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Founder's Day event set for June 12  [ back to top ]

Military and federal civilian personnel in the Fort McCoy work force are welcome to attend the Fort McCoy Founder’s Day event from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 12 at Constitution Park to celebrate Fort McCoy’s 100th anniversary.

The event is intended to be an organizational day-type event, which means that family members, contractor employees, guests and members of the public are not invited to attend.

The event will begin with a serving line open from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., consisting of picnic-style food items, desserts and beverages.

Disc jockey "Nightlife" will play a variety of country and classic rock music from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Recreational activities will run from 1:30-4 p.m.

The event will be held as scheduled rain or shine.

For more information in the Fort McCoy community, call the MWR Events Line at 608-388-7400 or 877-864-4969.

Post to commemorate centennial June 13   [ back to top ]

A Centennial Commemoration Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13 to honor Fort McCoy’s service to the nation and its 100th anniversary. The event is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive on the grounds by 12:45 p.m. to allow time to park and be seated.

Guests can visit the Fort McCoy History Center, building 902, and the Commemorative Area Buildings in the 800 block from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Equipment Park will be open throughout the day.

A number of local, state and federal dignitaries also are scheduled to be on hand, including past commanders and command sergeant majors of Fort McCoy.

A cake-cutting ceremony will follow from 2:30-3 p.m. The 484th U.S. Army Reserve Brass Quintet of Milwaukee will perform musical selections before and during the ceremony.

The event will be held rain or shine. Building 905 will be the inclement weather site.

Attendees must enter through the Main Gate. Adults will need to show a photo identification to get access to the installation.

For more information about the event, call the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office at 608-388-2407.


NAF sale set for June 16 at building 2139  [ back to top ]

Fort McCoy will host a nonappropriated fund cash-and-carry sale Tuesday, June 16 in building 2139.

The sale will be open to military and military retiree eligible personnel from 8-9 a.m. Everyone can attend the sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Items will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. All items must be paid for in cash or check and removed at the time of purchase. No early callers will be allowed entry.

The items for sale include 250 microfridges (limit two per household) and a hydraulic lift (sealed bids will be accepted.) Other miscellaneous items also will be for sale.

Questions can be directed to 608-388-4397.


Job Search workshop set for June 18 at ACS    [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) Spouse Employment Program is sponsoring a Job Search Workshop Thursday, June 18, from 9 a.m.-noon at 2111 South 8th Avenue, Fort McCoy.

The workshop is open to everyone in the Fort McCoy community.

Personnel attending the workshop will learn how to land those great positions that are never advertised.

The workshop will look to increase the effectiveness of your job search and tap into the "hidden job" market.

Priority is given for military spouses who apply by Friday, June 12.

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


Youth swimming lessons to be held July 7-30  [ back to top ]

Swimming classes for youth ages 6 months to 18 will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings from July 7 through July 30 at the indoor pool at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

Registration for military-eligible youth in the Fort McCoy community begins Monday, June 15 and Monday, June 29 for civilian-eligible youths. Registration is limited and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parents are urged to talk to/ask an instructor about getting their child into the appropriate level. Classes are free.

If youths are unable to attend the first class, their roster spot will be given to the next person on the waiting list.

For more information, call the Rumpel Fitness Center at 608-388-2290.


Army Concert Tour ticket kickoff event set July 10    [ back to top ]

A ticket kickoff sale for the Aug. 28 Army Concert Tour event at Fort McCoy will be Friday, July 10.

Tickets to the Aug. 28 concert featuring country artists Brooks & Dunn and classic-rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd will cost $40 on July 10 only.

The tickets will be on sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the following Kwik Trips: Sparta (Black River Street); La Crosse (Rose Street); Onalaska (Highway 16); Onalaska (Highway 35); Mauston (Highway 82); and Wisconsin Rapids (Grand Avenue); as well as MB Audio in Tomah.

At Fort McCoy, tickets will be on sale at McCoy’s, building 1571, from 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., and via the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Event Line and Web site from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tickets will cost $45 from Saturday, July 11 through Thursday, Aug. 27. Tickets the day of the show will cost $50. All ticket sales are subject to availability.

For more information about Brooks & Dunn, visit the Web site http://www.brooks-dunn.com. For more information about Lynyrd Skynyrd, visit the Web site http://www.lynyrdskynyrd.com.

The sponsor is the I. A.M. Strong Army campaign, the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program about preventing sexual assaults.

For up-to-date information about the concert, call the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation Event Line at 877-864-4969 or visit the Fort McCoy MWR Web site at http://www.mccoymwr.com.


McCoy Commissary has 7 scholarship winners   [ back to top ]

Seven students in the Fort McCoy community received $1,500 scholarships through the Scholarships for Military Children program, which is coordinated through the Defense Commissary Agency.

The recipients were: Crysta Culp, Matthew Engelhardt, Joshua McCluskey, Ben Polach, Michael Schultz, Chelsea Smith and Lydia Soderlund.

Schultz, Soderlund, and Smith are repeat recipients. Schultz and Soderlund are receiving their third scholarships, while Smith is receiving her second scholarship through the program.

For more information about the program, visit the Web site http://www.militaryscholar.org or call the Fort McCoy Commissary at 608-388-3542.


ACS seeks volunteers to help Soldiers' families   [ back to top ]

Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) is seeking volunteers to assist in the preparation of letters to families of mobilized Soldiers.

All training is provided. Strong computer skills are required.

Volunteers must be 18 or older.

For more information, call ACS at 608-388-3505 or visit ACS at 2111 South 8th Ave. For more information about other ACS programs, visit the Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com and click on ACS School House or Army Community Service.


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