JANUARY 8, 2010 


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PHOTO: A new low-speed electric vehicle is put into service at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Rob Schuette) New low-speed electric vehicles in operation at Fort McCoy

Eight low-speed electric vehicles (LSEV), which are powered by electric motors, are being incorporated into the Fort McCoy Transportation Motor Pool (TMP) motor fleet. (See story, photos.)
PHOTO: Tom Ballenger, superintendent, and BJ Britzman of Arteaga Construction do renovation work on the inside of Chapel 1 at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

Installation chapels get
major makeovers

Major renovations are under way in the Protestant Chapel, building 2672, which will cause a reorganization of the Fort McCoy worship schedule until late spring, said Garrison Chaplain (Col.) Steven Colwell.
(See story, photos.)

PHOTO: Soldiers from the 105th Engineer Forward Support Company repeat phrases in Dari, the primary language of Afghanistan, during a cultural-awareness language class at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Tom Michele)


Soldiers learn language, culture
before being deployed

Spc. Marlesh Mbory elicits strange responses from Soldiers training at Fort McCoy to deploy to Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Mbory, a U.S. Army Soldier, teaches as many as 100 students in his hour-long language class.
(Story, photos.)
PHOTO: Betsy Tadisch and Lisa Bjerke of the Strong Beginnings Classroom lead Child Development Center youth in a planned activity. (Photo by Rob Schuette)


Respite program gives families of deployed free child care

Children of a deployed parent(s) in the Fort McCoy community are eligible for 16 hours of free respite child care per month.
(Story, photo.)
PHOTO: Terry Clemmerson of the McCoy Public Works Joint Venture empties a dumpster. (Photo by Rob Schuette)


Illegal use of Fort McCoy dumpsters will bring consequences

The installation has implemented a program to identify and hold accountable those who are illegally using government dumpsters to dispose of their household garbage. (Story, photo.)

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