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News Notes

Army Birthday, Flag Day events set for June 13 at McCoy [ back to top ]

      The Fort McCoy Directorate of Human Resources/Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) will offer a number of special events Friday, June 13, including a cake-cutting ceremony, to observe the Army Birthday/Flag Day, which is June 14.

      The events will begin with a Drive-Through Breakfast from 7-9 a.m. (while supplies last) at McCoy's, building 1571. Authorized personnel also will receive free T-shirts.

      Members of the installation's Child and Youth Services program will hold their annual Army Birthday parade in the 1700 block, beginning at 10 a.m.

      Two other events will begin at 10 a.m. for authorized patrons. The MWR Car Wash, building 1568, will offer free automatic car washes from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. McCoy's Bowling Center will offer free bowling from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

      The official cake-cutting ceremony, including remarks, will be held at 11 a.m. at Constitution Park.

      A free lunch will be served (while supplies last) following the ceremony.

Army Soldier Show set for June 15   [ back to top ]

      The U.S. Army Soldier Show will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15 at the Fort McCoy Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

      Fourteen Soldiers will put on a high-energy, family friendly show that is free and open to the public.          

      A Fort McCoy Soldier, Staff Sgt. Cassandra Roby-Taylor of the 2nd Brigade, 70th Division who was selected at a June 5 tryout, will sing along with the Soldier Show cast.

      Doors open one hour before the performance, and seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program will sell snacks/refreshments at the event.

      For more information, call Pam Budda, Fort McCoy Soldier Show point of contact, at (608) 388-6461.


CIF plans closure for semiannual inventory  [ back to top ]

      The Fort McCoy Central Issue Facility (CIF), building 2142, will be closed June 23-27.

      The purpose of the closure is to conduct a 100 percent semiannual inventory as mandated by Army Regulation.

       All requests for CIF transactions during this period will be approved through the CIF Property Book Officer, Thomas Lovgren, at (608) 388-5275 or at cell phone (608) 630-5595.


ACS to offer resume writing help June 24 [ back to top ]

      The Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) Spouse Employment Program will sponsor a resume writing workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, June 24.

      The workshop will be held at ACS, 2111 South 8th Ave., and is open to everyone in the Fort McCoy community. Priority consideration is reserved for military spouses who register by Thursday, June 19.

      The workshop will help participants develop a professional and visually appealing resume that communicates their experience and value to potential employers.

      Participants can pick up tips about choosing the best resume formats, powerfully describing job-related abilities and accomplishments, incorporating volunteer experience into the resume, properly listing references and creating an effective cover letter.

      For more information or to register, call ACS at (608) 388-3505.


Rear Detachment training set for June 25-26  [ back to top ]

      Rear Detachment Commander training will be held Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26 at Army Community Service (ACS), 2111 South 8th Ave., Fort McCoy.

      Training will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and is open to anyone interested in family readiness.

      Topics include: ACS Overview, Operational Security, Finance, Legal, Battle Mind Training, Working with Families, Leadership Styles, TRICARE, Supporting Families During Combat Deployment, Supporting the Unit When a Casualty Occurs, Dealing with Trauma Reactions, Family Readiness Group Leadership, and Building a Resource Library. 

      Registration is requested no later than Friday, June 20 by calling (608) 388-3540.


ACS workshop to feature Covey-based methods    [ back to top ]

      Army Community Service (ACS) will offer a two-day workshop, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Army Families, Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28. The workshop is based on author Stephen R. Covey's No. 1 best-sellers "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," and "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families."

      The workshop will run from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day at ACS, 2111 South 8th Ave., and is free to authorized personnel in the Fort McCoy community. Attendees are asked to think about their family dynamics and interactions and will be given an opportunity to consider how the habits fit with their family as well as getting the tools to incorporate them into daily life.

      The workshop is designed to be a fun learning experience. For more information or to register, call ACS at (608) 388-3505.


AFAP conference seeking nominations, volunteers   [ back to top ]

      Issue and volunteer forms/nominations are being accepted for the 2008 Fort McCoy Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference through Friday, Aug. 15.

      The Fort McCoy AFAP conference will be held Oct. 22-23 at building 905 and is open to authorized personnel in the Fort McCoy community.

      For more information, call Fort McCoy Army Community Service at (608) 388-2359/3505 or visit the Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com/ACS/AFAP.htm.


2nd, 70th Division seeks company commander   [ back to top ]

       The 2nd Brigade (Training Development), 70th Training Division (Functional Training) has an opening for a company commander.

      The opening is an 01A (branch immaterial), major position.

      Any interested Army officers should contact Capt. Brian Kane at (608) 388-2460.


Summer camp under way, registration continuing  [ back to top ]

      Registration is under way for the School Age and Middle School Summer Camp at Fort McCoy.

      The 12-week camp began June 9 and will run through Friday, Aug. 29.

      The School Age camp is open for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2007-08 school year.

      Youth must be registered and have an up-to-date record with the Child and Youth Services (CYS) Central Registration Office.

      The Middle School and Teen Age Summer Camp is open to eligible youth in grades six-12 who are registered and have an up-to-date record with the CYS Central Registration Office.

      The hours of the camps will be Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The available activities for School Age youth will include arts and crafts, swimming, games, bowling, skating, field trips, computers, math and science, photography, cooking and more. Middle School and Teen program youth can participate in field trips, swimming, hiking, 4-H Club and Boys and Girls Club programs and more. Trained program assistants will supervise all activities.

      Fees for the camps are based on total family income. Camp fees are used to provide a daily breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, entry fees, field trip transportation and program supplies.

      Enrollment is limited.

      For more information or to register, call (608) 388-4373. Enrollment forms are available at the Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com.


Shuffleboard table now available at building 2000  [ back to top ]

       The Community Activity Center (CAC), building 2000 at Fort McCoy, now has a 14-foot electronic shuffleboard table.

      Authorized personnel can use the amenities at the facility at no charge. Other activities available include pool tables, ping pong, Foosball, darts and other shuffleboards.

       The CAC is open from 11 a.m-9 p.m. daily. For more information, call (608) 388-3213/2412.


ILO offers appointments for nonemergency cases  [ back to top ]

      Effective immediately, all nonemergency legal assistance clients at Fort McCoy will be seen by appointment. 

      Appointments may be made by calling the Installation Legal Office (ILO) at (608) 388-2165. 

      Most current members of the uniformed services will report for their appointments at the Soldier Readiness Center (SRC), building 2643. Eligible retirees and family members usually will be scheduled for an appointment at the ILO, building 1644. 

      Individuals who believe they may require immediate emergency assistance should inform the representative when calling. 

      Notary services will continue to be provided on a walk-in basis at both locations. Personnel should call ahead to ensure notary availability. 

      Members of the uniformed services participating in mobilization processing through the SRC will continue to receive services through the SRC legal office.


MWR seeking feedback via phone, computer  [ back to top ]

      Personnel in the Fort McCoy community can call the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Hotline to voice their opinions and provide feedback about MWR facilities, programs, and events.

      Feedback and opinions can be forwarded in two ways.

      Call MWR at (608) 388-6000 or use the Internet-based customer comment card system, Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE), by logging onto ICE at http://ice.disa.mil.


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