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May 28, 2010

Mobilization
PHOTO: Soldiers use a Buffalo mine-protected clearance vehicle’s spork to gouge into a Fort McCoy road in search of a buried homemade explosive. Photo by Tom Michele Route clearing
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

PHOTO: Kevin Herman, Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) Mobilization and Deployment Program Manager, conducts a Care Team Training Class at the ACS office. Photo 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.

 
PHOTO: 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. Photo by Tom Michele Training aid
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.
 

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