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Mobilization

Photo: An Air Force K-Loader hoists three pallets up to the rear of the C-5A aircraft on the Volk Field ramp while another loaded forklift approaches. The K-Loader has a belt-and-gear system that quickly pulls the pallets onto the rollers of the aircraft deck. The pallets are for the 203rd Engineer Battalion. The 203rd completed mobilization training at Fort McCoy and deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele)

Photos by Tom Michele

Plane loading

An Air Force K-Loader hoists three pallets up to the rear of the C-5A aircraft on the Volk Field ramp while another loaded forklift approaches. The K-Loader has a belt-and-gear system that quickly pulls the pallets onto the rollers of the aircraft deck. The pallets are for the 203rd Engineer Battalion. The 203rd completed mobilization training at Fort McCoy and deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

Photo: Soldiers from the 1132nd and 1168th Transportation companies view Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Fort McCoy Commemorative Area. The 1132nd and 1168th, Iowa Army National Guard units, were demobilizing at Fort McCoy after having served a one-year tour of duty supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele)


Veterans Memorial Plaza visit

Soldiers from the 1132nd and 1168th Transportation companies view Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Fort McCoy Commemorative Area. The 1132nd and 1168th, Iowa Army National Guard units, were demobilizing at Fort McCoy after having served a one-year tour of duty supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

 

 

Photo: Soldiers from the 372nd Engineer Brigade conduct a “traveling overwatch” patrol during an exercise at Fort McCoy. From left are Spc. Matthew Cruse, Spc. Matt Welch, Spc. Scott Larson, Spc. Christopher Van Cleave and Chief Warrant Officer Eric Tague. The 372nd, an Army Reserve unit from Fort Snelling, Minn., deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele) Soldier patrol

Soldiers from the 372nd Engineer Brigade conduct a “traveling overwatch” patrol during an exercise at Fort McCoy. From left are Spc. Matthew Cruse, Spc. Matt Welch, Spc. Scott Larson, Spc. Christopher Van Cleave and Chief Warrant Officer Eric Tague. The 372nd, an Army Reserve unit from Fort Snelling, Minn., deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
 

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Photo: A medical evacuation Blackhawk helicopter prepares to touch down at a landing zone on a Fort McCoy training lane. It initially was guided by the smoke signal set by a Soldier on the ground. The action was part of a 203rd Engineer Battalion mission readiness exercise scenario to pick up a wounded Soldier. The 203rd, a Missouri Army National Guard unit, trained at McCoy to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele) Helicopter medivac

A medical evacuation Blackhawk helicopter prepares to touch down at a landing zone on a Fort McCoy training lane. It initially was guided by the smoke signal set by a Soldier on the ground. The action was part of a 203rd Engineer Battalion mission readiness exercise scenario to pick up a wounded Soldier. The 203rd, a Missouri Army National Guard unit, trained at McCoy to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
 

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