U.S. Army Reserve

Cold Steel



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The world is rapidly changing, but one thing is constant:  the U.S. Army Reserve is the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal reserve force in the history of the Nation.

The Army Reserve remains the dedicated federal reserve of the most decisive and lethal land force in the world, ready to fight and win the Nation’s wars.  

OPERATION COLD STEEL will execute individual and vehicle crew-served weapons platform qualifications through multiple, 12-day rotations (15 crews per cycle) at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin between March 9 through April 25, 2017. U.S. Army Reserve soldiers will train and qualify on M2, M19, and M240B mounted to various military vehicle platforms such as Humvees, FMTVs, HEMTTs, and HETs. 

March 20, 2017 - The smallest details make it evident that Staff Sgt. Jeshua and Sgt. Gereld Moore are two different people. Gereld wears wire frames in his glasses while Jeshua’s are a slightly thicker, black plastic. The rank difference is sometimes a giveaway as well, but not always.
March 16, 2017 - It may have been a brisk 12 degrees that Friday morning on the weapons range, but the training at Operation Cold Steel was just heating up.
February 24, 2017 - Fort McCoy’s role as the “Total Force Training Center” continues to hold true as the installation prepares to support Operation Cold Steel — a new Army Reserve live-fire exercise taking place March 4 to April 29.

Cold Steel
Photo By: Master Sgt. Anthony Taylor