Fort McCoy News Feb. 10, 2017

About Post I: Photos from around the installation

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New academy class

Cadets line up along a sidewalk Jan. 27 at the Wisconsin Challenge Academy at Fort McCoy at the end of their first week of training.

The Wisconsin Challenge Academy, a Fort McCoy tenant organization, is a residential program committed to improving the quality of life for Wisconsin's teens. Classes start every January and July, and the 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.

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History Center visit

Students with the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy look over exhibits and displays at the Fort McCoy History Center Jan. 25 as part of a tour where 60 Soldiers visited. The History Center features displays of photographs and memorabilia that reflect the roles the installation has held since 1909. Recently renovated, the building is managed by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office. The center is open year-round by appointment to groups of 15 or more. Call 608-388-2407 for more information.

Photo by Theresa Fitzgerald

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Nurturing parenting

Parent educator Barbara Hopkins (right) talks with Fort McCoy Family members during the Nurturing Parenting for Military Families class Jan. 26 at the installation. During the class, Hopkins has presented the challenges of military relationships and has held one-on-one sessions with parents. The classes run every Thursday evening until Feb. 23.

Photo by Carrie Olson