April 7, 2017 - Operation Cold Steel will train and certify approximately 1,800 Soldiers by the end of April 2017 on crew-served weapons platform qualification at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. The exercise is providing everything the Soldiers need to qualify, from cold weather gear, to vehicles and weapons.
March 29, 2017 - Over 4,500 Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines, which include active duty and reserve components, arrived prepared to take part in realistic combat training. Of those, roughly 60 units ranging from military police, engineers, aviation, intelligence, support units, and other military occupations were selected to participate in the WAREX.
March 28, 2017 - Three weeks into Operation Cold Steel, the exercise is now qualifying mounted gunnery crews daily.
March 27, 2017 - Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on March 23, 2017 to get a first-hand look at the 84th Training Command's Warrior Exercise 78-17-01, a large-scale joint training exercise.
March 23, 2017 - Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing and military policemen from 340th Military Police Co., 333rd Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, U.S. Army Reserve conducted a joint inspection, or JI, prior to a military transport on an Air Force C-17 Globemaster at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 17, 2017 during Warrior Exercise 78-17-01.