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News Notes

Daylight Savings Time to begin March 8  [ back to top ]

Daylight Savings Time will begin at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8.

Personnel in the Fort McCoy community are encouraged to turn their clocks ahead one hour the night before going to bed.

The date also is a good time to check batteries in smoke detectors, etc., and replace them, if necessary.

Newcomer's Orientation set for March 11   [ back to top ]

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

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


Central Issue Facility closed for inventory  [ back to top ]

The Central Issue Facility (CIF), building 2142 at Fort McCoy, will be closed March 30-April 3.

The purpose is to conduct a 100 percent semiannual inventory as mandated by Army Regulations.

All emergency requests will be approved by the CIF Property Book Officer Thomas Lovgren by calling 608-388-7612 or cell 608-630-5595.


Rear Detachment training set for March 30-31    [ back to top ]

Rear Detachment Command Training will be offered from 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31 at Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS), 2111 South 8th Ave.

Topics to be covered include TRICARE HEALTH CARE, Legal, Finance, ACS Overview, Military Family Life Consultant, Overview of Army Regulation 608-1, Battle Mind Training for Families, Family Readiness Group Leadership, Building a Resource Library, Managing Group Conflict, Operational Security, Supporting your Unit when a Casualty Occurs and Real-Life Scenarios.

To register, call ACS at 608-388-3505 by close of business Monday, March 23.


Spring turkey season applications available  [ back to top ]

Applications still are being accepted for the 2009 Fort McCoy Spring Turkey Season.

Interested personnel can download an application from the Fort McCoy Public Web site at 
http://www.mccoy.army.mil, e-mail their request to the Permit Sales Office at usarmy.mccoy.imcom-northeast.mail.dpw-permit-sales@mail.mil, or stop at the Permit Sales Office, building 2168.

The 2009 spring turkey season dates are April 15-17, April 20-24, April 27-May 1, May 4-8, May 11-15 and May 18-22. Permits only may be available for the last three dates.

Applications must be received by mail and include a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Customer Number and payment in the form of money orders made payable to the Treasurer of the United States. Further details and restrictions accompany the application form.

For more information, call Permit Sales at 608-388-3337.


Chapel offering Masses, Services during Lent   [ back to top ]

Personnel in the Fort McCoy community, who wish to attend Masses or Services during the Lent Season, are welcome to worship at regular 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services/Masses at Fort McCoy.

Catholic Masses are held at Chapel 10, building 1759, while Protestant Services are held at Chapel 1, building 2672.

For more information about Masses/Services in the Fort McCoy community or surrounding communities, call the Chapel Center at 608-388-3528.


Military One Source Web site can help with taxes   [ back to top ]

Military personnel (active-duty and reserve-component) and their family members in the Fort McCoy community can file their federal and state income taxes free on the Military One Source Web site.

The service includes free e-filing. The Military One Source Web site is accessible by going to http://www.militaryonesource.com.


WDVA seeks nominations for annual awards   [ back to top ]

MADISON, Wis. (Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs) — The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is seeking nominations for its WDVA 2008 Annual Veterans Awards, to be presented during a Veterans Stakeholders’ Conference March 31 in Madison, at the WDVA headquarters.

The awards are part of the department’s ongoing efforts to underscore its commitment to recognizing those who advocate for and serve Wisconsin veterans.

WDVA Veterans Awards recognize Wisconsin veterans and citizens who have provided exceptional service for Wisconsin’s veterans. 

The 2008 awards recipients will be selected from among all nominations received, in six categories: Veterans Advocate of the Year; "Mission: Welcome Home" Supporter of the Year; Iron Mike, a Government Officials’ Service to Veterans Award; County Veterans Service Officer of the Year; Veterans Service Officer of the Year; and, Veterans’ Volunteer of the Year Award.

Nominations for the awards must be submitted by March 16.

WDVA selects the recipients from nominations submitted by individuals (including family members of the nominee), veterans’ service and other organizations, county veterans service officers, and fellow veterans.

Nominations for the awards must be completed and submitted to WDVA by close of business March 16 using WDVA Form 0140. Access it on WDVA’s Forms Web page, at http://www.WisVets.com/forms/#WDVA0140.

Completed nominations should be submitted to: Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public Affairs, 30 W. Mifflin St., P.O. Box 7843, Madison, WI 53707-7843, or faxed to: 608-264-7616.

For more information about the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs see http://www.WisVets.com, or call WDVA toll-free at 1-800-WIS-VETS (1-800-947-8387).


Armed Forces Day Open House May 16  [ back to top ]

The annual Armed Forces Day Open House event at Fort McCoy will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 16 and help celebrate the installation’s "Century of Service to America."

Fort McCoy’s Commemorative Area, History Center and Equipment Park in the installation’s 800-900 blocks will serve as the hub of activity for this family oriented event, which is free and open to the public.

The Commemorative Area buildings depict Soldier life in the cantonment area during the 1940s. The History Center presents chronological displays/exhibits of the installation’s history, from the installation’s conception in June 1909.

The Equipment Park has an outdoor display of more than 50 pieces of historical and present-day military equipment, representing equipment that has been used throughout Fort McCoy’s 100-year history.

Scheduled open house activities include military equipment and demonstrations, camouflage face painting and personalized dog tags, an interactive marksmanship gallery, narrated installation bus tours and refreshments for sale, among others.

Entrance to the event will be from State Highway 21 through Gate 15 (Tomah Gate) and then following the signs. All adults entering Fort McCoy may be required to show photo identification.

For more information about the event, call the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office at 608-388-2407 or for a listing of activities visit the Fort McCoy public Web site at http://www.mccoy.army.mil.


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