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Photo Essay: Students complete training in RTS-Maintenance 91L course at Fort McCoy

Photo Essay: Students complete training in RTS-Maintenance 91L course at Fort McCoy

Story by Scott Sturkol on 03/08/2019

Students in the 91L10 Construction Equipment Maintenance Repairer Course worked together to take an engine out of a grader Feb. 20, 2019, during training at Fort McCoy’s Regional Training Site-Maintenance facility at Fort McCoy, Wis.

The completion of the course provided the students with certification in the Army’s “91-Lima” career field construction equipment repairer.

According to the Army, construction-equipment repairers are responsible for maintaining trucks, bulldozers, power shovels, and other heavy equipment needed for construction operations.

Sgt. 1st Class Charles K. Abert, course manager at RTS-Maintenance, said students complete phase one of their training approximately 114 hours through distance learning prior to coming to Fort McCoy to finish phase two.

During phase two training, Abert said students learn about shop operations; electrical, diesel-engine, hydraulic, and power-train systems; preventative-maintenance checks and services; and battle-damage assessment and repair. Students also learn more about using special and general mechanic tools; test, measurement and diagnostic equipment; and more.

RTS-Maintenance at Fort McCoy trains Soldiers in both active and reserve components of the Army.

Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin. The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services each year since 1984.

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