Fort McCoy News March 10, 2017

Training: Photos of training at Fort McCoy

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SBLC field ops

Students in the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy Basic Leader Courseparticipate in a training scenario. The course incorporates recent lessons learned, battle drills, and Army Warrior Tasks. As part of the course, students participate in a 36-hour situational training exercise that concentrates on competency, battle-focused combat scenarios, and troop-leading procedures. The academy was activated at Fort McCoy in 1988.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Jvona Harrell

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BLC mission planning

Students in the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy Basic Leader Course plan a mission as part of the course Feb. 21 during field training at a Fort McCoy training area.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Jvona Harrell

Soldiers at Fort McCoy, Wis., to support an Army Reserve exercise, Operation Cold Steel, drive M1075A1 Palletized Load System trucks in a convoy during exercise preparation March 3 at the installation.

Cold Steel convoy

Soldiers at Fort McCoy to support an Army Reserve exercise, Operation Cold Steel, drive M1075A1 Palletized Load System trucks in a convoy during exercise preparation March 3.

Operation Cold Steel's purpose is to qualify select gun crews to support "Objective-T" requirements for Army Early Response Forces, or AERF. Army Reserve forces, which are part of the overall AERF contingency forces, are part of the Army plan to provide a force that can deploy on short notice to respond to contingencies when needed. Operation Cold Steel officially began March 4 and continues through April 29 at the installation.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol