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                                                                     FEBRUARY 22, 2008 

 

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Photo: Soldiers in a Biomedical Equipment Technicians/Engineers training course at RTS-Maintenance train on the procedures to repair a ventilator (I-Vent 201). (Photo by Rob Schuette)


Photo: Students in a First Sergeants Course learn the basics of the Blue Force Tracker system during a session at the Wisconsin Military Academy Simulation Center. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

Soldiers train to repair 
biomedical equipment


Soldiers whose military occupational specialty is to repair highly technical medical equipment participated in an intensive three-week pre-mobilization Biomedical Equipment Technicians/ Engineers training course at the Regional Training Site-Medical at Fort McCoy to learn how to repair the Deployable Medical Systems and Theater Specific Equipment. (Story, photos.


First Sergeants Course adds 
Blue Tracker section


Real-world events are bringing to an end the days when students learned mostly administrative tasks in the First Sergeants Course. More war-fighting events are being incorporated into the curriculum. 
(Story, photo.



 

Photo: A tree line, a creek and West 12th Avenue form a natural perimeter for Forward Operating Base Justice, which will be located in the 2600 block at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Lacey Justinger)

McCoy to add 3rd FOB to inventory

A tree line, a creek and West 12th Avenue form a natural perimeter for Forward Operating Base Justice, which will be located in the 2600 block at Fort McCoy . (Story, photo, related story.)




 


Photo: Dywain Price (center) and Fredricka Higgs (second from right) provide instruction and support to students on the TC-AIMS II transportation tracking system. (Photo by Rob Schuette) Transportation helps field new software tracking system

The Fort McCoy Unit Movement Section of the Directorate of Logistics has helped train and field a new computerized deployment and transportation system that moves personnel, equipment and supplies. (Story, photo.)




Photo: Ed Lukasek (center) of the VSE Corporation explains some of the anticorrosive products available to protect Army equipment during a corrosion presentation. (Photo by Rob Schuette) Corrosion control program presented at Fort McCoy

Corrosion is costing the U.S. Department of Defense an estimated $20 billion a year -- with $2 billion in costs associated with Army equipment -- so the Regional Training Site-Maintenance at Fort McCoy hosted an open house about the Army Corrosion Prevention and Control Program for tactical equipment. (Story, photo.)


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