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 June 08, 2012

News Notes

NEC ribbon cutting

Brig. Gen. Alton G. Berry (second from right), 88th Regional Support Command commanding general and Fort McCoy senior commander, cuts the ribbon marking the grand opening of the Network Enterprise Center at Fort McCoy. Assisting Berry at the May 22 ceremony, which also included tours of the building, were (left to right) Col. Steven W. Nott, Fort McCoy garrison commander; Ronald Robinson, Network Enterprise Center director; and Command Sgt. Maj. William Bissonette, Fort McCoy garrison command sergeant major. The facility incorporates needed technological updates and postures the organization to meet the installation’s technology needs into the future.

(Photo by Allan Harding)

PHOTO: Fort McCoy leadership cut the ribbon marking the grand opening of the Network Enterprise Center. Photo by Allan Harding
Community Activity Center holds tournaments in June  [ back to top ]
The Community Activity Center, building 2000, will host several tournaments in June for authorized patrons.

Single-elimination ping-pong tournaments will be held Tuesdays, June 12, 19, and 26 at 6:30 p.m. Participants must win two out of three games to advance to the next round. A prize will be awarded to the winner.

Texas Hold ’em poker tournaments will be held Thursdays, June 14, 21, and 28 at 6:30 p.m. Buy-ins are not required to play. A prize will be awarded to the top player each night.

A single-elimination sand volleyball tournament will be held Friday, June 22 at 6 p.m. Six-member teams must win two out of three games to advance to the next round. Matches will play to 21 using rally scoring.

A single-elimination pool tournament will be held Friday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. Participants must win two out of three games to advance to the next round. The tournament will use eight-ball rules. A prize will be awarded to the top player.

Registration can be completed at the activity center front desk. For more information call 608-388-3213.


Grill Your Own Steak nights Wednesdays at McCoy’s [ back to top ]

Grill Your Own Steak nights are under way at McCoy’s, building 1571, from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 22.

Customers can choose from New York strip, ribeye, or tenderloin steak cut to order. Customers grill their steak to their liking. The meal also includes a mini salad bar, potato and vegetable sides, rolls, and coffee, iced tea or soda.

For more information, call 608-388-2065.


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

A Commander’s 5K Run Challenge will kick off the day’s activities at 7 a.m. at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122. Registration will be accepted through June 11 at the fitness center or online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/mccoyrectrac.html.

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.


Instructor Trainer course offered June 19-21  [ back to top ]
An Army Family Team Building Instructor Trainer Course will be offered June 19-20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and June 21 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

The two-and-a-half day course will help participants become effective instructors. Course topics include introduction to effective instructors, platform skills, the adult learner, managing the learning environment, methods of instruction, the preparation process, and speaking on your feet.

Participants will be required to give a 10-minute presentation and will be qualified as Army Family Team Building program instructors.

Register by June 13 by calling 608-388-3505.


Laughter, Love & 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.


Paintball tournament set for June 23 at Fort McCoy  [ back to top ]
A paintball tournament will be held at the Tactics Paintball and Laser Tag facility at Fort McCoy Saturday, June 23 at 9 a.m. The tournament is open to the public. Participants must be at least 10 years old.

The double-elimination tournament will have three-member teams. To win a match, teams must eliminate the opposing players.
The registration fee is $30 per team plus the cost of paintballs. Player-owned paintball guns are not allowed, all guns used must be from the Tactics Paintball and Laser Tag facility.

Prizes will be awarded to members of the top-three winning teams. The first-place prize is Tippmann 98 Custom Paintball guns. The second-place prize is $50 Action Village Online Store gift certificates. The third-place prize is $25 Action Village Online Store gift certificates.

Pre-registration is recommended, however, registration will be accepted until 8:45 a.m. the day of the tournament. Register at Pine View Campground, building 8053, or the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

For more information about the tournament, call 608-388-3200. For more information about the Tactics Paintball and Laser Tag facility, visit www.mccoymwr.com.


Volunteers sought for Toby Keith concert Aug. 2  [ back to top ]
Volunteers are needed to support the 2012 Army Concert Tour featuring Toby Keith at Fort McCoy Thursday, Aug. 2.

Volunteers are needed for will call, clean up, parking, ticket sales, ticket collection, wristbanding, and serving beverages.

Volunteers supporting the concert will receive a T-shirt and an invitation to the Volunteer Recognition Night.

For more information or to volunteer, call 608-388-4226. Volunteer forms also are available at www.mccoymwr.com.


Defense Travel classes offered 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.


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



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