Fort McCoy News June 24, 2016

Wisconsin National Guard units complete training

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Battery A, 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team wait for an incoming fire mission during a live-fire exercise June 12 at Fort McCoy.

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Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Battery A, 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team wait for an incoming fire mission during a live-fire exercise June 12 at Fort McCoy.

Thousands of Soldiers with Wisconsin Army National Guard units completed annual training at Fort McCoy during the first two weeks of June.

Photo by Spc. Jared Saathoff

Staff Sgt. Ashley Ferg (left) and Sgt. Parminder Singh, both Stryker Reconnaissance Platoon Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) specialists with the 457th CBRN Company, 641st Troop Command Battalion, 64th Troop Command, prepare .50-caliber ammunition for mounted .50-caliber machine-gun qualification with M1135 Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles June 12.

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Staff Sgt. Ashley Ferg (left) and Sgt. Parminder Singh, both Stryker Reconnaissance Platoon Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) specialists with the 457th CBRN Company, 641st Troop Command Battalion, 64th Troop Command, prepare .50-caliber ammunition for mounted .50-caliber machine-gun qualification with M1135 Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles June 12.

Photo by Spc. Kati Stacy

A UH-60 Black Hawk with 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, 64th Troop Command lifts an M119A3 105 mm howitzer as part of a sling-lift exercise while at Fort McCoy June 12 during annual training.

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A UH-60 Black Hawk with 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, 64th Troop Command lifts an M119A3 105 mm howitzer as part of a sling-lift exercise while at Fort McCoy June 12 during annual training.

Overall, the Wisconsin Army National Guard is made up of approximately 7,700 Soldiers, including a headquarters staff in Madison and four major commands located throughout 67 Wisconsin communities.


For more information, go online to dma.wi.gov/DMA/about/ng/arng.

Photo by Spc. Jared Saathoff