DVIDS – News – Fort McCoy Locomotives Prepared For Army Engineer Company Rail Movement

Members of the Fort McCoy rail operations team prepare Army locomotives March 14, 2022 for a rail move for the 485th Engineer Company.

Vehicles and equipment from the Army Reserve’s 485th Engineer Company from Arlington Heights, Ill., are loaded onto rail cars moved by the locomotives March 17, 2022 at Fort McCoy.

The rail move is part of a deployment for the 485th. Fort McCoy’s Logistics Readiness Center Transportation Division assisted with rail operations.

Fort McCoy is one of the few army installations where army locomotives are present.

During the many decades of Fort McCoy’s existence, the ability to transport goods and equipment to and from the installation by rail has always been there.

During World War II, for example, the Fort McCoy Railroad was a primary means of transportation for getting troops to training and home after the war, as well as moving freight and equipment. equipment inside and outside the facility.

And as rail operations continue at the facility in the future, DJ Eckland of the Fort McCoy Logistics Readiness Center, which manages Fort McCoy’s rail operations, said he welcomes every opportunity to demonstrate the capacity.

He said rail is one of the station’s strategic transportation missions and regular rail movements allow the facility to exercise that capability.

Fort McCoy’s motto is “Total Force Training Center”. Located in the heart of the Upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only US Army installation in Wisconsin.

The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 service members of all services nearly every year since 1984.

Learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on the Defense Visual Information Distribution System at https://www.dvidshub.net/fmpao, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy” and on Twitter by searching for “usagmccoy”.

Also try downloading the Digital Garrison app on your smartphone and set “Fort McCoy” or another facility as your preferred base.

Date taken: 25.03.2022
Date posted: 26.03.2022 00:42
Story ID: 417237
Location: FORT MCCOY, Wisconsin, USA

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