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Mobilization 
Photo: Indiana Second District Congressman Joseph Donnelly, (right), talks with 855th Quartermaster Company commander, Capt. Robert Phelps, and Soldiers from the 855th, at the Fort McCoy training site where the 855th worked on the truck-mounded Laundry Advanced System that launders 7,200 pounds of Soldier uniforms and bedding daily. (Photo by Tom Michele) (A The Real McCoy Extra) Congressional visit

Indiana Second District Congressman Joseph Donnelly, (right), talks with 855th Quartermaster Company commander, Capt. Robert Phelps, and Soldiers from the 855th, at the Fort McCoy training site where the 855th worked on the truck-mounded Laundry Advanced System that launders 7,200 pounds of Soldier uniforms and bedding daily. (A The Real McCoy Extra)

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Photo: Soldiers from the 416th Theater Engineer Command, an Army Reserve unit from Darien, Ill., take defensive positions behind their Humvee guntrucks during a combat patrol exercise. The Soldiers are training to deploy to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele) Defensive posture

Soldiers from the 416th Theater Engineer Command, an Army Reserve unit from Darien, Ill., take defensive positions behind their Humvee guntrucks during a combat patrol exercise. The Soldiers are training to deploy to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

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Photo: Soldiers from the 416th Theater Engineer Command place orange traffic cones on a road at Fort McCoy near where their mounted combat patrol convoy discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) on the edge of the road just out of range of the photo. Cones and concertina wire are placed on a road as a warning barrier to any traffic because of the IED. Explosive ordnance disposal personnel are called to eliminate the IED threat. The 416th is an Army Reserve unit from Darien, Ill., training to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele) (A The Real McCoy Extra) IED training

Soldiers from the 416th Theater Engineer Command place orange traffic cones on a road at Fort McCoy near where their mounted combat patrol convoy discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) on the edge of the road just out of range of the photo. Cones and concertina wire are placed on a road as a warning barrier to any traffic because of the IED. Explosive ordnance disposal personnel are called to eliminate the IED threat. The 416th is an Army Reserve unit from Darien, Ill., training to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A The Real McCoy Extra) 

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 Photo: Spc. Allen Santana, (left rear), and Spc. Brandon Tysman, (right foreground), hook up the quick disconnect tubing and electrical pump of a 3,000 gallon water storage bladder for use with the truck-mounded Laundry Advanced System (LADS) that launders 7,200 pounds of Soldier uniforms and bedding daily. The two Soldiers are with the 855th Quartermaster Company, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from South Bend, Ind., preparing to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele) (A The Real McCoy Extra)

Laundry operations

Spc. Allen Santana, (left rear), and Spc. Brandon Tysman, (right foreground), hook up the quick disconnect tubing and electrical pump of a 3,000 gallon water storage bladder for use with the truck-mounded Laundry Advanced System (LADS) that launders 7,200 pounds of Soldier uniforms and bedding daily. The two Soldiers are with the 855th Quartermaster Company, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from South Bend, Ind., preparing to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A The Real McCoy Extra)

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Soldiers from the 855th Quartermaster Company of South Bend, Ind., troubleshoot a truck-mounted Laundry Advanced System that can launder more than 7,000 pounds of uniforms and bedding daily. The Army Reserve unit specializes in laundry and shower operations. The 855th Soldiers were doing the training in preparation for a deployment to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele) Laundry duty

Soldiers from the 855th Quartermaster Company of South Bend, Ind., troubleshoot a truck-mounted Laundry Advanced System that can launder more than 7,000 pounds of uniforms and bedding daily. The Army Reserve unit specializes in laundry and shower operations. The 855th Soldiers were doing the training in preparation for a deployment to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.  

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Photo: A mounted convoy patrol stops on a Fort McCoy road as Soldiers discover a simulated improvised explosive device (IED). The Soldiers from the 416th Theater Engineer Command, an Army Reserve unit from Darien, Ill., were training how to respond and react to IED threats. The unit is preparing to deploy to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele)

Mounted convoy patrol

A mounted convoy patrol stops on a Fort McCoy road as Soldiers discover a simulated improvised explosive device (IED). The Soldiers from the 416th Theater Engineer Command, an Army Reserve unit from Darien, Ill., were training how to respond and react to IED threats. The unit is preparing to deploy to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.  

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Photos by Tom Michele

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