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                                                                                   FEBRUARY 8, 2008 


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Sholar designated as Fort McCoy's new Senior Mission Commander
Photo: Maj. Gen. James R. Sholar

Fort McCoy Installation Commander Col. Derek Sentinella announced that Maj. Gen. James R. Sholar has been designated as Fort McCoy's new Senior Mission Commander. 


Sentinella said U.S. Army Reserve Command Commanding General Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz has directed that the commanding generals of the four newly formed Regional Support Commands assume the role of Senior Mission Commander of installations that primarily support the Army Reserve within their geographical area of responsibility.  (Story.)



Photo: Oxygen tanks are used to simulate chlorine improvised explosive devices in the rear seat of an abandoned car used in mobilization training at Fort McCoy. (Photo submitted by 181st Infantry Brigade)

Decommissioned oxygen tanks simulate IEDs for mob training

Decommissioned oxygen tanks have been recommissioned as simulated improvised explosive devices (IED) for mobilization training at Fort McCoy. (Story.)


Photo: Ann Wermer, Fort McCoy Army Community Service Relocation Readiness manager, talks about sponsorship issues during sponsorship training. (Photo by Rob Schuette)


Sponsors train to help newcomers learn the ropes

Sponsors don't have to know the answers to all of the questions newcomers ask and can effectively serve incoming personnel if they know where to get answers and provide them with the same positive attitude a friend would. (Story, sidebar.)

Photo: Participants in the Winter Extravaganza event at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area wait for a lift to the top of the slopes. (Photo by Cathy Caulum)

Winter Extravaganza offers fun to outdoor enthusiasts

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoyed a full day of activities during the annual Winter Extravaganza event, which was held Jan. 26 during almost perfect winter weather at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area at Fort McCoy. (Story, photos.)




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