Fort McCoy News November 08, 2013

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Photo of chili cook off

Chili cook off

Members of the Fort McCoy community enjoy the taste of chili during a chili cook off. The Nov. 1 competition featured a wide array of homemade recipes from 12 cooks guaranteed to warm the taste-testing participants. Staff Sgt. Bryon Kelly of the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy took first place with his "K2" chili, while Jaime Arispe (spouse of Master Sgt. Scott Arispe of the 88th Regional Support Command) took second place with her "Sweet Child of Mine" recipe.

Photo by Jobi Spolum

Photo of Stress Management class

Stress Management workshop

Participants in an Army Community Service Supervisory Academy Stress Mangagement workshop, which offered tips to handle stress, trade papers listing their major stress with other supervisory personnel attending the class. Army Community Service staff members offer a variety of classes to help members of the Fort McCoy community deal with a number of topics.

Photo by Rob Schuette

Photo of School Age Center

School Age/Youth Center work

Personnel from Mathy Construction of Onalaska, Wis., install paving near the new School Age/Youth Center in the 1700 block at Fort McCoy. The facility is proceeding toward a spring 2014 completion date.

Photo by Rob Schuette


Photo of School Age Center

Halloween relay

Participants in the No Treats Just Tricks 1-mile Run/Walk relay get ready to begin the event. All participants had to be dressed in Halloween Costumes for the Oct. 31 event, which began near the Rumpel Fitness Center. Prizes were awarded to the fastest three-person walking and running teams, and for the top three costumes.

Photo by Jobi Spolum

Photo of DES on Halloween

Halloween treats

Members of the Fort McCoy Directorate of Emergency Services Fire and Police Departments help youth in the South Post military Family Housing area observe a safe Trick or Treat event. Pictured from left to right during the Oct. 31 activity were Fire Department firefighters Tyler Frederick and Ryan Wilke and Police Department personnel Capt. Rick Jackson and Sgt. Alex Rivera-Torres.

Contributed photo

Photo of Halloween bags

Halloween Safety goodie bags

Tim Cumberworth (left), Installation Safety Office safety specialist, shows the contents of Halloween Safety goodie bags to Sherry Oslie, the Fort McCoy Family Housing manager. The Safety Office assembled safety bags that included Halloween safety information, reflectors, adhesive bandages, candy and a coloring book and crayons, for youth living on South Post. Cumberworth delivered the bags to South Post residents in the days leading up to Halloween.

Photo by Geneve N. Mankel