Fort McCoy News Sept. 9, 2016

About Post: Photos from around the installation

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Historical recipes

Soldiers with the 47th Combat Support Hospital of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., look at recipes once used in dining facilities at the installation during World War II while visiting a period-correct dining facility at Fort McCoy's historic Commemorative Area Aug. 26.

The Commemorative Area is open April through October by appointment to groups of 15 or more. The area is open to the public Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sept. 23 from noon to 4 p.m.

Photo by Theresa R. Fitzgerald

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Community outreach

Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David J. Pinter Sr. speaks to attendees at Fort McCoy's Business Appreciation Night Aug. 25 at McCoy's Community Center. The event, which is the equivalent of the Business After 5 events held by civilian communities, is a chance for invited guests, including area business owners and managers, elected officials, and chamber of commerce members, to meet and network with Fort McCoy senior leaders.

Photo by Aimee Malone

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Housing construction

Contractors work on new housing units at Fort McCoy's South Post Housing area Aug. 26. Carlson Constructors Corporation of Joliet, Ill., received the contract to build 56 new homes worth nearly $31.2 million. This is the first new housing built at Fort McCoy since 2012. An Army Housing Market Analysis completed in 2010 determined Fort McCoy has a housing requirement of 134 units based on personnel needs for housing.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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3-gun shoot

A competitor takes aim during a three-gun shoot at Sportsman's Range Aug. 27 at Fort McCoy. The competition consisted of three courses on the pistol, shotgun, and rifle ranges in four divisions. More than a dozen shooters participated.

Photo by Matthew Winchell

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Center Shot archery

Participants in the Center Shot Archery Ministry program, which is coordinated by the garrison Religious Support Office, take aim at a target Aug. 30 at Fort McCoy. The program, designed for youth ages 6-17, teaches archery and life skills to help participants develop self-esteem and character as well as closer-knit Families.

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