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May 11, 2012

News Notes


Highway 21 cleanup

Challenge Academy cadets pick up litter along the shoulders of the stretch of State Highway 21 that runs through Fort McCoy. The cadets are nearing the end of their 22-week course and conducted the project as part of their community service work.

(Photo by Rob Schuette)

PHOTO: Challenge Academy cadets pick up litter along the shoulders of the stretch of State Highway 21. Photo by Rob Schuette
Fort McCoy Guide available in print, online versions  [ back to top ]
The 2012 Fort McCoy Guide is available in print and online. The online version is available on the Fort McCoy public website at www.mccoy.army.mil. Print copies have been distributed through official channels and are available at rack locations throughout the installation including the Exchange, building 1538, McCoy’s, building 1571, and the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The online version of the guide is updated on a continuous basis. To request additional copies of the guide or report content updates, contact the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office at 608-369-2407 or by sending an e-mail to usarmy.mccoy.imcom-northeast.list.pao-admin@mail.mil.


Armed Forces Day Open House set for May 19  [ back to top ]

Make plans now to attend Fort McCoy’s Armed Forces Day Open House Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Many Family oriented activities are planned.

The Commemorative Area, with its park-like setting, will serve as the hub for all activities.

The History Center, Commemorative Area buildings, Equipment Park, and Veterans Memorial Plaza will be open throughout the day.

Open House visitors must use Gate 15 to access the installation. 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.

For more details, visit http://www.mccoy.army.mil/ReadingRoom/Newspaper/RealMcCoy/04272012/AFDOH.htm.


Inspector General Office moves to building 1245  [ back to top ]

The 88th Regional Support Command/Fort McCoy Office of the Inspector General has relocated to building 1245. Phone numbers remain the same.

Business hours are from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

For more information, call 608-388-3733 or send e-mails to Rsc088InspectorGeneralAllUsers@usar.army.mil.

Fishing contest under way at McCoy through Sept. 5  [ back to top ]
The annual Fort McCoy fishing contest is under way until Sept. 5.

All fish entered in the contest must be caught in Fort McCoy waters and registered at Pine View Campground.

Prizes will be awarded monthly in adult and child divisions. A grand prize will be awarded at the end of the contest for the biggest fish caught in each category throughout the contest.

There is no entry fee, and the contest is open to the public. Call 608-388-3517 or 800-531-4703 for more information.


Strong B.A.N.D.S events in May promote healthy living  [ back to top ]
A Mini Olympics and a Choosing Healthy event will be held in May as part of the Strong B.A.N.D.S. program.

B.A.N.D.S. stands for Balanced lifestyle, Actively motivated, Nutritional health, Determined to excel, Strength and conditioning. It’s designed to energize and inspire community members to live a healthy lifestyle.

The Mini Olympics is May 16 for children enrolled at the School Age Center, building 1751. The event will include relay races, obstacle courses and more.

The Choosing Healthy event is May 17 at the Fort McCoy Library, building 2000. Books and website resources for healthy eating will be featured, including sample menus and recipes, information from the USDA, and tips for nutrition education.

Participants in either event will receive a Strong B.A.N.D.S. wristband that symbolizes the community’s commitment to a healthier lifestyle.

For information, call 608-388-7400. Visit the Strong B.A.N.D.S. website at www.armymwr.com/strongbands for fitness tips and to enter for daily prize giveaways in May.


Prayer Luncheon set for May 18 at McCoy’s  [ back to top ]

The Religious Support Office (RSO) will host an Armed Forced Day Prayer Luncheon Friday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. at McCoy’s, building 1571.

The guest speaker is Col. Rob Humphrey, Fort McCoy garrison deputy commander.

To receive a free meal, personnel must RSVP by calling the RSO at 608-388-3528 or by e-mailing jennifer.c.fey.mil@mail.mil.


NEC ribbon-cutting, open house May 22  [ back to top ]
The Network Enterprise Center (NEC), building 1454, at Fort McCoy will have a ribbon-cutting/open house ceremony Tuesday, May 22, from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Members of the Fort McCoy work force/community are welcome to attend.

The new facility consolidates all NEC employees into a permanent building. Formerly, the NEC operations were spread across five separate World War II-era wood buildings on post, mostly in the 1900 block, which included two barracks buildings joined together and a supply facility.

Construction of the new facility began in fiscal year 2010, when the Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to build the nearly $8 million NEC data center and administration complex at Fort McCoy.

The general contractor for the project was Fowler and Hammer, Inc. of La Crosse.

The project was funded by Military Construction, Army Reserve funding.

For more information about the ribbon cutting and open house, call 608-388-8127.


Asian Pacific Heritage Month observance May 24 at McCoy’s  [ back to top ]

An Asian Pacific American Heritage Month observance will be held Thursday, May 24 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at McCoy’s, building 1571. The program begins at noon.

The guest speaker is Jenny You, a multimedia reporter at WEAU-TV Channel 13.

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

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


Sportsman’s Range to host Trap, Skeet Shooting Leagues  [ back to top ]

A Trap Shooting League begins Monday, May 28 and a Skeet Shooting League Thursday, May 31 at Fort McCoy’s Sportsman’s Range.

For more information about the leagues, call 608-388-3200 or 608-388-9162 from 3-7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends.


Army Family Advocacy Program briefing offered May 30  [ back to top ]
An Army Family Advocacy Program briefing will be offered May 30 from 9-11 a.m. at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

Army Regulation 608-18 mandates that all commanders and command senior noncommissioned officer advisors receive a Family Advocacy Program briefing within 90 days of assuming command and annually thereafter.

Register by May 23 by calling 608-388-2412.


Rear Detachment, FRG training to be held at ACS Center  [ back to top ]
Rear Detachment Commander and Family Readiness Group (FRG) training will be held June 4-5 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111.

Topics include ACS overview, volunteer management, the roles and responsibilities of the rear detachment commander and FRG leader, Army Family Team Building, working with Families, overview of Army Regulation 608-1/Appendix J, TRICARE and legal overview, building a resource library, working with a Family Support Network, and real-life scenarios.

Register by May 31 by calling 608-388-3540.


Spring Golf Tournament set for June 8 in Tomah  [ back to top ]
The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Spring Golf Tournament is Friday, June 8 at the Hiawatha Golf Club in Tomah. The event will start at 11 a.m.

Teams eligible to participate must have at least two members who either are military personnel (active, reserve and retired), Department of Defense civilians, Family members of military and civilian personnel, commercial sponsors of this event, or Fort McCoy contract employees.

The tournament registration fee is $15 per person. Other fees may apply. Registration and payment must be submitted by June 1 to the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122. The event includes door prizes, awards and dinner.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-2290.

Sponsors for the event are A.L.M. Holding Company, Carlson Wagonlit SatoTravel, Case Construction, Competitive Edge, Delta Airlines, and TCI Architects Engineers Contractor. No federal endorsement is implied.


International Championship Wrestling event at McCoy June 2  [ back to top ]
An International Championship Wrestling event will be held Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at the Fort McCoy Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event is open to the public.

This two-hour event will feature tag team, individual and women’s matches.

Tickets for the event are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Children five and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Community Activity Center, building 2000, and the fitness center. Tickets also can be purchased online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/mccoyrectrac.html.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 608-388-3505.

Sponsors for the event are Case Construction, A.L.M. Holding Company, and Allied American University. No federal endorsement is implied.


Army Birthday activities set for June 14  [ back to top ]
Fort McCoy will celebrate the Army’s 237th birthday Thursday, June 14.

A drive-thru breakfast will be available at McCoy’s, building 1571, from 7-9 a.m. or while supplies last. Offerings include free donuts, breakfast bars, coffee, juice and T-shirts.

A free lunch will be served at Constitution Park from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., or while supplies last, with the official cake-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.

Free automatic car washes at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Car Wash will be offered from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free bowling also will be available at McCoy’s from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The events and specials are open to the entire Fort McCoy community.

Sponsors for the event are Case Construction, Culver’s, Logistics Health Incorporated, A.L.M. Holding Company, USAA, Reinhart Food Service, CenturyLink, EconoLodge, Chippewa Water, TCI Architects Engineers Contractor, Harter’s Quick Clean-Up, and Microtel. No federal endorsement is implied.


Defense Travel classes set for Wednesdays, Thursdays at McCoy  [ back to top ]
The Defense Travel System (DTS) Approval Process class is taught the first Wednesday of each month at Fort McCoy. This one-day class explains the sources of Department of Defense (DoD) Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel Policy and details the common rules to assist in the Review/Approval process.

The DTS TDY Documents class is taught the third Wednesday and Thursday of each month at Fort McCoy. This two-day class covers: Travel Policy; DTS Users; Navigating DTS; and how to create authorizations and vouchers in DTS.

Classes are open to military and DoD civilian personnel.

To register, e-mail name, unit, phone number, and class choice to mary.j.richmondstremcha.civ@mail.mil. For more information, call 608-388-6299.  


Soldier Show at Fort McCoy at 2 p.m. July 8  [ back to top ]
The U.S. Army Soldier Show will be at the Fort McCoy Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8. The performance is open to the public. 



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