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April 22, 2011 

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PHOTO: Diveheart instructors Jim Elliott and Lisa DePasquale of Downers Grove, Ill., demonstrate through simulation how to guide a blind person during a diving class for people with disabilities. Photo by Rob Schuette PHOTO: Members of the Diveheart class refine their techniques at Fort McCoy’s Rumpel Fitness Center pool. Photo by Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Dive training
Diveheart instructors Jim Elliott and Lisa DePasquale (left) of Downers Grove, Ill., demonstrate through simulation how to guide a blind person during a diving class for people with disabilities. Members of the Diveheart class (right) refine their techniques at Fort McCoy’s Rumpel Fitness Center pool. (Left photo by Rob Schuette, right photo by Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation)
 

Arbor Day event to be held April 29 at Fort McCoy  [ back to top ]

An Arbor Day ceremony will be held at Fort McCoy Friday, April 29 from 9-10 a.m. Everyone in the Fort McCoy community is welcome to attend.

Youth from the Child Development Center, together with members of the Directorate of Public Works Natural Resources Forestry Section and Fort McCoy Command Group, will plant white pines. The location is west of the fire department parking lot near building 1680.

For more information, call 608-388-2102. 

 

Sponsorship training set for May 3 [ back to top ]

Sponsorship training will be held Tuesday, May 3 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111.

Sponsorship is a commander’s program that assists Soldiers, civilian employees and Families during the reassignment process, assists Families who are geographically separated from their sponsor for duty requirements, and improves unit or organizational cohesion and readiness.

Training topics include regulations and forms, program entitlements, types of sponsorship, sponsor responsibilities, commander responsibilities and e-sponsorship.

For more information or to register, call ACS at 608-388-3505.
Register no later than one week prior to the training.

Units may schedule unit sponsorship training by completing a training request form six weeks in advance. Forms are available at http://mccoymwr.com/soldier-family-programs/army-community-service.html under the ACS Links section.

The training will be offered again Tuesday, Aug. 9. 

 

Spring Clean-Up Day for McCoy set for May 4  [ back to top ]
The Fort McCoy Spring Clean Up Day is Wednesday, May 4.

This day is designated for garrison and tenant organizations to clean the interior and the exterior of their facilities and to beautify their areas.

 

Spouse Appreciation events May 5-6  [ back to top ]
Military personnel or their spouses can register at building 2000 Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 to win prizes for Spouse Appreciation Day.

Prizes include two Army Concert Tour tickets. One entry is allowed per Family.

McCoy’s, building 1571, also offers military personnel or their spouse a buy- one-get-one-free Primo’s Buffet May 6 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. only.

 

Building Character Strengths workshop May 10  [ back to top ]
A Building Character Strengths workshop will be held Tuesday, May 10 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

The workshop will help attendees identify strengths in themselves and others, and identify the shadow side of signature strengths to improve teamwork and overcome challenges.

To register, call 608-388-3505 by Monday, May 2.

 

Wellness Fair activities May 11 at Rumpel Fitness Center  [ back to top ]
The annual Fort McCoy Wellness Fair is Wednesday, May 11 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122. The theme is “Forever Fit.”

Highlights of the event include a Red Cross blood drive, a 5K run and 2-mile walk, basketball competitions, a martial-arts demonstration, door prizes, food for purchase and informational booths by area business.

For more information, call 608-388-2290.

The event is sponsored in part by Gundersen Lutheran, USAA, and Allied American University. No federal endorsement is implied.

 

Garrison/88th softball game set for May 12 at McCoy  [ back to top ]

A softball game between Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison and the 88th Regional Support Command will be played at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at Constitution Park.

Everyone in the Fort McCoy community is welcome to attend.

 

FRG and Resource Refresher training set for May 16  [ back to top ]
Family Readiness Group (FRG) & Resource Refresher training will be held Monday, May 16 from 8-10 a.m. at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

The training will cover updates, policies, and operations related to running and maintaining a successful FRG and instruction on how to find cost-effective resources online.

Register by Thursday, May 12 by calling 608-388-3505.

 

Crisis, Coping, Grieving & Change workshop set May 17  [ back to top ]

A Crisis, Coping, Grieving and Change workshop will be offered Tuesday, May 17 from 8 a.m. – noon at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

Topics include crisis, coping and grieving; acknowledging change; and stress management.

Register by Friday, May 13 by calling 608-388-3505. 

 

Armed Forces Day Open House set for 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. rain or shine.
The event is free and open to the public.

The Commemorative Area, with its park–like setting, will serve as the backdrop for all activities. The History Center, World War II Commemorative Area buildings, Equipment Park and Veterans Memorial Plaza will be open throughout the day. Items on display at the History Center include artifacts and photographs depicting the installation’s history from 1909 to present day.

An information area will be located at the main entrance to building 905, which also will have numerous informational exhibits and displays. Installation bus tours will depart regularly from the east side of the building from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Activities include personalized dog tags, camouflage face-painting, an interactive marksmanship gallery, the Smoke House, McGruff the Crime Dog, an obstacle course for children and the traveling educational exhibit “One Soul: When Humanity Fails.”
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Open House visitors must use Gate 15 (Tomah Gate) to access the Open House grounds from off post. The gates are manned by security personnel, and adult visitors must be prepared to show photo identification upon entering.

For more information, call the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office at 608-388-2407.

 

Commissary case lot sale to be held May 21-22  [ back to top ] 

A case lot sale will be held Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Fort McCoy Commissary, building 1537.

Sale items may include canned vegetables, canned fruit, fresh beef, fresh chicken, ketchup, pickles, snacks, cereals, juice, water, pet food, laundry detergent, shampoo, diapers, toilet paper and paper towels.

A more-detailed list will be available approximately two weeks prior to the sale date. All items are subject to change due to availability.

A case lot sale also will be held Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Army Reserve Center in Green Bay, Wis.

For more information, call the Fort McCoy Commissary at 608-388-3542 or visit the website www.commissaries.com.

 

Resumix Builder workshop set for May 24 at Fort McCoy  [ back to top ] 
A Resumix Builder workshop will be held Tuesday, May 24 from 1-3 p.m. at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111.

This training is open to the entire Fort McCoy community with priority placement given to military spouses.
To register, call ACS by Friday, May 20 at 608-388-3505. 

 

Resilience and the Good Stuff’ class May 25-26  [ back to top ] 
A “Resilience and the Good Stuff” workshop will be held May 25-26 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. both days at Army Community Service (ACS), building 2111.

The two-day workshop will cover how to counter negativity bias, create positive emotion, and notice and analyze what is good.

Participants will learn how to enhance effectiveness and well-being by building mental toughness. Resilience and the competencies that contribute to it — self-awareness, self-regulation, optimism, mental agility, strengths of character, and connection — also will be covered. Military spouses will have priority placement. Family Focus Program participants may receive Family Focus Franks.
To register, call ACS by May 20 at 608-388-3505.

   

 

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