Fort McCoy News July 14, 2017

About Post: Photos from around the installation

State Rep. Nancy Vandermeer of Tomah takes a photo while touring the Enemy Prisoner of War 2 training area on South Post on June 28 as part of the Guardian Justice Distinguished Visitor Day tour at Fort McCoy.

DV Day

State Rep. Nancy Vandermeer of Tomah takes a photo while touring the Enemy Prisoner of War 2 training area on South Post on June 28 as part of the Guardian Justice Distinguished Visitor Day tour at Fort McCoy. Vandermeer, Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins, Sparta Police Chief David Kuderer, and others learned about how the Guardian Justice exercise is coordinated and completed at Fort McCoy. Guardian Justice is an Army Reserve exercise that develops and sustains a military police Soldier's technical skills.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Soldiers at the installation for training tour areas at the historic Commemorative Area on June 28 at Fort McCoy.

Enjoying history

Soldiers at the installation for training tour areas at the historic Commemorative Area on June 28 at Fort McCoy. The Commemorative Area consists of five World War II-era buildings set aside to help tell Fort McCoy's unique story. These facilities are representative of the types found in the cantonment area when it was constructed in 1942. Approximately 100 Soldiers toured the facility.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Some of the 56 new homes that were built in the South Post Housing area are shown July 6 at Fort McCoy.

New housing opens

Some of the 56 new homes that were built in the South Post Housing area are shown July 6 at Fort McCoy. The new homes were accepted from the contractor July 3 and nearly double the number of housing units at the installation. The new homes were completed through a contract coordinated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works. More information about the new homes will be in the July 28 edition of The Real McCoy.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

A bumblebee pollinates a flower.

Little bumblebee

A bumblebee pollinates a flower June 16 at Fort McCoy.

Photo by Tim Wilder

Susan Carpenter with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum photographs different species of bumblebees at a grassland area June 16 at Fort McCoy.

Bumblebee survey

Susan Carpenter with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum photographs different species of bumblebees at a grassland area June 16 at Fort McCoy.

Carpenter and two other people came to the installation to identify numerous types of bees and to search for one species that is believed endangered.

Photo by Tim Wilder