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Mobilization Training
Photo: Personnel from the 420th Engineer Brigade of Bryan, Texas, an Army Reserve unit, and the 201st Engineer Battalion of the Kentucky Army National Guard march off a Fort McCoy parade field after a deployment and farewell ceremony. The units conducted mobilization training at Fort McCoy to prepare to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photos by Tom Michele) Deployment ceremony

Personnel from the 420th Engineer Brigade of Bryan, Texas, an Army Reserve unit, and the 201st Engineer Battalion of the Kentucky Army National Guard march off a Fort McCoy parade field after a deployment and farewell ceremony. The units conducted mobilization training at Fort McCoy to prepare to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photos by Tom Michele)
 

 

Photo: Maj. Michael Plattenburg of the 70th Regional Readiness Command , Detachment 30 of Seattle readies his M-16 while positioned in the turret of a Humvee guntruck during mounted convoy patrol with the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command. The unit is conducting mobilization training at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Tom Michele) Mounted convoy patrol

Maj. Michael Plattenburg of the 70th Regional Readiness Command , Detachment 30 of Seattle readies his M-16 while positioned in the turret of a Humvee guntruck during mounted convoy patrol with the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command. The unit is conducting mobilization training at Fort McCoy.  
 
 

  

 

 Photo: Personnel from the 955th Engineer Company of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., depart a village through a checkpoint during convoy training at Fort McCoy. The 955th is an Army Reserve unit preparing for mobilization in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele)

Check point training

Personnel from the 955th Engineer Company of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., depart a village through a checkpoint during convoy training at Fort McCoy. The 955th is an Army Reserve unit preparing for mobilization in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Photo: Soldiers from the 955th Engineer Company of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., leave a compound after talking with a village mayor. Mounted convoy patrols drive through several different villages and encounter brief interactions with civilians -- sometimes friendly, sometimes hostile, and sometimes firing small-arms weapons at Soldiers. Blank ammunition is used. The patrols are designed to demonstrate to and test the Soldiers in reacting to specific threats. The 955th is training for mobilization to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele) An encounter

Soldiers from the 955th Engineer Company of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., leave a compound after talking with a village mayor. Mounted convoy patrols drive through several different villages and encounter brief interactions with civilians -- sometimes friendly, sometimes hostile, and sometimes firing small-arms weapons at Soldiers. Blank ammunition is used. The patrols are designed to demonstrate to and test the Soldiers in reacting to specific threats. The 955th is training for mobilization to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.  

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