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Defense News Inside Wisconsin

21 Feb 2013

Defense News Inside Wisconsin

Wisconsin Guard Team Visits Nicaragua To Plan Disaster Relief Responses
Seven members of the Wisconsin National Guard’s Military Engagement Team (MET) – representing MET’s communications, logistics and operations teams – collaborated on disaster response with officials from the Nicaraguan army’s civil defense authority for three days.
Fort McCoy Moving Forward
Fort McCoy is relevant in today’s Army and is accomplishing all the necessary tasks to remain relevant in the years to come. A review of Fort McCoy’s mission, motto and vision reveals one central theme to tie them together, the words “training center,” and helps explain the installation’s niche in the Army.
WI Army Guard Names New Top Noncommissioned Officer
The Wisconsin Army National Guard welcomed its next state command sergeant major in a change of responsibility ceremony in Madison. It also bid farewell to the man who had held the position since 2007.
McCoy Garrison Receives Safety Excellence Award Streamer
The award recognizes the garrison for not having a Class A or Class B accident, which are defined as a high property loss or damage value of more than $500,000 or an injury causing a permanent partial disablement or three or more people injured in an accident. In addition, the garrison had 100 percent completion of composite risk-management training and the Army Readiness Assessment Program (ARAP).
Wisconsin Guard Takes Part In Virtual Training
Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers in the ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater trained on core leadership skills using the Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2). The program allowed Soldiers to test their tactical and leadership skills in a sophisticated virtual environment, and “replay” the exercise to review their performance.
2nd Wisconsin National Guard Unit Holds Final Drill
The Soldiers of the 332nd Rear Operations Center will report to new units and new locations beginning in March, capping its history in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. It follows the inactivation of the 64th ROC in Monroe, Wisconsin in late January.
Oshkosh Defense Unveils L-ATV Utility Variant For JLTV Program
Oshkosh Defense has unveiled its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) utility variant for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program. The L-ATV utility variant fulfills the JLTV requirement for a two-seat cargo vehicle, while the L-ATV base variant meets the requirement for a 4-seat multipurpose vehicle. Both Oshkosh L-ATV variants leverage a common crew protection system, advanced automotive systems, and the patented Oshkosh TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system to deliver unprecedented levels of protection and off-road performance in a light vehicle.

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