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May 25

News Notes


Prayer Luncheon

Garrison Deputy Commander Col. Rob Humphrey leads the audience in applause to recognize civilian clergy attending the Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Prayer Luncheon. Humphrey was the guest speaker for the event, which brought together members of the Fort McCoy community and clergy from the local communities. The program included prayers for Soldiers and Families, Old and New Testament readings and patriotic music sung by Kathryn Hoffland. The Fort McCoy Religious Support Office sponsored the event.

(Photo by Anita Johnson)

PHOTO: Garrison Deputy Commander Col. Rob Humphrey leads the audience in applause to recognize civilian clergy attending the Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Prayer Luncheon. Photo by Anita Johnson
AIB Express now open Saturdays through September  [ back to top ]
AIB Express (Self Service Supply Center) is open Saturdays from May-September. Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

AIB Express is Fort McCoy’s source for class II supplies, including prearranged cleaning supply kits, military specialty items, cleaning supplies, office supplies, etc. Government purchase cards are accepted.

For more information, call 608-388-2848 or send e-mail to fortmccoy@aibexpress.com.


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 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Community Activity Center, building 2000, or the fitness center. Tickets also can be purchased at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/mccoyrectrac.html.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For information, call 608-388-3200. Sponsors for the event are Case Construction, A.L.M. Holding Company, and Allied American University. No federal endorsement is implied. 


Volk Field Open House June 2 at Camp Douglas  [ back to top ]

Volk Field’s Open House, Air Show and Fly-In will be held Saturday, June 2 at Camp Douglas, Wis. The event is free and open to the public. Gates open at 6:30 a.m. for 5K participants and 8 a.m. for the general public.

Event features include a 5K run/one-mile walk, breakfast, informational booths and vendors, kids activity area, lunch vendors, flying demonstrations, and ground demonstrations including a K-9 police dog and an explosive ordnance disposal robot.

To sign up for the 5K visit active.com and search Volk Field.  


Pet vaccination clinic June 7-8 at McCoy   [ back to top ]
A pet vaccination clinic will be held at Fort McCoy Thursday, June 7 from 1-6 p.m. and Friday, June 8 from 8-11 a.m. at building 1622.

The clinic is available to active-duty and retired military personnel, reserve personnel on active-duty orders for more than 30 days, and Family members with valid identification cards. The Great Lakes Veterinary Treatment Facility is sponsoring the clinic.

For more information, including fees and services offered, visit the website http://www.mwrgl.com/special_services/vet_clinic/vet.htm or call 847-688-5740.
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.


Internet Safety class set for June 12 at ACS  [ back to top ]

An Internet Safety 101: Helping Kids Surf Safely class will be offered Tuesday, June 12 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111.

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

Topics will include cybercrime awareness, prevention and 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 the newest trends and what to expect in the future.

The workshop is open to the entire Fort McCoy community. Registration is required by Tuesday, June 5. Call ACS at 608-388-3505. 

Army Birthday activities to be celebrated 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.


Laughter, Love and Fiddle tour performs at McCoy June 21  [ back to top ]

The Laughter, Love and Fiddle tour is performing at Fort McCoy Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at McCoy’s, building 1571. The event is open to the public.

The two-and-a-half hour show combines the standup comedy of comedian Paul Varghese with the country rock music of fiddle player Natalie Stovall.

Varghese has appeared on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, HBO Comedy Festival and TBS Comedy Festival. Stovall has played with the Opryland Kids Club and has opened for country acts Little Big Town and Josh Gracin.

Tickets for the show are $7. Tickets can be purchased at McCoy’s or online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/mccoyrectrac.html.

For more information, call 608-388-7400. The event is sponsored by LHI and USAA. No federal endorsement is implied. 


McCoy Amnesty Program accepts ammunition, explosives at ASP  [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Ammunition and Explosives (A&E) Amnesty Program accepts turn-ins Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.–3:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at the Ammunition Supply Point (ASP), building 9036. Turn-ins will only be accepted by Ammunition Storage personnel.

The program is intended to ensure maximum recovery of military A&E items outside the supply system. It is not intended to circumvent normal turn-in procedures.

The A&E amnesty program provides an opportunity for individuals to return A&E found, stolen, or misplaced without fear of prosecution. A&E amnesty turn-ins will not be the basis for initiation of an investigation or prosecution and are exempt from Army Regulation 190-series investigation requirements.

Any A&E larger than .50 caliber will be considered hazardous and will not be moved by untrained personnel.

It should be left in place and contact made with the Directorate of Emergency Services at 608-388-2266 or for emergencies 911; or Range Control at 608-388-4848, whichever is appropriate.

For more information about turn-ins, call the ASP at 608-388-2820.  



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