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                                                                     DECEMBER 12, 2008 


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Photo: John Lawrence (center) and Barry Robinson of the ACOE inspection team listen to a point from Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David  E. Chesser. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

Photo: Participants in the Fort McCoy Army Family Action Plan Conference discuss an issue submitted from the installation community. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

ACOE team makes site visit to McCoy

Fort McCoy was one of six Army installations/organizations to receive an Army Communities of Excellence site visit as a most-improved organization in the 2009 competition. (Story, photo.)



AFAP conference sends 4 issues on for consideration

The Fort McCoy annual Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference was sponsored by Army Community Service. The AFAP conference purpose was to provide a means to review and discuss quality-of-life concerns submitted by members of the Fort McCoy community throughout the year. (Story, photos.)


Photo: Staff Sgt. Carissa Lelonek, a military technician instructor with the 2nd Battalion, 339th Regiment, participates as a student in a  Pre Command Course. (Photo by Master Sgt. Christina Steiner)


Pre Command Course instructors implement creative learning

Instructors and writers for the Army Reserve’s two Pre Command Courses have implemented some creative learning initiatives in the past year to make the courses more relevant, current and interactive for student commanders. 
(Story, photos.)
Photo: Marion  Byerson puts Ira, a bomb-sniffing dog, to work during vehicle-search training at the Fort McCoy Main Gate.(Photo by Rob Schuette)


Dogs support Emergency Services

Access to Fort McCoy has become more secure with the use of a bomb-sniffing dog to help screen incoming vehicles. 
(Story, photos.)
Photo: Allison Czechowicz, a researcher from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, collects debris from a deer hoof to examine the role deer have in spreading invasive plant species. (Photo by Wildlife Program staff)


Deer hunting harvest close 
to goals

Hunters participating in the 2008 Gun-Deer hunt at Fort McCoy harvested 533 animals, just short of the harvest goal of 545 deer. (Story, photos.)

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