Fort McCoy News Sept. 11, 2015

Training: Photos of CSTX

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MP training

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Timothy Hanson with Marine Corps Installations East Regional Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C., demonstrates detainee extraction procedures on Army Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Fleetwood with the 530th Military Police Battalion at Fort McCoy in late August during the Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX).

The 84th Training Command's final CSTX of the year, hosted by the 86th Training Division, was a multicomponent and joint endeavor aligned with other reserve component exercises, including Red Dragon.

Photo by Sgt. Robert Farrell

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Red Dragon ops

Staff Sgt. David Rivera (right) with the 479th Chemical Battalion assists Pfc. Jaclyn Wenki (left) with the 415th Chemical Battalion to a decontamination zone in the aftermath of a simulated chemical attack during Red Dragon at Fort McCoy in late August.

Photo by Sgt. Eben Boothby

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Rolling thunder

Soldiers with the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment of Fort Riley, Kan., operate Bradley Fighting Vehicles at Fort McCoy Aug. 26. The Fort Riley unit served as the opposing force during the Combat Support Training Exercise throughout August. The unit's Soldiers also used the opportunity to complete additional training with the Bradleys.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Wash rack ops

A Soldier cleans a tactical vehicle at the Fort McCoy Central Vehicle Wash Facility Aug. 26. The facility has 23 stations available to clean military tactical vehicles and heavy equipment, as well as the ability to filter and reuse up to 98 percent of the water. Built in 1994, the facility is operational seven days a week from April 1 through Oct. 31.

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Exercise wrap-up

Tactical vehicles are lined up along a Fort McCoy roadway Aug. 25 as part of vehicle
turn-in after completion of the Combat Support Training Exercise held at the installation in August. The vehicles were shipped back their units of origin via railway and tractor-trailer.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol