SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 


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Photo: Students in an RTS-Maintenance Vehicle Recovery Course  determine the best approach to free a vehicle stuck in the sand at the installation’s Vehicle Recovery Site. The training is one of the areas that helped RTS-Maintenance gain recognition. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

Photo: Soldiers from the 631st Maintenance Company make an inspection patrol through a simulated village during a mounted combat patrol exercise at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Tom Michele)

RTS-Maintenance gets perfect inspection score

The Regional Training Site-Maintenance organization at Fort McCoy has become the first Army Reserve maintenance organization and one of the few Armywide to receive a perfect score in its reaccreditation process, said Maj. Stephen Skelton. (Story, photo.)



Maintenance unit reacts to various threats during training

Soldiers from the 631st Maintenance Company knew their sunny mid-August cruise through the Fort McCoy countryside wouldn’t be particularly quiet and peaceful. (Story, photos.)




Photo: Col. Kenneth Koon (right) of the Wisconsin Army National Guard briefs senior artillery officers and noncommissioned officers regarding the Wisconsin Regional Training Institute at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Vaughn R. Larson)


National Guard school seeks closer coordination with Fort Sill

In field artillery parlance, massing fires means that multiple cannons aim at the same target for maximum effect.  
(Story, photo.)
Photo: The families of Master Sgt. Misty Brown (left) and Master Sgt. Leslie Guttenberg (right) and Lt. Col. John Halvorson (back row, center) are participants in the Family Connections program. (Contributed photo)


McCoy Family Connection program promotes fitness, community

Members of two Fort McCoy families participating in the Rumpel Fitness Center’s Family Connections program use it as a fun way to stay involved in the installation community and keep physically fit. The program also is part of the installation’s effort to support the Army Family Covenant and strengthen families by having them do events together.
(Story, photo.)



Army Concert Tour
event features country,
classic-rock acts

Nearly 7,750 ticket holders had no trouble splitting their musical allegiance at the Aug. 28 Army Concert Tour event at Fort McCoy. (Story, photos.)

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