An aircrew with the 2nd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion of the Illinois National Guard flew a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on a mission June 12, 2019, from the cantonment area at Fort McCoy, Wis.

Two Chinook helicopters from the battalion were completing heavy helicopter operations in support of the 1st Battalion, 106th Assault Helicopter Battalion annual training at the installation in early June 2019.

According to unit officials, unit Soldiers exercised company-level mission-essential tasks, such as conducting air movement and expeditionary deployment operations as well as forward armor and refueling point procedures.

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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