Fort McCoy News June 27, 2014

About Post II: More photos from around post

Photo of mud run

Mud run fun

Participants crawl through a mud pit during the Fort McCoy "Battle of the Mud" mud run June 14 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. Participants competed on a 3 1/2-mile course that featured 12 obstacles. Music, games and concessions also were part of the event.

Photo by Jobi Spolum

Photo of adversity workshop

Overcoming adversity

Educator Phillip Hatfield presents his story of having an attitude of gratitude and appreciation of life after losing one of his legs in an accident in 2008. The June 19 lunch-and-learn session, "Seeing Adversities as Doors to Opportunity," at McCoy's Community Club was sponsored by Army Community Service.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of Soldiers marching

'To the left ...'

Soldiers at Fort McCoy for annual training march in formation along a street in the cantonment area near the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Motorists are reminded that troops at Fort McCoy have the right-of-way over all vehicular traffic on all installation roads. Additionally, the speed limit for passing any groups of personnel in formation is 10 miles per hour.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of SHARP training

SHARP training

Jamie Cram, Army Community Service (ACS) Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) advocate, conducts a SHARP training session in June. The training is an annual requirement for Department of the Army civilian personnel and must be completed no later than Sept. 30. Seats remain in the sessions offered Aug. 21 and Sept. 18. The classes are from 8 to 11 a.m. at the ACS Center, building 2111. Register by calling ACS at 608-388-3505.

Photo by Geneve N. Mankel

Photo of BRC training

Basic Rider Course

A student in the Basic Rider Course (BRC) drives a motorcycle through a pattern as part of the two-day training designed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

The course is offered for free to active-duty, Reserve and National Guard service members. Future course dates include July 16-17 and 23-24; Aug. 13-14 and 27-28 and Sept. 10-11 and 24-25.

Registration can be done through the Installation Management Command Registration System at

For more information about the BRC or motorcycle safety, contact Tim Cumberworth at the Installation Safety Office at 608-388-7712.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol