July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021
During July, Fort McCoy is supporting the level III mobilization exercise Pershing Strike ’21. The exercise has included an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE), two units preparing for deployment, and additional units completing training to “stress” Mobilization Force Generation Installation (MFGI) capabilities, said Fort McCoy Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) Director Mike Todd. (Link)
Approximately 450 Soldiers with the Army’s 10th Mountain Division completed an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise during the second week of July at Volk Field and Fort McCoy as part of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) objectives. (Link)
About a dozen Soldiers with the 4th Platoon of Wisconsin National Guard’s 950th Engineer Company (Route Clearance) are the latest group of engineer troops to advance a troop construction project just outside the cantonment area fence at Fort McCoy. (Link)
Fort McCoy welcomed Lt. Col. Chad Maynard to Fort McCoy as the new garrison deputy commander July 6. (Link)
More than 1,000 people have visited Fort McCoy’s Commemorative Area so far this summer to learn about the installation’s history. (Link)
BRIDGE REPAIR PLANNED
Fort McCoy’s South J Street will be closed Aug. 23 through Oct. 29 from South 8th Avenue to South 9th Avenue for construction of a new bridge over Tarr Creek, Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works (DPW) officials said.
The suggested detour is to jog to the west utilizing South 8th Avenue, South F Street, and South 9th Avenue.
For more information, contact Dan Hanson, DPW Construction Inspection Branch chief, at email@example.com or 608-388-4018.
2021 brings back high operations tempo for troop projects on post (Link)
Mobility Airmen deliver Soldiers to Wisconsin during EDRE (Link)
Reserve, National Guard medics build working ties (Link)
American Red Cross: Blood donors needed in Wisconsin (Link)
Sappers challenged by post confidence course (Link)
Facility plans, engineering section of 88th RD provides key piece (Link)
Second large barracks project showing steady progress (Link)
181st Soldiers share love of soccer with Tomah youth (Link)
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