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Defense News Inside Wisconsin 2/4/2013
05 Feb 2013

Defense News Inside Wisconsin 2/4/2013

Wisconsin Recruiter Named Nation’s Best

After advancing to regional competition, which included the top recruiters from Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa and Minnesota, Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Mannel was named one of the nation’s Expert 7, a distinction reserved for the top recruiting noncommissioned officer in each of the nation’s seven recruiting regions.


$14 Million CACTF Ready To Support Training At McCoy

The Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF) at Fort McCoy has been completed and is ready for use. Terry Hoff, Fort McCoy Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security Range officer, said the new facility will provide state-of-the-art urban combat training opportunities.


Wisconsin National Guard Unit Completes Final Drill

The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 64th Rear Operations Center cased its colors as part of a formal ceremony during its final weekend drill before inactivation. A rear operations center was responsible for the administrative framework behind the front lines and oversaw the essential life support functions that supported the forward units.


Navy Medical Unite Hones Cold Weather Training

Medical personnel from the Expeditionary Medical Force Great Lakes One exchanged duty on a ship for land-based, cold-weather training at the Regional Training Site Medical Fort McCoy. The training included erecting and living in outdoor tents with heaters and showers instead of aboard Navy ships.


Oshkosh Corporation Looks Ahead After Proxy Fight

Oshkosh Corporation executives and shareholders feel pretty good about 2013. Share prices haven’t been higher in two years, multiple company segments have roared back to life and Carl Icahn ended his second bid to gain control of the company. The company’s leadership continues to move on after Icahn’s two successive proxy fights for control of the company.


WI National Guard All-Female Crew Takes Flight

The first Black Hawk helicopter medevac crew consisting entirely of female Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers took flight at 10 a.m. Friday (Feb. 1) at the West Bend, Wis., armory, 125 Chopper Drive. This first all-female flight was also the last for Capt. Luella Dooley-Menet, of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment. Dooley-Menet, of Milwaukee, is retiring from the Wisconsin Army National Guard after 13 years, and was one of two pilots on this flight.

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