FEBRUARY 11, 2011 



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PHOTO: An OCT instructor, Sgt. 1st Class Damion Tassler of the 86th Training Division at Fort McCoy, observes students preparing to conduct an after-action review during the field portion of their training. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hudson
Observer-controller-trainer course streamlined

A new, streamlined, Observer-Controller-Trainer course is under way in the Army Reserve. The mission of an OCT is to observe units during training exercises, to control the training unit’s environment and to provide feedback during the after-action review.
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PHOTO: Lorie Retzlaff (standing) instructs a “Resilience and the ‘Good Stuff’” course at Army Community Service. Photo by Rob Schuette

Army Community Service offers resilience training

Building resiliency skills can improve outlooks and lives, said Lorie Retzlaff.
Retzlaff of Fort McCoy’s Army Community Service Center, taught a “Resilience and the ‘Good Stuff’” course Feb. 1-2 at Fort McCoy.
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PHOTO: Soldiers orient themselves to the M-ATV during a driver training course. Photo by Tom Michele
Soldiers train with M-ATV

The mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle, the newest member of the MRAP family, made its appearance on Fort McCoy’s roads and off-roads, in recent months.
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PHOTO: Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton speaks to a Fort McCoy audience during a Black History Month observance. Photo by Allan Harding
Black veterans’ post-military contributions impact society

Black Soldiers’ contributions to the nation don’t end on the battlefield, but continue in their communities when they return to civilian life, said the guest speaker at Fort McCoy’s Feb. 3 Black History Month observance.
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PHOTO: Activiites at Fort McCoy’s Winter Extravaganza event included a tug-o-war. Photo by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program team
Winter Extravaganza attracts record crowd
A record-setting crowd of nearly 800 participated in the fifth annual Winter Extravaganza, held Jan. 29 at Fort McCoy’s Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.
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