Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters, including with the one shown here, March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Hunter Heard, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course)
1 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters, including with the one shown here, March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Hunter Heard, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Hunter Heard, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course)
2 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Hunter Heard, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Hunter Heard, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course)
3 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Hunter Heard, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters, including with the one shown here, March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Hunter Heard, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course)
4 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters, including with the one shown here, March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Hunter Heard, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Instructor Brian Seamann helps students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters, including with the one shown here, March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Hunter Heard, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course)
5 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Instructor Brian Seamann helps students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters, including with the one shown here, March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Hunter Heard, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course) (Photo Credit: Scott Sturkol) VIEW ORIGINAL
A coffee mug warms over a fire as students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Manny Ortiz, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course)
6 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A coffee mug warms over a fire as students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Manny Ortiz, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters, including with the one shown here, March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Hunter Heard, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course)
7 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters, including with the one shown here, March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Hunter Heard, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course) (Photo Credit: Scott Sturkol) VIEW ORIGINAL
A coffee mug warms over a fire as students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Manny Ortiz, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course)
8 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A coffee mug warms over a fire as students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Manny Ortiz, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
A coffee mug warms over a fire as students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Manny Ortiz, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course)
9 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A coffee mug warms over a fire as students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis. CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Manny Ortiz, Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course class 21-05 conduct field training with improvised shelters, including with the one shown here, March 16, 2021, at a training area at Fort McCoy, Wis.

CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training and skiing as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear.

Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment.

The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy.

Fort McCoy was established in 1909 and its motto is to be the “Total Force Training Center.” 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 nearly every year since 1984.

Learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.” Also try downloading the Digital Garrison app to your smartphone and set “Fort McCoy” or another installation as your preferred base.