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May 11, 2012

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Decade of Duty publication available

The publication “A Decade of Duty Fort McCoy’s Service to the Nation 2001-2011” now is available.

Linda Fournier, Fort McCoy Public Affairs officer, said the installation Public Affairs Office (PAO) assembled information and photos for the publication to tell the story of Fort McCoy’s mobilization efforts during the Global War on Terror.

“The book is for Soldiers who supported the mission and for the public,” Fournier said. “It’s a document everyone can look at and see what Fort McCoy accomplished during those 10 years.”

Fournier said the document uses more than 80 color photos and text to tell the story and also chronicles some of the changes that occurred at Fort McCoy from 2001-2011.

Brad Stewart, the Fort McCoy Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, said the publication will serve as an excellent resource to inform transient training units and personnel about Fort McCoy’s extensive training capabilities and help showcase how the installation integrated those capabilities into the mobilization mission. In fact, Stewart already has used it in his presentations to the Operational, Functional, Training and Sustainment Command’s command representatives during the 84th Training Command’s Concept Development Workshops for exercises in 2013 and 2014.

“A Decade of Duty” not only advertises the installation’s capabilities, it captures the essence of Fort McCoy as a Total Force Training Center and how the garrison staff, through customer feedback and requirements, Army- mandated training facilities, and strategic planning, focused on preparing troops for combat, and created an unparalleled training environment, he said.

This is an excellent document for us to use when we talk to our customers about what we did and what we have to offer,” Stewart added. “It has a historical retrospective and can be used to help us recruit new customers.”

As units return from theater, this publication is another tool in the Fort McCoy toolbox to demonstrate that the installation is postured to provide a decisive-action training environment to allow units to meet their training objectives against a complex and hybrid opposing force.

The publication already has been distributed to the work force through official mail.

Copies also are available at several sites throughout the installation and will be available to visitors at the Armed Forces Day Open House event at Fort McCoy Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

An online version of the document also is posted at the Fort McCoy public website at www.mccoy.army.mil.

For more information about “A Decade of Duty” or to request additional copies, call PAO at 608-388-2407/3456.

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