Fort McCoy News Oct. 27, 2017

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Fall colors can be seen at Equipment Park at the Commemorative Area on Oct. 4 at Fort McCoy. The Commemorative Area consists of five World War II-era buildings set aside to help tell Fort McCoy's unique story.

Fall at Commemorative Area

Fall colors can be seen at Equipment Park at the Commemorative Area on Oct. 4 at Fort McCoy. The Commemorative Area consists of five World War II-era buildings set aside to help tell Fort McCoy's unique story.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Sgt. 1st Class Scott Shearer (right) with the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment conducts a ranks inspection with fellow instructors Oct. 17 as part of an instructor training week at the battalion at Fort McCoy.

Instructor training week

Sgt. 1st Class Scott Shearer (right) with the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment conducts a ranks inspection with fellow instructors Oct. 17 as part of an instructor training week at the battalion at Fort McCoy.

The unit provides training and training support to Soldiers in the ordnance maintenance military occupational specialty series. The unit, aligned under the 3rd Brigade, 94th Division of the 80th Training Command, has been at Fort McCoy since about 1995.

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Doug Dobitz

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Wild turkey

A wild turkey crosses a roadway Sept. 20 on North Post at Fort McCoy. Turkeys are among many species of wildlife living on the post's 60,000 acres of land. Wildlife management at the installation is completed by the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Challenge Academy formation

Cadets with the Wisconsin Challenge Academy stand in formation during daily operations for their cadet class Oct. 11 at Fort McCoy. The Challenge Academy, a Fort McCoy tenant organization, offers youth the opportunity to change the direction of their lives and develop the strength of character and life skills necessary to become successful, responsible citizens.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 291st Brigade Support Battalion of the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade complete training on one of Fort McCoy's simulation training systems Oct. 18.

OC/T training day, part 1

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 291st Brigade Support Battalion of the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade complete training on one of Fort McCoy's simulation training systems Oct. 18.

The Soldiers with the "Shadow Battalion" conducted weapons qualification, day and night check rides, and other training.

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Soldiers who are observer-coach/trainers with the 1st Battalion, 291st Brigade Support Battalion of the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade conduct training Oct. 18 at the Vehicle Recovery Site on North Post at Fort McCoy.

OC/T training day, part 2


Soldiers who are observer-coach/trainers with the 1st Battalion, 291st Brigade Support Battalion of the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade conduct training Oct. 18 at the Vehicle Recovery Site on North Post at Fort McCoy.

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