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June 22, 2012

News Notes

Pet vaccination clinic

Maj. Corinn Hardy (right), a veterinarian from Great Lakes, Ill., provides services to Carly, a black Labrador retriever belonging to Shaunna Allen, a military Family member, and her Family. The services were part of a pet vaccination clinic June 7-8 at Fort McCoy. Pfc. Heather DeMarco, a veterinarian assistant from Great Lakes, is in the background.

Photo by Rob Schuette


PHOTO:  A veterinarian from Great Lakes, Ill., provides services to Carly, a black Labrador retriever. Photo by Rob Schuette
Three-gun shoot event set for June 30 at the Sportsman’s Range [ back to top ]
A three-gun shoot will be held Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. at Fort McCoy’s Sportsman’s Range.

Each participant will shoot targets in three different stages. Two stages will consist of using all three guns — rifles, shotguns and pistols — to complete the stage. One stage will be a shotgun-only stage.

The entry fee is $20. Participants who register by June 29 will save $5 on registration. Register at the Sportsman’s Range or at Pine View Campground, building 8053. Prizes will be awarded to the top finisher in each of the four divisions. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Call 608-388-3200.


Forever Free 5K run/walk July 7 at Pine View Campground [ back to top ]
A Forever Free 5K run/walk event will be held Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m. at Pine View Campground. The event is open to the public.

The registration fee is $10. Participants must be registered by 9:30 a.m. the day of the event. Pre-registration is available through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/mccoyrectrac.html; at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122; or at the Pine View Campground office, building 8053. The first 25 registered runners or walkers will receive a free T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top two male and female finishers.

After the race, activities including crafts, wagon rides, movies and more will be offered at the campground.

For more information, call 608-388-2290.


Soldier Show performs July 8 at Rumpel Fitness Center   [ back to top ]
The 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show will perform Sunday, July 8 at 2 p.m. at the Fort McCoy Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The Army Strong-themed performance is free and open to the public.

Doors open at 1 p.m. and all seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 877-864-4969 or visit the website www.mccoymwr.com.


Fitness Center hours adjusted for Soldier Show [ back to top ]
The Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, will have adjusted hours July 6-8 for the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

The gymnasium area will be closed July 6-8. The cardio room will be open from 6 a.m.-noon, and the pool will be open from 6-11:30 a.m. July 8.

For more information, call 608-388-2290.


Bowling special available Wednesdays in July [ back to top ]

The Thunder Bowl Bowling Center located inside McCoy’s, building 1571, will have $1 per game bowling from 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays in July, excluding July 4. Shoe rental is an additional $1.

Thunder Bowl offers eight lanes, automatic scoring, bumper bowling, and state-of-the-art equipment.

Extreme Bowling — an adventure of lights, music and wild bowling challenges — also is offered every Friday from 4-9 p.m.
For more information about Thunder Bowl, call 608-388-7060.


FRG operations training offered July 10  [ back to top ]

Army Family Readiness Group (FRG) operations training will be offered Tuesday, July 10 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

The training will help participants heighten their awareness on how to properly start and sustain a successful FRG. The in-depth class outlines Army policies on the operation of or being part of an FRG.

Register by Friday, July 6, by calling 608-388-3505.


Personality Traits, Personal Relationships class July 17  [ back to top ]
An “Exploring Personality Traits and Enhancing Personal Relationships” class will be presented by the Army Family Team Building program, Tuesday, July 17 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

The personality traits portion of the training will allow participants to identify their primary personality tendencies and discover more-effective ways to interact with others.

The personal relationships portion will cover how to develop and maintain healthy personal relationships. Participants will learn the importance of self-confidence when meeting new people and the benefits of being a supportive group member.

Register by Thursday, July 12, by calling 608-388-3505.


Family Fun Day July 14 at Pine View Campground  [ back to top ]
Family Fun Day at Fort McCoy’s Pine View Campground is Saturday, July 14. The event is free and open to the public.

Activities from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. include Grandpa Nick’s Petting Farm, ladder golf, bean bag toss, inflatable games and Fort McCoy Police and Fire Department displays.

Other activities include face painting from 11 a.m.-1p.m., a Family relay race at noon, and a wagon ride at 3:30 p.m.
Free mini golf, disc golf and shuffle board will be offered from 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Camping facilities also are available for a fee.

For more information or camping reservations, call 608-388-3517 or visit www.mccoymwr.com


Army Concert Tour performs Aug. 2 at Fort McCoy  [ back to top ]

The U.S. Army Concert Tour, featuring Toby Keith and special guests Gretchen Wilson and JT Hodges, will be held Thursday, Aug. 2 at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park.

The concert is presented by U.S. Army Entertainment and Fort McCoy’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

Tickets are $40 and are available for purchase at Ace Hardware, Tomah; Market Bar, Sparta; Ace Hardware, La Crosse; or at the following Fort McCoy locations Pine View Campground, building 8053; McCoy’s building 1571; or the Community Activity Center, building 2000.

Tickets also can be purchased online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/mccoyrectrac.html.
Online purchases will be charged a $1 service charge per ticket.

More information about the concert is available at the website www.mccoymwr.com or by calling the Concert Hotline at 877-864-4969.

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.

People who would like to volunteer at the concert can call 608-388-4226. Volunteer forms also are available at www.mccoymwr.com.


Harvey assumes duties as garrison deputy commander  [ back to top ]
Lt. Col. Rich Harvey assumed his new position as the Fort McCoy garrison deputy commander, effective June 18.

He comes to Fort McCoy from his previous position in the office of the Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon.

Harvey has served in the Army for 18 years in both the active component and Active Guard/Reserve program.


New IG begins service at Fort McCoy  [ back to top ]

Col. Larry Mosley is the new Command Inspector General (IG) for the 88th Regional Support Command and U.S. Army Garrison Fort McCoy.

Mosley’s most-recent assignment was as the brigade executive officer of the 181st Infantry Brigade at the installation.

He has more than 28 years commissioned service in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Mosley served 13 years as a Troop Program Unit Soldier before entering the Active Guard/Reserve program in April 1997.

Prior to serving in the 181st, Mosley served as the chief of the Education Division for the NATO Training Mission Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan.

He also is a 2010 U.S. Army War College graduate.

The IG office is located in building 1245 and can be reached at 608-388-3733.



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