Fort McCoy News July 28, 2017


FORT McCOY MAINTAINS BUSY TEMPO
FROM JULY INTO AUGUST

With brigade-level annual training, exercises, extended-combat training, and more taking place at Fort McCoy through the end of July and into August, the installation's operations tempo is staying at a high level, said Training Coordination Branch Chief Craig Meeusen with the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. (Story, photos)

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 376th Aviation Regiment, 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade of the Nebraska Army National Guard move cargo with a Chinook helicopter July 21 during operations during the Patriot North 2017 Exercise at Young Air Assault Strip at Fort McCoy.


AIRMEN, SOLDIERS TRAIN
IN PATRIOT NORTH 2017 EXERCISE

During the second half of July, Fort McCoy's Young Air Assault Strip on South Post and other post training areas were in use for the Patriot North 2017 Exercise — a joint agency civilian and military exercise sponsored by the National Guard Bureau. (Story, photos)

An aircrew with the Illinois Air National Guard's 182nd Airlift Wing at Peoria operates a C-130 Hercules at Young Air Assault Strip on July 18 on South Post during the Patriot North 2017 Exercise at Fort McCoy.


RESERVE COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR
HOLDS ENLISTED HUDDLE AT McCOY

The big screen in the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy auditorium showed a photo of Command Sgt. Maj. Ted L. Copeland, the command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve, and a quote by him — "I'm a firm believer the Army universe moves around the NCO Corps." (Story, photos)

Command Sgt. Maj. Ted. L. Copeland, command sergeant major of the  Army Reserve, talks with Soldiers during a noncommissioned officer and  Soldier forum July 12 at the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort McCoy.


SOUTH POST HOUSING AREA GROWS
WITH 56 NEW HOMES

Fort McCoy's South Post Housing area's homes nearly doubled when the installation accepted 56 new homes from the contractor in early July. (Story, photos)

Movers prepare to bring in household goods into one of the 56 new homes that were built in the South Post Housing July 13 at Fort McCoy. The new homes were accepted from the contractor July 3.


94TH CSH SETS UP HOSPITAL
DURING TRAINING AT RTS-MEDICAL

Transforming a spot of bare ground into a fully functional hospital takes a lot of planning and hard work, but the Soldiers with the A and B companies of the 94th Combat Support Hospital are confident they can do it after training at Regional Training Site (RTS)-Medical at Fort McCoy. (Story, photos)

Soldiers with the 94th Combat Support Hospital of Seagoville, Texas, and Little Rock disassemble a hospital tent during training July 18 at Regional Training Site-Medical at Fort McCoy.