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                                                                     OCTOBER 24, 2008 


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Photo: Soldiers, including members of the 855th Quartermaster Company, train on convoy scenarios during premobilization training by the Regional Training Center-North. (File Photo)

Photo: DES Operations Captain Robert Stapel checks the new Mobile Mass Notification System at Contingency Operating Location Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele)


Fort McCoy FY 2008 training total nears 128,000 personnel

Additional mobilization and premobilization training played a major role in helping Fort McCoy increase its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 training totals to 127,919 personnel compared to its FY 2007 total of 112,703 personnel trained, according to the Fort McCoy Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. (Story, photo.)


Mobile warning system helps alert troops to bad weather

Alerting Soldiers to impending danger at Contingency Operating Locations Freedom and Liberty took a significant step forward recently. (Story, photo.)



Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Claudia R. Simpson talks with students in an Equal Opportunity Advisers Course she was teaching at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Tom Michele)


Deployment training at McCoy includes POSH classes

Soldiers training at Fort McCoy to deploy in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom now have more than just training in the field — they go through Prevention of Sexual Harassment classes as part of their MOB training, as well. (Story, photo.)
Photo: David Donze (left to right), Leslie Guttenberg, Scott Trost and Misty Brown display the trophy they won for finishing second in the Army Reserve Mixed Division at the Army Ten-Miler race. (Contributed Photo)


Ten-Miler team finishes 
2nd at Army

The Fort McCoy Army Ten-Miler Team placed second in its division, Reserve Mixed, during the Army Ten-Miler competition Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C. (Story, photos.)
Photo: Spc. David R. Obray (left) and Staff Sgt. Michael T. Noyce Merino practice adjusting the head spacing and timing on an M2 .50-caliber machine gun during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition. Obray was selected the Army Soldier of the Year, while Noyce Merino was chosen the Army NCO of the Year. (Photo by C. Todd Lopez)


88th RRC Soldier wins Army Soldier of Year competition

Two Soldiers, both from the reserve components, were named the Army’s best warriors during the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition. (Story, photo.)

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