Fort McCoy News Aug. 25, 2017


ENGINEER COMPANY BUILDS SKILLS,
TROOP PROJECTS DURING CSTX

They came to Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 86-17-02 to do what engineer Soldiers do — construction. What they've accomplished is a whole lot more. (Story, photos)

Soldiers with the 327th Engineer Company place in posts as part of a project to build a pole building Aug. 16 near Range 2 at Fort McCoy. The work is part of troop projects construction coordinated with the Directorate of Public Works.


CDC SCORES HIGH MARKS
DURING REACCREDITATION

Fort McCoy's Child Development Center (CDC) was recently reaccredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, averaging 99.3 percent in 10 program standards. (Story, photos)

A toddler plays at a water table while Sierra Butzler, child and youth program assistant, supervises and helps other children with an activity Aug. 8 at the Fort McCoy Child Development Center.


CSTX READIES SOLDIERS
FOR AUSTERE BATTLEFIELD

The 86th Training Division, a Fort McCoy tenant organization, works hard to prepare U.S. Army Reserve units with realistic and austere training. These annual exercises have been mission-focused on preparing them for conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, but as the locations of future conflicts are fluid, these exercises must be adapted. (Story, photos)

Pvt. Lizet Gutierrez, 321st Area Clearance Company, secures tent stakes during Combat Support Training Exercise 86-17-02 operations Aug. 14 at Fort McCoy.


STRESS-SHOOT FACILITY
UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT RANGE 18

Fort McCoy's Range 18 is one of 31 live-fire ranges at the installation that has a lot of use throughout the year, including by service members completing sniper training. Now, a new dimension of training capability is being added to the range. (Story, photo)

Workers with contractor Veteran Range Solutions complete work on a stress-shoot facility at Range 18 on North Post on Aug. 9 at Fort McCoy.


30 YEARS OF ARCHAEOLOGY
BUILDS FOUNDATION FOR MORE

For 30 years until 2016, phase I and phase II archaeological field investigations took place at Fort McCoy. (Story, photo)

Archaeologists Sarah Tillett and Mitch Johnson work on South Post on July 31, 2014, at Fort McCoy. The work was part of phase II archaeology being completed at the installation.