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Observances

Armed Forces Day Open House 
event held May 16

The annual Armed Forces Day Open House event at Fort McCoy May 16 helped the installation celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Guests could visit a number of historical exhibits and displays at the History Center, Equipment Park and Commemorative Area Buildings.

Highlights also included guided bus tours of the installation, personalized dog tags, camouflage face-painting, an interactive marksmanship gallery, an obstacle course for children and historical military re-enactors.

The 2010 Armed Forces Day Open House will be held Saturday, May 15 at Fort McCoy. (Photos by Rob Schuette)

Photo: Kathy Rastall (left) talks to Walter Mattson about Fort McCoy history in one of the Commemorative Area Buildings. Mattson remembered how he helped lay the foundation for building 2160 in the early 1940s. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
Kathy Rastall (left) talks to Walter Mattson about Fort McCoy history in one of the Commemorative Area Buildings. Mattson remembered how he helped lay the foundation for building 2160 in the early 1940s.
Photo: 1st Lt. Shalanda Fowler of Regional Training Center-North applies face paint while Theresa Bauer lends support during the process. Face painting and military-style dog tags proved to be popular with children during the May 16 Armed Forces Day Open House at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
1st Lt. Shalanda Fowler of Regional Training Center-North applies face paint while Theresa Bauer lends support during the process. Face painting and military-style dog tags proved to be popular with children during the May 16 Armed Forces Day Open House at Fort McCoy.
Photo: Guests try their luck at throwing a U.S. Army football into a U.S. Army target. A number of events including a Wisconsin Army National Guard cadet obstacle course, Fire Department Smokehouse exhibit and Sparky the Fire Dog and Patches and Pumper mini-robots were available to inform and entertain visitors. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
Guests try their luck at throwing a U.S. Army football into a U.S. Army target. A number of events including a Wisconsin Army National Guard cadet obstacle course, Fire Department Smokehouse exhibit and Sparky the Fire Dog and Patches and Pumper mini-robots were available to inform and entertain visitors.
Photo: Guests investigate one of the pieces of equipment used by personnel training at the installation. Checking out Army equipment was  one of the more popular stops of the visitors coming to Fort McCoy May 16. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
Guests investigate one of the pieces of equipment used by personnel training at the installation. Checking out Army equipment was one of the more popular stops of the visitors coming to Fort McCoy May 16.

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