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 Photo: Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser (left) and Garrison Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Annie Jackson (right) help display the Tree City USA Arbor Day Foundation flag during an Arbor Day ceremony May 1 at Fort McCoy. The flag marked the 20th consecutive year Fort McCoy has been honored — it first received the recognition in 1989, and the award in 1990. Children from the Fort McCoy Child, Youth and School Services program helped the Fort McCoy Forestry program of the Directorate of Public Works plant trees near Parade Field No. 1 to mark Arbor Day. (Photo by Tom Michele)

Arbor Day

Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser (left) and Garrison Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Annie Jackson (right) help display the Tree City USA Arbor Day Foundation flag during an Arbor Day ceremony May 1 at Fort McCoy. The flag marked the 20th consecutive year Fort McCoy has been honored — it first received the recognition in 1989, and the award in 1990. Children from the Fort McCoy Child, Youth and School Services program helped the Fort McCoy Forestry program of the Directorate of Public Works plant trees near Parade Field No. 1 to mark Arbor Day. 

(Photo by Tom Michele)
Photo: 1st Sgt. George Damour of the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy registers for a drawing for Military Spouse Appreciation Day gifts at the Community Activity Center. Damour won a gift basket as did Staff Sgt. Jason Campbell. Patty Lester won concert tickets, Capt. Tony Steinhoff won the McCoy’s meals prize and Capt. Victoria Wilcox-Bory won the AAFES gift certificate. (Photo by Rob Schuette) Military Spouse Appreciation

1st Sgt. George Damour of the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy registers for a drawing for Military Spouse Appreciation Day gifts at the Community Activity Center. Damour won a gift basket as did Staff Sgt. Jason Campbell. Patty Lester won concert tickets, Capt. Tony Steinhoff won the McCoy’s meals prize and Capt. Victoria Wilcox-Bory won the AAFES gift certificate. 
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
Photo: With the ammunition feed tray open, Spc. Syngine Jeffers (right) pulls back on the charging handle of a .50-caliber machine gun during a function and safety check while Spc. Ricky Laws watches prior to the unit conducting a mounted convoy patrol. The Soldiers are with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, an Army Reserve unit from Knoxville, Tenn. The unit is conducting mobilization training. (Photo by Tom Michele)    Weapons training

With the ammunition feed tray open, Spc. Syngine Jeffers (right) pulls back on the charging handle of a .50-caliber machine gun during a function and safety check while Spc. Ricky Laws watches prior to the unit conducting a mounted convoy patrol. The Soldiers are with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, an Army Reserve unit from Knoxville, Tenn. The unit is conducting mobilization training. (Photo by Tom Michele)  
 

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Photo: Soldiers from the 464th Quartermaster Company, a Michigan Army National Guard unit from Lapeer, Mich., march along a post street from an assembly hall to their barracks. Unit members conducted mobilization training at Fort McCoy to prepare for a deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele) 

Soldiers marching

Soldiers from the 464th Quartermaster Company, a Michigan Army National Guard unit from Lapeer, Mich., march along a post street from an assembly hall to their barracks. Unit members conducted mobilization training at Fort McCoy to prepare for a deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Tom Michele)  

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Photo: Chaperone for La Crosse Hmong dancers, Phoua Xiong, far right, looks on as the La Crosse Hmong dancers perform during the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month event held at Fort McCoy, Wis., May 15, 2009. (Photo by Val Hyde)  (An Extra to The Real McCoy Online) Asian-Pacific Heritage Month 

Chaperone for La Crosse Hmong dancers, Phoua Xiong, far right, looks on as the La Crosse Hmong dancers perform during the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month event held at Fort McCoy, Wis., May 15, 2009. (Photo by Val Hyde) 
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