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October 08, 2010

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PHOTO: 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. Photo by Rob Schuette
 

Medical evacuation
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.

 Photos by Rob Schuette

PHOTO: Soldiers from the 256th Combat Support Hospital go through urban training at Mobile Urban Training Site-North Sept. 24 at Fort McCoy. Photo by Rob Schuette
 

Premobilization training
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.

PHOTO: Members of Right Step practice drill-and-ceremony movements at Fort McCoy. Photo by Rob Schuette
 
Drill practice
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.
PHOTO: Employees from Arborworks, LLC, remove and grind hazardous trees in the South Post military Family Housing area at Fort McCoy. Photo by Rob Schuette
 
Tree removal
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 ceremony.

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 motorcycle.

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 in May.

 

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