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News Notes

Year of the NCO event set for May 8 at McCoy  [ back to top ]

Fort McCoy will host a special Year of The NCO Event from noon-1 p.m. Friday, May 8 in the auditorium of building 60, the 88th Regional Support Command facility.

This event will recognize the leadership, professionalism, commitment, courage and dedication of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps.

The guest speaker for the event is Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Nein of the Kentucky Army National Guard. Nein, a member of the 617th Military Police Company, received the Distinguished Service Cross for Valor for actions involving direct combat when his convoy came under heavy fire near Salam Pak south of Baghdad. Nein’s unit conducted its mobilization training at Fort McCoy.

Everyone in the Fort McCoy community, including military and civilian personnel, is encouraged to attend and support this special event that recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of the NCO Corps.

For more information about the event, call Staff Sgt. Alexander Crocker of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McCoy at 608-388-9512.


Asian-Pacific Heritage Month event May 14  [ back to top ]

A Fort McCoy Asian-Pacific Heritage Month observance has been set for Thursday, May 14 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at McCoy’s, building 1571.

Thai Vue of the La Crosse Hmong Mutual Assistance Association (HMAA) will be the guest speaker. Members of the HMAA will perform at the observance.

For more information, call the Fort McCoy Equal Opportunity adviser at 608-388-3246.


Rear Detachment Commander Training set  [ back to top ]

Rear Detachment Commander Training is set for Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19 at Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS), 2111 South 8th Ave.

Both sessions will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Topics will include: TRICARE, Legal, Finance, ACS overview, Military Family Life Consultant, Overview of Army Regulation 608-1, Family Readiness Group Leadership, Building a Resource Library, Operational Security, Supporting your Unit when a Casualty occurs, and Real-Life Scenarios.

Registration requested by Friday, May 15 by calling ACS at 608-388-3540.


Sponsorship training to be held May 19  [ back to top ]

Sponsorship training is scheduled for eligible members of the Fort McCoy community from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19 at Army Community Service, 2111 South 8th Ave.

Sponsorship is a commander’s program that assists Soldiers, civilian employees and families during the permanent change of station or reassignment process. The sponsorship program helps improve unit or organization cohesion and readiness. Topics covered during Sponsorship training include: command and sponsor responsibilities, program entitlements, types of sponsorship, and regulations and forms.

Registration is requested by Tuesday, May 12 by calling Army Community Service at 608-388-3505.

For more information on Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) events or facilities, call the MWR events line at 877-864-4969/608-388-7400 or visit the Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com.


Youth Summer Camp to begin June 8  [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) program is accepting registrations for its 2009 Summer Camp, which will begin Monday, June 8.

Youths in the Fort McCoy community who have completed kindergarten to grade 12 and are eligible to participate in the CYSS program can fill out applications.

CYSS Summer Camp offers 4-H, Boys and Girls Club of America, Character Counts! and Army programs. The program covers areas of art, technology, science, sports, fitness, life skills, leadership and education.

Swimming sessions and field trips also are offered weekly. Other available sports/recreational activities are swimming lessons, T-ball, basketball camp, soccer camp, tennis clinics and more.

For more information about the program, call 608-388-4373 or to register call 608-388-8956.


Cruise event set for June 10 at CAC   [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Information, Ticketing and Registration (ITR) Office will host cruise informational events Wednesday, June 10. The ITR is located in the Community Activity Center (CAC), building 2000.

Authorized personnel can attend a cruise informational event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or 4-6 p.m. ITR personnel will give a presentation about how to save money and how to make a cruise more enjoyable than a traditional land vacation.

For more information about the cruise events or other ITR offerings, call the ITR at 608-388-3011 or visit the CAC Home page at the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Web site at 

The ITR also plans to have a display booth from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. during the Fort McCoy Health and Wellness Fair Wednesday, May 13 at the Rumpel Fitness Center for those wanting cruise travel information.


Volunteers sought for Aug. 28 concert   [ back to top ]

Volunteers are needed for the 2009 Army Concert Tour event at Fort McCoy Friday, Aug. 28.

The following areas are accepting volunteers: ticket takers, wristbanding, beverage servers, ticket sellers, parking attendants, will call and clean up.

For their support, volunteers will receive a concert volunteer T-shirt and an invitation to the Volunteer Recognition Night Thursday, Sept. 3 at McCoy’s, where they will receive a meal, beverages and a free concert.

All proceeds from the concert will benefit Soldiers, Fort McCoy employees and the installation community.

For more information about volunteering or to volunteer, call Karla Rynes, Concert Volunteer Coordinator, at 608-388-4226.


Tomah VA Golf Course open for the season   [ back to top ]

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Tomah nine-hole golf course is open for the season.

The Veterans Golf Course, a nonprofit course, is open to public and generates its operating funds from fees from public play and donations. The pro shop is staffed entirely by VA volunteers.

The Veterans Golf Course is a family friendly course, featuring a pro shop, a pavilion with picnic tables, snacks and refreshments (at cost), and rest rooms.

Tee times are available, as well as club and pull-cart rentals.

The course is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Golfers who arrive before the pro shop is open are asked to abide by the "honor system" and stop at the pro shop after their round to pay their fee.

Course fees for the general public are $9 for a nine-hole round; $10 on weekends and holidays.

Senior citizens, active-duty military and students receive a special rate of $7 on both weekdays and weekends for nine holes. An eighteen-hole round costs $16 ($17on weekends and holidays), and the special rate for seniors, active-duty military and students is $10 (weekdays and weekends).

Season passes and punch cards also are available and provide discounts.

Tee times are not necessary, but can be made by calling 608-372-1243.

For more information about the golf course, how to sign up to be a golf course volunteer, hole sponsorships or to purchase a season pass, call VA Voluntary Services at 608-372-1727.


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