Fort McCoy News Feb. 23, 2018


COLD STEEL, CSTX, MORE INCREASE
OPERATIONS TEMPO AT FORT McCOY

Training in 2018 has already been at a high pace at Fort McCoy during January and February, and the schedule shows it's going to continue to be busy. (Link)

Students in the Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 18-04, which included Marines and Soldiers, participate in snowshoe training Feb. 7 at a training space on the cantonment area at Fort McCoy. More sessions of the course will continue on post through March.


POST EARNS SILVER AWARD
IN ACOE COMPETITION

The Army's Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management announced Feb. 13 that Fort McCoy earned the Silver Award in the active Army category in the 2018 Army Communities of Excellence competition. (Link)


SOLDIERS BUILD SKILLS
DURING RAIL-LOADING EXERCISE

Dozens of Soldiers from two Army engineer units, as well as numerous personnel with the Fort McCoy Logistics Readiness Center, completed a four-day cold-weather rail operations exercise and real-world deployment in early February on post. (Link)

A Soldier tightens a chain while participating in railcar loading Feb. 7 at the Fort McCoy rail yard.


AMMUNITION SUPPLY SOLDIERS
ENHANCE SKILLS, EXPERTISE AT ALC

More than a dozen "89-Bravos" from Army units across the country completed training in the 89B Advanced Leader Course (ALC) at Fort McCoy from mid-January to mid-February with the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment. (Link)

A student in the 89B Advanced Leader Course conducts a mock inspection with a Task Force Triad, Operation Cold Steel II, ammunition specialist on a palletized load system Feb. 5 at Fort McCoy.


RANGE FIRE DESK IS 'HEARTBEAT'
OF INSTALLATION FIELD OPERATIONS

"We're going live on Range 26," crackles a voice of a Soldier over the radio at the Fort McCoy Range Fire Desk. (Link)

Fire Desk Supervisor Tim Caucutt and Range Control Technician Mark Confer with the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security work at the Fire Desk on Jan. 16.