Fort McCoy News July 8, 2016


INSTALLATION LAKE, CREEK RENAMED
TO HONOR HO-CHUNK NATION

Water bodies located next to Pine View Campground on Fort McCoy's North Post have been renamed to Suukjak Sep (pronounced sook-junk-sep) Lake and Suukjak Sep Creek to honor the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin — a federally recognized tribe indigenous to the installation's area of Wisconsin. (Story, photo.)

Suukjak Sep Lake near Fort McCoy's Pine View Campground covers 14 acres. The former Squaw Lake and Squaw Creek recently were renamed. Suukjak Sep is from the Ho-Chunk language and means black wolf.


ENGINEERS BUILD SHOWER FACILITY
AT ITTB FREEDOM

Using back-to-back two-week annual training periods, 90 Soldiers with the Wisconsin National Guard's 829th Engineer Company (Vertical) and 824th Concrete Section worked to build a shower facility at Fort McCoy's Improved Tactical Training Base Freedom. (Story, photos.)

Soldiers with the Wisconsin National Guard’s 829th Engineer Company (Vertical) and 824th Concrete Section work on a shower facility June 22 at Improved Tactical Training Base Freedom on Fort McCoy’s South Post.


LAW-ENFORCEMENT TEAMS USE CACTF
TO LEARN BASIC SWAT TACTICS

A light breeze carried smoke from several 37 mm smoke grenades and covered the approaching armored Bearcat tactical vehicle at Fort McCoy's Combined Arms Collective Training Facility. (Story, photos.)

Law-enforcement officers carry a simulated victim during a scenario at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility.


UNIT SUPPLY SOLDIERS TRAIN
WITH CIF PERSONNEL

Unit supply Soldiers with the 400th Military Police Battalion Supply Section of Fort Meade, Md., trained with personnel at Fort McCoy's Central Issue Facility in mid-June to experience Army warehouse operations firsthand. (Story, photos.)

Unit supply specialist Soldiers with the 400th Military Police Battalion of Fort Meade, Md., work together to complete an assigned task at the Fort McCoy Central Issue Facility.


UNDER SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
PARTICIPATES IN IMCOM TOWN HALL

The U.S. Army Installation Management Command hosted a worldwide town hall with Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy via teleconference June 28. (Story, photo.)

Directorate of Emergency Services Acting Director Mark Reaves (right) participated in the Installation Management Command town hall by asking a question to Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy on behalf of Fort McCoy.