Fort McCoy News March 24, 2017

Class enhances Soldier cold-weather ops skills

Students in the Cold-Weather Operations Course practice pulling an ahkio sled on snowshoes at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area during course training March 17 at Fort McCoy.

Sleds

Students in the Cold-Weather Operations Course practice pulling an ahkio sled on snowshoes at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area during course training March 17 at Fort McCoy. This training was part of the third session of the Cold-Weather Operations Course that first began in January. It is the first of its kind coordinated by the Directorate of Plans, Mobilization, Training and Security, or DPTMS, and included participation by Soldiers from across the Army. The course is taught by two instructors contracted to support DPTMS.

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Students ski at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area on March 17.

Skis

Students ski at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area on March 17.

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Knots

Instructor Bill Hamilton (left) teaches knot-tying techniques to students during a training session March 14. Hamilton and Joe Ernst teach the course for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol