Fort McCoy News Sept. 23, 2016

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A Soldier with the 1st Battalion, 310th Infantry Battalion applies first aid to a simulated victim during a scenario as part of an observer-coach/trainer (OC/T) competition Sept. 14 by the 181st Infantry Brigade at Fort McCoy.

OC/T competition

A Soldier with the 1st Battalion, 310th Infantry Battalion applies first aid to a simulated victim during a scenario as part of an observer-coach/trainer (OC/T) competition Sept. 14 by the 181st Infantry Brigade at Fort McCoy.

As a unit conducts training, it may be assigned an OC/T whose job is to observe it throughout the operation. The OC/T then assesses the unit to identify strengths and weaknesses and provide mentorship to help improve unit operational readiness.

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The Sparta (Wis.) Area Chamber of Commerce and local businesses hosted Military Appreciation Night Sept. 15 and Evans-Bosshard Park in Sparta.

Military appreciation

The Sparta (Wis.) Area Chamber of Commerce and local businesses hosted Military Appreciation Night Sept. 15 and Evans-Bosshard Park in Sparta.

The annual event is held to thank military members assigned to Fort McCoy for their service.

Chamber members and military personnel enjoyed a meal and the chance to socialize.

Photo by Theresa R. Fitzgerald

Employees with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) remove muskellunge fingerlings from a pond near Whitetail Ridge Ski Area Sept. 12 at Fort McCoy. The WDNR used the pond to grow the fish between May and September, then removed them to be planted in waterways throughout Wisconsin.

Growing muskies

Employees with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) remove muskellunge fingerlings from a pond near Whitetail Ridge Ski Area Sept. 12 at Fort McCoy. The WDNR used the pond to grow the fish between May and September, then removed them to be planted in waterways throughout Wisconsin.

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