Fort McCoy News April 13, 2018


VIGILANT TRIAD EXERCISE INCLUDES
ACTIVE-SHOOTER SCENARIO

Fort McCoy garrison and tenant organizations tested the installation's response to an active-shooter during the Vigilant Triad 2018 exercise held March 21. (Link)

Officers with the Directorate of Emergency Services Police Department participate in an active-shooter scenario in building 50 during operations for exercise Vigilant Triad 2018 on March 21 at Fort McCoy.


CWOC TRAINING STATED
A 'PHENOMENAL' SUCCESS

From December through March, Bill Hamilton and his team of instructors with the Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course held six, 12-day sessions of the course in which hundreds of students were trained. (Link)

A student in Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 18-06 participates in cold-water immersion training March 14 at Big Sandy Lake on South Post at Fort McCoy.


2018 PRESCRIBED BURN SEASON
UNDERWAY AT FORT McCOY

Several prescribed burns have already taken place at Fort McCoy in 2018, including recent large-scale burns at areas on both North Post and South Post, said Charles Mentzel, Fort McCoy forestry technician who oversees the prescribed burn program. (Link)

A member of the post’s prescribed burn management team places fuel to start a burn March 22 at an area on South Post at Fort McCoy.


WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: SUCCESS
BUILT ON THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE

A modern woman's success is built on the sacrifices and battles of those who came before her, said Col. Michelle Link, guest speaker for the March 22 observance of Women's History Month at Fort McCoy. (Link)


'GARBAGE' CONSIDERED TREASURE
IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL WORK

In summer 2015, archaeologists digging at Fort McCoy discovered a feature filled with chicken bones and beer cans that dated to the 1960s. (Link)

Members of an archaeology team with Colorado State University’s