Fort McCoy U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters
and Headquarters Company Soldiers conducted weapons training Oct. 18 at
Fort McCoy, one of many tasks they accomplish to keep their military and
technical skills current.
A Soldier from the Fort McCoy U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters
and Headquarters Company fires an M9 pistol during weapons
Fort McCoy U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters and Headquarters
Company Commander Capt. Matthew Wright presents a safety
briefing before weapons training.
Company Commander Matthew Wright said the
training consisted of zeroing and qualifying with M4 rifles for enlisted
Soldiers and firing M9 pistols for the officers.
“We do this twice-a-year to keep our
weapons skills honed,” Wright said. “Just because we’re in a garrison
setting, it does not mean that we don’t need to have these skills or
won’t ever use them. We have to be ready to accomplish any mission we
Soldiers also must pass the Army Physical Fitness Training test twice a
Soldier Warrior Task training and other required training also must be
completed throughout the year, Wright said.
Photos by Rob Schuette