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Fort McCoy News August 10, 2018

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Equipment arrival

Semi tractor-trailers loaded with military equipment are lined up Aug. 1 on a road on South Post waiting to be unloaded.

The equipment was being shipped in for use in the 86th Training Division’s Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 86-18-02.

Thousands of troops are participating in the exercise and hundreds of pieces of equipment were delivered for those troops to use.

This is the second CSTX hosted by the 86th in 2018 and the third CSTX at the installation this year.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Volleyball tourney

A player taps the ball over the net as two teams battle it out during volleyball July 25 near Rumpel Fitness Center at Fort McCoy. Several teams participated in a volleyball tournament organized by the fitness center staff. Weather was favorable as teams fought it out in the sand.

Photo courtesy of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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‘Whole Health’ care

Pete Hodges with the Fort McCoy Resource Management Office is interviewed by a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employee July 24 at Fort McCoy about Whole Health care. Hodges also attended the Whole Health introductory session held at McCoy’s Community Center for veterans, active-duty service members who may be transitioning, and their spouses and caregivers. The session served as an opportunity to learn about the multitude of well-being services offered by the Tomah (Wis.) VA Medical Center. Hodges is an advocate for VA Whole Health services.

Photo by Michael Modawell/Plans, Analysis and Integration Office

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BLC march

Students in the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy’s Basic Leader Course march along an installation roadway Aug. 3. The students were returning to their campus after completing their lunch meal at the dining facility in building 50.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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ACP construction

Workers with Catamount Constructors Inc. of Lakewood, Colo., continue construction of the Fort McCoy Access Control Point project Aug. 1 at Fort McCoy, Wis.

A $9.9 million contract for the new construction was awarded in 2017 to Catamount Constructors Inc. through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is managing the contract.

The project description shows construction includes the building of a new identification check area with a new gatehouse; search office; inspection canopies; and development and construction of new roadways, parking, lighting, and traffic control signals.

There will be physical-security items built into the project, too. This includes passive and active vehicle barriers with comprehensive control systems as well as security fencing, information systems, fire protection and alarm systems, and installation of an Intrusion Detection System.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

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Family Fun Day

Fort McCoy community members participate in Family Fun Day activities July 21 at Pine View Campground at Fort McCoy. Family Fun Day was organized by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and included numerous activities for people of all ages. Dozens of people attended the event.

Photo by Christie Clark/Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation