Fort McCoy News March 10, 2016


181st MFTB SOLDIER AIDS IN RESCUE,
NOMINATED FOR SOLDIER'S MEDAL

SOne of the Army's seven core values is personal courage — a value that challenges Soldiers to face fear, danger, or adversity. On Jan. 22, Sgt. 1st Class Jaime Herrera with the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade at Fort McCoy may have best exemplified that core value when he helped save two people who fell through the ice. (Story, photo)

Sgt. 1st Class Jaime Herrera with the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade stops for a photo March 3 by military vehicle to be used for the Operation Cold Steel exercise at Fort McCoy.


SOLDIERS EARN 89B CERTIFICATION
DURING COURSE AT FORT McCOY

Twenty Soldiers from across the Army will be new "89-Bravos" as they complete training in the 89B10 Ammunition Supply Course with the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment at Fort McCoy. (Story, photos)

Students with the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment’s 89B10 Ammunition Supply Course operate an M1075A1 Palletized Load System truck during course operations Feb. 28 at Fort McCoy.


TROOPS TRAIN AT RTS-MAINTENANCE
TO BUILD EQUIPMENT-REPAIR SKILLS

Soldiers entering the Army's "91-Juliet" military occupational specialty trained at Fort McCoy's Regional Training Site-Maintenance in January and February in the Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repair Course. (Story, photos)

Spc. David Thomlinson with the 79th Quartermaster Company at Houston, a student in the Chemical and Quartermaster Equipment Repair Course at Regional Training Site-Maintenance, works on a class project Feb. 10 at Fort McCoy.


WAKE UP CALL PRESENTATION
EDUCATES McCOY COMMUNITY

The Fort McCoy Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP, hosted the Wake Up Call exhibit in building 905 at the installation from Feb. 21 through March 2. (Story, photo)

Sandi Lybert, co-founder of Your Choice to Live Inc. of Hartland, Wis., provides a briefing about the Wake Up Call exhibit Feb. 21 in building 905 at Fort McCoy.


FORT McCOY USES PRESCRIBED BURNS
TO CUT FIRE RISK, IMPROVE HABITATS

Fort McCoy's first prescribed burns of the year began in February and will continue throughout the spring as weather and conditions permit. (Story, photos)

Nate Tucker, wildlife technician under contract with the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch, sets fire to dry vegetation during an ongoing prescribed burn at Range 29 on Feb. 22 on Fort McCoy’s North Post.