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May 14, 2010

News Notes

Commissary Case Lot Sale set for May 14-15  [ back to top ]

A Case Lot Sale will be held at the Fort McCoy Commissary, building 1537, Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Case Lot Sale is authorized for all military ID card holders.

Authorized patrons can pick up tickets that determine their number in line starting at 7 a.m. May 14 at the commissary. Patrons with tickets will take their place in line at 9 a.m. Tickets will not be available May 15.

An estimated 70 to 80 case lot items will be available in addition to fresh meat and produce specials.

Shopping early on Friday is recommended for the best selection of items. A list of items is available at the commissary.
A Case Lot Sale also will be held June 13 in Duluth, Minn.

For more information, call 608-388-3542.  


Cards for veterans offered at Family Focus area May 15   [ back to top ]

Family Focus Families and other attendees at the May 15 Armed Forces Day Open House event at Fort McCoy can thank veterans by making thank-you cards.

The service will be provided free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15 by visiting the Family Focus table in building 905.
Rubber stamps and stickers will be provided.

Each Family Focus Member who makes a card receives 25 Family Focus Franks. Pre-registration is not required.
For more information, call 608-388-3505. 


Pool tournaments to be held Wednesdays at CAC, building 2000  [ back to top]

Nine-ball pool tournaments will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, May 19 and 26 at the Community Activity Center, building 2000.
The competition is single-elimination with a prize for first place.

The events are open to all military, retirees, Department of Defense employees and contractors; participants under 18 years old require adult supervision.

Registration is required by 5:45 p.m. on the competition nights.

For more information, call 608-388-3213.


AFTB Time, Stress, Conflict workshop set for May 19 [ back to top]
An Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Time, Stress and Conflict Management workshop will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 19 at the Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) Center, 2111 South 8th Ave.

Topics include, personal time management, stress management and personal conflict management.

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


BOSS woodshops May 22, June 14 for Family Focus program [ back to top ]

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Woodshop workshops for the Family Focus program will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 22 and Saturday, June 12 at 1133 South 11th Ave.

Family Focus participants can choose to make a bird house (two different designs) or a toolbox kit to complete. Paint will be provided for all three projects.

Families must arrive promptly at 8 a.m. and be available until noon.

Families will consist of at least one child and one adult. Space is limited.

Registration is required by the close of business the Wednesday before a workshop.

The Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) Family Focus program is sponsoring the events.

Families who bring their projects to ACS or submit a photo will receive 75 Family Focus Franks.

To register or for more information, call 608-388-3505.


Habaņero to reopen May 25, offers food choice at McCoy’s  [ back to top ]

Habaņero will reopen Tuesday, May 25, at McCoy’s, building 1751, at Fort McCoy.

Fresh-grilled Mexican cuisine choices will be available 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Habaņero is closed Saturday-Monday.

For more information about Habaņero, call 608-388-2065


Asian-Pacific Heritage Month event May 27    [ back to top ]

An Asian Pacific American Heritage Month observance will be held at Fort McCoy from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, May 27 at McCoy’s, building 1571.

Hiroko Saigo, a native of Japan and assistant Professor of Foreign Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will begin her presentation at noon.

The characters which make up Japan’s name mean “sun-origin,” which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the “Land of the Rising Sun.”

The observance is sponsored by the Fort McCoy Equal Opportunity office. For more information, call 608-388-3246. 


Master Trainer Course to qualify instructors for AFTB program   [ back to top ]

An Army Community Service (ACS) Master Trainer Course will be held Tuesday, May 25 through Thursday, May 27 at the ACS Center, 2111 South 8th Ave.

The course runs 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 25-26 and 8 a.m.-noon May 27 and is open to members of the Fort McCoy community.

Topics will include an introduction to effective instructors, platform skills, the adult learner, managing the learning environment, methods of instruction and the preparation process.

Participants must give a 10-minute presentation and will be qualified to become instructors for the Army Family Team Building program.

To register by Wednesday, May 19 or for more information, call ACS at 608-388-3505.


MWR Scramble Golf Tournament to be held June 4 in Wyeville   [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) 2-Person Scramble Golf Tournament will be held June 4 at the Holiday Lodge Golf Resort in Wyeville.

Event details can be found at http://www.mccoymwr.com, (click on Event Calendar) or at the Rumpel Fitness Center.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 26.

For more information, call 608-388-7400.


Army Family Action Plan issues, nominations due by Aug. 13  [ back to top ]
Issue and volunteer nominations for the Fort McCoy Fiscal Year 11 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 13.

The AFAP Conference will be held Oct. 20-21 at building 905 at Fort McCoy.

The AFAP is a grass-roots program that begins at installation level and seeks input regarding quality-of-life concerns that affect the well-being of Soldiers, civilians, Family members and retirees.

Anyone in the Fort McCoy community wishing to submit an issue or volunteer to be part of the conference may do so by going to the Army Community Service (ACS) Academy at the Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com/ACS/AFAP.htm or by calling the AACS AFAP program manager at 608-388-3540.


Child Development Center now open at earlier time  [ back to top ]
The Child Development Center (CDC), building 1796 is now open from 6:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The earlier opening time was introduced in support of the Army Family Covenant to help accommodate physical fitness training schedules.

The Army Family Covenant institutionalizes the Army’s commitment to provide Soldiers and Families a quality of life commensurate with their level of service.

The change went into effect May 3 and will be on a one-month trial period to track utilization.

All CDC patrons may use the earlier opening hours by notifying the front desk staff to ensure adequate staffing.

For more information, call the CDC at 608-388-3534 or visit the Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com/Family/cys.htm.

ACS Center Library spotlighting Relocation Readiness materials   [ back to top ]
The Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) Center Library’s May “spotlight” is featuring Relocation Readiness materials that are available for check out.

Relocation Readiness provides information, guidance and assistance to active-duty and reserve-component Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, and their Family members who relocate from one community to another.
The May “spotlight” materials include, “Insiders’ Guide to Relocation,” “Ellie McDoodle New Kid in School,” “Moving with Kids,” “Will This Place Ever Feel Like Home,” and “How to Survive a Move.” The DVD, “Hidden Valleys of Southwestern Wisconsin” that highlights Fort McCoy’s surrounding areas, also is available.

Family Focus Franks can be earned for checking out May “spotlight” materials.

For more information on Family Focus Franks or Relocation Readiness materials in the Fort McCoy community, contact ACS at 608-388-3505, go to building 2111 South 8th Ave or visit the Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com/Family/ACS-Relocation.htm.


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