Fort McCoy News April 26, 2013

About Post: Photos of installation life

PHOTO: Machine-gun qualification

Machine-gun qualification

Soldiers from the 1st, 178th Infantry Regiment, an Army National Guard unit from Woodstock, Ill., trained with M240 and M2 machine guns at Fort McCoy. The unit will return to the installation later this year for an extended combat training session.

Photo by Rob Schuette

PHOTO: Flag half staff

Remembering Boston

Members of the Fort McCoy Directorate of Emergency Services prepare to raise the U.S. Flag to half staff in front of the Garrison Headquarters building to recognize the victims who died during the Boston Marathon bombings April 15.

Photo by Rob Schuette

Volleyball League

Teams compete during recent Volleyball League play. The Volleyball and Basketball Leagues have wrapped up their seasons. The Rumpel Fitness Center indoor pool has re-opened. A May 11 softball tournament is scheduled with registration due by May 7. For more information about fitness center activities, call 608-388-2290 or visit the website

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PHOTO: Marksmanship training

Marksmanship training

A Soldier from the 79th Military Police Company, an Army Reserve unit from Wabasha, Minn., trains with a 9 mm pistol at a Fort McCoy Range. The unit will return to McCoy later this year to conduct additional training.

Photo by Rob Schuette