Fort McCoy News May 8, 2015

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'Zeroing' in

Soldiers from the 32nd Infantry "Red Arrow" Brigade of the Wisconsin National Guard complete M4 weapons preparation April 28 at Range 30 on Fort McCoy's North Post.

The weapons preparation included adjusting sights on rifles after each Soldier fired test rounds, also called "zeroing," as well as correcting any other mechanical issues.

Approximately 50 Soldiers from the brigade participated in the training, which is part of the brigade's Master Gunner Leadership Development Program.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol



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Motor-transport operator training

Students in the Motor Transport Operator Course learn to use the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) with a load-handling system at Fort McCoy's Tactical Training Base Patriot as part of training with the 426th Regiment Regional Training Institute.

The 426th is a tenant organization at the installation that coordinates the 29-day course, which includes classroom and hands-on training. The HEMTT load-handling vehicles are equipped with a hydraulic lifting system that uses a large hook to lift a flat rack from the ground to the bed of the truck.

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Forward ... march!

Students attending the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) march in formation along a street at Fort McCoy. The Fort McCoy NCOA is one of 33 Armywide — four Reserve, 15 active duty, and 14 National Guard. It falls under the command of the U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center at Fort Knox, Ky.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol