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                                                                     SEPTEMBER 12, 2008 


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Photo: Soldiers get a close up view of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle during training at Fort McCoy. Sgt. 1st Class Scott Ellsworth (left, in soft cap) of the  2nd, 411th Logistical Support Battalion, 181st Infantry Brigade instructs the Soldiers. (Photo by Tom Michele)

Photo: Soldiers from the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team go through the improved training facilities at the Mobile Urban Training Site-North at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

New tactical vehicle being used at Fort McCoy

A new tactical vehicle began prowling the Fort McCoy streets, range routes and training lanes recently. A little different than what has been seen normally at the Wisconsin Army installation, it now is steadily becoming more visible worldwide. (Story, photo.)


Upgrades improve training at Mobile Urban Training Site-North

The Fort McCoy Mobile Urban Training Site-North area, including the Live-Fire Shoothouse and the Offense/Defense building, now has improved video and sound-effects equipment. (Story, photo.)



Photo: Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser (left) listens as his wife, Kim, addresses guests at the ribbon cutting for the new South Post housing. (Photo by Val Hyde)


Housing units open up on South Post

The completion and future occupancy of 12 new military family housing units on South Post was celebrated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fort McCoy. (Story, photos.)
Photo: Mark Aumann of Wisconsin Rep. Ron Kindís office, Wisconsin Army National Guard Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Donald P. Dunbar, and State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout listen to guest speakers during the ChalleNGe Academyís 10th anniversary ceremony. (Photo contributed by Wisconsin National Guard ChalleNGe Academy)


ChalleNGe Academy celebrates 10 years at McCoy

The 10-year history and success of the Wisconsin National Guardís ChalleNGe Academy at Fort McCoy was celebrated with a ceremony, tours, and a luncheon. (Story, photo.)
Photo: U.S. Air Force Maj. Roberta Ernest talks about mobilization to a group of Airmen assembled at Fort McCoy for mobilization. Ernest is with the organization that handles administrative tasks for Airmen. (Photo by Tom Michele)


Air Force personnel training to support Army during deployments

"About 1,500 Airmen have come through Fort McCoy for combat skills training since March," Maj. Roberta Ernest said. Ernest is the commander of Detachment 7, 602nd Training Group (Provisional). 
(Story, photo.)

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