Fort McCoy News April 25, 2014

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Photo of laundry facility

Loads of fun

A Soldier makes use of one of the Troop Support laundry facilities on Fort McCoy.

Laundry facilities are located in buildings 651, 755, 1671, 1735, 1856, 2002, 2568, 2671, 2763, and 2877, and now are open 24/7.

Laundry facilities are intended exclusively for use by Soldiers training at Fort McCoy pursuant to military orders. Civilians, contractors and retired military are not authorized to use these facilities.

For more information, call the Directorate of Public Works Troop Facilities Support Branch facility manager at 608-388-3800.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of wildlife at CDC

Gaining knowledge

Tim Wilder, Fort McCoy endangered species biologist, shows a turtle shell to children at the Child Development Center (CDC) during an April 3 visit to the CDC as part of a Month of the Military Child event. Wilder showed children shells from four species of turtles — snapping, Blanding's, painted and wood — that are found on Fort McCoy and talked about how turtles live and grow in their shells.

Contributed photo

Photo of Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza

Families gather for a morning of fun activities offered as part of Fort McCoy's annual Easter Eggstravaganza. The April 12 event at the South Post Community Center began with breakfast, then featured photos with the Easter Bunny, picture coloring, crafts and an Easter egg hunt.

Photo by Jobi Spolum

Photo of April 5K

April Showers 5K

Participants in the April Showers 5K Run/Walk take off from the starting line at the April 16 event. Nancy McCoy finished in first place in the women's category with time of 22:36, while Jaime Arispe took second place with a time of 31:46. Bryan Marrow garnered first-place honors in the men's category with a time of 20:50, and Kalan Althoff finished in second place with a time of 31:46.

Photo by Jobi Spolum

Photo of tree cutting

Spring cleaning

Joe Hodgkins, a tractor operator for the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Operations and Maintenance Division, uses a power saw to cut up a tree that fell on a roadway in the North Post area of Fort McCoy.

In the springtime, DPW personnel routinely work to clear any areas throughout the installation that may have seen fallen trees or debris build up over winter.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of VITA program

Tax deadline

Lydia Roe, a paralegal at the Installation Legal Office, reviews a federal tax return with Staff Judge Advocate Col. Audrey Lewis April 15, the last day to file taxes. More than 300 returns were prepared and filed through the office for eligible personnel. The efforts of people working as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program helped make the accomplishment possible.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol