FORT HAMILTON

Improvised shelter building among important skills taught to Cold-Weather Operations Course students

Story by Scott Sturkol on 02/06/2019 During each session of the Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC), students spend several days in the field surviving in improvised shelters they built with materials they find and have with them. Lead CWOC Instructor Bill Hamilton, who works for contractor Veterans Range Solutions,
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Cold-Weather Operations Course students appreciate learning by doing'

Story by Scott Sturkol on 02/06/2019 Every class of students in Fort McCoy's Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) spends a majority of their training time in the field learning. For class 19-02, many students said they appreciated their field time. "Learning by doing was the best part of this course," said
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From wounded Soldier to sheriff

From wounded Soldier to sheriff By MaryTherese Griffin, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - There's a new sheriff in town. Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Brett Hightower won the Warren County, Kentucky sheriff election on November 6, 2018 unseating a 40-year incumbent. The enormity of Hightower's victory is not
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Womack AMC honors Army Nurse Corps 118 birthday

Story by Robert Kerns on 02/05/2019 FORT BRAGG, N.C.People from across Fort Bragg and the local community gathered in Womack Army Medical Center's Weaver Auditorium to celebrate the U.S. Army Nurse Corps 118 birthday, February 1. Civilians, medical professionals both active duty and retired braved the cold weather to honor
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Womack Soldiers strive to be the Best Warrior

Story by Twana Atkinson on 02/05/2019 WOMACK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, FORT BRAGG, N.C. Soldiers from Womack Army Medical Center arrive at Towel Stadium at dawn to participate in this years Womack Best Warrior competition January 28. The two-day competition challenged Soldiers mental and physical agility through a variety of events.
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Cold-Weather Operations Course students learn how to prevent cold-weather injuries during Fort McCoy training

Story by Scott Sturkol on 01/29/2019 Instructor Bill Hamilton with the Cold-Weather Operations Course discussed how to prevent cold-weather injuries during the first day of training Jan. 23, 2018, for Class 19-03 in the course at Fort McCoy, Wis. The course is 14 days long and, in addition to classroom
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INDO-PACOM and 8th TSC host Joint Mortuary Affairs Symposium

Story by MAJ Karen Roxberry on 01/25/2019 FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii More than 80 mortuary affairs leaders from across all services in the Pacific region gathered, Jan. 14-17 for the second annual Joint Mortuary Affairs Symposium, hosted by U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and the 8th Theater Sustainment Command. Military MA professionals have
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8th TSC kicks off their 2019 OPD series by gathering the Army's technical experts

Story by SGT Laura Martin on 01/24/2019 FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The 8th Theater Sustainment Command kicked off their first officer professional development session of the 2019 new year with a gathering of the Army's technical experts; warrant officers. Warrant officers from across Oahu gathered here at the Hale Ikena
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Learning to ski among important basic skills taught to students during Cold-Weather Operations Course training at Fort McCoy

Story by Scott Sturkol on 01/23/2019 In each class for the Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) at Fort McCoy, students receive approximately 16 hours of training in skiing one of the longest lengths of training time allotted for a skill set in the course. The skiing training is completed at Fort
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Fiscal year 2019's continued training outlook shows a busy schedule ahead at Fort McCoy

Story by Scott Sturkol on 01/23/2019 Thousands of service members already have trained at Fort McCoy in fiscal year 2019, and that number is only going to grow exponentially through the rest of the training year, according to officials with the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS). During
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Hamilton's Own' celebrates 243 years of service

Story by Amanda Kim Stairrett on 01/16/2019 The nation's oldest active-duty unit still serving celebrated its 243rd birthday on its namesake's 262nd birthday Jan. 11 at Fort Riley. Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment "Hamilton's Own" gathered with their families and guests to honor a lineage that
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