OCTOBER 22, 2010

 

 

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PHOTO: Students in a Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy Warrior Leader Course use smoke cover as they prepare to contact an opposing force. File photo
 
Training total for FY 2010 over 111,000 at Fort McCoy

The total for Fort McCoy training topped 111,000 personnel for fiscal year (FY) 2010, which ended Sept. 30. The total was up more than 5,000 personnel from last year, and also continued the installation’s record of training at least 100,000 personnel annually since FY 1984.
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PHOTO: Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center command sergeant major, speaks to McCoy personnel about a variety of safety-related topics. Photo by Geneve N. Mankel
 

Safety leader talks about engaged leadership at McCoy

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center visited Fort McCoy Oct. 4 to present a variety of safety-related topics to the Fort McCoy community.
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PHOTO: An OPFOR Soldier from the 2nd Battalion, 411th Regiment, 181st Infantry Brigade, reacts to a security patrol during a recent mission-readiness exercise. Photo by 1st Lt. Jeffrey E. Gruidl
 
Opposing Force gets in the mind of the enemy

Running through the trees, setting up ambushes and improvised explosive devices to help train mobilizing units sounds like fun for most Soldiers. For Soldiers of the Opposing Force (OPFOR) Company, 2nd Battalion, 411th Regiment, 181st Infantry Brigade, there is much more to OPFOR than just playing in the woods.
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PHOTO: Ronald Robinson (left) accepts the Fort McCoy Excellence in Diversity Award from Lt. Col. Rob Humphrey, the garrison deputy commander. Photo by Allan Harding
 
NEC Director receives  Diversity Award

The 2010 Fort McCoy Excellence in Diversity Award recipient Ronald Robinson, the director of the Fort McCoy Network Enterprise Center truly embodies all of the principles the award is meant to recognize, said Blaine Markuson, the acting director of the Army Reserve Equal Employment Opportunity office.
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PHOTO: Dr. Leigh Waggoner, the vicar at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sparta, speaks at the Fort McCoy observance  of Hispanic Heritage Month. Photo by Allan Harding McCoy observes Hispanic American Heritage Month

Dr. Leigh Waggoner, who also is the vicar at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sparta, Wis., was the guest speaker at Fort McCoy’s Hispanic Heritage Month observance Oct. 5. She spoke about how the people who frequent The Meeting Place are seeking to improve themselves.
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