Fort McCoy News May 10, 2013

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Commissary youth photo

Commissary visit

Rowena Schuster, Fort McCoy Commissary produce manager, serves youth from the installation's Child Development Center from a combination fruit/vegetable tray following a presentation about healthy eating options. The youth visited the facility as part of activities held during the Month of the Military Child in April.

Photo by Michael Waddell

Warrior Exercise photo

Warrior Exercise session

U.S. Army Soldiers of the 317th Engineer Company react to a simulated casualty during a Warrior Exercise (WAREX) at Fort McCoy. This WAREX, which is the first of two WAREX scenarios at Fort McCoy this year, will continue through late May. It provides U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with realistic training through the use of Observer-Controller-Trainer teams overseen by the 78th Training Division, located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

Photo by Spc. Michael McDevitt

Road Construction photo

Under construction

Mathy Construction employees work on the roadway near the intersection of J Street and South 8th Avenue. Work on this project continued through the cold temperatures of late April/early May and is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day. Detour routes are marked. Members of the Fort McCoy work force will receive e-mail updates about paving and water main replacement projects, as necessary. Work on all projects is expected to continue through November.

Photo by Rob Schuette

Army Lodging farewell photo

Lodging farewell

Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Steven W. Nott (left) helps Alan Brueggen and Diane Klinkenberg cut an organizational retirement cake during a ceremony marking the service of employees with the former Army Lodging operation. A new organization, the InterContinental Hotels Group Army Hotels, took over as the contractor for the installation's hotel operations, effective May 1.

Photo by Jobi Spolum

Dorm construction photo

Dormitory construction

Employees from Carlson Construction of Joliet, Ill., work on the new dormitory for the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy. The 63,000-square-foot, $12 million facility will have 126 billets and is scheduled to be completed in February 2014.

Photo by Rob Schuette

Lock-in photo

Child, Youth & School Services lock-in

Youth and parents from the Fort McCoy Child, Youth and School Services program participated in the Operation: Megaphone Worldwide Lock-In, which was a huge success. Thirteen youth attended the April 26-27 event. Activities included volleyball, basketball, bowling, karaoke, dancing and capturing the flag. Attendees also participated in challenges by video chatting with teens participating in Operation: Megaphone at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and competed in a jump rope challenge with an Air Force garrison at 3 a.m. The lock-in fostered stronger connections and improved the youth's abilities in lifelong activities, such as bowling, basketball and volleyball. Youth also collected books that they will donate to local Families in need.

Contributed photo

Lanscaping photo

Landscaping work

Joe Hodgkins (left) and Doug Mannel, McCoy Public Works Roads and Grounds employees, work on landscaping in the South Post Family Housing Area.

Photo by Rob Schuette