NOVEMBER 13, 2009 


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Photo: The ribbon is cut at the grand opening of the new Child Development Center (CDC), held Oct. 19 at Fort McCoy. Cutting the ribbon is Fort McCoy Senior Commander Maj. Gen. Glenn J. Lesniak (back, left), Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser (back, center), Garrison Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. William T. Bissonette Jr.  (back, right), along with Staff Sgt. Mary Guthrie (holding child) and Jason Guthrie, and other CDC children. (Photo by Allan Harding)


Photo: Members of the Fort McCoy community discuss an issue at the AFAP conference. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

New $4.8 million Child
Development Center opens

Using ceremonial scissors nearly as tall as some of the participants, several children, parents and staff members cut the ribbon at the entrance of Fort McCoy’s new $4.8 million Child Development Center. 
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Army Family Action Plan conference examines Fort McCoy Issues

Twelve volunteers, who were a good cross-representation of the Total Army Family, worked on issues provided by the Fort McCoy community during an Army Family Action Plan conference Oct. 21-22.
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Photo: Soldiers drive a Husky vehicle-mounted mine detector toward a suspicious pile of debris during a route-clearance mission. A convoy of other vehicles, including an RG-31 mine-protected vehicle, and a Buffalo mine-protected vehicle, among other vehicles, follow. The Soldiers from the 211th Engineer Company are mobilizing at Fort McCoy to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele)


New equipment to support training now available at McCoy

Several new tools in the U.S. Army’s arsenal that are used for mobilization training at Fort McCoy now are visible throughout the installation.
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Photo: Soldiers engage threats from a guard tower next to a wall, which simulates a security perimeter of a contingency operating location, at Fort McCoy’s Range 17. (Photo by Tom Michele)


Range 17 supports
base-defense training

A small car pulls out from behind a building in the village on the hillside just beyond the contingency operating location security perimeter. A person with a rifle is in the vehicle. Shoot? Or don’t shoot? 
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Photo: Sue Ellen Kress, an instructional systems specialist, monitors the Supervisory Development Course task selection process. (Photo by Master Sgt. Christina Steiner)


New Supervisory Development Course to roll out in December
Course writers and instructors are busy putting final touches on the new Army Reserve Supervisor Development Course(SDC) due to pilot in mid-December at Fort McCoy. The SDC will be a five-day course to enhance leadership skills within Army Reserve civilian and military supervisors of civilians.
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