A student in a Regional Training
Site-Maintenance Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course
practices medical evacuation techniques during an urban combat
scenario at Fort McCoy’s Mobile Urban Training Site-South.
Soldiers from the 256th Combat
Support Hospital go through urban training at Mobile Urban
Training Site-North Sept. 24 at Fort McCoy. The 256th, an Army
Reserve unit from Cleveland, conducted premobilization training
at Fort McCoy. Regional Training Center-Central, which is
located at Fort McCoy, conducted the training.
Members of Right Step
practice drill-and-ceremony movements at Fort McCoy. The
Milwaukee-based program is for at-risk youth in grades five-12.
The group held an 11-day boot camp here in September for about
200 youths, who could be away from Family and friends and focus
on such things as life skills, personal hygiene and discipline.
Employees from Arborworks,
LLC, remove and grind hazardous trees in the South Post military
Family Housing area at Fort McCoy. Jim Kerkman, post forester,
said the work was done after a class from the U.S. Forestry
Service provided training about identifying hazardous trees.
Additional removal and pruning work was done with trees at Pine
View Campground. Arborworks, LLC, will return later this fall to
complete the project.
Brig. Gen. Frank Cipolla
(left), the deputy commander of the 88th Regional Support
Command, congratulates Staff Sgt. Michael Riordan (center) on a
job well done for using his combat life-saving training after a
vehicle accident during a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Event in
Denver in August. Riordan’s wife, Sonya, also was at the
Riordan, a truck driver and mechanic with the 445th
Transportation Company from Waterloo, Iowa, acted as a first
responder when he witnessed a motorcycle accident. Riordan was
standing on a corner waiting to cross the street with his wife
Sonya Riordan when the driver of the motorcycle hit a curb while
turning. The driver and passenger were both thrown from the
Riordan said he used his Army training as a combat life-saver to
determine that the female passenger was injured worse than the
driver and administered first aid to her. She complained of back
pain. Riordan made sure she remained still and kept her calm
until paramedics arrived in an ambulance.
Mrs. Riordan kept the driver calm.
The Riordans were in Denver attending a Yellow Ribbon
Reintegration event with the 88th Regional Support Command from
Fort McCoy. He returned from deployment in Iraq at Camp Liberty