Fort McCoy News Month Nov. 27, 2015

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Health Benefits Fair

Fort McCoy employees attend the Health Benefits Fair Nov. 16 in building 2187.

The fair included representatives with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Government Employees Health Association, and the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program. The 2016 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program open season began Nov. 9 and continues through Dec. 14.

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Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Family painting workshop

Two Fort McCoy Family members display paintings they made during the Family Painting Workshop held Nov. 14 in building 2161. The event, coordinated by Army Community Service, was one of three workshops held in November that were part of activities for Military Family Appreciation Month.

Photo by Lorie Retzlaff

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Patriotic art

Children work on a patriotic art project as part of "American Flag Art Day" at the Fort McCoy Child Development Center (CDC) Nov. 16. Children throughout the center participated by making numerous paintings and art pieces. The day also was part of the CDC's November observance for Month of the Military Family.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Fowl 5k

Runners compete in the Fowl 5k Run/Walk Nov. 18 near the Rumpel Fitness Center at Fort McCoy. Race participants enjoyed mild fall temperatures for the event. Larae Tessman took first place in the women's category, and Bethany Anderson took second. In the men's category, Tony Steinhoff and Kalan Althoff took first and second place, respectively.

Photo by Jobi Spolum