DECEMBER 11, 2009 


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Photo: Staff Sgt. Bill Schierloh, left, an installation training coordinator with the 181st Infantry Brigade, gives an after-action review to Soldiers from the 1037th Engineer Company. The trio are, from left, Spc. William Watt, Sgt. Andrew Bippus and Sgt. Tyler Keller. They were on a “squad-react-to-contact” live-fire exercise designed to teach quick short-range marksmanship for dismounted Soldiers. The 1037th is training to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele) 181st Infantry Brigade trains Soldiers for deployment

Col. Michael Todd, commander of the 181st Infantry Brigade at Fort McCoy, said his brigade is focused on training Soldiers for deployment in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as the winter season approaches. 
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Photo: Battlefield medics from engineer units conduct training at the new Regional Training-Site Medical classrooms at Fort McCoy Dec. 2. The medics were training on a handheld information system, which will help them enter medical data. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

RTS-Medical opens new support facilities

Military medical personnel coming to train at Fort McCoy can take advantage of the campus setup at Regional Training Site-Medical.
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Photo: Tim Goettl of the Pieper Power Company of Milwaukee finishes installing a pulsating light approach equipment slope indicator at the Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport. (Photo by Rob Schuette)


Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport gets upgrades

Improved runway lighting, signage and fencing will make it easier and safer for aircraft taking off and landing at the joint-use Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport.  
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Photo: Chap. (Brig. Gen.) Ray Woolridge talks about spiritual resiliency with attendees at a Prayer Luncheon at Fort McCoy. (Rob Schuette)


Spiritual resiliency helps Soldiers weather life's traumas

People who have spiritual resiliency have a greater chance to weather life’s traumas and even use them as events to improve their lives than people who don’t have great spiritual resiliency, said Chap. (Brig. Gen.) Ray Woolridge.
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Photo: Wendy Burrows was one of the hunter's who harvested a deer at Fort McCoy during the Gun-Deer season. (Photo by Fort McCoy Wildlife Program)


McCoy deer harvest tops 700 mark
While weather conditions and lower deer populations tended to reduce the deer harvest throughout the state, Fort McCoy deer hunters had excellent success during the 2009 Gun-Deer Season. 
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