Fort McCoy News March 27, 2015

RTS-MAINTENANCE STUDENTS TACKLE VEHICLE-RECOVERY TRAINING

Regional Training Site-Maintenance 91B30 Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Leadership Course students tested their skills March 18 at the Vehicle Recovery Site on Fort McCoy's South Post. (Story, photos.)


WEAPONS PRACTICE BUILDS
FORT McCOY SRT CAPABILITY

Keeping the Fort McCoy Special Response Team (SRT) in a steady state of readiness means completing weapons training regularly, said Sgt. Alex Rivera-Torres, the SRT training coordinator at the Directorate of Emergency Services. (Story, photos.)


WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH SPEAKER GIVES 'SAILS' TALK

In the late 1990s, Dawn Santamaria was a mother of four daughters. Her main concern was raising her Family. That all changed when her husband had a "midlife crisis," which led to forming an organization that builds confidence and leadership in young women through sailing. (Story, sidebar, photo.)


McCOY TEEN SELECTED STATE'S MILITARY YOUTH OF THE YEAR

Hailing from Boys & Girls Club of Fort McCoy-Child, Youth & School Services, Fort McCoy Family member Elissa Nott has been selected as the Wisconsin Military Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. (Story, photo.)


POLICE ASK FOR AWARENESS
DURING DISTRACTED DRIVING MONTH

Did you know that "distracted driving" was Webster Dictionary's 2009 "word of the year"? Unfortunately, this is no passing fad. Distracted driving has become a trend with deadly, real consequences. April is National Distracted Driving Month. (Story.)