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March 08, 2013

News Notes

Spring turkey hunt

David Beckmann (right), Fort McCoy wildlife biologist, and Julie Steinhoff of the Permit Sales Office review the submitted spring turkey hunt applications. A limited number of turkey permits still are available for the May hunts. Hunters must submit applications to the Permit Sales Office and purchase permits from an Automated License Issuance System. Applications and information about the hunt are available at the website http://www.mccoy.army.mil/Visitors/FishHunt/apps

Photo by Rob Schuette


PHOTO: David Beckmann (right), Fort McCoy wildlife biologist, and Julie Steinhoff of the Permit Sales Office review the submitted spring turkey hunt applications. Photo by Rob Schuette
2013 Fort McCoy Executive Summary available online  [ back to top ]
The 2013 Fort McCoy Executive Summary now is available online.

The Executive Summary provides information about Fort McCoy, including training statistics, economic data and installation and work force demographics.

The document also explains the installation’s mission statement, strategic objectives and military value.

To view the 2013 Fort McCoy Executive Summary, go to the website http://www.mccoy.army.mil/AboutUs/Data/ExecutiveSummary.pdf.


Whitetail Ridge offering lift, season pass specials  [ back to top ]

Fort McCoy’s Whitetail Ridge Ski Area will offer several specials in March.

A buy-one-get-one-free special will be offered March 9 and 10, weather permitting. Patrons who purchase a snowtubing pass or lift ticket will get one free. Tickets must be used the same day of purchase.

Current Whitetail Ridge season-pass holders who purchase 2013/2014 season passes will receive a $25 discount. Those without current season-passes will receive free lift passes for the remainder of the 2012/2013 season with the purchase of a 2013/2014 season pass. The special offers will be available until the end of the current season, around mid-March, weather permitting.

For more information, call 608-388-3517. 


Army Sports accepting applications for Soldier-athletes  [ back to top ]

The All Army Sports program is accepting applications for selected sports.

Applications for men’s soccer (April 1 application deadline), men’s and women’s Taekwondo (April 30), and men’s and women’s triathlon (March 31) are available at the website https://apps.imcom.army.mil/apptracmain.

Active-duty, Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers are eligible to apply for the All Army Sports program. Applications are reviewed by the All Army Sports staff at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs (IMCOM G9), and the Army coach of each designated sport. Reviewing officials consider the background of applicants, to include recent past performances, athletic awards, and other standards.

For more information about the All Army Sports Program visit the website www.allarmysports.armymwr.com


Spring forward for Daylight Savings March 10   [ back to top ]
Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m.

Clocks should be set ahead one hour the night before. Time changes also are an ideal time to check home safety equipment and change batteries in smoke alarms/fire detectors, etc.


Supervisor Academy offers Leadership Style training in March  [ back to top ]
A new Supervisor Academy will be offered at Fort McCoy by Army Community Service (ACS) and the Directorate of Human Resources. The academy gives new and experienced supervisors the opportunity to attend 60- to 90-minute training sessions once a month.

Supervisors can learn new skills, improve skills they have and develop their own supervisor’s tool box. The academy training will also present attendees with peer support and feedback.

The first training session to be offered is “Leadership Style,” March 14 at 8 a.m. or March 19 at 3 p.m. at the ACS Center, building 2111. Participants will recognize their own leadership styles using a questionnaire covering all of the skills of a leader, interpret the results, and consider ways to develop their skills. To register, call 608-388-3505 by March 11.


March Madness challenge offered to Fitness Center users  [ back to top ]

A March Madness online bracket challenge is open to all eligible Rumpel Fitness Center users.

Register between March 16-21 at the website http://fmmwr.mayhem.cbssports.com.

When the challenge begins, use the password “fortmccoy” to participate.

The first-place winner will receive a Wisconsin Badger jersey and a Buffalo Wild Wings gift card. No federal endorsement implied.


Final sale of lodging items set for March 19  [ back to top ]
The final Nonappropriated Fund cash-and-carry sale of Army Lodging items will be held Tuesday, March 19 at building 643 at Fort McCoy.

The sale opens at 8 a.m. to Common Access Card holders, military personnel and military retirees with a valid ID, and at 9 a.m. to the general public. The sale will end at 2 p.m.

Items for sale include: refrigerators, microwaves, washers, dryers, cross-country skis, linens/towels, room safes, room safes, power tools and more. Items are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Item quantities are limited.

Items must be paid for by cash or check and picked up at time of purchase.

Call 608-388-4397/2232 with questions.


Easter Eggstravaganza set for March 23  [ back to top ]

Fort McCoy’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza event is Saturday, March 23.

Activities begin at 9 a.m. The event is open to Fort McCoy employees and their Families.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be served from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Exchange, building 1538.

Photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting and Easter picture coloring and crafts will be offered from 9:30-11:15 a.m. at the Exchange.

The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11:30 a.m. at Constitution Park.

The inclement-weather location for the hunt will be the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

For more information, call 608-388-3213.

The event is sponsored by the Ho-Chunk Nation, Pizza Hut, Culver’s, Deer Creek Dental Clinic, Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group, Frito Lay, SatoTravel, McDonald’s and Fransiscan Skemp/Mayo Health System. No federal endorsement is implied.


Three-gun shoot set for March 23 at Sportsman’s Range  [ back to top ]

A three-gun shoot competition will be held Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at Fort McCoy’s Sportsman’s Range.

Official rules will be available at a later date.

The entry fee is $20. Register at the Sportsman’s Range or at Pine View Campground, building 8053.

Prizes will be awarded to the top finisher in each of the four divisions. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 608-388-3200.


Family Advocacy Program Brief set for March 27  [ back to top ]
A Family Advocacy Program Brief will be held Wednesday, March 27 from 9-11 a.m. at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

Army Regulation 608-18 mandates that all commanders and command senior noncommissioned officer advisers receive the brief within 90 days of assuming command and annually thereafter. Registration is required by Wednesday, March 20.

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


Women’s History Month event set for March 28 at McCoy’s  [ back to top ]
A Women’s History Month observance will be held Thursday, March 28 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at McCoy’s, building 1571.

The guest speaker, Dianne Young, will begin her presentation at noon. Young served 20 years in the Marine Corps and is the District Governor at Toastmasters International-District 35.

For more information about the event, call the Equal Opportunity Adviser at 608-388-3246.



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