Fort McCoy News March 11, 2016

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Staff Sgt. Jon Immendorf peers around the M2 .50-caliber machine gun mounted atop one of the new M1135 Nuclear, Biological, Radiological Reconnaissance Vehicles assigned to the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 457th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Company at Fort McCoy during training in February.

First 'Stryke'

Staff Sgt. Jon Immendorf peers around the M2 .50-caliber machine gun mounted atop one of the new M1135 Nuclear, Biological, Radiological Reconnaissance Vehicles assigned to the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 457th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Company at Fort McCoy during training in February. The 457th conducted weapons familiarization with the new Stryker vehicles as part of a 10-week qualification course for the vehicles, which the unit fielded in late 2015.

Photo by Capt. Joe Trovato

A heavy equipment operator with the Logistics Readiness Center Transportation Division uses a Rough-Terrain Container Handler/Loader to move containers near building 2100 March 4 at Fort McCoy.

Cargo movers

A heavy-equipment operator with the Logistics Readiness Center Transportation Division uses a Rough-Terrain Container Handler/Loader to move containers near building 2100 March 4 at Fort McCoy. The container handler/loader is capable of lifting some of the largest shipping containers and load those containers on either trailers or railcars.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

A contractor operates a loader with a special grinder attachment to remove stumps and underbrush near Firing Point 412 in early February on Fort McCoy’s North Post.

LRAM range improvements

A contractor operates a loader with a special grinder attachment to remove stumps and underbrush near Firing Point 412 in early February on Fort McCoy's North Post. The work is coordinated by the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security Land Rehabilitation and Management (LRAM) program to improve training areas at the installation. LRAM work helps ensure there is long-term maneuver access to the training areas for service members, Range personnel, and others.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Students in the 89B Ammunition Specialist Course practice moving simulated ammunition at Fort McCoy in late February.

Ammo movers

Students in the 89B Ammunition Specialist Course practice moving simulated ammunition at Fort McCoy in late February. The 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment provides training at Fort McCoy for Soldiers who are reclassifying to the "89 Bravo" military occupational specialty. Soldiers with the 89B specialty are tasked with receiving, storing, and issuing conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, explosives, and other ammunition.

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeanne Krueger