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McCoy News (December 8, 2006)                      Army News                      DoD News    

News: 2nd, 85th reflagged as 181st Infantry Brigade. (See story.)

Command Corner:  Keep gratitude, safety at center of holiday season. (See story, photo.

Equipment: Case Remanufacturing Center refurbishes equipment.  (See story, photos.)

Mobilization:  Veterinary, food issues topics for training for medical unit personnel. (See story, photo.

Community: McCoy Soldiers participate in Armywide AFAP Conference. (See story.

Environment: Fort McCoy assists in management of gray wolves.  (See story, photo.

Outdoors: 2006 Gun-Deer hunt labeled a success.  (See story, photo.

People: 2nd, 85th   announces NCO, Soldier of the Year recipients. (See story, photos.


Photo: Sgt. Daniel Bennett of the 949th Medical Detachment learns how camels are used in Operation Iraqi Freedom from an Iraqi civilian. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christine Jastczemski)

Soldiers learn about camels
A realistic desert environment made a brief appearance in mobilization training at Fort McCoy a few weeks ago. Two camels, each weighing more than 1,650 pounds, visited Soldiers from the 949th Medical Detachment. (See story, photo.)

Training: Volunteers sought for AFTB instructor positions.  (See story, photo.

Leisure: Whitetail Ridge readies for mid-December opening.  (See story, photo.

Observances: Speaker knows about veterans' disabilities issues firsthand. (See story, photo.

Health: Holiday stress doesn't have to be overwhelming.  (See story.

Armywide News: Guard Chief: Relief on way for Guard's equipment shortages. (See story.); Army working to manage combat stress. (See story.

About Post: Holiday Tree Lighting; Operation Warrior Trainer; Color Guard; and Cooling Off.  (See photos.

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