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                                                                     JUNE 13, 2008 


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Photo: OPFOR Sgt. Erick Vaerla of the 181st Infantry Brigade aims his AK-47 rifle at an approaching group of U.S. Soldiers entering a simulated village at a Fort McCoy training range. (Photo by Tom Michele)


Photo: Personnel from the 783rd Military Police Battalion participate in premobilization training under the guidance of RTC-North by firing crew-served weapons. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

OPFOR personnel help 
save lives

"We train to save lives." That is the bottom line, expressed by Sgt. Erick Vaerla. (Story, photo.)




RTC-North provides pre- mobilization training to units

Regional Training Center-North cadre liked the initial results and feedback from the first units going through their 21-day premobilization training sessions at Fort McCoy.  (Story, photos.)




Photo: Soldiers shop the Tactical Field Exchange at Forward Operating Base Freedom at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Tom Michele)


Tactical Field Exchange at FOB Freedom open to Soldiers

A few last-minute necessities late in the day for troops at Forward Operating Base Freedom are available in the combat-like environment of the outpost at Fort McCoy. (Story, photo.)
Photo: Master Sgt. James Stover from the Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Va., talks to Fort McCoy Soldiers about a new Web-based personnel and finance system. (Photo by Rob Schuette)


Web-based system to handle personnel, finance records

Soldiers of all ranks and all three Army components are scheduled to transition to a consolidated personnel and financial management system in March 2009, said Master Sgt. James Stover.  (Story, photo.)
Photo: Sherry Oslie (right), the Fort McCoy Family Housing manager, is recognized for a suggestion she made by Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser. (Photo by Herb Dowell)


Housing manager recognized 
for safety suggestion

The Fort McCoy Family Housing manager received a cash award and a Commander's Certificate of Appreciation for a suggestion to provide residents of the Woodridge Military Family Housing Complex in Tomah with collapsible fire escape ladders.  (Story, photo.)

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