Fort McCoy News January 09, 2015

About Post: Photos from around the installation

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Traffic change at McCoy's

A sign designating "no thru traffic" now is in place at the back driveway to McCoy's Community Club, building 1571. The new signage was a joint effort between the Installation Safety Office (ISO), Directorate of Public Works and the Directorate of Emergency Services to improve safety for McCoy's employees by reducing traffic behind the club. The Fort McCoy Police Department and the ISO will continue monitoring traffic in the area to ensure safety.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Blood drive

Challenge Academy students and other Fort McCoy community members donate blood during the American Red Cross (ARC) blood drive at the Challenge Academy Dec. 17. The next ARC blood drive is Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Rumpel Fitness Center from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. January is National Blood Donor Awareness Month.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Sewer line inspection

A worker from Infrastructure Technologies Inc. of Howard County, Md., uses a specialized tanker truck to flush out a sewer line on the Fort McCoy cantonment area in December. The contracted crew completed sewer line inspections for the Directorate of Public Works that included flushing lines and operating a robotic camera to look for damage.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Challenge Academy graduation

Members of the honor guard of the 33rd class of the Wisconsin Challenge Academy march at Mauston High School in mid-December as part of the graduation ceremony for 107 academy students. The Challenge Academy offers youth the opportunity to change the direction of their lives and develop the strength of character and life skills necessary to become successful, responsible citizens. The program begins with a 5 ½-month residential phase, followed by a one-year, post-residential phase that includes mentorship.

Photo by Peter Blum

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Updates at McCoy's

McCoy's Community Club, building 1571, received several upgrades in late December, to include new flooring as well as new paint on several interior areas.

(Top) Ron Gehle of Castle Rock Floor Covering Inc. of Castle Rock, Wis., installs tile Dec. 29 as part of a flooring installation project.

(Bottom) Ryan Gehle of Ryan's Flooring of La Crosse, Wis., uses a weighted roller to press down flooring that has already been installed.

Photos by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of floor press