Fort McCoy News Jan. 13, 2017


FIRST COLD-WEATHER OPS COURSE
BEING PLANNED AT INSTALLATION

A two-week, proof-of-principle Cold-Weather Operations Course is planned at Fort McCoy from Jan. 23 to Feb. 5. (Story, photos)

Marines with the Marine Air Control Group 48 of Great Lakes, Ill., practice snowshoeing at Pine View Campground to test winter-training equipment purchased by the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security during a past training event at Fort McCoy.


DES MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS
SUPPORT LOCAL EMERGENCIES

In mid-November, Fort McCoy emergency-response personnel with the Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department responded to a two-car collision near Sparta, Wis. Such responses outside of Fort McCoy's borders are possible because of mutual aid and automatic aid agreements. (Story, photos)

Personnel with the Directorate of Emergency Services coordinate an emergency response at Fort McCoy in 2016.


McCOY STAFF STARTS WORK
ON NEW 20-25-YEAR PLAN

Dozens of Fort McCoy staff members recently participated in scoping sessions to develop an Integrated Strategic Sustainability Plan. (Story, photo)


IMMA ALLIED TRADES TEAM FORGES
SPECIALTY MAINTENANCE ITEMS

Welding, machining, and painting are a few of the specialty services available at the Installation Materiel Maintenance Activity's Allied Trades team in support of Fort McCoy operations. (Story, photo)

Machinist Doyle Docken with Installation Materiel Maintenance Activity’s Allied Trades Section works in the machine shop in building 200.


GREEN BAY PACKERS PLAYERS
VISIT CHALLENGE ACADEMY

Three members of the Green Bay Packers scored motivational points with cadets at the Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy during a visit to the academy at Fort McCoy in December. (Story, photos)