Fort McCoy News July 10, 2015


NEW COMMANDER TAKES LEADERSHIP
OF 181st INFANTRY BRIGADE

Col. John Cook is the new commander of the 181st Infantry Brigade. During a change-of-command ceremony June 30 at Fort McCoy's Parade Field 1, Cook assumed command from Col. Shawn Klawunder, who moves on to serve as the principal adviser to the Afghanistan chief of staff in Kabul. (Story, photos.)

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STATE TROOPERS TRAIN
WITH RIFLES AT FORT McCOY

Nearly two dozen Wisconsin State Patrol troopers participated in M16 rifle training in late June at Fort McCoy. The training, the first of 18 planned sessions, is coordinated by the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy because troopers throughout Wisconsin are being issued M16 rifles as part of their available weapons. (Story, photos.)


BIG GUNS RETURN
TO WISCONSIN ARMY GUARD

The 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery Regiment completed two weeks of training by firing the first live rounds from its new M777 155 mm howitzers June 26. (Story, photos.)


ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS VITAL
TO ANNUAL CONCERT

Behind the scenes of Fort McCoy's annual Army Concert is an army of volunteers that helps make the show possible. That army is seeking more recruits. (Story, photo.)


MEERS SET UP FOR EXCHANGE
OF EXCESS ITEMS ON POST

An online bulletin board is available to exchange excess equipment, furniture, and related items not listed on the Fort McCoy Property Book. The McCoy Excess Equipment Redistribution Site bulletin board is available to all federal government SharePoint users at Fort McCoy. (Story, photo.)