Fort McCoy News October 28, 2016

About Post I: Photos from around the installation

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 310th Infantry Battalion, which is part of the 181st Infantry Brigade, maneuver a litter through an obstacle Oct. 18 on the Fort McCoy Leadership Reaction Course.

Building leadership

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 310th Infantry Battalion, which is part of the 181st Infantry Brigade, maneuver a litter through an obstacle Oct. 18 on the Fort McCoy Leadership Reaction Course.

The Leadership Reaction Course provides students the opportunity to observe strengths and weaknesses of others during a team operation and help develop individuals as leaders.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Cadets with the Wisconsin Challenge Academy travel along a Fort McCoy roadway Oct. 11.

Traveling on

Cadets with the Wisconsin Challenge Academy travel along a Fort McCoy roadway Oct. 11. The Challenge Academy, operated by the Wisconsin National Guard, 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 1/2-month residential phase, followed by a one-year, post-residential phase that includes mentorship. For more information about the Challenge Academy, call 608-269-4605.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Business representatives attend an Acquisition Open House hosted by the Mission & Installation Contracting Command–Fort McCoy Oct. 18 at the Wisconsin Military Academy.

Acquisition Open House

Business representatives attend an Acquisition Open House hosted by the Mission & Installation Contracting Command–Fort McCoy Oct. 18 at the Wisconsin Military Academy.

The forum is held twice a year to educate contractors on how to do business with the federal government and show the services, construction, and commodities required for Soldiers and civilians at Fort McCoy.

For more information about this process, call 608-388-4424.

Photo by Theresa Fitzgerald

A contractor works to survey an area near Fort McCoy's Rumpel Fitness Center Oct. 18.

Survey says...

A contractor works to survey an area near Fort McCoy's Rumpel Fitness Center Oct. 18.

Numerous areas were surveyed on Fort McCoy for an eventual project by the Corps of Engineers to replace water mains throughout the post.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol