MARCH 26, 2010   


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PHOTO: Soldiers rush into a village to assist their wounded comrades during an ambush. The scene is at Fort McCoy’s Mobile Urban Training Site-South, the locale for much of the mobilization training conducted by the 181st Infantry Brigade. File photo HOME STATION TRAINING LANES ENHANCE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AT FORT McCOY

Home Station Training Lanes (HSTL), an updated version of improvised explosive device (IED)-defeat lanes, now are part of the training available on Fort McCoy’s South Post.
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PHOTO: An aerial view of the Fort McCoy Commemorative Area buildings, the Equipment Park, the History Center, the Veterans Memorial Plaza and the pavilion area.  The History Center and the Equipment Park have displays depicting Fort McCoy’s history since its founding in 1909.  For more information about the area, including group tours, call 608-388-2407. File photo


The Fort McCoy Commemorative Area recently was recognized with a Department of the Army (DA) Award of Excellence in the 2009 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Communications Competition.
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PHOTO: Soldiers from the 379th Engineer Company cheer and wave at the video camera that is projecting their action live on the Boston Celtics Jumbotron at TD Banknorth Garden Arena for the National Basketball Association game versus the Indiana Pacers. The 379th is a Massachusetts Army National Guard unit, hence the link to the Celtics. The 379th staged their part of the link in the 181st Infantry Brigade Headquarters conference room at Fort McCoy. UNIT CONNECTS VIA REMOTE LINK WITH BOSTON CELTICS, FAMILIES

Seeing themselves on the Jumbotron at TD Banknorth Garden Arena in Boston during a Boston Celtics game was the highlight of the night for Soldiers from the 379th Engineer Company who are mobilizing at Fort McCoy. (Story, photo.)
  PHOTO: Col. John Oathout, left, 86th Training Brigade chief of staff, sets the unit patch to the shoulder of Master Sgt.  Michael Kreinbring, 86th Training Brigade. Photo by Allan Harding 86TH TRAINING BRIGADE HOLDS 'PATCH CEREMONY,' WELCOMES TROOPS TO NEW UNIT

A Patch Ceremony welcomed new members of the 86th Training Brigade to the unit’s March 6 Battle Assembly at Fort McCoy and set the tone for the organization as it begins to assume its new mission.
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 PHOTO: Kimberly Mathews speaks about faith-centered fitness to members of the Fort McCoy community during a Suicide Awareness luncheon event March 11. FAITH-FITNESS FOCUS CAN HELP IMPROVE, STRENGTHEN, ENRICH LIVES

People who engage in a faith-centered fitness program find themselves better positioned to deal with the many twists and turns life inevitably presents to them, said Kimberly Mathews, the guest speaker at a March 11 Suicide Awareness event at Fort McCoy.
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