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                                                                     OCTOBER 10, 2008 


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Photo: Soldiers from the 81st Heavy Combat Brigade Team perform Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services on a HUMVEE during training at RTS-Maintenance. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

Photo: Driver Pfc. Thomas Tracy and gunner Spc. Trenton Murray get checked out in the Guardian vehicle prior to a training mission at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Tom Michele)

RTS-Maintenance has record training year

Regional Training Site-Maintenance at Fort McCoy set a Fiscal Year 2008 training record by training more than 2,000 Soldiers in various maintenance-related classes. The total was more than the other three Army Reserve RTS-Maintenances combined. (Story, photo.)


Guardian vehicle helps unit overcome IED threat

The newest addition to the Fort McCoy fleet of tactical vehicles patrolling the streets and roads is the Guardian armored security vehicle, more particularly labeled an M1117 ASV-150 in Army lingo. 
(Story, photo.)



Photo: Sgt. Eric Zabala (left) helps Sgt. Ryan Weisenburger work on a project at one of the Fort McCoy Soldier Computer Centers. Next to them is Sgt. Gerhard Schramm. All three Soldiers are from the 81st Heavy Combat Brigade Team. (Photo by Tom Michele)


Computer Center expansion serves mobilizing Soldiers 

The Soldier Computer Centers at Fort McCoy are a big hit with personnel from the 81st Heavy Brigade Combat Team. (Story, photo.)
Photo: Sgt. Myron Green (seated) of HHC gets ready to test drive the SIDNE, under the watchful observation of unit prevention leader personnel Staff Sgt. Milicent Sutters (left) and Capt. Neil Hogie. (Photo by Rob Schuette)


New vehicle simulates drunk-driving experience

Soldiers from Fort McCoy’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company are helping to test the newest technology and leading the way to help the rest of the state realize the dangers of drinking and driving. 
(Story, photo.)
Photo: Mother Goose (Julie Brooks) reads “The Ginger Bread Man” during Fort McCoy Day for Kids activities. (Photo by Becky Wapp Sawyer)


McCoy Day for Kids attracts hundreds

Nearly 300 people enjoyed family fun at the third annual Fort McCoy Day for Kids event in September. This event, sponsored by Child, Youth & School Services and Army Community Service at Fort McCoy provided activities of fun and learning. 
(Story, photos.)

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