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November 09, 2012

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PHOTO: Members of the Fort McCoy community participate in the No Treats Just Tricks run/walk relay. Photo by Jobi Spolum Halloween fun

Members of the Fort McCoy community participate in the No Treats Just Tricks run/walk relay. The Oct. 31 event featured three-person teams, with each member running one mile of a three-mile relay. Prizes were awarded to the teams with the fastest combined times and to those with the best costumes. The next scheduled road race is the Frosty Foot Race, scheduled for Dec. 20. For more information, call the Rumpel Fitness Center at 608-388-2290.
 

Photo by Jobi Spolum

PHOTO: An Automotive Skills Center patron does maintenance work on his vehicle. Photo by Rob Schuette
Automobile work
Air Force Master Sgt. Wayne Reynolds does maintenance work on a 2003 Mercedes Benz at the Fort McCoy Automotive Skills Center. Authorized personnel can use the facility to perform do-it-yourself projects on their vehicles. Qualified automotive personnel also are available to assist. For more information, call 608-388-3013.

Photo by Rob Schuette

PHOTO: A Thrift Savings Plan workshop is presented at Fort McCoy. Photo by Rob Schuette Thrift Savings Plan workshop

Jeff Edwards presents a Thrift Savings Plan workshop to those within 15 years of retirement. Edwards is a contractor for Rapier Solutions and serves as the Survivor Outreach Services Financial Counselor for the 88th Regional Support Command. The event was held Nov. 1 at the Army Community Service Center. For more information about Army Community Service classes, call 608-388-3505.

Photo by Rob Schuette

PHOTO: Participants at Fort McCoy’s Safety Day receive information from Operation Lifesaver. Photo by Geneve N. Mankel Safety Day

Participants at Fort McCoy’s Safety Day (top) receive information from Operation Lifesaver, a nationwide non-profit organization that offers rail safety information. Randy Eddy, Installation Safety Office manager, participates (bottom) in the Fort McCoy Fire Department’s obstacle course. Eddy had to make his way up the boom of a fire truck and pull up a rolled up fire hose. The activity was part of Safety Day Oct. 31.

Photos by Geneve N. Mankel

PHOTO: Randy Eddy participates in the Fort McCoy Fire Department’s obstacle course. Photo by Geneve N. Mankel
PHOTO: Girls participate in a Child, Youth & School Services lock-in. Photo by Megan Montgomery Girls only

Girls participating in a Child, Youth & School Services lock-in make chocolate candy to be enjoyed by everyone. Other highlights of the October event included facials with Miss Autumn, nail and skin care, a paper dress-making contest, games of Apples to Apples and spoons, karaoke, hide and seek in the dark, and watching movies. The youth enjoyed the activities as part of an overnight lock-in at the Youth Center. The event also emphasized CHARACTER COUNTS! themes and Army Values.

Photo by Megan Montgomery

PHOTO: Boys participate in a Child, Youth & School Services lock-in. Photo by Megan Montgomery Boys only

Boys participating in a Child, Youth & School Services lock-in use GPS equipment to locate 10 puzzle pieces that created a clue for an activity for later in the night. Other activities in the October lock-in included glow-in-the-dark capture the flag, and billiards, video games, movies, and creating a banner for Outdoor Recreation. The youth enjoyed the activities as part of an overnight lock-in at the Youth Center. The event also emphasized CHARACTER COUNTS! themes and Army Values. Both the girls and boys lock-ins also participated in the Army Family Action Plan process and discussed issues they would like to see changed in Youth Centers across the Army. Some of these ideas were opening enrollment eligibility to Guard and Reserve Families even when not in an active status, holding more Military Family Events, and giving longer rest and relaxation time for Soldiers to spend with their Families during long deployments.

Photo by Andrea Turtenwald

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