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News Notes

New HHC commander, first sergeant announced  [ back to top ]

      The Fort McCoy Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), U.S. Army Garrison will welcome a new commander and first sergeant in the late January to mid February time frame.

      The new HHC commander will be Maj. Jorge Riera-Gonzales. He is coming to Fort McCoy from the Army Reserve Medical Command at Pinellas Park, Fla. Capt. Neil E. Hogie is serving as the interim HHC commander until Riera-Gonzales' arrival.

      The new first sergeant will be Master Sgt. Thomas Aiello. Aiello is coming to Fort McCoy from Fort Lewis, Wash.

Winter Extravaganza event set for Jan 26   [ back to top ]

      The Fort McCoy 2008 Winter Extravaganza will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. The winter activities are open to members of the Fort McCoy community and to the public. Food and beverages are available for purchase during this event.

      Activities will begin at 9 a.m. with registration for the "Polar Run" fun run/walk at the Whitetail Ridge Chalet. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a $10 entry fee.

      The Chalet will offer a pancake breakfast from 10-11:30 a.m, at cost.

      At 10 a.m., the winter recreation events begin with the opening of the snow-tubing hills. The ski hill will open for downhill skiing and snowboarding at noon.

      Free Snowboard lessons  will be offered from noon-12:45 p.m. Those trying snowboarding for the first time is encouraged to take lessons. An obstacle course will test participants' snow savvy and agility skills from 1:15-2 p.m.

      A Snowboard Trick Demonstration presentation will follow from 2:30-3:15 p.m.

      The Big Air Competition from 3:30-4 p.m. and Slalom Races from 4:15-5 p.m. will round-out the day's activities.

      People wishing to attend the event are advised to use Gate 19, which is located off of State Highway 21 (near Gate 5, the Sparta Gate) and to follow the signs.

      More information about the event is available by visiting the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com by clicking on Whitetail Ridge Ski Area or MWR events or by calling (608) 388-4498 or the MWR Events Line at (877) 864-4969.


Valentine's Day card workshop set   [ back to top ]

      A Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) Family Focus Valentine's Day Card Workshop will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 at building 1130, South S. Ave., with parking in the rear.

      Sessions will be offered from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. A minimum of one parent and one child must register to attend the class.

      Class participants can design their own personalized family Valentine's Day cards by using rubber stamp art and stickers. All supplies will be furnished.

      The event will give parents and children a chance to increase their interaction skills while having a good time and accomplishing a goal.

      Registration deadline is by the end of the day Monday, Jan. 28.

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


Super Bowl can be viewed at post locations    [ back to top ]

      Sports enthusiasts who want to see the 2008 Super Bowl (National Football League championship game) Sunday, Feb. 3 will have several viewing options at Fort McCoy.

      Authorized patrons can view the game at either McCoy's, building 1571, or the Community Activity Center (CAC), building 2000. Members of the Fort McCoy religious community also can view the game at the Chapel Center, building 2675.

      The Fox Network is scheduled to broadcast the event, with the pregame beginning at 1 p.m. (Central Time). The game is scheduled to follow, with a starting time of 5:18 p.m.  Anyone who has access to the Fort McCoy cable television system can watch the game on cable channel 3.

      McCoy's will open in time for the pregame show. The club features 12 plasma televisions and a number of other big-screen televisions where the game can be viewed.

      Several promotions also will be available. A VIP room will be available and include a meal, and other assorted snack foods and beverages. Tickets, which will cost $25, must be purchased in advance and paid for by Friday, Feb. 1. If space is available the day of the game (Feb. 3), authorized patrons may be able to purchase the package then. Other food specials can be purchased and several other promotions, including a prize drawing, will be available.

      Food and beverages will be for sale. For more information, call (608) 388-2065.

      The CAC also will open in time for the pregame show and show the game on a big-screen television. For more information, call (608) 388-3213/2410.

      Personnel wishing to see the game at the Chapel Center on a big-screen television are requested to call as soon as possible to make reservations. Snacks and beverages will be available. The Chapel Center will open at 5 p.m. for those wishing to view the game there.

      For more information (or to make reservations), call (608) 388-3528.


Black History Month observance Feb. 14  [ back to top ]

      A Fort McCoy observance for Black History Month will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at McCoy's, building 1571.

      The event is open to members of the Fort McCoy community. A program featuring a guest speaker, Evrod Cassimy, will begin at noon. Cassimy is a WMTV (Madison) NBC 15 reporter and Rhythm and Blues singer.

      For more information, call the Equal Opportunity Office at (608) 388-3246.


Commissary Scholarship program now open    [ back to top ]

      Applications are being accepted for the 2008 Commissary Scholarship program.

      Students are eligible if one of their parents is active duty, Reserve/Guard or retired military personnel or they are the survivor of a deceased servicemember and have a military dependent identification card.

      Applicants must be planning to attend (either beginning or continuing) a college or university on a full-time basis for the 2008-2009 school year. Previous recipients are eligible to apply for another year.

      Fort McCoy had five scholarship recipients for the 2007-2008 school year. Each received a $1,500 scholarship.

      For more information about the program, visit the Web site http://www.militaryscholar.org or http://www.commissaries.com.

      The deadline to turn in applications to commissaries is Feb. 20.

      Personnel in the Fort McCoy Community can call the Fort McCoy Commissary, building 1537, for more information at (608) 388-3542.


McCoy's has new hours in effect   [ back to top ]

      A new schedule has been announced for McCoy's, building 1571, at Fort McCoy, which will be in effect until further notice.

      The general facility hours will be from 4 p.m.-midnight Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundays.

      Primo's Express will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, and closed Saturday-Sunday.

      Habaņero will be open from 5-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 4-9 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.

      McCoy's Bowling Center will be open from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Friday, and 4-11 p.m. Saturdays.

      For more information, call McCoy's at (608) 388-2065.




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