Fort McCoy News Dec. 11, 2015

About Post: Photos from around the installation

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Congressional
staff visit

James Ossinger (left), operations superintendent for the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer at Fort McCoy, explains the training system to members of a Congressional staff delegation Nov. 23 at the installation. Those participating in the visit included Legislative Director Ryan Canfield and Legislative Assistant Ashley Nichols with the office of Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky; Army Congressional Analyst and Congressional Budget Liaison Victoria Warmouth; and Congressional Liaison Officer Maj. Marissa Pace.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Holiday color guard

(Left to right) Sgt. 1st Class Robert Hankins with the 181st Infantry Brigade and Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Burden, Staff Sgt. Ronald Andries, and Staff Sgt. Bernadette Perez with the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy form a color guard during a holiday parade Nov. 27 in Tomah, Wis.

The annual parade officially marks the beginning of the holiday season in Tomah and includes lighted floats and displays.

Photo by 1st Sgt. Leah R. Mariano

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C-130 training area

An Air Force C-130 Hercules is parked at Young Air Assault Strip Nov. 20 on Fort McCoy's South Post. The C-130, which arrived at the airstrip earlier in October, was transferred from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., to Fort McCoy, where the aircraft eventually will be used to train service members to palletize cargo. The aircraft will be located permanently at the airstrip. A full enclosure recently was built to provide for a more-defined training area.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol