weather is too bad to go outside, several Fort McCoy organizations offer
materials people can use inside.
Community Activity Center (CAC), building 2000, the Army Community
Service (ACS) Center Resource Library, building 2111, and the Religious
Support Office (RSO) Library, building 2675, offer DVDs, books, etc.,
that authorized personnel can use inside to break up the monotony of
of materials are available through the CAC and can be taken home, said
Jobi Spolum, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR)
available for rent. The rental fee is $2 per day Monday-Thursday.
rented on Fridays don’t have to be returned until the following Monday.
Many new-to-DVD movies are available for rent. Video games from the CAC
also can be rented for use off post.
DVDs/video games or more information is available by visiting the CAC,
calling 608-388-3213 or visiting the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and
Recreation Web site at
http://www.mccoymwr.com and clicking on the CAC section.
said the CAC has a paperback book exchange section where Soldiers and
other authorized personnel can take out paperback books.
also offers the rental of laptop computers and air cards for laptops
that can be taken off site.
personnel who want informational, instructional or motivational DVDs may
find what they’re looking for at the ACS Center Resource Library or the
DVDs, books and audio CDs to support the ACS mission. Information about
Finance, Self-Improvement, Volunteers, Employment, Education, Family
Advocacy, Parenting, Relocation and Consumer Affairs is available for
30-day check out.
Focus program participants who check out materials also earn Family
Focus Franks, which are collected and redeemed for FMWR items, such as a
pizza and bowling party, said Lori Enghusen, ACS Information and
Referral Program Manager. Enghusen said Family Focus participants can do
additional activities at home to earn even more Family Focus Franks.
Families not enrolled in the Family Focus Program are encouraged to
contact ACS at 608-388-3505 for complete details.
(Lt. Col.) James Brown of the RSO said mobilized Soldiers and other
authorized members of the installation’s worship community can use the
RSO Library and check out religious and motivational DVDs and other
Participants in the Rumpel Fitness Center Family Connections program
also can earn credit for doing some activities at home, Spolum said.
Examples include home repair, cleaning house and participating in indoor
exercise programs, and even shoveling snow.
is tired of being stuck indoors at home may think about being stuck
indoors at an excellent lodging facility at Fort McCoy’s Pine View
Recreation Area and enjoy the opportunity for winter activities during
the season. The season will run through approximately March, at the
nearby Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. For more information about lodging,
call Pine View at 608-388-3517 or toll free 800-531-4703. Information
about Whitetail Ridge hill conditions also is available by calling
a good time to plan a vacation or leisure trip to a number of
warm-weather locations, including Disney World, or even overseas travel
later in the year.
information, including cruises, is available and can be picked up at the
Leisure Travel Services Office (Information, Ticketing and
Registration), which is located at the CAC, or can be accessed at the
MWR Web site or by calling 608-388-3213/3011.
there are many leisure activities to do inside at Fort McCoy facilities
and outside later in the year if people have the time.
information, call the MWR Events Line at 877-864-4969 or visit the Fort
McCoy MWR Web site at
to learn more about the events/activities available in
the Fort McCoy community.