JULY 22, 2011

 

 

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PHOTO: Employees from Allied Container Systems work on a rural village mockup to support Fort McCoy training needs. Photo by Rob Schuette
 
Training areas evolving to meet unit, mission needs

Training areas at Fort McCoy continue to evolve to include a mixture of areas including urban, rural and woodland environments.

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PHOTO: A Soldier from the 302nd Engineer Company guides a convoy vehicle to the staging area. Photo by Sgt. Crystal Milton
 

Combat Support Training Exercise being held at McCoy

More than 2,500 Soldiers are participating in the 2011 Combat Support Training Exercise being held at Fort McCoy. The 78th Training Division of Fort Dix, N.J., is coordinating the training.

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PHOTO: Soldiers from the 106th Engineer Detachment prepare a new site on South Post for their rock-crushing operations. Photo by Rob Schuette
 
Quarry unit moves equipment to South-Post location

The quarry unit that operates a rock-crushing site at Fort McCoy has moved its equipment to a new site.

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PHOTO: Researchers check for ticks on mice/voles at a North Post site. Photo by Rob Schuette
 
Study helps identify tick, Lyme disease risks at McCoy

Researchers are helping Fort McCoy learn more about the prevalence of Lyme disease on the installation while collecting valuable data in a regional effort to better understand the ecological factors associated with Lyme disease in the eastern United States.

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PHOTO: Fort McCoy Fire Department firefighters participate in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Enhanced Conventional Weapons training exercise. Fort McCoy Fire Department photo
 
McCoy supports neighbors through Mutual Aid pacts
 
In times of emergency or distress, neighbors often help neighbors. Fort McCoy’s Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department has agreements with surrounding communities and provides and receives assistance, as needed.

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