Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
1 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard operates heavy equipment to compact gravel Oct. 14, 2022, while working on a troop project at Fort McCoy, Wis. Soldiers with the company hauled, spread, and compacted 1,077 tons of new gravel to resurface the Fort McCoy Central Receiving Shipping Point parking lot that also had new lighting installed as part of a troop project in 2022 as well. Fort McCoy Troop Projects Coordinator Larry Morrow with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works said the 173rd did excellent work on the project. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.) (Photo Credit: Scott Sturkol) VIEW ORIGINAL
Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
2 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard operates military dump truck Oct. 14, 2022, to haul dirt to a troop project at Fort McCoy, Wis. Soldiers with the company hauled, spread, and compacted 1,077 tons of new gravel to resurface the Fort McCoy Central Receiving Shipping Point parking lot that also had new lighting installed as part of a troop project in 2022 as well. Fort McCoy Troop Projects Coordinator Larry Morrow with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works said the 173rd did excellent work on the project. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.) (Photo Credit: Scott Sturkol) VIEW ORIGINAL
Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
3 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard operates a greader to move gravel Oct. 14, 2022, while working on a troop project at Fort McCoy, Wis. Soldiers with the company hauled, spread, and compacted 1,077 tons of new gravel to resurface the Fort McCoy Central Receiving Shipping Point parking lot that also had new lighting installed as part of a troop project in 2022 as well. Fort McCoy Troop Projects Coordinator Larry Morrow with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works said the 173rd did excellent work on the project. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.) (Photo Credit: Scott Sturkol) VIEW ORIGINAL
Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
4 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard work on a troop project Oct. 14, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Soldiers with the company hauled, spread, and compacted 1,077 tons of new gravel to resurface the Fort McCoy Central Receiving Shipping Point parking lot that also had new lighting installed as part of a troop project in 2022 as well. Fort McCoy Troop Projects Coordinator Larry Morrow with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works said the 173rd did excellent work on the project. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.) (Photo Credit: Scott Sturkol) VIEW ORIGINAL
Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
5 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard work on a troop project Oct. 14, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Soldiers with the company hauled, spread, and compacted 1,077 tons of new gravel to resurface the Fort McCoy Central Receiving Shipping Point parking lot that also had new lighting installed as part of a troop project in 2022 as well. Fort McCoy Troop Projects Coordinator Larry Morrow with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works said the 173rd did excellent work on the project. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.) (Photo Credit: Scott Sturkol) VIEW ORIGINAL
Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
6 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard work on a troop project Oct. 14, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Soldiers with the company hauled, spread, and compacted 1,077 tons of new gravel to resurface the Fort McCoy Central Receiving Shipping Point parking lot that also had new lighting installed as part of a troop project in 2022 as well. Fort McCoy Troop Projects Coordinator Larry Morrow with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works said the 173rd did excellent work on the project. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.) (Photo Credit: Scott Sturkol) VIEW ORIGINAL
Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
7 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Conner Scheibe with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard uses a loader to move a construction barrier Oct. 14, 2022, during operations at Fort McCoy, Wis. The work was part of support for a troop project at the installation. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Frank Mueller/173rd Engineer Company) (Photo Credit: Courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL
Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
8 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Conner Scheibe with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard uses a loader to move a construction barrier Oct. 14, 2022, during operations at Fort McCoy, Wis. The work was part of support for a troop project at the installation. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Frank Mueller/173rd Engineer Company) (Photo Credit: Courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL
Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
9 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Nicholas Coetcher with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard conducts grading operations Oct. 14, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The work was part of support for a troop project at the installation. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Frank Mueller/173rd Engineer Company) (Photo Credit: Courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL
Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
10 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Conner Scheibe with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard uses a loader to move a construction barrier Oct. 14, 2022, during operations at Fort McCoy, Wis. The work was part of support for a troop project at the installation. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Frank Mueller/173rd Engineer Company) (Photo Credit: Courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL
Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
11 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Dalton Feddick with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard operates a steam roller Oct. 14, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The work was part of support for a troop project at the installation. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Frank Mueller/173rd Engineer Company) (Photo Credit: Courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL
Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
12 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard operates a grader to move gravel Oct. 14, 2022, while working on a troop project at Fort McCoy, Wis. Soldiers with the company hauled, spread, and compacted 1,077 tons of new gravel to resurface the Fort McCoy Central Receiving Shipping Point parking lot that also had new lighting installed as part of a troop project in 2022 as well. Fort McCoy Troop Projects Coordinator Larry Morrow with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works said the 173rd did excellent work on the project. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.) (Photo Credit: Scott Sturkol) VIEW ORIGINAL
Engineers with Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company work on McCoy troop project
13 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier with the 173rd Engineer Company of the Wisconsin National Guard operates heavy equipment to compact gravel Oct. 14, 2022, while working on a troop project at Fort McCoy, Wis. Soldiers with the company hauled, spread, and compacted 1,077 tons of new gravel to resurface the Fort McCoy Central Receiving Shipping Point parking lot that also had new lighting installed as part of a troop project in 2022 as well. Fort McCoy Troop Projects Coordinator Larry Morrow with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works said the 173rd did excellent work on the project. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.) (Photo Credit: Scott Sturkol) VIEW ORIGINAL

An ongoing troop project at the Fort McCoy Central Receiving Shipping Point (CRSP) parking lot received more work Oct. 14 at nearly a dozen Soldiers with Alpha Company of Wisconsin National Guard’s 173rd Engineer Company worked on the project.

The 173rd Soldiers serve out of Rhinelander and Tomahawk, Wis. The company is comprised of one horizontal engineer platoon and two combat engineer platoons, said 2nd Lt. Frank Mueller, 1st Platoon leader for the 173rd.

“The Soldiers with the 1st Platoon hauled, spread, and compacted 1,077 tons of new gravel to resurface the CRSP yard after a different troop project of installing new concrete light pillars were installed,” Mueller said.

Spc. Nicholas Coetcher with the 1st Platoon said he appreciated supporting the troop project.

“It’s real-life projects like this that matter,” Coetcher said. “Troop projects put your

Army training to use and help in the real world.”

Fort McCoy Troop Projects Coordinator Larry Morrow with the Directorate of Public Works said he was glad the unit could assist with the project.

“They came in and put down and compacted a lot of gravel,” Morrow said. “They did a great job, and they did a lot more than I asked them to do. I appreciate all the work they accomplished in the short time they were here.”

173rd’s Alpha Company Commander 1st Lt. Brandon Lehman said the training time was good for the unit.

“It was an amazing drill that allowed us to exercise our skills conducting real-world, impactful training,” Lehman said.

Morrow said the continuing support he receives to improve Fort McCoy through troop projects is always appreciated.

“If we didn’t have these projects, many of these engineer troops wouldn’t get the training they need, and the installation wouldn’t benefit from the work they do to improve Fort McCoy training ranges and quality-of-life programs,” he said.

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 the Defense Visual Information Distribution System at https://www.dvidshub.net/fmpao, 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.

(Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office and the 173rd Engineer Company.)