SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 



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PHOTO: Members of the 2nd, 106th Cavalry Squadron, an Illinois Army National Guard unit, fire a 120 mm mortar shell. Photo by Rob Schuette
Illinois National Guard cavalry unit fires mortars

Realistic, hands-on mortar training highlighted a live-fire weekend for an Illinois Army National Guard cavalry squadron at Fort McCoy.
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PHOTO: Marines from the 2nd, 24th Marine Regiment fire M4s during qualification firing at McCoy. Photo by Rob Schuette

Marines qualify with M4s at Fort McCoy firing range

Training opportunities at Fort McCoy brought an Illinois Marine Reserve infantry unit to the installation for a September weekend for M4 weapons qualifications.
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PHOTO: Fort McCoy Police Officers Matt Styba (left) and Victoria Smith introduce the mountain bike unit concept to attendees at Fort McCoy’s Day for Kids event Sept. 17. Photo by Capt. Rick Jackson
Police bike unit to improve community policing efforts

Fort McCoy’s Police Department is taking to the streets in a newly formed mountain bike unit to support community policing efforts.
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PHOTO: Master Sgt. Darrin Stallworth is a micro-second away from smashing the ball in the Fort McCoy-Angelini’s softball game in Sparta. Photo by Tom Michele
softball game brings McCoy, Sparta communities together

Although Angelini’s beat Fort McCoy 22-11, everyone participating in the Sept. 11 softball game left the field a winner. The game was played at Memorial Park in Sparta, the home field for Angelini’s Pizzeria and Ristorante.
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