Fort McCoy News March 24, 2017

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Marine trench training

Marines with the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines complete a dry run during trench warfare training March 11 at a Fort McCoy range.

Photo by Jamal Wilson

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Marines with the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines complete a dry run during trench warfare training March 11 at a Fort McCoy range. Marines in the battalion come from Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. After the Marines finished their dry run, it was followed by live-fire training. Marine units regularly train at Fort McCoy throughout the year in addition to Army, Air Force, and Navy units.

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New sign

Workers with La Crosse Sign Co. put up a new sign March 9 for Pine View Campground along Highway 21 at Fort McCoy. The sign is one of three new signs being set up for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort McCoy. Another sign was placed at McCoy's Community Center, and a third sign was placed at the entrance to the campground.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Cold Steel view

Soldiers at Fort McCoy for the Operation Cold Steel exercise participate in exercise operations March 17 near Range 4 at Fort McCoy, Wis.

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.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol