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NEWS | Feb. 22, 2018

Civilian medical personnel support Operation Cold Steel II training at Fort McCoy

By Scott Sturkol Fort McCoy Garrison Public Affairs

A MedEvac helicopter and personnel from Gunderson Health System participated in a medical training scenario at Range 26 on Feb. 8, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis.

The scenario was for Soldiers at Fort McCoy training in the Operation Cold Steel II exercise.

Gunderson Health System medical personnel regularly support military medical training efforts at the installation.

Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice as part of Ready Force X.

Fort McCoy has supported America’s armed forces since 1909. The installation’s motto is to be the “Total Force Training Center.” The post’s varied terrain, state-of-the-art ranges, new as well as renovated facilities, and extensive support infrastructure combine to provide military personnel with an environment in which to develop and sustain the skills necessary for mission success.

Today, Fort McCoy has become the Army’s premier Total Force Training Center for Army Early Response Force early deployers to meet the Army’s operational demand requirements. Learn more about Fort McCoy online at, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.”