Schuette, The Real McCoy Staff
installation rock crushing site is being moved from its North Post
location to South Post as part of a Troop Projects project.
A Soldier works on clearing and
grubbing the South Post site that will serve as the new location
for the rock-crushing equipment of the 106th Quarry Team. (Photo
by Rob Schuette)
Perzel III, installation Troop Projects coordinator for Fort McCoy,
said the new location was chosen because it fits in better with the
installationís master plan and will have easier access to roadways,
particularly those off post. Perzel works for VT Griffin, which is
contracted to provide Directorate of Public Works services. This is
important because much of the material brought in for the rock crusher
comes from off post, he said.
current site also has a lot of dust when the equipment is used,"
Perzel said. "The new site has the potential to have a source of
water some day. That also will allow us to pursue better products that
would benefit from being cleaned by water."
brought to the rock crushing site is turned into products that can be
used to support road work, lower-grade railroad ballast work, and any
other projects that could use crushed rock, Perzel said.
"The new site is better because it is bigger and offers
more room to work."
106th Quarry Team
Sgt. Jason Kirch of the 106th Quarry Team of Tomah, Wis., served as
the NCOIC for the project. The personnel working on the project are
volunteers, he said. Most of the volunteers are from the 229th
Engineer Company of Prairie du Chien and Platteville.
new site is better because it is bigger and offers more room to
work," Kirch said. "It also will have better
said the project also offers good training. The site was cleared and
grubbed during an extended combat training session.
involved in the project are getting additional stick time and vehicle
operations experience on the equipment being used to prepare the new
site for the rock-crushing equipment, he said.
is good experience because the 106th was moved from the Ashland area
to Tomah as part of Army Transformation, he said. Many of the unitís
members did not transfer with the organization, but remained in the
area and/or went to different units.