Fort McCoy News May 09, 2014

Open House, Soldier Show set for May 17 at McCoy

Fort McCoy has a fun-packed day planned Saturday, May 17 with the annual Armed Forces Day Open House and the U.S. Army Soldier Show on tap. Both events are free and open to the public.

Invite your Family, friends and neighbors to experience all the activities available.

The open house event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many of the planned activities, such as camouflage-face painting, personalized ID tags, an interactive marksman gallery, and guided narrated bus tours, will engage and educate guests.

The post's History Center and Commemorative Area buildings will be open throughout the day, as will the Equipment Park and Veterans Memorial Plaza.

Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May to recognize past and present members of the armed forces.

The Army Soldier Show will take the stage at 4 p.m. at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The show features the musical talent of today's Soldiers.

This year's production, "Stand Strong," explores the foundational elements of what it is that instills the strength and character of the nations Soldiers and its Army. Seating for the show is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Off-post visitors should follow posted signs to gain entry to the installation and event sites. Adult visitors must be prepared to show photo identification.

Call 608-388-2407 with any questions.