NOVEMBER 27, 2009 


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Photo: Jack Jarrett, an Equipment Concentration Site-67 Heavy Mobile Equipment Repair military technician, does an anti-freeze check on a five-ton cargo truck (923-82). (Photo by Rob Schuette)

Photo: With both thumbs pressing on the “butterfly” trigger, Pvt. Jesse Stull keeps his eye focused on the rear iron sight of the M-2 .50-caliber machine gun he is firing on a Fort McCoy range. Stull is with the 162nd Engineer Company of Dallas, Ore., which is training to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele)


Equipment Concentration Site mission increases

The high operations tempo of military exercises and units training in those exercises at Fort McCoy are bringing more equipment and a bigger mission load to the Equipment Concentration Site-67.  
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Weapons qualification among tasks mobilizing Soldiers must complete

Weapons qualification may seem like a simple and very basic task on a list of approximately 20 warrior tasks that all mobilizing Soldiers are required to successfully complete and certify on during their training at Fort McCoy.  
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Photo: Soldiers from the 32nd Infantry Brigade prepare  a Shadow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for flight during new equipment training at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Rob Schuette)


Wisconsin Guard trains on new equipment

A new company trained at Fort McCoy to provide unmanned aerial system support to the 32nd Infantry Brigade, a Wisconsin Army National Guard unit. Company members conducted new equipment training at Fort McCoy, the Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport and Volk Field.
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Photo: Members of the Ho-Chunk Nation demonstrate a ceremonial dance during a Native American Heritage Month observance at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Allan Harding)


Ho-Chunk share history, culture during Native American Heritage Month

During the Fort McCoy Native American Heritage Month observance Nov. 12, representatives of the Ho-Chunk Nation noted many aspects of their heritage and history intersect with the Fort McCoy community. 
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Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Jose Falconett of the Dental Activity at Fort McCoy works on changing oil and a car battery in preparation for winter. (Photo by Rob Schuette)


Preparations can help make for better winter driving

Servicemembers and civilian employees are advised to make preparations to ensure their safety while traveling during the upcoming winter and holiday season, according to the Fort McCoy Installation Safety Office.
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