|A new training site at Fort McCoy will train
servicemembers on how to breech a facility by going through doors,
windows or walls.
A view of the door area of the
breech training site at the new Fort McCoy breech training site.
The area can be scheduled for use by military units.
Photo by Rob Schuette
Terry Hoff, Fort McCoy Range officer, said the breech training site
will allow the use of live fire and will train Soldiers in breaching
techniques using shotguns, M100-Grenade Rifle Entry Munitions, high
explosives, and battering devices, to enter buildings.
Hoff said the training site can be used for training of individuals or
The facility was built by MITIG Company, Radisson, Wis., under a
Directorate of Public Works contract.
“Fort McCoy Range Maintenance personnel will maintain the facility and
replace the doors, windows and walls after training,” Hoff said. “The
thickness and resilience of the doors, windows and walls can be varied
to create unique training conditions and meet the needs of troops or
Members of the 770th Engineer
Company work on building an access road to the new breech
training site at Fort McCoy. The 770th was at Fort McCoy
participating in Operation Essayons, which was held from June
12-26. Photo by Rob
A new access road to the training facility is being built by the
770th Engineer Company, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from Penn Yan, N.Y.
Hoff said the work is part of a large engineer troop project exercise
called Operation Essayons.
The road construction provides a valuable service to Fort McCoy while
also providing real-life, hands-on training projects for the units to
work on to maintain and improve their engineering skills, Hoff said.
Military units wanting to schedule the use of any range at Fort McCoy
must contact the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and
Security Range Scheduling section at 608-388-3721/4142/5313.