Fort McCoy News June 24, 2016

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Soldiers with Wisconsin Army National Guard's 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team stand in formation at Fort McCoy's Parade Field No. 1 during a change-of-command ceremony for the unit June 17.

Change of command

Soldiers with Wisconsin Army National Guard's 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team stand in formation at Fort McCoy's Parade Field No. 1 during a change-of-command ceremony for the unit June 17.

During the ceremony, Col. Michael J. George assumed command from Col. G. Michael Rand.

Parade Field No. 1, located on the installation cantonment area near garrison headquarters, often accommodates large-scale ceremonies.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Soldiers with the 224th Engineer Battalion of the Iowa National Guard work on a project at the Fort McCoy railyard June 8.

Engineers at work

Soldiers with the 224th Engineer Battalion of the Iowa National Guard work on a project at the Fort McCoy railyard June 8. The Soldiers were completing one of several troop projects during the 224th's annual training at the installation in June.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Soldiers with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard fire a M119A3 105 mm Howitzer June 9 at Fort McCoy, where the battery completed annual training in early June.

Fire!

Soldiers with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard fire a M119A3 105 mm Howitzer June 9 at Fort McCoy, where the battery completed annual training in early June.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Camocho

Soldiers with the 108th Sustainment Brigade of the Illinois National Guard set up a tactical operations area at the cantonment area of Fort McCoy June 6.

Setting up camp

Soldiers with the 108th Sustainment Brigade of the Illinois National Guard set up a tactical operations area at the cantonment area of Fort McCoy June 6. Brigade Soldiers completed two weeks of annual training at the installation in early June.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Blood drive

Fort McCoy community members donate blood during an American Red Cross blood drive June 8 at the Challenge Academy complex. During each blood drive, an average of 60 pints of donated blood is collected. According to the Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds. Also, more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day, and a total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in America. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol