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News Notes

Winter Extravaganza set Jan. 24 at Whitetail Ridge  [ back to top ]

Activities for Fort McCoy’s Winter Extravaganza 2009 will be held at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. The event is hosted by Fort McCoy Outdoor Recreation.

Reduced pricing will be available for use of the slopes and rental equipment. The event is open to the public.

Among the highlights will be the Frostbite 5-K run/walk.

Other activities will include the Big Air Snowboard Competition, Frozen Turkey Bowling, a Snowman-Making Competition, a Snowball Slingshot Contest, a Ski/Snowboard Obstacle Course and Trick Competition, Slalom Races and a Cross-County GPS (Global Positioning System) Trail.

A pancake breakfast and other food will be available for purchase.

Sponsors of the event include: CenturyTel, Monroe County Publishers, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Hotfingers, Xcel Energy, TCI, Super 8, CARMEX and Pepsi of La Crosse.

For more information about the event, call the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Events Line at (877) 864-4969 or visit the MWR Web site at http://www.mccoymwr.com.


Super Bowl telecast set for Sunday, Feb. 1   [ back to top ]

The 2009 Super Bowl can be viewed Sunday, Feb. 1, at McCoy’s, building 1571, and the Community Activity Center, building 2000, at Fort McCoy.

The kickoff time is scheduled for about 5:20 p.m. Central Time at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The Community Activity Center will open at 11 a.m., while McCoy’s will open at 3 p.m.

McCoy’s will feature six large-screen televisions to view the game. Door-prize drawings will be held, and tickets will be issued before kickoff time, only. An armchair quarterback toss will be held at 4 p.m. Judging for the best-dressed fan (representing both teams) will be done during halftime, and each winner will receive a prize. The drawing for an LCD TV from Gridiron Challenge entries will be held at halftime.

Various beverage and food specials will be offered.

Large-screen televisions also will be available at the Community Activity Center for viewing the big game.

For more information, call McCoy’s at (608) 388-2165 or the Community Activity Center at (608) 388-3213.


Student Financial Aid Workshop Feb. 6  [ back to top ]

Parents and anyone in the installation community interested in pursuing postsecondary education can attend a Student Financial Aid workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Feb. 6 at Army Community Service (ACS) 2111 South 8th Ave.

The ACS Financial Readiness Program is sponsoring the workshop, which will be presented by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Financial Aid Office.

The workshop will cover student financial aid issues for active-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, civilian employees in the Fort McCoy work force, and their family members.

Information will include how to apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls. Potential topics also may include information about the Montgomery GI Bill, the Wisconsin GI Bill, tips on applying for scholarships and college savings plans, such as 529 and Coverdell plans, and other financial resources available.

For more information or to register, call ACS at (608) 388-3505 by Monday, Feb. 2.


Newcomers Orientation set for Feb. 11    [ back to top ]

A Fort McCoy Newcomers Orientation will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Army Community Service (ACS) 2111 South 8th Ave.

The orientation is open to members of the Fort McCoy work force.

For more information, call ACS at (608) 388-3505.


Resume writing workshop set for Feb. 12 at ACS  [ back to top ]

A Resume Writing Workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Feb. 12 at Army Community Service (ACS) 2111 South 8th Ave.

The ACS Spouse Employment Program is sponsoring the workshop, which will help teach attendees to develop a professional and visually appealing resume.

The workshop is ideal for personnel who are just beginning to put together their resume or those who want to improve their resume.

A commercial professional in the field will present tips about how to choose the best resume format to most effectively list job-related abilities and accomplishments, properly list references and to create an effective cover letter.

The workshop is open to the Fort McCoy community, with priority given to military spouses who register by the deadline.

Registration is requested by Monday, Feb. 9 by calling ACS at (608) 388-3505.


Commissary scholarship applications accepted    [ back to top ]

The Commissary Scholarships for Military Children Program is accepting applications.

The program is open to children of active-duty, Reserve, Guard or retired personnel.

Applications are available at the Web site http://www.militaryscholar.org or at a link from http://www.commissaries.com. The deadline for the applications is Wednesday, Feb. 18.

For more information in the Fort McCoy community, call (608) 388-3542.


Spring turkey applications available soon for McCoy   [ back to top ]

Applications for the 2009 Spring Turkey Season at Fort McCoy will be available by the end of January.

The Fort McCoy Permit Sales program currently is working on the transition to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Automated License Issuance System (ALIS) and is finalizing the requirements for the application process.

Applicants will be required to provide a WDNR Customer Number when applying; applications without the Customer Number will be returned. Personnel without a current WDNR Customer Number must contact a WDNR Service Center or call the toll-free number at (888) 936-7463 (seven days a week from 7 a.m.-10 p.m.) to have one created.

Applications will be available on the Fort McCoy Web site http://www.mccoy.army.mil under Recreation Opportunities or at the Permit Sales Office, building 2168.

E-mail requests for applications can be sent to usarmy.mccoy.imcom-northeast.mail.dpw-permit-sales@mail.mil. For more information or for questions, contact the Permit Sales Office at (608) 388-3337.


New director takes over at Fort McCoy FMWR   [ back to top ]

A new director has begun his duties with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

Todd C. Seitz has come to Fort McCoy from U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Wiesbaden, Germany, where he worked from 2005-2008. He began working at Fort McCoy Jan. 5.

Prior to coming to Fort McCoy, Seitz also has worked at USAG Dugway, Utah from 2001-2005 and USAG Kwajalein, Marshall Islands from 1999-2001 during his 27-year-career in MWR.

Seitz can be reached at Fort McCoy in building 2187 at (608) 388-2201.


Book to commemorate 100th anniversary for sale  [ back to top ]

The book commemorating Fort McCoy’s 100th anniversary (1909-2009) is on sale.

Copies of the book can be purchased for $20 at the Public Affairs Office (PAO), building 100, and The Main Post Exchange, building 1538, (authorized patrons).

For more information, call the Fort McCoy PAO at (608) 388-2407.


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