APRIL 13, 2012 



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PHOTO: Employees from TCI Architects, Engineers and Contractor of La Crosse work to upgrade a tower at the installation’s Rappel Tower Facility. Photo by Rob Schuette Rappel Tower, Confidence Course upgraded

Upgrades have been made at the Fort McCoy Rappel Tower and Confidence Course. Brad Flaten of the Directorate of Training, Mobilization and Security Training Coordination Branch said the training areas will provide standardized Army, up-to-date training opportunities for troops coming to Fort McCoy.
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PHOTO: Fort McCoy CDC staff wear T-shirts emblazoned with the motto, “Autism is not for Wimps.” Photo by Jobi Spolum

‘Light it up Blue’ campaign supports McCoy child, Family

When parents in the Fort McCoy community hear the words “your child has special needs” they can take comfort in the fact that they have people on their side who are willing to go the extra mile to help them.
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PHOTO: Raeanna Johnson, founder and president of the non-profit organization Empowering Women, Inc., speaks with members of the Garrison Command Group. Photo by Lou Ann M. Mittelstaedt
Empowerment, education fundamental for women

Education and supporting education is fundamental to the continuation of the empowerment and equality of women, said Raeanna Johnson, the current Miss Wisconsin and founder of the non-profit organization Empowering Women, Inc.
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PHOTO: Gail R. Zuege, ASAP/DHR drug test technician and prevention coordinator, explains the NASD self-assessment AUDIT at McCoy’s as part of National Alcohol Screening Day events. Photo by Rob Schuette
ASAP has successful Alcohol Screening Day

During National Alcohol Screening Day — NASD — more than 100 individuals in the Fort McCoy community completed the “The Anonymous Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test.”
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PHOTO: Toby Keith. Courtesy photo
Army Concert Tour ticket kickoff event April 27
U.S. Army Entertainment and Fort McCoy’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will present the Army Concert Tour featuring Toby Keith and special guests Gretchen Wilson and JT Hodges Thursday, Aug. 2 at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park.
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