JANUARY 22, 2010 


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PHOTO: Students maneuver their motorcycles during a Basic Motorcycle Riders Course held at Fort McCoy last May. The course is one of a number of safety initiatives offered at Fort McCoy. File  photo

Objectives lay groundwork
to reduce fatalities,
grow safety culture

Fort McCoy will support the 2010 Armywide objective to reduce off-duty accidents while pursuing its 2010 objectives to be proactive about providing information and support to help keep the installation work force and Soldiers training at the installation safe. (Story, photo.)

PHOTO: Tracy Saboy (far right), Occupational Health Clinic (OHC)  chief, and Joanne Kemp (center), OHC health technician, administer a vision test as part of a pre-employment physical.

Occupational Health Clinic
offers increased level of care

Federal employees who need medical attention at Fort McCoy now can get immediate care at the installation’s Occupational Health Clinic. (Story, photo.)

PHOTO: Spc. William Watt gets in some computer work while relaxing during his off-duty time at the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center. Watt, training at Fort McCoy to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 1037th Engineer Company, was studying a National Guard assistance program and also reading some e-mail.


Community Activity Center offers many off-duty activities
for Soldiers

Games, a library, a music room, DVD and video game check-out, television and movie rooms and 24 computers with Internet access are all available seven-days-a-week for authorized visitors at the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center. (Story, photo.)
Lorie Retzlaff (far right) facilitates an Instructor Trainer Course.


Instructor training supports professional development,
Army Family Team Building

Attendees of the Army Community Service (ACS) Center Instructor Trainer Course became proficient on the skills needed to become effective instructors during the course held Jan. 11-12 and 14 at Fort McCoy. (Story, photo.)
PHOTO: Maj. Robert R. Frias (left) and Staff Sgt. Jorje Talavera, both mobilized Soldiers with the 2nd, 411th Regiment of the 181st Infantry Brigade, review the brigade’s Courtesy Patrol Standing Operating Procedure before going out on duty.   Photo by Master Sgt. Jerome M. DeBarge


New courtesy patrol program helps Soldiers stay safe,

Soldiers in uniform are making the rounds of Monroe County bars and nightclubs, but these particular Soldiers won’t be joining in on the party. They are from the 181st Infantry Brigade’s new “courtesy patrol” program, and they are stopping by to make sure their fellow Soldiers have a safe and trouble-free evening. (Story, photo.)

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