Fort McCoy News July 24, 2015

About Post: Photos from around the installation

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Sign builders

Shane Nichols and Pam Jones install a solar panel on a lighted stop sign July 14 at the Fort McCoy Sign Shop.

Twelve stop signs enhanced with LED lights were installed at various intersections on post to help improve traffic safety.

Both Nichols and Jones work for the installation's facility maintenance contractor, MTNT Properties Inc.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Blood drive

Members of the Fort McCoy community participate in an American Red Cross blood drive July 17 at McCoy's Community Club.

During each blood drive, an average of 60 pints of donated blood is collected.

According to the Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds. Also, more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day, and a total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in America.

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Boat rentals available

Rental boats are docked at the North Flowage boat landing on Fort McCoy's North Post. The boats can be rented from the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Recreational Equipment Checkout at Pine View Campground. Call 608-388-3517 for more information.

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Family Fun Day

Fort McCoy community members as well as the general public participate in Family Fun Day activities at Fort McCoy's Pine View Campground July 11. Event participants enjoyed inflatable games, a dunk tank, face painting, carnival games, animals from Grandpa Nick's Petting Farm, and more.

Photo by Sarah Wiedenfeld

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Swimming lessons

Youth participate in swimming lessons at Fort McCoy's Rumpel Fitness Center in early July. Swimming lessons are offered regularly at the center. For details, call 608-388-2290.

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Community softball

Members of the Fort McCoy and Onalaska, Wis., softball teams stop for a photo after completing a game of Chicago-style softball (in which a 16-inch ball is used) in Onalaska. Onalaska won the game 5-4. The Fort McCoy team is composed of members from across the installation community.

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