Fort McCoy News August 08, 2014

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Photo of archaeology

Archaeology field work

Archaeologists Mitch Johnson and Sarah Tillett work in Fort McCoy's cantonment area July 23. Both are part of a team of archaeologists under contract with Fort McCoy that surveys several areas of the post for artifacts as part of historical preservation. Artifacts found have included Native American arrow and spear heads that are thousands of years old. Look for additional photos and an article about Fort McCoy's archaeology program in a future issue of The Real McCoy.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol


Photo of NCOA class

NCOA class in session

Soldiers in the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) Battle Staff NCO Course work on class projects July 22. The NCOA course trains staff sergeants through sergeants major for duty in battalion- and brigade-level staff positions.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of blood drive

Blood drive

Volunteers donate blood during an American Red Cross (ARC) blood drive July 25 at Fort McCoy's Rumpel Fitness Center. The drive's organized by the ARC chapter of La Crosse, Wis.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of Challenge Academy

Checking in

Wisconsin Challenge Academy (WCA) cadets are processed in July 24 for a new class at the Wisconsin Military Academy on Fort McCoy. This new Challenge Academy class is the largest to date.

WCA is a program for at-risk teens of a specific age group looking to make positive changes in life, earn a high school equivalency diploma, learn necessary job skills and develop character.

A new class starts at the academy every January and July.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol