Every time a large exercise like a Combat Support Training Exercise takes place at Fort McCoy, thousands of troops need to be fed.
The installation’s food-service team ensures that need is always met. That team includes the Food Program Management Office and the Subsistence Supply Management Office with the Fort McCoy Logistics Readiness Center; the full food-service contractor DCT Inc.; and food suppliers, such as Sysco Foods of Baraboo, Wis.
After successful completion of an exercise or training event, everyone takes some time to reflect while still working on the next event, said Fort McCoy Food Program Manager Andy Pisney.
“They are all kind of like the unsung heroes when you are talking about logistics,” Pisney said.
“Food service is a training enabler, and we don’t ever want it to be a distractor. The mission always comes first, and if we can support the mission without distracting from it — that’s perfect.
“I appreciate everything this team does,” Pisney said. “We are here to support. It’s our mission, and we always try to do the best we can.”
Fort McCoy has supported America’s armed forces since 1909. The installation’s motto is to be the “Total Force Training Center.” The post’s varied terrain, state-of-the-art ranges, new as well as renovated facilities, and extensive support infrastructure combine to provide military personnel with an environment in which to develop and sustain the skills necessary for mission success.
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