Fort McCoy News April 14, 2017

About Post: Photos from around the installation

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Cold Steel simulation training

Rob Miller (left), contractor with Booze Allen Hamilton Inc., teaches mounted crew gunnery on the Virtual Battle Space software program April 7 with Soldiers who are at Fort McCoy for training in the Operation Cold Steel exercise.

The training simulates Fort McCoy training areas and allows gunnery crews the ability to experience gunnery training before going out to a range to complete live-fire training.

This training took place at building 222 of Fort McCoy's simulation training complex.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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RTS-Maintenance recruiting tour

Students with Mosinee High School of Mosinee, Wis., interact with staff members from Fort McCoy's Regional Training Site-Maintenance on April 5 at the installation. The students, 38 total, visited the base as part of a tour hosted by the Fort McCoy Recruiting Company. The students also visited some of the simulation training areas belonging to the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

Photo by Capt. Eric Hurtado

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Easy does it

Students in the Ammunition Supply Course prepare to load cargo into a shipping container during training April 2 at Fort McCoy. The course is taught by the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment, which is a tenant organization at Fort McCoy.

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M9 qualification

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 219st Brigade Support Battalion, which is part of the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade, complete qualification training on the M9 pistol April 5 at Range 100 at Fort McCoy.

Range 100 is one of several live-fire ranges that is used regularly for weapons qualifications.

Fort McCoy has 31 live-fire ranges overall. In addition to the 1st, 291st, many units are scheduled to complete qualification training this spring at the installation.

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