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    CWOC Class 21-04 student completes cold-water immersion training at Fort McCoy, Part III

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    This short clip shows a service member, a student in the Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 21-04, participating in cold-water immersion training Feb. 26, 2021, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The training is part of the curriculum for CWOC. A large hole is cut in the ice at the lake by CWOC staff, then a safe and planned regimen is followed to allow each participant to jump into the icy water. Emergency-response personnel are also nearby in case they’re needed. As each student took the plunge into the icy-cold water, making sure they also went under water, their reaction was immediate. 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. (Video by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)

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    Date Taken: 02.26.2021
    Date Posted: 02.28.2021 00:19
    Category: B-Roll
    Video ID: 785146
    VIRIN: 210226-A-OK556-221
    Filename: DOD_108204816
    Length: 00:00:10
    Location: FORT MCCOY, WI, US 

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