JUNE 26, 2009 

 

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Photo: Douglas D. McCoy Jr. speaks at the Centennial Commemoration Ceremony honoring Fort McCoy’s 100th anniversary. (Photo by Allan Harding)


Photo: An Apache helicopter approaches a target at a Fort McCoy range as a trail of smoke signals the crew has found its target. (Photo by Rachel Knight)


Fort McCoy commemorates Century of Service

Service to the nation, the theme of the Fort McCoy Centennial Commemoration June 13, was the motivation when the installation was established 100 years ago, said the grandson of the installation’s founder. (Story, photos.)

 



Missouri National Guard trains with Apache helicopters


Only days into its extended combat training, the Missouri National Guard’s 1st, 135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion had qualified 11 of its AH-64 Apache crews on day gunnery and three on night gunnery.  (Story, photo.)

 

 

Photo: Spc. Edkin R. Garcia, a chemical specialist with the 411th Chemical Company of Edison, N.J., role plays an elderly contamination victim in an emergency drill at the Waukesha (Wis.) Memorial Hospital. Spc. Shane D. Owen, a medic with the 7235th Support Unit of Orlando, Fla., (in protective gear), assists Garcia. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte)

 

Red Dragon scenarios test participants

In the largest training exercise of its type in the nation, more than 2,300 Army Reserve Soldiers helped civilian authorities respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks. (Story, photo.)
Photo: With the wood wall frame laid out, Soldiers nail wall boards to the frame for a South West Asia hut on a Fort McCoy training lane. The Soldiers are from the 168th Engineer Company, Alabama Army National Guard. (Photo by Tom Michele)

 

Engineer units troop projects work improves installation

Small houses in Asian-style villages, a new road carved through a dense and hilly woodland and the extension of a high, dirt security berm have changed the scenery at Fort McCoy. (Story, photos.)

Photo: Members of the 325th CSH practice removing a “wounded” Soldier from a vehicle during Global Medic training at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Spc. Francis Horton)

Global Medic gets Combat Support Hospital into field

Training for the Soldiers of the 325th Combat Support Hospital for Global Medic 2009 didn’t occur at a hospital, but rather out in a field location. (Story, photo.)

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