Fort McCoy News February 9, 2018

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Students in the Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 18-03 learn to ski and about skiing techniques Jan. 25 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area at Fort McCoy.

Skiing training

Students in the Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 18-03 learn to ski and about skiing techniques Jan. 25 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area at Fort McCoy.

The students included Marines with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., and Soldiers with the 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade at Fort McCoy.

In addition to skiing, students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Garrison Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Jamie Cram teaches Fort McCoy workforce members during Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program (SHARP) training Jan. 24 at Army Community Service at Fort McCoy

SHARP training

Garrison Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Jamie Cram teaches Fort McCoy workforce members during Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program (SHARP) training Jan. 24 at Army Community Service at Fort McCoy. The class is required for both military members and government civilians. It covers prevention and intervention strategies for sexual harassment and assault, as well as what support resources are available. Classes are 9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15, March 7 and 20, April 25, May 8 and 30, June 6, July 17, Aug. 9 and 23, and Sept. 5 and 18. To register or for more information, call Cram at 608-388-8989.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Groundhog Day tour

Visitors to the installation for a tour look over displays in the Fort McCoy History Center on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2. The tour was coordinated by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office, and dozens of people attended. The History Center features displays of photographs and memorabilia that reflect the roles the installation has held since 1909. Renovated in 2015, the building is now handicapped-accessible. The History Center is open year-round by appointment to groups of 15 or more.

Photo by Tonya Townsell