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News Notes

Concert ticket sales kickoff

Christy Stelzner (second from right) and Mark Siple (right) of the Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sell tickets at an Army Concert Tour kickoff event March 18 at McCoy’s. The Aug. 5 concert will feature Mötley Crüe, Poison and special guest New York Dolls. Tickets now are on sale for $45 and, if available, $50 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at Ace Hardware, La Crosse; Market Bar, Sparta; MB Audio, Tomah; McCoy’s, building 1571; Pine View Campground, building 8053; and the Community Activity Center, building 2000. Tickets also can be purchased online or by phone. For more information, visit the Fort McCoy MWR website at www.mccoymwr.com or call the Concert Hotline at 877-864-4969. Volunteers also are being sought to work in a number of supporting roles for the Aug. 5 event. For more information, call Karla Rynes, volunteer coordinator, at 608-388-4226.

Photo by Rob Schuette

PHOTO: Christy Stelzner (second from right) and Mark Siple (right) sell tickets at an Army Concert Tour kickoff event. Photo by Rob Schuette


RTS-Medical welcomes new site director  [ back to top ]
A new site director has assumed duties at Regional Training Site (RTS)-Medical.

Lt. Col. Bradley T. Richardson, a Medical Service Corps officer, formerly served in the Great Plains Regional Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Richardson also served overseas as the Central Command Division Liaison officer in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009-2010.
To reach Richardson, call RTS-Medical, building 10000, at 608-388-2544.


Water distribution connection inspections March 28-April 8  [ back to top ]

Personnel from Environmental Health Engineering Division Public Health Command Region-North will be at Fort McCoy from Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 8 to conduct a water distribution cross-connection survey.

Installation organizations are being contacted to schedule a site inspection. Cooperation and courtesy from all organizations is appreciated as the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works (DPW) schedules the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-mandated inspections. If any Fort McCoy connections require backflow protection, DPW will make arrangements for repair in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Plumbing Code.

The Fort McCoy on-post point of contact (POC) for this action is Michael L. Miller, who can be reached at 608-388-6546.


Sportsman’s Range to begin new hours April 1  [ back to top ]

Fort McCoy’s Sportsman’s Range will resume regular hours Friday, April 1.

Hours from April-September are Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays, 3-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sundays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

The facility includes a Rifle Range (50, 100 and 200 meters), Pistol Range (50 meters) and Combination Trap and Skeet Shotgun Range. A 3-D and Elevated Archery Shooting Range will open soon.

The facility is open to military personnel and members of the Fort McCoy community, and their Family members and guests.

Annual memberships are $50 for military personnel, $60 for other authorized patrons and $25 for each additional Family member. Memberships include unlimited use of the facility. Separate per-round charges will apply for trap and skeet shooting.

Annual Memberships can be purchased at Pine View Campground, building 8053. Personnel purchasing memberships must have their photo taken for their membership card and should allow sufficient processing time before using the facility.

Daily fees will be $4 for military or $5 for other authorized users, which includes rifle, pistol or archery.
Fees for skeet or trap shooting are $3.50 additional per round.

Group reservations can be made for times outside of normal operating hours. For more information, call 800-531-4703 or 608-388-3517. 


Red Cross blood drives set for March 31, April 8 at McCoy  [ back to top ]
American Red Cross blood drives will be held Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 8 at Fort McCoy.

The March 31 drive will be from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Fort McCoy Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122. The April 8 drive will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at building 751, the ChalleNGe Academy.

For an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit the website www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood.


CIF to close April 4-8 for 100 percent inventory [ back to top ]
The Fort McCoy Central Issue Facility (CIF), building 2142, will be closed April 4-8 for a 100 percent annual inventory as mandated by Army regulations.

All emergency requests for CIF support will be approved by CIF Property Book Officer, Thomas Lovgren by calling 608-388-5275 or cell 608-630-5595.


Tickets for April 9 MMA cage fight on sale  [ back to top ]

Tickets for “Rumble at the Rumpel,” a mixed martial arts event, are available for $25 for floor seats and $40 for ringside seats. The event is Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122. Doors open at 5 p.m. The public is welcome.

Tickets can be purchased at the Community Activity Center, building 2000; Rumpel Fitness Center; and Pine View Campground, building 8053.

A Rumble Pre-Party will be held Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at McCoy’s, building 1571. The free event will include fighter weigh-ins, meetings and greetings and entertainment.

For more information about the event, call 608-388-7400 locally or toll-free 1-877-864-4969.


Anger management presentation set for April 5 at building 60  [ back to top ]
An anger management presentation will be held Tuesday, April 5 from noon-12:45 p.m. at the 88th Regional Support Command auditorium, building 60.

The presentation will explore the motivation to choose anger over healthier responses, techniques for managing anger and the proper way to calm an angry person.

Registration is not required.

For more information, call Army Community Service Military Family Life Consultants at 608-469-1432. 


Army Family Team Building to host workshops April 5, 19  [ back to top ]

Army Family Team Building will offer two April workshops at Army Community Service, building 2111.

Professional Development Skills will be held Tuesday, April 5 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Topics include introduction to leadership, meeting management, managing group conflict and leadership-assisted problem solving. Registration must be completed by Friday, April 1.

Personal Development Skills will be held Tuesday, April 19 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Topics include time, stress and personal-conflict management, and communication skills. Registration must be completed by Friday, April 15.

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


Army Ten-Miler tryout set for April 8 at Fitness Center  [ back to top ]

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

The tryouts are open to Soldiers who are on Army Reserve status with Fort McCoy as their duty station.

The tryouts are open to all runners. Fort McCoy will select the most- competitive Army Reserve mixed team.
The mixed team will consist of at least one member of each gender.

Those chosen for the team must be able to train at least two to three times per week, attend the race in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Oct. 9 and have commander’s approval.

Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Fitness Center. For more information, call 608-388-2290. 


Installation to participate in statewide tornado drill April 14  [ back to top ]
Fort McCoy will participate in a statewide tornado drill from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 14.

The drill is part of Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin, which is observed April 11-15.

Fort McCoy’s emergency warning sirens are scheduled to be activated at about 1:30 p.m. April 14. If personnel outside a building have problems hearing the sirens, they should send an e-mail to fmc.emergency.manage@conus.army.mil to report the situation.

Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week is a good time for installation personnel to review what actions to take in the event of a tornado or severe weather.

For more information in the Fort McCoy community, call Quentin Graham at 608-388-2763.


Month of Military Child activities planned for April at McCoy  [ back to top ]
April is the Month of the Military Child as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month. In recognition of these observances, Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services is offering events and activities.

A Spotlight on Military Families display can be viewed throughout the month at the Child Development Center (CDC), building 1796, and the School Age Center, building 1751.

Activities include weekly art shows in the CDC lobby, parent workshops, a Family photo opportunity, dance demonstrations, Family Fun Night and much more.

Everyone in the Fort McCoy community is welcome to view the art displays and take part in the parent-education classes.
Anyone with a special talent to share with children also is invited to contact CYS Services.

For more information, call CYS Services at 608-388-8956.


Early catch-and-release trout season under way at McCoy  [ back to top ]
The 2011 early catch-and-release trout season is under way at Fort McCoy through Sunday, May 1.

Anglers can fish using their 2010-2011 fishing license and Fort McCoy permit until March 31.

The 2011-2012 season begins April 1. Licenses and permits are available at any facility that has an Automatic License Issuance System.

At Fort McCoy, these are located at Pine View Campground, building 8053, and the Exchange (for military personnel only), building 1538.

For more information about fishing or fishing regulations at Fort McCoy contact the Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337. Regulation information also is available online at www.mccoy.army.mil under Recreation Opportunities.


Armed Forces Day Open House event at Fort McCoy May 21  [ back to top ]
Fort McCoy will host its annual Armed Forces Day Open House Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Family friendly event is free and open to the public.

Camouflage face painting, installation bus tours, personalized ID tags and military equipment displays are a few of the activities available.

The installation’s History Center and World War II Commemorative Buildings will be open throughout the day as well. New this year the “One Soul: When Humanity Fails” traveling Holocaust educational exhibit.

Visitors must enter the installation through Gate 15 off of Highway 21 between Sparta and Tomah, Wis. Adults must be prepared to present photo ID.

For more information, call 608-388-2407 or send e-mail to usarmy.mccoy.imcom-northeast.list.pao-admin@mail.mil.




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