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February 12, 2010


Ash Wednesday Mass set for Feb. 17 at Chapel 10   [ back to top ]

An Ash Wednesday Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at Chapel 10, building 1759.  The Lent Season begins Feb. 17 and continues through Easter Sunday, April 4. Masses/services are held at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Fort McCoy, with Catholic Masses held in Chapel 10, and Protestant Services offered in the Chapel Center, building 2675.

For more information about religious services in the Fort McCoy community, call the Religious Support Office at 608-388-3528.


Military Scholarships for Children applications due Feb. 17    [ back to top ]

Applications for Military Scholarships for Children are available in commissaries worldwide — including the Fort McCoy Commissary, building 1537 — and online through a link at http://www.commissaries.com and directly at http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 17.

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.
For more information in the Fort McCoy community, visit the Commissary or call 608-388-3542.

Spring turkey applications can be postmarked Feb. 22   [ back to top ]

Applications for the 2010 Fort McCoy Spring Turkey Season are available and can be postmarked beginning Feb. 22.

Applications can be downloaded from the Fort McCoy Public Web site at http://www.mccoy.army.mil/ under Recreation Opportunities, Hunting & Fishing, and Applications. Applications also are available through the Permit Sales Office, building 2168, or by e-mailing requests to usarmy.mccoy.imcom-northeast.mail.dpw-permit-sales@mail.mil.

Applications must be filled out and submitted to the Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office through the mail.

People are encouraged to have the applications postmarked on Feb. 22, if possible, for the best chance to receive a permit.
Applications received before the postmark date or that are hand delivered will be returned.

Individuals are not eligible for a Fort McCoy Spring Turkey permit if they applied for a Spring Turkey permit through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and were selected for a state of Wisconsin Spring Turkey hunting zone in 2010.
Successful Fort McCoy applicants must purchase their permits through the WDNR Automated License Issuance System.
Further details and requirements accompany the application form. For more information, call Permit Sales at 608-388-3337.

Indoor triathlon to be held at Fitness Center Feb. 22     [ back to top ]

An indoor triathlon will be held from noon-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 at the Fort McCoy Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122. The event will include a 10-minute swim, 20-minute run and 30-minute bike ride.  Participants must be at least 17 years old. For more information, call 608-388-3200.

Introduction to Safety class set for Feb. 23 at McCoy   [ back to top ]

An Introduction to Safety class is scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 at building 2113, classroom 132.
The class is designed primarily for first-line supervisors and additional-/collateral-duty safety personnel.

Course material will provide a basic knowledge of the Army Safety Program and common Occupational Safety and Health Administration general industry standards.

For more information about class registration, call the Installation Safety Office at 608-388-7712 or e-mail aubrey.l.posey@us.army.mil.

Army Emergency Relief scholarships available     [ 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.

Army Family Team Building training set for Feb. 24     [ back to top ]

An Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Personal Conflict Management Training workshop will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, 2111 South 8th Avenue, Fort McCoy.

Topics will include: Exploring Personality Traits, Personal Conflict Management, and Stress Management.
Register by Friday, Feb. 19, by calling ACS at 608-388-3505.

Thrift Savings Plan workshop set for Feb. 25    [ back to top ]
A Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) workshop will be held from 8-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, 2111 South 8th Ave.
The workshop will address a number of questions, including: “Are you concerned about having enough money to be able to retire one day?” “Are you worried about the performance of your TSP account?” “What can you invest your money in?” “What is an index fund and how is it different than a mutual fund?” “Do you understand Life Cycle Funds?” “Do you know how much money you can invest in the TSP or an IRA account?”

The ACS Financial Readiness Program is sponsoring the workshop. Supervisory approval must be obtained to use leave or adjust work schedules to attend this free training.
Register by Friday, Feb. 19 by calling ACS at 608-388-3505.
Black Economic Empowerment topic for Feb. 25 observance    [ back to top ]
 A Black History Month observance will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at McCoy’s, building 1571.

The program will begin at noon. The speakers — Bishop Godfrey A. Stubbs, Ivanka Hoskins and Lanier White — will talk about Black Economic Empowerment.

The history of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be addressed. The NAACP, founded Feb. 12, 1909, is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grass-roots-based civil rights organization. Its members and supporters are among the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization drives and monitoring equal opportunity in the private and public sectors.

For more information about the observance, call the Fort McCoy Equal Opportunity adviser at 608-388-3246.
Chess Tournament set for Feb. 25 at Community Activity Center    [ back to top ]
A chess tournament will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center, building 2000.
Authorized patrons are welcome to compete. Registration for the free event is requested by 4:45 p.m. Feb. 25.  For more information, call 608-388-3213.

 Poker tourneys set for Thursdays; Tuesday events also planned    [ back to top ]

Poker tournaments will be held on a recurring basis at the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center, building 2000.  Competition starts at 6 p.m. Thursdays, and also on a trial basis on Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23, and March 2. Authorized patrons are eligible to register for the free competition, which is different every night, by 5:45 p.m. on the tournament night.  For more information, call 608-388-3213.
Fort McCoy Army Ten-Miler Team tryouts April 9    [ back to top ]
Tryouts for the Fort McCoy Army Ten-Miler Team are at 8 a.m. Friday, April 9 at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The Army Ten-Miler tryout event is open to all runners. Fort McCoy will select the most competitive Army Reserve mixed team to represent the installation at Washington, D.C.

The Fort McCoy Army Reserve mixed team will consist of at least one member of each gender.  All team members must have Fort McCoy as their duty station.

Registration information will be released soon. For more information, call 608-388-2290.



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