SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 



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PHOTO: Lt. Col. James L. Ringlein (left), commander of the Medical Detachment Command, and Master Sgt. Frank X. Rangel uncase the colors at the unit’s activation ceremony. Photo by Allan Harding
New Medical Detachment Command activated

The Fort McCoy Medical Detachment Command was activated Aug. 23.
The detachment will provide a quality and efficient health evaluation, care and coordination process to ensure the safety and health of mobilizing and demobilizing Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, as well as Soldiers conducting sustainment training at Fort McCoy.
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PHOTO: Soldiers use their M16 rifles to fire  “laser bullets” at targets on a projection screen at one of Fort McCoy’s Engagement Skills Trainers. Photo by Tom Michele

Engagement Skills Trainer prepares Soldiers to react

Soldiers, with their weapons ready, are at a stationary base camp check point, or along a Central Asian roadside, or other combat theater situation, and encounter approaching people, apparently civilians. But the Soldiers haven’t left Fort McCoy.
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PHOTO: Members of the Fort McCoy Police Department use laser equipment, under the guidance  of Lt. Chris Neuman (center), to monitor vehicles traveling on State Highway 21. Photo by Rob Schuette
Police department gets training on laser equipment

Eight Fort McCoy police officers attended a traffic laser operation class to learn about the technology that is scheduled to be implemented at Fort McCoy in the near future to support and enhance traffic safety.
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PHOTO: Dr. Johnson George, guest speaker at the Chapel 1 dedication ceremony, addresses the attendees. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert Shepherd
aug. 22 Dedication service reopens Chapel 1

Fort McCoy’s Chapel 1 marked another milestone in its long and distinguished service to Fort McCoy, holding its first worship service Aug. 22 since being renovated earlier this year.
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PHOTO: A sign near the road intersecting at the Post Exchange and McCoy’s reminds motorists of the cell phone/texting prohibitions at Fort McCoy. Photo by Rob Schuette New signage addresses cell phones, speed limits

Signage for the no cell phone/texting and speed limit policies at Fort McCoy is in place at installation entrances and other strategic locations to remind motorists about McCoy regulations.
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