Fort McCoy News July 8, 2016

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Capt. Scott Sumbles (left), commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Fort McCoy, passes the garrison flag to 1st Sgt. Hector Ocasio, new garrison first sergeant, during change-of-responsibility ceremony June 30 in building 905 at Fort McCoy.

Change of responsibility

Capt. Scott Sumbles (left), commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Fort McCoy, passes the garrison flag to 1st Sgt. Hector Ocasio, new garrison first sergeant, during change-of-responsibility ceremony June 30 in building 905 at Fort McCoy. Ocasio is an 18-year Army veteran who takes over first sergeant duties from 1st Sgt. James Fuqua, who moves on to a new assignment.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Cavalry scouts with Troop C, 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Wisconsin National Guard conduct aerial insertion training as part of annual training at Fort McCoy in June.

WAREX prep

Soldiers with the 251st Inland Cargo Transportation Company of Elwood, Ill., unload shipping containers from a trailer at Fort McCoy's central receiving and shipping point yard June 30. The cargo, along with tactical vehicles and equipment, was arriving at the installation in preparation for the Warrior Exercise taking place at the installation in July.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Army Reserve Soldiers with the 88th Regional Support Command, a tenant organization of Fort McCoy, complete M9 pistol qualification during annual training at an installation range in late June.

Special visitor

Shigeki Hayashi of Japan stands near a historical marker during his visit to Fort McCoy June 22. During World War II, Hayashi's late father was injured in the Tarokina landing operation, was rescued by U.S. forces, and became a prisoner of war (POW).

As a POW, he stayed in then-Camp McCoy until the end of the war. Hayashi toured the area where the POW camp was located at Fort McCoy and the installation's historic Commemorative Area.

Photo by Theresa Fitzgerald

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Water-crossing signs

Signs have been placed at low-water crossings throughout Fort McCoy training areas. The signs warn drivers not to cross the waterway when water levels are high. For more information about range safety, call 608-388-4320.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol