FORT MCCOY

Photo Essay: Contractors clear snow at Fort McCoy after late January snow

Story by Scott Sturkol on 02/08/2019 Equipment operators with the Fort McCoy snow removal contractor, Kaiyuh Services LLC of Anchorage, Alaska, cleared snow Jan. 29, 2019, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Winter in Wisconsin can provide all kinds of bad weather, including freezing rain, snow, or sleet at any time or
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Photo Essay: Fort McCoy Equipment Park -- January 2019

Story by Scott Sturkol on 02/08/2019 Snow can be seen covering equipment at Equipment Park at the Commemorative Area on Jan. 29, 2019, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The Commemorative Area consists of five World War II-era buildings set aside to help tell Fort McCoy's unique story. These facilities are representative
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Photo Essay: CWOC Class 19-03 students complete snowshoe training in bitter cold at Fort McCoy

Story by Scott Sturkol on 02/07/2019 Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) Class 19-03 completed a ruck march in below-zero temperatures while wearing snowshoes and backpacks and while pulling ahkio sleds Jan. 29, 2019, at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe
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Photo Essay: Fort McCoy's CWOC Class 19-03 finishes training with 31 graduates

Story by Scott Sturkol on 02/07/2019 Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) Class 19-03 completed training in early February at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training
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Photo Essay: USO hosts pancake breakfast at Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy community members participated in the USO Pancake Breakfast on Jan. 26, 2019, in building 905 at Fort McCoy, Wis. Forty-five people participated in the free breakfast that was open to all military members and families. Another breakfast is planned for April 26. USO Wisconsin is a trusted organizatio
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Photo Essay: Building renovation of old Community Activity Center carries on through winter

Story by Scott Sturkol on 02/07/2019 Contractors with Platt Construction of Tomah, Wis., are shown working on the former Community Activity Center, building 2000, on Jan. 23 as part of a $5.1 million renovation of the building. Construction completion is planned for fall 2019 and construction will continue through winter.
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Hundreds attend 2019 Winter Extravaganza at Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area

More than 500 people attended the 2019 Winter Extravaganza on Jan. 19 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area at Fort McCoy, Wis. The event, held on a sunny but chilly January day, included numerous contests, such as the rail jam, big-air competition, obstacle course, and a hot-dog-eating contest. Extravaganza-goers also received
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Photo Essay: Shadow battalion' Soldiers complete training with RVTT simulator at Fort McCoy

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 291st Brigade Engineer Battalion (1st, 291st) completed training with the Fort McCoy Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer (RVTT) on Jan. 29. The 1st, 291st is an active-duty battalion that is part of the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade at Fort McCoy. The unit provides observer-controller teams for
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Construction continues on new Emergency Operations Center at Fort McCoy

Story by Scott Sturkol on 02/06/2019 Construction continues on a new $1.5 million Emergency Operations Center at Fort McCoy. MDM Construction of Rockford, Ill., was awarded a contract of $1,506,000 to construct the new center, said Nick Perna, general engineer with the Directorate of Public Works. "The contractor broke ground
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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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Making Winter Warriors

Story by SSG Felix Fimbres on 01/17/2019 The weight of the ahkio pulls against your hips as your feet drive into the snow trying to drag the sled, you try to dig your ski poles into the ground to give yourself a bit more boost but once you get past
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