Fort McCoy News February 9, 2018


EXERCISE EXPANDS MARINES' SKILLS,
VALIDATES POST'S JOINT CAPABILITY

From early January to early February, more than 1,200 Marines participating in the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's Ullr Shield exercise accessed training venues across Fort McCoy and experienced some of the coldest weather Wisconsin could throw at them. (Link)

A Marine with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 fires an M240 machine gun from the ramp of an MV-22 Osprey on Jan. 19 while flying over a Fort McCoy live-fire range.


COMMANDER HIGHLIGHTS WAY AHEAD
TO INSTALLATION WORKFORCE

Garrison Commander Col. David J. Pinter Sr. highlighted Fort McCoy's continued growth in supporting training America's Army and how to continue that success for the future during two sessions of the Garrison Commander's Workforce Briefing on Jan. 24 in building 905. (Link)

Garrison Commander Col. David J. Pinter Sr. provides his annual briefing to the Fort McCoy workforce Jan. 24 in building 905.


OPERATION COLD STEEL II TO START
TRAINING CREWS AT FORT McCOY

Operation Cold Steel (OCS) II begins operations at Fort McCoy on Feb. 19. Task Force Triad, hosted by the 416th Theater Engineer Command, will conduct training at Fort McCoy from Feb. 19 to May 31 for OCS II. More than 3,000 Soldiers are expected to attend this mounted crew-served weapons qualification training. (Link)

Staff Sgt. Jason Kelly with 366th Engineer Company, 412th Theater Engineer Command, receives ammunition for zero firing in preparation for completion of live-fire qualification during Operation Cold Steel at Fort McCoy in March 2017.


CWOC CLASS 18-02:
'THIS COURSE GAVE ME CONFIDENCE'

Twenty-five Soldiers came to Fort McCoy to build a greater understanding of military operations in a winter environment as students in Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 18-02 during the first two weeks of January. (Link)

A Soldier participates in cold-water immersion training at Fort McCoy’s Big Sandy Lake as part of training for the Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 18-02 on Jan. 17.


NEW INSTRUCTORS MAKING IMPACT
IN 13TH, 100TH COURSE FOR 89B MOS

Three new instructors are supporting the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment at Fort McCoy in the 89B10 Ammunition Supply Course, 89B Senior Leader Course, and the 89B Advanced Leader Course during the fiscal year 2018 training year. Each said he is glad to be a part of the team. (Link)

Instructor Sgt. 1st Class Lester Hinton with the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment teaches students in the 89B Advanced Leader Course on Jan. 16 at Fort McCoy.