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October 22, 2010

Mobilization
PHOTO: Soldiers from the 292nd Engineer Detachment, operate an asphalt roller as part of the unit’s asphalt road-surfacing project at Fort McCoy. Photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey E. Gruidl
 

Road-surfacing project
Soldiers from the 292nd Engineer Detachment, operate an asphalt roller as part of the unit’s asphalt road-surfacing project at Fort McCoy. Sgt. Patrick Cox, a 292nd Soldier, said, “This has been an excellent training experience because this is the first time we have been able to do a project like this as a unit.” In addition to the asphalt project, the Soldiers are training on security and interaction with “local nationals.” The 292nd is training for mobilization in support of Operation New Dawn.

Photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey E. Gruidl

 

PHOTO: Sgt. Greg Tortorello pushes the butterfly trigger on the MK19 grenade machine gun on Fort McCoy’s Range 26 during a live-fire qualification training session. Photo by Tom Michele
 

Live-fire qualification
Sgt. Greg Tortorello pushes the butterfly trigger on the MK19 grenade machine gun on Fort McCoy’s Range 26 during a live-fire qualification training session. Tortorello and his assistant gunner, Spc. Barton Partridge are with the 863rd Engineer Battalion, an Army Reserve unit from Darien, Ill., that has deployed from Fort McCoy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Photo by Tom Michele

PHOTO: Soldiers from the 428th Engineer Company march off Parade Field No. 1 following the 863rd Engineer Battalion’s departure ceremony. Photo by Tom Michele
 
Departure ceremony
Soldiers from the 428th Engineer Company march off Parade Field No. 1 following the 863rd Engineer Battalion’s departure ceremony. The 863rd, an Army Reserve unit, with its headquarters, support and line companies, the 469th, 428th and 309th Engineer Companies from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois, deployed after the ceremony in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Photo by Tom Michele

 

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