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April 13, 2012

News Notes

 
    

Westside Express open for the season

Shirley Bonack, Westside Express annex supervisor, stocks the shelves of the facility, building 2662. The Express hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The West Side Express stocks snack items, hot and cold foods, beverages, health and beauty products. Everyone can purchase consumable food products; otherwise for authorized personnel only. For information, call 608-269-5585.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)

 

PHOTO: The Westside Express annex supervisor, stocks the shelves of the facility, building 2662. Photo by Rob Schuette
  
Sale of NAF surplus itemsset for April 18  [ back to top ]
A cash-and-carry sale of surplus nonappropriated fund (NAF) items will be held Wednesday, April 18 at building 1879 at Fort McCoy.

The NAF sale opens at 8 a.m. to military personnel and military retirees with a valid ID, and at 9 a.m. to the general public. The sale ends at 3 p.m.

Sale items include furniture, small appliances, mattresses and box springs, TVs, pictures, and much more.

Items are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, must be paid for by cash or check and must be picked up at the time of purchase.

For more information, call 608-388-4397.

 

Hunter Safety Education course offered at Fort McCoy April-May  [ back to top ]

A Hunter Safety Education course will be offered Thursdays from April 19-May 3 at Fort McCoy. The course is open to the public and will be held at the Fort McCoy Public Safety Center, building 1681, from 5:30-8 p.m.

The course will offer general hunter safety information and provide participants with a safety education certificate. People born on or after Jan. 1, 1973 must have the certificate to purchase a Wisconsin hunting license. The course fee is $10. Enrollment is limited.

For more information or to register, call Joe Valeska at 608-366-1008.

 

Central Issue Facility closed April 19-23 for inventory [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Central Issue Facility (CIF), building 2142, will be closed April 19-23 for a 100 percent annual inventory as mandated by Army regulation.

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

 

Days of Remembrance observance set for April 26 at McCoy’s  [ back to top ]
A Holocaust Days of Remembrance observance will be held Thursday, April 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at McCoy’s, building 1571. The program begins at noon.

The guest speaker is Rabbi Joshua Ben-Gideon from the Beth Israel Center in Madison.

The event is hosted by the Fort McCoy Equal Opportunity Office.

For more information about this event, call 608-388-3246.

 

Internet Safety class April 26 at South Post Community Center  [ back to top ]
Internet Safety 101: Helping Kids Surf Safely class will be offered Thursday, April 26 from 6-7 p.m. at the South Post Community Center.

Class participants will learn online safety tips, how to communicate rules that will help secure personal information, and how to make sure children surf the Web safely.

Topics will include cybercrime awareness, prevention & safety for children online; social media and how it is changing everything; what to do and say when children emphatically state, “But everybody is on Facebook;” effective parental controls and software choices; and newest trends and what to expect in the future.

The workshop is open to the entire Fort McCoy community. Registration is required by Friday, April 20. Call 608-388-3505.

 

Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony set for April 27 near the Main Gate [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Arbor Day ceremony will be held Friday, April 27 at 9 a.m. Youth from the Child Development Center will plant trees and Fort McCoy’s 23rd National Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA Award will be presented.

Red pine trees will be planted west of the Main Gate to replace oak trees in the area suffering from oak wilt.

Members of the Fort McCoy community are welcome to attend the event and to assist with the tree planting. The area can be reached by the gravel road that runs south from South 8th Ave west of the railroad crossing.

For more information, call 608-388-2102.

 

Effective Discipline workshop April 30 on South Post  [ back to top ]
An Effective Discipline for School Age Children (ages 6-9) workshop will be offered Monday, April 30 from 6-7 p.m. at the South Post Community Center.

The workshop is being presented by the Military Family Life Consultant program.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-8956. The registration deadline is April 26.

 

Open Mic Nights to be held May-September at CAC  [ back to top ]

Open Mic Nights will be held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. from May through September at the Community Activity Center (CAC), building 2000.

Open Mic Nights are a chance for songwriters to share a song, read poetry, or perform comedy.

The events are open to eligible CAC patrons and their guests.

An acoustic, electric and bass guitar, and drums will be available. Additional musical instruments will not be provided.

Each participant is limited to 10 minutes. Performances may not include profanity or obscene gestures.

For more information, call 608-388-3012. 

 

My Army Benefits training set for May 7 at ACS [ back to top ]

My Army Benefits training is scheduled for Monday, May 7 at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111.

The training will provide information on how to access state and federal benefits, retirement pay, deployment pay, survivor benefits pay, disability entitlements, and death gratuity entitlements.

For more information or to register, call ACS at 608-388-3505. Registration is required my Thursday, May 3.

 

Annual Wellness Fair set for May 9 at fitness center  [ back to top ]
The annual Fort McCoy Wellness Fair is Wednesday, May 9 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

Event highlights include a 5-K run and two-mile walk, a blood drive and informational booths by area businesses.

For more information or to register for the run or walk events, call 608-388-2290.

 

Military volunteers needed for Speakers Bureau  [ back to top ]
The Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office (PAO) is looking for Soldiers interested in supporting requests for speakers at events such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day programs.

The PAO receives many such requests from community organizations and area schools. These speaking engagements help to tell the Army story and foster goodwill within the communities.

Due to a number of installation Soldiers recently retiring or changing duty stations, the number of personnel available to support these requests has declined.

Soldiers of all ranks are welcome to register for the program. Registration provides the PAO with a list of speakers who can be contacted to determine their availability for a request.

No commitment will be made without prior approval from a Soldier.

Speeches issued by the Department of Army are available to speakers for holidays such as Memorial Day.
Participation in the Speakers Bureau is voluntary.

Speaking requests cannot interfere with workload/mission commitment, and supervisory approval is required for events occurring during duty hours.

For more information or to register, contact the PAO at 608-388-2407 or by e-mail at usarmy.mccoy.mccoy.imcom-northeast.list.pao-admin@mail.mil.

 

Recreational checkout items now include tables, chairs  [ back to top ]
The Fort McCoy Outdoor Recreational Checkout center at Pine View Campground now has tables and chairs available for rent.
Rates are for three-day rentals.

Types of chairs available include metal folding, stackable padded and stackable non-padded. Rental is $1 each.

Lengths of tables available include five-foot for $5 each, 6-foot for $6 each and eight-foot for $8 each.

Rental rates for longer periods of time are available by calling 608-388-3517.

For more information, or to view a listing of addition rental items visit www.mccoymwr.com.

Prices are subject to change.

   

 

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