Fort McCoy News February 14, 2014

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Photo of blood drive

Gifts for life

Several donors are shown donating blood during the Jan. 23 American Red Cross blood drive at Fort McCoy's Rumpel Fitness Center. During each blood drive, approximately 60 pints of donated blood is collected.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of Effective Meetings

Effective Meeting Skills

Fort McCoy Deputy to the Garrison Commander Albert R. Fournier dialogues with students in an "Effective Meeting Skills" class Jan. 29 in building 2113. Fournier led six sessions of the course. The training provided attendees with skills to enable them to hold fewer and better-conducted business meetings, thereby saving resources (time) and improving operating productivity. More than160 people from Fort McCoy organizations attended the training.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of Valtine's Card workshop

Valentine greetings

Thirty-five people attended the Jan. 25 Family Valentine Card Workshop at the Army Community Service Family Building. The workshop offered Families an opportunity to spend time together making personalized Valentine's Day cards for Family and friends. Registered Fort McCoy volunteers stood ready to assist wherever needed. For more information on volunteering and upcoming workshops, contact Army Community Service at 608-388-3505.

Photo by Lorie Retzlaff

Photo Challenge Academy photo

New opportunities

Wisconsin Challenge Academy staff assist as members of a new class of cadets, Family members by their side, process in to the program Jan. 16 in building 905 at Fort McCoy.

The Challenge Academy is a program for at-risk teens of a specific age group looking to make positive changes in life, earn a high school equivalency diploma, learn necessary job skills, and develop character.

A new class starts at the academy every January and July.

Photos by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo Challenge Academy photo