Fort McCoy News November 22, 2013

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Military Family Appreciation Month

Participating in a ceramic plate-making workshop was one activity scheduled for Military Family Appreciation Month during November. Fort McCoy Army Community Service hosted workshops in November to help community Families make ceramic plates that are significant to them. Other Military Family Appreciation Month events in the Fort McCoy community include one free movie rental to military Families at the Community Activity Center and Extreme Bowling at McCoy's, which is available for a reduced charge Nov. 22 from 4 to 8:30 p.m.

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Veterans Day Breakfast

Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Steven W. Nott (second from right) speaks with La Crosse dignitaries at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Freedom Honor Flight Veterans Day Breakfast at the University of La Crosse. Also pictured left to right: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Athletic Director Josh Whitman, Chancellor Joe Gow and President of the Freedom Honor Flight Bill Hoel. Members of the Fort McCoy Speakers Bureau participated in five Veterans Day programs Nov. 11 to thank and honor those who served honorably in the military during peace or wartime.

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Christmas Card workshop

Fort McCoy community members make Christmas Cards during an Army Community Service workshop. The next Family Christmas Card workshop will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at building 2161, located across from the Army Community Service Center, building 2111. The workshops are open to the entire Fort McCoy community. All supplies to create Christmas cards will be furnished. A minimum of one adult and one child must register together to participate. Class size is limited. Register by Nov. 27 by calling 608-388-3505.

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Combat lifesaver training

Members of the 415th Military Police Detachment, an Army Reserve unit from Pocahontas, Iowa, participate in combat lifesaver training at Regional Training Site-Medical Fort McCoy. The unit conducted premobilization training at the installation.

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