Fort McCoy News April 8, 2016

About Post: Photos from around the installation

A team of cadets with the Wisconsin Challenge Academy carries snow shovels to move snow on academy grounds March 24 at Fort McCoy. A spring snow storm covered the installation with up to 8 inches of snow March 23-24.

Spring snow

A team of cadets with the Wisconsin Challenge Academy carries snow shovels to move snow on academy grounds March 24 at Fort McCoy. A spring snow storm covered the installation with up to 8 inches of snow March 23-24.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Soldiers from the 236th Inland Cargo Transportation Company of Decatur, Ill., move all-terrain forklifts to a holding area near the Fort McCoy rail yard in late March.

Forklift convoy

Soldiers with the 236th Inland Cargo Transportation Company of Decatur, Ill., move all-terrain forklifts to a holding area near the Fort McCoy rail yard in late March. The Soldiers first weighed the equipment, then staged it for a future shipment.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Members of the Fort McCoy community participate in an American Red Cross blood drive March 28 at McCoy's Community Center.

Blood drive

Members of the Fort McCoy community participate in an American Red Cross blood drive March 28 at McCoy's Community Center. 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. More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day, and a total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in America. March also was American Red Cross Month.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Fort McCoy community members enjoy a walk March 22 as temperatures that day edged past 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Spring walk

Fort McCoy community members enjoy a walk March 22 as temperatures that day edged past 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Fort McCoy community members enjoy a walk March 22 as temperatures that day edged past 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tank trail improvements

Contractors with the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security clear an area near the intersection of a paved range road and a tank trail on Fort McCoy's North Post in March.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Jim Raiten, a contractor with Colorado State University supporting the Directorate of Public Works Natural Resources Branch (NRB), wades into a Fort McCoy wetlands area in mid-March to check a wood-duck nesting box for any damage.

Nest box repair

Jim Raiten, a contractor with Colorado State University supporting the Directorate of Public Works Natural Resources Branch (NRB), wades into a Fort McCoy wetlands area in mid-March to check a wood-duck nesting box for any damage.

Raiten and another contractor performed checks on numerous nesting boxes on Fort McCoy's North Post and South Post to make sure the nests were ready for the spring nesting season.

Photo by Kevin Luepke