Fort McCoy News May 23, 2014

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Photo of HHC COC

Change of Command

Capt. Randall S. Sumbles accepts the flag of Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Fort McCoy, from Garrison Commander Col. Steven W. Nott during the HHC USAG change of command ceremony May 9. During the ceremony, Sumbles assumed command of HHC from Capt. Sherman D. Thrash.


Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of Army band

Lunchtime serenade

Soldiers with the 313th Army Band play to a lunchtime audience at McCoys May 14. The 313th Army Band is an Army Reserve Band from Birmingham, Ala., that supported the 2014 Combat Support Training Exercise.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of water olympics

Family Water Olympics

Two teams (eight contestants) recently battled through a variety of relays as part of the Family Water Olympics held at the Rumpel Fitness Center indoor pool. In the event pictured, the goal was to keep the newspaper dry as the competitor navigated the pool. The next Family Water Olympics event is slated for Nov. 8.

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Photo of Pitch, Hit & Run

Pitch, Hit & Run

Fort McCoy youth participate in the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition May 14 at Constitution Park. The Fort McCoy Child, Youth and School Services School Age/Youth Center hosted the free competition.

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Photo of laughter workshop

A bit of laughter

Soldiers attending the May 9 resilience workshop, "How Humor Can Benefit the Health of Your Organization and Employees," react to speaker Loretta LaRoche (right). LaRoche is a stress-management consultant who uses humor to reframe stressful situations to capture new perspectives on the difficult parts of life. The event was sponsored by Fort McCoy Army Community Service.

Photo by Jobi Spolum