Fort McCoy News July 11, 2014

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Photo of First Sergeant

Change of responsibility ceremony

First Sgt. James Fuqua, new first sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Fort McCoy, accepts the noncommissioned officer sword from Capt. Scott Sumbles, company commander, during a change of responsibility ceremony June 26 in building 905. Fuqua took over first sergeant duties from 1st Sgt. Richard Sale, who is retiring from the Army.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of golfing

Up, up and away!

A player hits a golf ball during the Fort McCoy Spring Golf Tournament held at the Hiawatha Golf Glub in Tomah, Wis. The tournament was organized by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. First-place team was "4 Strokes," which included Gary Dewitt, Gary Dewitt III, Justin Lene and Randy Martin.

Submitted photo

Photo of demolition

Building demo

Workers with the All-Phase Solutions Company of Delray Beach, Fla., take down a 1940s-era building in the 700 block of Fort McCoy's cantonment area.

Additional buildings are slated for demolition throughout the summer.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of rail work

Rail replacement

Construction workers replace rails June 24 at the crossing on Highway 21 near Fort McCoy's Main Gate.

The construction closed down Highway 21 for a week in June, and traffic was detoured.

The rail replacement allows for improved rail movements on and off the installation.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of Red Arrow

Red Arrow change of command

Col. Mike Rand passes the brigade colors of the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) to Command Sgt. Major Rafael Conde, command sergeant major of the 32nd IBCT, as a part of the change-of-command ceremony conducted at the Wisconsin Military Academy at Fort McCoy in June. Rand took command of the 32nd IBCT from Col. Tim Lawson during the ceremony.

Photo by Sgt. Alexandria Hughes

Photo of Health festival


Healthy Lifestyle Festival

Customers (top, left) stop by a food-sample area set up by associate Jessica Williamson at the Fort McCoy Commissary June 27 as part of the commissary's Healthy Lifestyle Festival.

People (bottom, left) participate in an exercise session, organized by trainers from the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Rumpel Fitness Center, in front of the Fort McCoy Commissary.

The festival took place June 27-29 and also included a farmer's market with commissary produce and a sidewalk sale featuring grocery and meat items.

For more about the Fort McCoy Commissary, call 608-388-3542.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of health festival