Fort McCoy News Sept. 22, 2017


MARINES COMPLETE
LIVE-FIRE BATTLE-DRILL TRAINING

More than 140 Marines and Sailors with the 3rd Civil Affairs Group of Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., completed nearly three days of battle-drill training at Fort McCoy in early September, including live-fire marksmanship exercises. (Link)

Marines with the 3rd Civil Affairs Group of Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., complete live-fire training on North Post on Sept. 8.


HUNDREDS ATTEND
2017 RETIREE APPRECIATION DAY

More than 400 military retirees and Family members attended the 2017 Retiree Appreciation Day at Fort McCoy on Sept. 8. (Link)

A speaker addresses attendees at the 2017 Retiree Appreciation Day Sept. 8 at Fort McCoy.


NRB TEAM ENSURES STEWARDSHIP
OF INSTALLATION LANDS

As stewards of nearly 60,000 acres of public land at Fort McCoy, the installation team has a big job ensuring that land is sustainable and vibrant for future generations. Helping lead that stewardship effort is the team with the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch. (Link)

Zach Woiak (left) and Steve Rood, both contracted watershed management specialists supporting the Directorate of Public Works Natural Resources Branch, take measurements as part of a water and stream survey along Stillwell Creek on Fort McCoy’s South Post.


DFMWR TEAM PROVIDES SUPPORT
FOR ARMY TEN-MILER ATHLETES

Fort McCoy's Army Ten-Miler team is striding into the servicewide event Oct. 8 at the Pentagon with a plan for success, and a number of people with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation are helping the 16 athletes reach that event with as much support as possible. (Link)

Members of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) cheer on a Soldier as he finishes a 5k run during the Fort McCoy Wellness Fair on May 17 near Rumpel Fitness Center. DFMWR members helped coordinate three running events that also served as team time trials for the 2017 Fort McCoy Army Ten-Miler team.


EAGLE BRIGADE SOLDIERS COMPETE
IN BEST WARRIOR COMPETITION

The 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade hosted its Best Warrior competition Sept. 7-8 at Fort McCoy. (Link)

Capt. Daniel Frantz with the 1st Battalion, 351st Brigade Support Battalion goes through an obstacle during a Best Warrior event Sept. 7 at one of the confidence course areas on post.