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September 28, 2012

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PHOTO: Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (center) and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos (left) host a Veterans Listening Session at Fort McCoy. Photo by Linda Fournier Veterans Listening Session

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (center) and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos (left) host a Veterans Listening Session at Fort McCoy. Also pictured at the Sept. 14 event is Secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services Dave Ross. Military personnel stationed at Fort McCoy, as well as civilian employees who are veterans, were welcome to attend. The session was an opportunity to ask questions and get information about the programs, benefits and services available for veterans through the State of Wisconsin. Questions about educational benefits, assistance with claims, and mental health services are frequent topics at these sessions.

Photo by Linda Fournier

PHOTO: Slurry-sealing work is done at the Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport. Photo by Rob Schuette Slurry seal

Employees from Struck and Irwin Paving, Inc., of DeForest, Wis., do slurry-sealing work at the Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport Sept. 19 to repair, smoothen, and strengthen the runways. The process is similar to seal-coating driveways or streets in a city.

Photo by Rob Schuette

PHOTO: Subcontractors for the Range and Civil Construction LLC firm of Theresa, N.Y., work on the $5.4 million Known Distance Range. Photo by Rob Schuette Range construction

Subcontractors for the Range and Civil Construction LLC firm of Theresa, N.Y., work on the $5.4 million Known Distance Range on Range 18. The range will support sniper and marksmanship training as well as U.S. Marine Corps qualification. The New York firm also is the general contractor for construction at Range 101, which will be a $4.6 million Automated Record Fire Range. Both ranges are expected to be complete by spring 2013.

Photo by Rob Schuette

PHOTO: Personnel from the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division tour a Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site equipment display. Photo by Rob Schuette Immersion event

Members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard take personnel from the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division on a tour of a Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site equipment display as part of a Sept. 20 Wisconsin Operation: Immersion event. The personnel toured Fort McCoy and visited several training scenarios to learn the ins and outs of military life. Many of these civilian assets can help Soldiers and their Families cope with the stresses of deployment and returning to civilian life. The immersion event helps health professionals learn about the unique needs of the military.

Photo by Rob Schuette

PHOTO: Runners take off from the starting line during the Roadkill 5K run/walk. Photo by Jobi Spolum Roadkill 5K

Runners take off from the starting line during the Roadkill 5K run/walk Sept. 12 at the Rumpel Fitness Center. The next running event open to members of the Fort McCoy community is the No Treats Just Tricks one mile walk/run relay Oct. 31. Call the fitness center at 608-388-2290 for more information.

Photo by Jobi Spolum

PHOTO: A Soldier with the 372nd Engineer Company sights-in an M4 rifle. Photo by Rob Schuette Weapons training

A Soldier with the 372nd Engineer Company, an Army Reserve unit from Pewaukee, Wis., sights-in an M4 rifle. The unit conducted weapons training during a mid-September weekend at Fort McCoy.

Photo by Rob Schuette

PHOTO: Kathleen Olson of KO Employment Training and Consulting instructs an Employment Interviewing workshop. Photo by Rob Schuette Employment Interviewing workshop

Kathleen Olson of KO Employment Training and Consulting instructs an Employment Interviewing workshop at the Army Community Service Center. Army Community Service offers a variety of instruction to support Fort McCoy community needs. For more information, call 608-388-3505.

Photo by Rob Schuette

 

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