Fort McCoy News Dec. 9, 2016


INSTALLATION ADDS HITS
TO SIMULATION-TRAINING ASSETS

Fort McCoy's simulation-training capabilities continue to grow with the recent addition of the Home Station Instrumentation Training System. (Story, photos.)

Michael Boyko and Lindsay Garvin, both contractors with Camber Corp., prepare equipment for the Home-station Instrumentation Training System Dec. 2 in building 661 at Fort McCoy.


WSPA CADET CLASS BUILDS SKILLS
IN DEFENSE, ARREST TACTICS

The Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy trained its cadets in defense and arrest tactics as well as firearms familiarization and marksmanship. (Story, photos.)

Wisconsin State Patrol Academy instructor Trooper Mike Larsen (standing) talks with cadets as they practice self-defense techniques while training at the academy Nov. 29 at Fort McCoy.


TRADOC COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR
VISITS FORT McCOY

The command sergeant major of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command visited Fort McCoy Nov. 30. (Story, photo.)

Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr., the command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command of Fort Eustis, Va., talks to Soldiers from various Fort McCoy units during a town hall meeting Nov. 30 at the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy.


CATCH-AND-RELEASE TROUT SEASON
OPENS JAN. 7

Wisconsin's early catch-and-release trout season, which includes Fort McCoy streams and tributaries, opens Jan. 7, 2017, and continues until midnight May 5. (Story, photo.)

Zach Woiak, watershed-management specialist contracted through Colorado State University to support the Directorate of Public Works Natural Resources Branch, holds a 7.6-pound brown trout caught and released during a fish survey in April.


WHITETAIL RIDGE SKI AREA STAFF
BUSY PREPARING FOR OPENER

Even before the first snowfall, staff members have been preparing Whitetail Ridge Ski Area for its opening. (Story, photos.)

Justin Sagler (left) and Zach Allen, recreation assistants with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, wax skis Nov. 22 in preparation for the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area opening.