Fort McCoy News March 28, 2014

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Photo of WAREX prep

WAREX prep

A Soldier uses a forklift to unload military equipment March 19 at a Fort McCoy loading yard as part of build-up for Warrior Exercise (WAREX) 2014, which takes place at Fort McCoy in March and April.

WAREX supports the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) cycle. Participating units generally are in the third year of a four-year ARFORGEN cycle.

WAREX helps prepare unit members for year five of the ARFORGEN cycle, the year in which the unit is considered trained and available for mobilization or deployment missions.

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Sling loading

Students and staff with the Ammunition Specialist Course (ASC), taught by the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment at Fort McCoy, participate in sling-load operations training on South Post in early March.

A Chinook helicopter provided the airlift support.

Students in ASC earn the ammunition supply specialist badge. Sling-load operations involve using a helicopter to move containers of ammunition by air. The ASC students pictured here were learning how to connect ammunition containers to the helicopter.

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Frozen water lines

Maintenance crews from the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) work on a water line along the Fort McCoy fence line near Highway 21. Due to deep frost from the past winter, the DPW Operations and Maintenance Division has been busy caring for the post's water system.

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Refueling point

Primo's Express, located inside McCoy's, building 1571, is a popular gathering point for lunch at Fort McCoy. Primo's is open weekdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. A lunch buffet is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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New views

A newly acquired M923A2 Mine-Protected Clearance Vehicle, also known as the Buffalo, skillfully is lowered onto a display pad at Fort McCoy's Equipment Park. The park, which is an outdoor display of 70 pieces demilitarized historic and present-day equipment representative of the types used on the installation, will be featured at the post's May 17 Armed Forces Day Open House. The public is welcome to attend the free event.

Photo by Linda M. Fournier