Fort McCoy News Jan. 26, 2018


MARINES DEPLOY TO FORT McCOY
FOR COLD-WEATHER TRAINING

Nearly 1,200 Marines with units associated with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing are completing extreme cold-weather training at Fort McCoy from early January through early February during the Ullr Shield 2018 exercise. (Link)

Cpl. Matthew Thompson, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialist assigned to Marine Air Control Group 28, guards the road during a conditioning hike for exercise Ullr Shield at Fort McCoy on Jan. 13.


RTS-MEDICAL TO HOLD
BUSY 2018 TRAINING SEASON

Regional Training Site (RTS)-Medical staff members are expecting a busy 2018 doing what they do best: training Soldiers in setting up and running combat support hospitals (CSHs). (Link)

Soldiers with the 94th Combat Support Hospital of Seagoville, Texas, and Little Rock learn how to properly package and store a hospital tent during training in July 2017 at Regional Training Site-Medical at Fort McCoy. Similar training will take place in 2018.


CWOC STUDENTS FIGHT CHILL FACTOR
IN COLD-WATER IMMERSION CLASS

By mid-January, hundreds of Marines and Soldiers had participated in cold-water immersion training at Big Sandy Lake on Fort McCoy's South Post. (Link)

A student in the Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 18-02 crawls out of a hole in the ice at Big Sandy Lake under the watchful eye of instructor Bill Hamilton on Jan. 17 during cold-water immersion training for the course.


INSTALLATION NAMED FINALIST
FOR 2018 ACOE COMPETITION

A year after Fort McCoy earned a Bronze Award in the Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) competition, the installation has been named a finalist for the 2018 competition. (Link)

Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David J. Pinter Sr. (left) unveils the Army Communities of Excellence flag for the Bronze Award earned by the post during a special ceremony June 14, 2017, at McCoy’s Community Center.


INSTALLATION CELEBRATES
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

The Fort McCoy community gathered Jan. 11 at McCoy's Community Center to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a luncheon and educational talk. (Link)

The Rev. Peggy M. Williams speaks to Fort McCoy community members during the Jan. 11 observance for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.