Fort McCoy News Nov. 24, 2017


COLD-WEATHER OPS TRAINING
BEGINS IN DECEMBER

Cold-weather operations training returns to Fort McCoy in December with new instructors and hundreds of students planning to attend from the Marine Corps, Navy, and Army. (Link)

Soldiers participating in the Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course practice snowshoeing with ruck sacks during training in the first class Jan. 26 at the installation.


VIGILANT SHIELD BRINGS
FORT DRUM SOLDIERS TO McCOY

More than 100 Soldiers with 10th Mountain Division units of Fort Drum, N.Y., deployed to Fort McCoy in late October to participate in the emergency deployment readiness exercise Vigilant Shield '18. (Link)

Soldiers with Alpha Company, 287th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team of Fort Drum, N.Y., conduct live-fire training at a range on North Post during operations for the Vigilant Shield exercise Nov. 3 at Fort McCoy.


$1.8 MILLION CYS ADMIN FACILITIES
UNDER CONSTRUCTION

A new $1.8 million set of facilities for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Child and Youth Services (CYS) program is under construction near Fort McCoy's Child Development Center and School-Age Center/Youth Center. (Link)

Employees with contractor Relyant Global, which is headquartered in Maryville, Tenn., work on constructing a new building for the installation’s Child and Youth Services administration and storage Oct. 26 at Fort McCoy.


POST'S TOP TEN-MILER FINISHER
HAS HISTORY OF ATHLETIC SUCCESS

As he was finishing the last mile in the 2017 Army Ten-Miler in Washington D.C. on Oct. 8, Martin Wennblom said all he could think of was the last line in the Army officer oath of office — "So help me God." (Link)

Maj. Martin Wennblom with the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade stretches before running Oct. 18 at Fort McCoy. The major works out several times a week and maintains a strict approach to his training for running.


POST OBSERVES VETERANS DAY
WITH PRAYER LUNCHEON

The Fort McCoy community celebrated Veterans Day with a prayer luncheon Nov. 9 at McCoy's Community Center. (Link)

Elder Darren Price, a co-founder of the Tomah Pentecostal Assembly Church and retired major with the Wisconsin State Patrol, gives his presentation during the Veterans Day Prayer Luncheon on Nov. 9 at Fort McCoy.