Fort McCoy News Feb. 24, 2017

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Cadets with the Wisconsin Challenge Academy stand in formation Feb. 16 at the academy complex at Fort McCoy.

Morning formation

Cadets with the Wisconsin Challenge Academy stand in formation Feb. 16 at the academy complex at Fort McCoy. The Wisconsin Challenge Academy, a Fort McCoy tenant organization, is a residential program committed to improving the quality of life for Wisconsin's teens. Classes start every January and July, and the academy 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.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Sit, sip, paint

Participants in the "Sit, Sip, Paint" canvas-painting party create paintings of "love birds" Feb. 10 at McCoy's Community Center. The workshop is a step-by-step painting demonstration by artist Linda Oldenburg. Participants paint a 16-by-20-inch work of art during each workshop. All art supplies are provided.

For more information about the next workshop, call 608-388-2065.

Photo by Karla Rynes

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New MWR signs

Workers with La Crosse Sign Co. put framework in place for a new sign Feb. 7 at McCoy's Community Center at Fort McCoy. The sign is one of three new signs being set up for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort McCoy. Another sign will be placed by Highway 21 directing people to Pine View Campground and Whitetail Ridge Ski Area, and a third sign will be placed at the campground.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Ammo amnesty

An ammunition amnesty box is shown Feb. 8 at a staging area near the Leadership Reaction Course on Fort McCoy's cantonment area. Five ammunition amnesty boxes are located at Fort McCoy — at the Central Vehicle Wash Facility, at Tactical Training Bases Liberty and Freedom, the Ammunition Supply Point, and near this staging area across from building 2000. The amnesty boxes, an initiative by the Fort McCoy Installation Safety Office, allow personnel to turn in any military ammunition and explosives in their possession they legally are not allowed to have. The amnesty process gets the materials back into the proper supply channels.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol