January 8, 2010
|Martin Luther King observance set for Thursday, Jan. 14 [ back to top ]|
The Fort McCoy Equal
Opportunity Office will host a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance
Thursday, Jan. 14 at McCoy’s, building 1571. The program will run from
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., with a guest speaker presentation beginning at noon.
|Garrison Commander's Briefing to the Work Force set for Thursday, Jan. 21 [ back to top ]|
Fort McCoy Garrison Commander’s Briefing to the Work Force will be
presented at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at building 60. The
briefing is open to garrison federal military and civilian employees.
The briefings will last approximately 90 minutes. Transportation is
available through the installation Transportation Motor Pool. Buses will
begin pickup approximately 30 minutes before each session. For more
information about schedules, contact your organization’s administrative
|VITA Training to start week of Jan. 18 [ back to top ]|
People interested in being Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
preparers to assist members of the Fort McCoy military community in the
upcoming tax preparation season are encouraged to contact the VITA Site
coordinator by Thursday, Jan. 14.
The training is a great opportunity to get experience in preparing both federal and state income tax returns.
Rita Byers, who has been involved with the Fort McCoy VITA program for a number of years, said this year’s training for Fort McCoy volunteers will be held the week of Jan. 18, with the VITA Center opening projected for the first week of February.
The on-line training will be offered at the Internal Revenue Web site http://www.irs.gov. This site also provides answers for federal income tax-related questions for everyone.
For more information about being a VITA program volunteer in the Fort McCoy community, including which online courses to take and what kind of time commitment is required, call 608-388-4117/2165.
|Rear Detachment, Family Readiness Group training to be held Jan. 21-22 at ACS [ back to top ]|
Detachment Commander/Family Readiness Group (FRG) Training will be
conducted from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, and 8 a.m.-3:30
p.m.Friday, Jan. 22, at Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) 2111
South 8th Ave.
|Winter Extravaganza to be held at Whitetail Ridge Saturday, Jan. 23 [ back to top ]|
The 2010 Fort McCoy Winter Extravaganza will be held Saturday, Jan. 23
at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. The event is open to the general public
and will run from 10 a.m.-close. An inclement weather/make-up date has
been set for the same time Saturday, Jan. 30, if necessary.
|Valentine's Day Card workshop set for Jan. 30 [ back to top ]|
A Valentine’s Day
Card Stamping Workshop will be held Saturday, Jan. 30 at 1130 South S
St., Fort McCoy. The event is sponsored by the Army Community Service
(ACS) Family Focus Program.
|Run...Splash...Lift program to continue through Feb. 25 [ back to top ]|
The Run … Splash … Lift program is under way and will continue through Thursday, Feb. 25. Eligible patrons of the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, can attend 24 classes and become eligible for a number of prizes, including a drawing for a $200 gift card to MC Sports. For a complete list of rules and registration form, visit the Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com/Flyers/Run%20Lift%20Splash.pdf.
|Scholarships for Military Children program open through Feb. 17 [ back to top ]|
Scholarship applications for the Military Scholarships for Children now are available in commissaries worldwide — including the Fort McCoy Commissary, building 1537 — and online through a link at and directly at
Only dependent, unmarried children, younger than age 21 (age 23 if enrolled as a full- time student at a college or university) of active duty personnel, Reserve, Guard and retired military members, survivors of servicemembers who died while on active duty, or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military may apply for a scholarship. Eligibility is determined using DEERS, the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database.
Applicants should ensure that they, as well as their sponsor, are enrolled in the DEERS database and have a current ID card.
The applicant must be planning to attend, or already be attending, an accredited college or university full time in the fall of 2010, or be enrolled in a program of studies designed to transfer directly into a four-year program.
Applicants should prepare to submit an essay on the following topic: “You can travel back in time; however, you cannot change events. What point in history would you visit and why?”
Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 17. For more information in the Fort McCoy community, visit the Commissary or call 608-388-3542.
|AER offering scholarships to students, spouses [ back to top ]|
Army Emergency Relief (AER) offers college aid for dependent children and spouses. The Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program is for dependent children and spouses of Soldiers (active duty, retired or deceased).
Applications for the 2010-2011 academic year scholarships will be available online through March 1 at http://www.aerhq.org. Online applications must be submitted by March 1.
For more information in the Fort McCoy community, contact the AER section at Army Community Service at 608-388-3505.
|Nominations sought for Wall of Exceptional People [ back to top ]|
The Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation program is looking to highlight the fitness success stories of participants in the community. Personal stories will be posted on a Wall of Exceptional People, where they may inspire other people to have a happier and healthier tomorrow.
Stories can be submitted by e-mailing Julie Pressler at Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call the Rumpel Fitness Center at 608-388-2290.
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