nd Brigade supports operations for the 86th Training Division (Operations), which constructs, coordinates, and executes meaningful and challenging Warrior Exercises (WAREX) and Combat Support Training Exercises (CSTX), Enck said. These exercises generate commander-specific capabilities in an interactive training environment that fits the Army Force Generation model and prepares Soldiers, units, and staffs to execute their specified wartime mission to Army standards.

The 2nd Brigade will support the 86th Training Division (Operations) with the execution of the WAREX and CSTX and will provide observer-controller-trainer (OCT) support to the operation. The organization also will operate the 86th Training Division (Operations) OCT academy that trains OCTs for the brigade and other operational and functional commands.

Enck said the Fort McCoy organization will be the future brigade headquarters for two OCT battalions, one located in Corbin, Ky., while the other will be in Bloomington, Ind. Both battalions will have the mission of providing OCTs in support of the 86th Training Division (Operations).

For more information, including training and open positions, call 608-388-0920.

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