Fort McCoy News June 10, 2016


CIVIL-AFFAIRS SOLDIERS BUILD
LAND-NAVIGATION SKILLS

Equipped with compasses, maps, and eyes keen for terrain features, Soldiers with the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company of Green Bay, Wis., ventured out May 27 to Fort McCoy's Compass Course 2 on South Post to complete land-navigation training. (Story, photos.)

Spc. Taylor Mitchell (left), Pfc. Marcus Bird, Spc. Cody Wrensch, and Staff Sgt. Frankie Tedtaotao, all with the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company of Green Bay, Wis., participate in land-navigation training May 27 at Compass Course 2 on Fort McCoy’s South Post.


TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT
EXPOSURE TO TICKS

Fort McCoy's thousands of acres of woodlands are a prime location for tick activity from spring through fall, said Wildlife Biologist David Beckmann with the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch. (Story, photo.)

This pamphlet and other information about tick prevention is available at the Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office in building 2168 as well as online at the installation’s i-Sportsman website at  www.mccoy.isportsman.net.


INSTALLATION COMMUNITY GATHERS
FOR MEMORIAL DAY LUNCHEON

Members of the Fort McCoy community gathered for lunch, music, and prayer May 26 at the 2016 Memorial Day Prayer Luncheon. (Story, photos.)

Father Michael Lightner with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee gives his presentation as the guest speaker.


HMONG REFUGEE SHARES STORY
DURING AAPI OBSERVANCE

A Hmong refugee shared the story of a journey that included the struggles her Family endured, both in Laos and the United States, during Fort McCoy's observance of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 19. (Story, photo.)

Pafoua Her of Kaukauna, Wis., gives her presentation during the Fort McCoy observance of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Month at McCoy’s Community Center.


HUNDREDS PARTICIPATE
IN 2016 ARMY MUD ASSAULT RUN

Hundreds of people converged at Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area June 4 to participate in the 2016 Army Mud Assault Run. (Story, photos.)

Participants negotiate a pole obstacle during in the 2016 Army Mud Assault Run at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area June 4 at Fort McCoy.