Fort McCoy News December 12, 2014

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Photo of CDC singing

'Tis the season ...

Children from the Fort McCoy Child, Youth and School Services program sing a holiday tune during the Fort McCoy Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony Dec. 4 at McCoy's Community Club.

In addition to holiday carols being sung, there were crafts and activities for children as well as pictures with Santa.

Photo by Jobi Spolum

Photo of WSPA suspect

'Suspect' in custody

An instructor observes as a cadet from the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy (WSPA) practices handcuffing and searching a simulated suspect during training Dec. 3 at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF) on Fort McCoy's South Post.

The training was part of the week 21 curriculum for 47 WSPA cadets who will have completed all course work at the end of December.

As a tenant unit at Fort McCoy, the WSPA complex covers more than 50 acres of the installation. WSPA cadets regularly train at the CACTF.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of Christmas card workshop

Christmas card workshop

Members of the Fort McCoy community work on creating Christmas cards Nov. 22 during a Family card workshop held by the Army Community Service (ACS). Dozens of people participated, and all supplies were furnished by ACS for the event.

Photo by Lori Retzlaff

Photo of Trees for Troops

'Trees for Troops'

Fifty trees donated to Fort McCoy as part of the "Trees for Troops" giveaway are shown at the South Post Family Housing Area. The trees were provided for Fort McCoy military Families.

Contributed photo

Photo of toy giveaway

Holiday toy giveaway

Soldiers from Fort McCoy look over toys in building 1668 donated by several private organizations for military Families. The toy giveaway has occured at Fort McCoy for several years and supports active-duty, Guard and Reserve service members and their Families.

Photo by Jobi Spolum

Photo of new dfac

New dining facility

Construction continues on the new annual training/mobilization dining facility Dec. 3 on the Fort McCoy cantonment area. The $7.7 million project has a projected completion of spring 2015.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol