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Mobiliztion 

 Photo: A C-130 cargo aircraft prepares to touch down at the Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport. The aircraft is a frequent visitor to the installation and is used to transport material and personnel to fulfill various military missions. (Photo by Tom Michele)

C-130 approaching

A C-130 cargo aircraft prepares to touch down at the Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport. The aircraft is a frequent visitor to the installation and is used to transport material and personnel to fulfill various military missions.

Photos by Tom Michele 

Photo: With the battalion flag and unit guidon flags dipped, members of the 877th Engineer Battalion stand at present arms during the unit’s departure ceremony at Fort McCoy. The 877th is deploying to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele) Farewell ceremony

With the battalion flag and unit guidon flags dipped, members of the 877th Engineer Battalion stand at present arms during the unit’s departure ceremony at Fort McCoy. The 877th is deploying to support Operation Enduring Freedom.
Photo: Pfc. George Cooper fires an M-4 rifle from a kneeling position during a live-fire exercise at a Fort McCoy range. Cooper is with the 1313th Engineer Company and is preparing to deploy to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele) Weapons qualifying

Pfc. George Cooper fires an M-4 rifle from a kneeling position during a live-fire exercise at a Fort McCoy range. Cooper is with the 1313th Engineer Company and is preparing to deploy to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Photo: Spc. William Barnett slides the new Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) over his head at Fort McCoy’s Central Issue Facility (CIF). He is with the 1434th Engineer Company, preparing to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Barnett is getting an assist from CIF warehouse specialist Danny McKnight who was helping with the fitting and issue. The CIF recently received the new IOTVs and has subsequently been issuing the new gear to Soldiers. The older vests weigh 27 pounds, the new ones 25 pounds. (Photo by Tom Michele) Equipment fitting


Spc. William Barnett slides the new Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) over his head at Fort McCoy’s Central Issue Facility (CIF). He is with the 1434th Engineer Company, preparing to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Barnett is getting an assist from CIF warehouse specialist Danny McKnight who was helping with the fitting and issue. The CIF recently received the new IOTVs and has subsequently been issuing the new gear to Soldiers. The older vests weigh 27 pounds, the new ones 25 pounds. (An Extra to The Real McCoy Online)

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