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Photo Essay: Wisconsin Challenge Academy cadets take winter walk

Photo Essay: Wisconsin Challenge Academy cadets take winter walk

Story by Scott Sturkol on 03/12/2019

Cadets in the Wisconsin Challenge Academy walk in a formation Feb. 27, 2019, on the cantonment area at Fort McCoy, Wis.

The Challenge Academy, a Fort McCoy tenant organization, 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.

The program begins with a 5 1/2-month residential phase, followed by a one-year, post-residential phase.

Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin. The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services each year since 1984.

Learn more about Fort McCoy online at, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.

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