Soldiers conducted operations for Operation Cold Steel III Task Force Fortnite on April 10, 2019, at Range 2 at Fort McCoy, Wis., during a fresh snowfall.

Operation Cold Steel III is a gunnery exercise with Soldiers qualifying on the M2, MK-19, and M240B weapon systems.

According to the Army Reserve, the training completed during Operation Cold Steel is critical to ensuring that Army Reserve units and Soldiers are "trained and ready to deploy on short notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of Army and Joint Force partners around the world."

Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin. The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services each year since 1984.

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