Fort McCoy News Jan. 12, 2018


MARINES BOLSTER SURVIVAL SKILLS
AT McCOY COLD-WEATHER COURSE

For many of the 49 Marines who attended Fort McCoy's Cold-Weather Operations Course 18-01, it was their first time learning how to survive and operate in cold-weather conditions and how to operate the equipment that allows them to do so. (Link)

A Marine associated with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., works to get out of the water after plunging into an ice-covered Big Sandy Lake as part of cold-water immersion training for the Cold-Weather Operations Course on Dec. 13 at Fort McCoy.


IMCOM-READINESS DIRECTOR
VISITS INSTALLATION

Installation Management Command (IMCOM)-Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough made her second visit to Fort McCoy on Jan. 4-5. (Link)

Installation Management Command (IMCOM)-Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough holds a town hall meeting with the garrison workforce Jan. 4 in building 60 at Fort McCoy.


RTS-MAINTENANCE TRAINS SOLDIERS
IN 91/94 MOS LEADERSHIP COURSE

More than a dozen senior-enlisted Soldiers in the Army's 91 and 94 military occupational specialties built their leadership and technical skills during the Career Management Field 91/94 Ordnance Senior Leader Course at Regional Training Site (RTS)-Maintenance in December at Fort McCoy. (Link)

Soldiers participate in the Career Management Field 91/94 Ordnance Senior Leader Course on Dec. 13 at the Regional Training Site-Maintenance facility at Fort McCoy.


CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON POST
DESPITE FRIGID TEMPERATURES

Entering 2018, temperatures outside at Fort McCoy hung around zero degrees or below, and some snowfall carpeted the installation in white in late December. (Link)

Employees with contractor Relyant Global, which is headquartered in Maryville, Tenn., work on constructing new buildings for the installation’s Child and Youth Services administration and storage Dec. 28 at Fort McCoy.


DPW HOUSING DIVISION OFFERS
VARIETY OF SERVICES, SUPPORT

In January 2014, the Directorate of Public Works Housing Division offices moved to the South Post Housing area. (Link)

Some of the 56 new homes in the South Post Housing area are shown Dec. 1 at Fort McCoy. The Directorate of Public Works Housing Division supports Families in 113 homes overall in the housing area.