Fort McCoy News Aug. 14, 2015

Training: A collection of photos of training on post

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CSTX railyard ops

Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division of Fort Riley, Kan., prepare to unload tactical vehicles from train cars Aug. 5 at Fort McCoy as part of buildup operations for the Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX), coordinated by the 86th Training Division, taking place throughout August.

More than 13,000 service members trained at Fort McCoy during the first week of August with most of those service members arriving to participate in CSTX.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Tactics review

Capt. Tyler Lipscomb (right), anti-armor team commander with the 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Infantry Regiment of Bridgeton, Mo., reviews tactics, techniques, and procedures with Marines on his team after weapons training in late July at Range 34 on Fort McCoy's North Post. Marines trained with M2 .50-caliber machine guns as well as light-machine guns, such as the M240 and M249.

Range 34 is one of Fort McCoy's multipurpose live-fire ranges.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Learning to lift

Soldiers complete qualification training on a Rough-Terrain Container Handler at Forward Operating Base Liberty in late July on Fort McCoy's North Post.

The container handler operates on rough terrain, beaches, and other unimproved surfaces. Container handlers are used to move standard shipping containers, which are used widely by the Army for logistical movements.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Bomb run

A 500-pound Mark 82 bomb explodes in the Fort McCoy impact area July 30 after it was dropped from an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon. F-16s dropped a total of 16 bombs during the training runs. The use of live ordnance by the aircraft at Fort McCoy was made possible by extensive planning and coordination by the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

Photo by Lynn Batten

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PT session

Soldiers conduct a physical-training session near Rumpel Fitness Center July 22. The Soldiers were among more than 9,000 service members who trained at Fort McCoy during the third week of July.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol