Fort McCoy News June 23, 2017


SOLDIERS FIRE UP
GUNNERY TRAINING

Hundreds of Soldiers at Fort McCoy for the Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) Exercise completed gunnery training with vehicle-mounted weapons at Fort McCoy's Range 26 as part of exercise operations. (Story, photos)

A Soldier with the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment of the Illinois National Guard who's at Fort McCoy for training in the Exportable Combat Training Capability Exercise prepares a weapon for gunnery training at Range 26 on June 9 at Fort McCoy.


FORT McCOY PROVES TO BE
IDEAL LOCATION FOR XCTC EXERCISE

During June, Fort McCoy has averaged more than 12,000 troops training on post each week for most of the month. The majority of those troops are part of the Exportable Combat Training Capability Exercise coordinated by the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and Joint Forces Headquarters-Illinois of the Illinois Army National Guard. (Story, photos)

Soldiers drive military trucks in a convoy at Fort McCoy during operations for the Exportable Combat Training Capability Exercise on June 9.


COMMAND TAKES LEADERSHIP PLEDGE
AS PART OF SERVICE INITIATIVE

The Fort McCoy Garrison leadership team has made a pledge to the installation team through the Installation Management Command Leadership Pledge. (Story, photo)

Garrison First Sergeant 1st Sgt. Hector Ocasio Ocasio-Melendez, standing in for Command Sgt. Maj. Frank T. Mathias, garrison command sergeant major; Deputy to the Garrison Commander James A. Chen; Garrison Deputy Commander Col. James A. Parkinson; and Garrison Commander Col. David J. Pinter Sr. show the signed leadership pledge during the Fort McCoy Army Birthday Celebration on June 14 at McCoy’s Community Center.


STUDENTS GAIN ARMORER SKILLS
IN RTS-MAINTENANCE COURSE

When Sgt. Stephani Buzar is normally on duty for the Army in the medical field, she's concerned about the health of people. As a student in the Regional Training Site-Maintenance Unit Armorer Course, Buzar learned how to keep weapons "healthy," so to speak. (Story, photos)

Sgt. Stephani Buzar with the 7407th Troop Medical Clinic of Helena, Mont., and Sgt. 1st Class Parker Wiley with the 364th Sapper Company of Denver complete maintenance on an MK19 grenade launcher during course operations June 7.


HUNDREDS SLIP, SLIDE TO FINISH
2017 FORT McCOY MUD ASSAULT

The 2017 Fort McCoy Mud Assault brought hundreds of people out to compete, making their way through obstacles with names that included the "Snivel Swim" and "Major Pain." (Photos)

A competitor in the adult race leaps the "Fire Zone" obstacle at the 2017 Fort McCoy Mud Assault on June 10 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.