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News Notes

Mobilization PT route opens for training season  [ back to top ]

      The two-mile mobilization physical training (PT) route on the west side of the Fort McCoy cantonment area opened for the season March 4 and is expected to remain open through Oct. 31.

      The PT route will be available from 5-7:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday.

      The two-mile PT route for mobilizing Soldiers starts at the corner of West A Street and West 12th Avenue and spans to Gate 127.

      That will include closing one of the farthest western roads in the cantonment area, West 13th Avenue, to vehicles.

      The PT route was created to have designated areas for Soldiers to run safely in the early morning hours, without having to worry about other distractions, such as vehicles.

      Fort McCoy police officers will control major cross-traffic intersections affected by the pedestrian-only street and divert vehicles onto West 12th Avenue.

      Signs also will be posted to warn drivers of the detour.

      Runners will use parking lots located on the four-mile round-trip route as half mile increment turnarounds.

      Questions can be directed to the Police Desk at (608) 388-2266 or (608) 388-2044.

Palm Sunday, Easter Services scheduled   [ back to top ]

      The Fort McCoy Religious Support Office (RSO) is offering an Easter Sunrise Service and Sunday Services/Masses to help members of the Fort McCoy community observe Palm Sunday and Easter.

      An Easter Sunrise Service will be at 6:30 a.m. March 23 at Parade Field No. 1. The inclement weather site is Chapel 1, building 2672.

      A continental breakfast will follow in the Chapel Center, building 2675.

      Regular Sunday Services/Masses will be held Palm Sunday, March 16, and Easter Sunday, as well.

      Protestant Services are held at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in Chapel 1, building 2672.

      Catholic Masses are held at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in Chapel 10, building 1759.

      For more information about RSO Services or worship in the local communities, call (608) 388-3528.


Publications office moving to building 2161  [ back to top ]

      The Publications and Forms Warehouse Office of the Directorate of Human Resources/Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort McCoy is moving from building 1868 to building 2161, South J Street, effective Monday, March 17.

      The Fort McCoy Weekly Bulletin is coordinated through this office. Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses will remain the same.

      For more information, call Tom Ewing at (608) 388-4141.


Rustic Inn reopens for business March 24    [ back to top ]

      The Rustic Inn, building 2000, is reopening at 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 24.

      The initial hours of operation will be Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., closed Saturdays and Sundays.

      For more information, call Specialty Food Express at (608) 269-5604, Ext. 303 before March 24, or effective March 24, call (608) 388-4968.


ChalleNGe Academy to host blood drive  [ back to top ]

      The ChalleNGe Academy will host a blood drive from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 28 at building 751, East 12th Ave.

      The blood drive is open to members of the Fort McCoy community.

      For more information, call (608) 388-7471.


Army Ten-Miler tryouts for McCoy team April 4    [ back to top ]

      Tryouts for the Fort McCoy Army Ten-Miler team will be held at 8 a.m. Friday, April 4 near the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

      The tryouts are open to all Soldiers who will be on active duty at the time of the Army Ten-Miler competition Sunday, Oct. 5, in Washington, D.C. This includes reserve-component Soldiers mobilizing or training. Soldiers clearance to compete must be approved by their chain of command.

      All authorized Soldiers seeking to be on the team must participate in the April 4 tryout. The route will be approximately twice around the five-mile running trail, with route modifications possible.

      The installation will pick the most-competitive team. Last year's four-member team won the Army Reserve Women's Category competition at the 2007 Army Ten-Miler competition at the Pentagon.

      More information about the route or registration for the run can be found by calling (608) 388-2290 or visiting the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.


Armed Forces Day Open House set for May 17   [ back to top ]

      The annual Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 17. The family oriented event is open to the public and includes free parking and free admission to the event grounds.

      The event will be held in the installation's Commemorative Area in the 800-900 block. The Commemorative Area includes the Equipment Park and History Center.

      Among the activities scheduled are military equipment and demonstrations, camouflage face painting, an Interactive Marksmanship Gallery, personalized dog tags, and narrated installation bus tours.

      Guests also can tour buildings, which have been maintained in World War II furnishings and include administrative, barracks and dining facilities.

      The Equipment Park contains exhibits representative of military vehicles and equipment used throughout the installation's history. The History Center presents exhibits in a chronological display that spans the post's 99-year history, from its inception in 1909 through the present day in 2008.

      Refreshments will be available for purchase on the grounds.

      People should enter the installation through Gate 15 (the Tomah gate) from State Highway 21 and follow the signs. Adults should be prepared to show a photo identification.

      For more information, call the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office at (608) 388-2407 or visit the installation's public Web site at http://www.mccoy.army.mil.


CID seeks help with reported burglary   [ back to top ]

      The Fort McCoy Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Office, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, is currently conducting an investigation pertaining to the offenses of Burglary and Larceny of U.S. government property.                       

      Between Feb. 29 and March 1, person(s) unknown burglarized the Milwaukee Logan U.S. Army Reserve Center 4828 West Silver Spring Drive, Building 309, 84th Training Command (Leader Readiness),  and stole government property. 

      Stolen items included components of a portable military identification (ID) making kit, consisting of the following items: 1400 various type and colored military identification cards; one Kodak two mega-pixel camera, Model DC265; one Ameri-Laminator laminating machine, Model 500;one Panasonic "Toughbook" laptop computer, Model CP27; three thumb drives; 1 Hewlett Packard (HP) laptop computer with docking station, Model NC6400, SN MXL6450LL3; and 1 HP laptop computer, Model NC8800, SN SCNU4130N05.

      A $2,000 reward is being offered. The payout of cash rewards to military and federal employees for information leading to a conviction is contingent upon their exceptional actions regarding the information provided. Reward payment will be made in accordance with Army Regulation 195-4, and the reward will end March 7, 2009.

      Any information provided to the Fort McCoy CID Office may be kept strictly confidential.

      If you have information concerning this crime, please contact the Fort McCoy CID Office at (608) 388-5296/3345.

(Submitted by Criminal Investigation Command.)


Applications available for fall quota hunts  [ back to top ]

      Applications for  the fall hunting (quota) season at Fort McCoy are available.

      Included are  the  gun-deer, fall turkey, muzzle loader (deer) and cantonment archery season (deer).

      Applications may be picked up at the Permit Sales Office building 2168, or can be printed off the Web site at 
http://www.mccoy.army.mil (recreation opportunities>fishing and hunting>applications).

      Monday, March 31 is the first day applications can be postmarked.

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


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