Fort McCoy News October 13, 2017

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Best Warrior competitor

Staff Sgt. Moise Creighton with the 1st Battalion, 310th Brigade Engineer Battalion, navigates an obstacle Sept. 14 during an event for the First Army Division West Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy. Creighton did not win the competition but did well. Creighton was the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade's "Best Warrior" from an earlier competition by the brigade. The First Army competition lasted three days.

Photo by Sgt. Robert Larson

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Instructing the instructors

Staff Sgt. Nathan Carlson with Regional Training Site (RTS)-Maintenance teaches a class for instructors about suicide prevention Oct. 4. The class was part of three days of in-service training by staff members of RTS-Maintenance.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Weapons hot!

Soldiers with the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade (MFTB), also called the "Eagle Brigade," complete weapons training Sept. 20 at Range 34 on North Post at Fort McCoy.

The Soldiers were completing annual weapons qualification requirements on machine guns, such as the M249.

The 181st MFTB, a tenant organization at the installation, partners with Army Reserve and National Guard units to advise, assist, and train Army formations throughout their complete Sustainable Readiness Model cycle to achieve collective training readiness in support of worldwide requirements.

Range 34 is one of 31 live-fire ranges at Fort McCoy.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol