Fort McCoy News Dec. 8, 2017

About Post: Photos from around the installation

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Late-fall prescribed burn

A firefighter with the Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department watches over a prescribed burn Nov. 30 at Range 100 on South Post at Fort McCoy. Personnel with the fire department; Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch; Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security; and the Colorado State University Center of Environmental Management of Military Lands under contract with the post coordinated this prescribed burn. Prescribed burns improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species, restore and maintain native plant communities, and reduce wildfire potential.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Approximately 30 students with Black River Falls (Wis.) High School visit the Medical Simulation Training Center on Nov. 29 at Fort McCoy as part of a tour coordinated by the Fort McCoy Recruiting Company and the installation Public Affairs Office. In addition to the center, the group also toured Regional Training Site-Medical facilities.

Medical facility tour

Approximately 30 students with Black River Falls (Wis.) High School visit the Medical Simulation Training Center on Nov. 29 at Fort McCoy as part of a tour coordinated by the Fort McCoy Recruiting Company and the installation Public Affairs Office. In addition to the center, the group also toured Regional Training Site-Medical facilities.

Photo by Capt. Eric Hurtado

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Trees for troops

Soldiers assigned to Fort McCoy pick up free Christmas trees Dec. 1 at the South Post Housing area as part of the Trees for Troops giveaway. Dozens of trees that were donated were provided for Fort McCoy military Families.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Congressional visit

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind of Wisconsin meets with Garrison Commander Col. David J.Pinter Sr. during a visit Nov. 22 to Fort McCoy. Kind has represented Wisconsin's 3rd District since 1997.

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