Fort McCoy News March 14, 2014

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Monroe County Economic Development Conference

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks to civic and business leaders attending the Monroe County Economic Development Conference Feb. 27at Fort McCoy. Walker discussed the state's growing opportunities for employment and added his support and encouragement for finding new opportunities to create jobs.

The annual conference brought in panelists and experts from all around Wisconsin highlighting economic opportunities in Monroe County, where Fort McCoy is the largest employer. Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Steven W. Nott also provided a briefing to conference attendees. This was the first time the conference was held at Fort McCoy.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of WLC

Warrior Lessons

Staff Sgt. Howard Langenstein, Warrior Leadership Course (WLC) instructor at the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy, teaches a session on NCO leadership in building 1360. WLC is the academy's most-attended course, with 90 to100 students attending each of the 12 training cycles each year. It is the first course in the NCO Education System program and provides junior-enlisted Soldiers and NCOs with the building blocks to become good leaders.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of ammo move

Supply line

Soldiers from the 348th Engineer Battalion of Belton, Mo., move ammunition into a storage facility on Range 2 on Fort McCoy. The Soldiers were preparing for marksmanship shooting on the range in late February.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of CDC reading

Book 'em

Officer Randy Crook of the Fort McCoy Police Department reads a Dr. Seuss book to children at the Child Development Center (CDC) March 4.

The book reading is part of a community effort by the Fort McCoy Police Department and the CDC to observe the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss. Geisel was born in March 1904.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Members of the Fort McCoy community participate in an Ash Wednesday Catholic Mass March 5 in building 1759. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. For more information about Fort McCoy Chapel activities, call 608-388-3528.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol