Fort McCoy News Feb. 10, 2017


COMMANDER CHALLENGES WORKERS
TO EXAMINE PRESENT, FUTURE GOALS

Garrison Commander Col. David J. Pinter Sr. asked two questions of the staff during the annual Commander's Workforce Briefing on Jan. 25 — What is Fort McCoy's purpose today, and where do we see Fort McCoy 25 years from now? (Story, photos)

Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David J. Pinter Sr. talks to members of the installation workforce during the Commander's Workforce Briefing on Jan. 25 at Fort McCoy.


SOLDIERS BUILD WINTER OPS SKILLS
DURING COURSE

Eleven Soldiers assigned to battalions under the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade successfully completed training in the first Cold-Weather Operations Course at Fort McCoy, held Jan. 23 to Feb. 6. (Story, photos)

Soldiers with the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade participate in a snowshoe-skills training session at Training Area D-10 on Jan. 27 as part of the first Cold-Weather Operations Course at Fort McCoy.


RETURN OF COLD-WEATHER TRAINING
RESONATES WITH POST'S PAST

For two years, Fort McCoy training planners have worked hard to return the installation to its roots as a primary cold-weather operations training installation — an effort that harkens back to the World War II era. (Story, photos)


HUNDREDS PARTICIPATE
IN WINTER EXTRAVAGANZA

Hundreds of people made their way to the slopes of Whitetail Ridge Ski Area on Jan. 28 to take part in Fort McCoy's Winter Extravaganza 2017. (Story, photo.)

A snowboarder competes in the rail-jam competition Jan. 28 during Winter Extravaganza at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area at Fort McCoy.


WINTER, UXO SAFETY TOP OF MIND
AT COUNCIL MEETING

Winter safety and unexploded ordnance, or UXO, were the main topics at the Jan. 30 meeting of the Safety and Occupational Health Advisory Council. (Story, photo)