Fort McCoy News Aug. 11, 2017


THOUSANDS TRAINING AT McCOY
FOR 2017 CSTX, GLOBAL MEDIC

Thousands of service members are training at Fort McCoy in August — mostly for the 84th Training Command and 86th Training Division's Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 86-17-02 and the 2017 Army Medical Command Global Medic Exercise. (Story, photos)

Soldiers at Fort McCoy for training in the Combat Support Training Exercise 86-17-02 convoy their vehicles at a training area on the installation’s South Post on Aug. 4.


NEW COMMANDER ASSUMES
LEADERSHIP OF 181st

Col. James M. "Brooks" Schultze is the new commander of the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade. During a change of command ceremony July 28 at Fort McCoy's Parade Field No. 1, Schultze assumed command from Col. John R. Cook. (Story, photos)

Soldiers with the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade participate in a change of command ceremony for the brigade July 28 at Fort McCoy. Col. James M. “Brooks” Schultze became the new commander.


NEW COMMANDANT
TAKES CHARGE AT NCO ACADEMY

Command Sgt. Maj. Gary L. Goodrich became the new commandant of Fort McCoy's Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy on July 28 during a change of commandancy ceremony at the academy. (Story, photos)

Col. Kathleen J. Porter, commander of the 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center, passes the flag of leadership to Command Sgt. Maj. Gary L. Goodrich during a ceremony July 28 at the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort McCoy.


MOBILIZATION ASSESSMENT TEAM
SURVEYS POST FOR POSSIBLE USE

A 14-person Mobilization Force Generation Installation Mobilization Assessment Team from several Army commands visited July 26-28 to assess Fort McCoy for a possible future mobilization mission. (Story, photos)

Brad Stewart (center), director of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, tells members of the Mobilization Force Generation Installation Mobilization Assessment Team about Fort McCoy facilities July 27 while touring a barracks in the 2700 block.


ARCHAEOLOGY TEAM COMPLETES
1ST PHASE III DIG AT FORT McCOY

A 1,500-plus-year-old pottery sherd and arrowhead pieces, also thousands of years old, were among artifacts found in a phase III archaeological survey and dig on Fort McCoy's South Post in June and July. (Story, photos)