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.
|Military Scholarships for Children applications due Feb. 17 [ back to top ]|
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
Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 17.
|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.
|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.
|Army Emergency Relief scholarships available [ back to top ]|
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).
|Army Family Team Building training set for Feb. 24 [ back to top ]|
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.
|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
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 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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