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 Photo: Pfc. Michael Rooney fires an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon as two spent shells and a shell-belt link eject from his weapon during mobilization training at a Fort McCoy range. Rooney is with Company A, 1st Battalion, 161st Combined Arms Battalion of the 81st Heavy Brigade Combat Team. The unit, which is from the Washington Army National Guard, is training at Fort McCoy in preparation to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele)

Range fire

Pfc. Michael Rooney fires an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon as two spent shells and a shell-belt link eject from his weapon during mobilization training at a Fort McCoy range. Rooney is with Company A, 1st Battalion, 161st Combined Arms Battalion of the 81st Heavy Brigade Combat Team. The unit, which is from the Washington Army National Guard, is training at Fort McCoy in preparation to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.
(Photo by Tom Michele)

 

Photo: An observer/controller/trainer from First U.S. Army (right) explains base defense tactics to a group of Airmen at a Fort McCoy range. The Airmen, a large contingent of Air Force civil engineers from the Rapid Engineers Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, are conducting mobilization training at Fort McCoy in preparation to support Operation Enduring Freedom.  (Photo by Tom Michele) Base defense

An observer/controller/trainer from First U.S. Army (right) explains base defense tactics to a group of Airmen at a Fort McCoy range. The Airmen, a large contingent of Air Force civil engineers from the Rapid Engineers Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, are conducting mobilization training at Fort McCoy in preparation to support Operation Enduring Freedom. 
(Photo by Tom Michele)

 

Photo: Cadets from the ChalleNGe Academy at Fort McCoy traverse a rope bridge at the DPTMS Rope Bridge Training Site. The cadets participated in the exercise to build self-confidence in physical skills as well as to develop team work. The ChalleNGe Academy is open to youth ages 16 years, 9 months to 18 who are at risk of not graduating from high school. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

Bridge work

Cadets from the ChalleNGe Academy at Fort McCoy traverse a rope bridge at the DPTMS Rope Bridge Training Site. The cadets participated in the exercise to build self-confidence in physical skills as well as to develop team work. The ChalleNGe Academy is open to youth ages 16 years, 9 months to 18 who are at risk of not graduating from high school. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

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Photo: Airmen from the Rapid Engineers Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer carry one of their peers toward an awaiting ambulance during a combat life-saver training session at Fort McCoy under the guidance of an observer/controller/trainer. The Air Force personnel are conducting mobilization training at Fort McCoy as they prepare to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele) Combat life saver

Airmen from the Rapid Engineers Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer carry one of their peers toward an awaiting ambulance during a combat life-saver training session at Fort McCoy under the guidance of an observer/controller/trainer. The Air Force personnel are conducting mobilization training at Fort McCoy as they prepare to support Operation Enduring Freedom. 
(Photo by Tom Michele)

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Photo: Members of the Fort McCoy community came out in force to donate blood at an American Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by the ChalleNGe Academy at Fort McCoy. The Red Cross conducts approximately quarterly blood drives near at or near Fort McCoy. To learn more about Red Cross blood donation, visit the Web sites http://www.givebloodgivelife.org, http://www.givelife.org or http://www.redcross.org. (Photo by Rob Schuette) Blood drive

Members of the Fort McCoy community came out in force to donate blood at an American Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by the ChalleNGe Academy at Fort McCoy. The Red Cross conducts approximately quarterly blood drives near at or near Fort McCoy. To learn more about Red Cross blood donation, visit the Web sites http://www.givebloodgivelife.org, http://www.givelife.org or http://www.redcross.org.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)

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