Fort McCoy News March 13, 2015

Training Photos

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Slingload training

Students with the Ammunition Specialist Course, taught by the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment at Fort McCoy, participate in slingload operations training at the Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport March 4. Chinook helicopters provided the airlift support. Slingload operations involve using a helicopter to move containers of ammunition by air.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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CACTF operations

Joe Ernst (foreground), level II technician at the Fort McCoy Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, discusses training activity at the facility recently with fellow technician Travis Straate (center). Both Ernst and Straate work for Advanced Systems Technologies Inc. — the contractor for the facility. Both technicians assist with the facility's video after-action review capability.

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Cold-weather ruck march


Staff and cadre of the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy participate in a 6.2-mile ruck march March 4 following the path of the academy's Best Warrior Competition. Participants faced below-zero wind chills as they marched.

Photo by NCO Academy cadre