Operation Platinum Wrench key to retaining mechanics
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Ryan Smalley assigned to the 996th Engineer Company, 416th Theater Engineer Command based in Milwaukee, uses a hammer to punch out a bolt as Pfc. Caneron Farrar watches during Operation Platinum Wrench at the 88th Readiness Division operated Draw Yard on Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 24, 2022. OPW provides mechanics in the Division’s footprint which spans 19 states the chance to be trained by senior civilian contractors on their skills. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood, 88th Readiness Division).