Soldiers use a Buffalo
mine-protected clearance vehicle’s spork to gouge into a Fort
McCoy road in search of a buried homemade explosive. The
Soldiers were on a route-clearance patrol searching for hidden
explosives. They are with the 806th Engineer Company, an Army
Reserve unit from Conway, Ark., training to deploy in support of
Operation Enduring Freedom.
Photos By Tom Michele
Care Team training
Kevin Herman, Fort McCoy Army
Community Service (ACS) Mobilization and Deployment Program
Manager, conducts a Care Team Training Class at the ACS office.
The focus of the class was to train military leaders and
volunteers to fill their roles in supporting a Family in the
event of a casualty.
Opposing Forces Soldiers
from the 181st Infantry Brigade emplace a Self-Contained
Portable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Simulator pyrotechnic
device in a rut along a Fort McCoy training lane. After adding
several shovels of gravel around the edges, they added some tree
branches to further conceal the device. The Soldiers then hid in
the trees, waiting for a convoy to go by. The device simulates
an IED explosion and produces either a loud bang, a plume of
smoke, several small flares, or all of the three together.