Fort McCoy News Feb. 12, 2016

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Road march

Cadets with the Wisconsin Challenge Academy march along a Fort McCoy road Feb. 3. The cadets are part of a class that began in January.

The Challenge Academy, a Fort McCoy tenant organization, offers youth the opportunity to change the direction of their lives and develop the strength of character and life skills necessary to become successful, responsible citizens. The program begins with a 5 ½-month residential phase, followed by a one-year, post-residential phase.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Snowstorm cleanup

A contractor plows snow Feb. 3 near the School Age Center/Youth Center at Fort McCoy after nearly a foot of snow fell on post Feb. 2-3. It was the first extensive snowfall of 2016.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Snowshoe tour

Participants in the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area's Moonlit Snowshoe Tour make their way up a trail at the ski area in late January. Dozens of people participated in the event, during which ski-area staff members served as guides for tour participants.

Photo by Sarah Wiedenfeld

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Blood drive

Fort McCoy community members donate blood during an American Red Cross blood drive Jan. 28 at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571. The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors because of severe winter weather across the country. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Photo by Aimee Malone

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Phil 5k

Runners participate in the Phil 5k Treadmill Challenge Feb. 3 at Rumpel Fitness Center at Fort McCoy. The event was a three-day challenge where participants ran 5 kilometers on a treadmill each day and were required to improve their times each day.

Photo by Sarah Wiedenfeld