Fort McCoy News July 13, 2018

About Post: Photos from around the installation

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Picnic pavilion for DPW

Soldiers with the 284th Engineer Company work on a troop project June 22 to build a pavilion next to the Directorate of Public Works headquarters at Fort McCoy.

The project was part of training in the 86th Training Division’s Combat Support Training Exercise 86-18-04.

The exercise took place from June 9-29 at the installation with more than 6,000 service members overall participating.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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LGBT Pride Month observance

Sandy Eichel, a professional speaker, diversity and inclusion coach, and financial adviser, gives her presentation June 28 during the Fort McCoy observance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month at McCoy’s Community Center.

Eichel shared her personal story and the importance of inclusion for everyone.

Dozens of people attended the event.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Canoeing fun

Visitors to Pine View Campground canoe on Suukjak Sep Lake on June 12 at Fort McCoy.

The campground is nestled in a wooded area about a quarter mile west of Fort McCoy’s cantonment area and is bounded by Suukjak Sep Lake on the east and the La Crosse River on the west and south.

The Recreational Equipment Checkout has multiple types of equipment, such as canoes, available for rent. When members of the general public stay at Pine View Campground, they could also rent a camper, bicycle, a game set, or even a fishing pole.

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Team building

Members of the Hortonville (Wis.) High School basketball team use the Field Leader Reaction Course on June 27 at Fort McCoy. The Wisconsin Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion, based in Madison, brought the students to Fort McCoy as a team-building event and to teach them about the Army.

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