February 24, 2012
Photo by Rob Schuette)
Customers sample chili during an Ain’t Your Mama’s Chili Cook-off event at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area Chalet. Nicole Halverson took first place and Chuck Stevens received second place in the Feb. 11 event.
(Photo by Fort McCoy
Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation)
(Photo by Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation)
|Chesser farewell Feb. 27;change of command Feb. 29 [ back to top ]|
|Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser will
host his last commander’s call Monday, Feb. 27 from 3-5:30 p.m. at McCoy’s,
All members of the Fort McCoy community are welcome to stop by and wish him farewell.
The garrison change-of-command ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.
The command will pass from Chesser to Col. Steven W. Nott.
Nott currently is assigned as the military executive for the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
|Fitness center hours adjusted Feb. 27-29 [ back to top ]|
The Rumpel Fitness
Center, building 1122, will have adjusted hours Feb. 27 through Feb. 29
for the garrison change-of-command ceremony.
|Whitetail Customer Appreciation March 3, weather permitting [ back to top ]|
|Whitetail Ridge Ski Area Customer Appreciation
day will be Saturday, March 3 from noon-4 p.m., weather permitting.
Door-prize participants will have a chance to win a 2013 season ski pass. Food bingo will be held from 2-3 p.m. The event is open to the public.
For more information, call 608-388-3517/4948.
|TSP workshops offered in March at Army Community Service [ back to top ]|
|Two Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) workshops will be
offered in March at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111. The
workshops are open to the entire Fort McCoy community.
The TSP Getting Started workshop is Tuesday, March 6 from 1-4 p.m. The workshop is designed for beginning investors who are interested in learning how to open a TSP account, make TSP investment choices, and develop an investment strategy based upon financial goals and needs.
The TSP Retirement workshop is Thursday, March 8 from 8-11:30 a.m. This workshop is targeted for TSP investors who are planning on retiring within the next 15 years. The focus of the workshop is TSP investment choices and their compositions.
The workshop also examines withdrawal and annuity options for participants, including the transferring of money in and out of the TSP program with other qualified retirement accounts.
Registration for the workshops is required by March 2.
For more information or to register, call 608-388-3505.
|Health Benefits Service Day March 7 at building 2187 [ back to top ]|
A Health Benefits
Service Day will be hosted by the Fort McCoy Civilian Personnel Advisory
Center, Wednesday, March 7 from 9:30 a.m.-noon in the first-floor
conference room of building 2187.
|AFTB offering workshops at Army Community Service Center [ back to top ]|
|Army Family Team Building (AFTB) is offering
several workshops Wednesdays in March. The workshops are held at the Army
Community Service Center, building 2111. The workshops are open to the
entire Fort McCoy community.
Leader Assisted Problem Solving Skills is March 7 from 8-9:30 a.m. The class provides leaders with information to guide individuals and groups through the problem-solving process. Registration is required by Friday, March 2.
Relationship Enhancement Skills is March 21 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Topics include enhancing personal relationships, exploring personality traits, communication, and personal conflict management. Registration is required by Friday, March 16.
Meeting Management will be offered March 28 from 8-9:30 a.m. This class outlines the reasons for meetings and how to effectively conduct them. It also explores implementing the phases of meeting management to organize productive meetings. Registration is required by Friday, March 23.
For more information or to register for any of the workshops, call 608-388-3505.
|DFAS Travel Administrator offering DTS classes in March [ back to top ]|
|Defense Travel System (DTS) classes will be
offered by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Lead Defense Travel
Administrator at Fort McCoy in March at building 50, Distance Learning
The class schedule is:
March 7 — DTS Approval Process and Travel Policy, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. This one-day class explains the sources of Department of Defense (DoD) Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel Policy and details the common rules to assist in the Review/Approval process. This class is highly recommended for all DTS Reviewing and Approving Officials.
March 21-22 — DTS TDY Documents, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. This two-day class explains how to create authorizations and vouchers. Participants will create several types of authorizations and vouchers using the DTS input screens. Class topics are: Introduction to DTS, DTS Log In, DTS Users, Navigating DTS, Authorizations, and Vouchers. This class provides hands-on experience by creating authorizations and vouchers in class.
Classes are open to military and DoD civilian personnel. Register no later than three work days prior to the class start date. Class sizes are limited.
To register, e-mail name, unit, phone number, and class choice to email@example.com. For more information, call 608-388-6299.
|Time change to occur March 11 in Wisconsin [ back to top ]|
Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m.
|Rear Detachment Commander, FRG training March 12-13 [ back to top ]|
|Rear Detachment and Family Readiness Group (FRG)
training will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12 and 13 at the Army
Community Service Center, building 2111.
Topics covered will include the roles and responsibilities of the positions.
Registration is requested no later than March 9.
For more information, call 608-388-3505.
|Financial Peace accepting registration for March 22 course [ back to top ]|
Financial Peace Military Edition, which begins March 22, is accepting
registrations through Friday, March 16. The 13-week course, produced by
financial expert Dave Ramsey, will be held Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-1
p.m. at the Fort McCoy Chapel Center, building 2675.
|Armed Forces Day Open House set for May 19 at Fort McCoy [ back to top ]|
The annual Armed Forces Day Open House is set for Saturday, May 19 from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort McCoy. The event is free and open to the
|86th Training Division TPU vacancies available [ back to top ]|
|The 86th Training Division has Troop Program
Unit vacancies for qualified officers, warrant officers and enlisted
Needed military occupational specialties/branches include chemical, engineer, military police, medical, and logistics.
The 86th Training Division is headquartered at Fort McCoy, with subordinate units in Milwaukee.
The unit’s mission is to conduct joint Warrior and Combat Support Training Exercise rotations designed to prepare select units for deployment.
For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Sheila Burke at 608-388-7292 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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