Fort McCoy News December 13, 2013

Photo focus: Holidays at Fort McCoy

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Thanksgiving at Fort McCoy

Sarah Mesmer (top) and her daughter look for a turkey to purchase at the Fort McCoy Commissary during a special before-Thanksgiving sale Nov. 25.

Garrison Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. DeeAnn K. Dunstan (bottom) serves a Thanksgiving meal at Dining Facility 50.

Similar activities were held throughout the Army during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

Photos by Rob Schuette


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Gift wrapping for veterans

Members of the Fort McCoy Green Tree Chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers wrap gifts for homeless veterans or those at risk of becoming homeless. The efforts helped support 60 veterans at the Veterans Assistance Center at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center during the holidays.

Photo by Rob Schuette

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Toy giveaway

Members of the Eilers Family browse through a display of toys at the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center. The toy giveaway for military Families was offered on a first-come, first-served basis and helped usher in the holiday season..

Photo by Rob Schuette

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Tree lighting activities

Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Steven W. Nott (top) and members of the Master Sgt. Matthew Fitzgibbons Family help light the installation's indoor tree at McCoy's.

The event also had crafts making (bottom) for the youth.

Other activities included: Glitter Ornament (sponsored by Sprint); a Popsicle Stick Snowman (Coulee Region Adult Day Center); Spin to Win (Knuckleheads); Popsicle Stick Reindeer & Bell Necklaces (Texas Roadhouse); Snowman & Gingerbread Man Ornaments (Exchange); Popsicle Stick Snowflakes (The Parenting Place); Santa Craft (Build-A-Bear Workshop); Decorate Your Own Holiday Cookie (University of Phoenix); and Snowman Soup & Reindeer Food (Allied American University). No federal endorsement is implied.

Photos by Liz Weaver

Photo of crafts