Fort McCoy News April 22, 2016


MILITARY POLICE COMPLETE
EXTENDED COMBAT TRAINING

More than 150 Soldiers with the Wisconsin National Guard's 32nd Military Police Company completed five days of training at Fort McCoy in early April. (Story, photos.)

Soldiers with the 32nd Military Police Company, a Wisconsin National Guard unit based in Milwaukee, complete M9 pistol qualification training at Range 1 on Fort McCoy’s North Post April 7.


SEE, EXPERIENCE FORT McCOY
AT MAY 21 OPEN HOUSE

Fort McCoy will celebrate Armed Forces Day May 21 with an open house designed to show and tell visitors about the post's dynamic training support mission and its 107-year history. (Story, photos.)

Fort McCoy 2015 Armed Forces Day Open House visitors take time to snap a photo at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza.


FEDERAL, STATE AGENCIES PARTNER
FOR FIRE-SUPPRESSION TRAINING

Fort McCoy's fire and forestry officials, members of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and aircrew and Blackhawk helicopters with the 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment of Madison, Wis., teamed to complete prescribed-burn and conduct fire-suppression training. (Story, photos.)

A Blackhawk helicopter fills a 660-gallon water bucket at Lost Lake on Fort McCoy’s North Post.


LUNCHEON CELEBRATES, HONORS
MILITARY CHILDREN

A luncheon and celebration honoring military children and their sacrifices was held April 14 as part of the Month of the Military Child at McCoy's Community Center. (Story, photos.)

Wisconsin Commissioner Shelly Joan Weiss with the Wisconsin Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children talks about the leadership potential of military children at a luncheon April 14 at McCoy’s Community Center.


FISHING SEASON OPENS MAY 7
ON FORT McCOY LAKES, STREAMS

The Fort McCoy fishing season opens Saturday, May 7, concurrent with the Wisconsin season opener. (Story, photo.)

Staff with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Genoa National Fish Hatchery stock rainbow trout in Squaw Lake on North Post in 2015.