Fort McCoy News June 26, 2015

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SAC/YC grand opening July 8

Children play outside on the playground at the new School-Age Center/Youth Center (SAC/YC), building 1792, June 16. A grand-opening ceremony for the 18,000-square-foot SAC/YC is planned for Wednesday, July 8, at 4 p.m. Members of the Fort McCoy community are invited to attend. For more information, call 608-388-4124.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Road rehab

A Soldier with Alpha Company, 766th Brigade Engineer Battalion of Marseilles, Ill., uses a High Mobility Engineer Excavator — a backhoe loader developed specifically for the U.S. military — to rebuild a range road June 8 at Fort McCoy.

The 766th is an Illinois National Guard unit that falls under the 33rd Brigade Combat Team and specializes in supporting and conducting full-spectrum engineering operations in support of Army, joint, or coalition task-force operations.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Mud run

Runners scamper through a a section of the 3.5-mile course during the "Battle of the Mud" run June 6 at Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. Dozens of people participated in the run that included 12 obstacles. There also was a children's course, and the event included music, games, and concessions.

Photo by Liz Weaver

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Centershot archery

Participants in the Centershot Ministries archery program, coordinated by the Fort McCoy Religious Support Office, take aim at a target in early June. Centershot is a chaplain-sponsored program designed to teach archery and life skills while helping children develop self-esteem and character and form closer-knit families.

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'I got it!'

Teams compete in a sand volleyball tournament across from the Rumpel Fitness Center in early June. Several co-ed teams vied for the title in an event where the games were rally scored and teams had to win two out of three games to advance. A prize was given to the top team.

Photo by Karl Bugman