OCTOBER 9, 2009 


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Photo: Sgt. Gregory S. Ruske (left) shares a point with Fort McCoy Garrison Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. William T. Bissonette Jr., during a Year of the NCO event. (Photo by Val Hyde)


Photo: Combat medics treat simulated injured infantry Soldiers during a firefight in a village at a Mobile Urban Training Site at Fort McCoy. The medics had removed the injured Soldiers from the line of fire to stabilize them before evacuation. The training was part of pre-deployment medic training. (Photo by Tom Michele)

NCO speaker exemplifies
'train as you fight'

Training as you fight and taking positive actions were keys for a Silver Star recipient who was well received by a Fort McCoy audience during a Sept. 25 Year of the Noncommissioned Officer event.
(Story, photos.)



Combat medic course concludes year's stay at
Fort McCoy

The 68W combat medic pre-deployment training course, which is concluding its one-year stay at Fort McCoy, is being declared a success by management and course instructors alike.
(Story, photos.)



Photo: Soldiers from the 33rd Brigade Combat Team progress through their out-processing paperwork at Fort McCoy’s Soldier Readiness Center. The 33rd, which is part of the Illinois National Guard, demobilized at Fort McCoy after supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele)


33rd BCT completing demobilization

About 3,000 Soldiers from the 33rd Brigade Combat Team were at Fort McCoy for the last days of their one-year tour of duty. The 33rd, from the Illinois Army National Guard, demobilized at Fort McCoy with units spread out during a four-month period. (Story, photos.)
Photo: Garrison Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Annie Jackson (left) accepts the Excellence Through Diversity award from Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser. (Photo by Val Hyde)


Garrison deputy commander receives Diversity award

The 2009 Excellence Through Diversity Award recipient at Fort McCoy was recognized as an ardent champion for Soldier and family issues in the installation’s community.
(Story, photo.)
Photo: A view of existing military housing at Fort McCoy. New military housing will be built close to the area with funding for the new project provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. (Photo by Rob Schuette)


Contract awarded for new military housing at Fort McCoy

A contract to build 23 new houses at Fort McCoy has been awarded. 
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