June 25, 2010
An employee of Capaul’s Floor
Covering Inc., of Tomah, Wis., installs carpeting at the newly renovated
Chapel 1, building 2672, at Fort McCoy. Arteaga Construction of
Milwaukee is the contractor for the project, which is scheduled to be
completed by mid-to-late July and turned over to the Religious Support
Office for use. Photo by Rob Schuette
|Family Fun Day July 10 at McCoy Pine View Campground [ back to top ]|
Fort McCoy’s Pine
View Campground is hosting a Family Fun Day Saturday, July 10 from 9
a.m. – 1 p.m.
|Family Focus features free mini-golf play July 17, 24 [ back to top ]|
participate in the Family Focus program at Fort McCoy can receive one
free game of miniature golf Saturday, July 17 or July 24 anytime between
8 a.m.-6 p.m. at Pine View Campground.
|Rear Detachment Courses set for July 19-20 at Fort McCoy ACS [ back to top ]|
A Rear Detachment
Commander and Family Readiness Group (FRG) training seminar will be held
from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20 at Army
Community Service (ACS) Center at 2111 South 8th Avenue, Fort McCoy.
|Newcomer Orientation to be held July 21 [ back to top ]|
A Fort McCoy
Newcomer Orientation will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, July 21 at
60 South O St.
|What freedom means essays forms available for Family Focus [ back to top ]|
the Fort McCoy Family Focus program is offering Families an opportunity
to create a keepsake journal that reflects what freedom means to them.
|National Security Personnel System transitioning to GS system [ back to top ]|
The 2010 National
Defense Authorization Act requires the termination of the National
Security Personnel System (NSPS) by January 2012. As a result, more than
220,000 Department of Defense employees will be transitioned back to the
General Schedule (GS) system. All Installation Management Command NSPS
employees will transition Aug. 15. At Fort McCoy, this will affect
approximately 115 NSPS personnel assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison. The
transition will not impact other garrison employees.
|Diversity Award nominations forms now available, due Aug. 13 [ back to top ]|
Nomination forms for the 2010 Excellence in Diversity Award are
|Women’s Equality Day Luncheon observance set for Aug. 26 [ back to top ]|
Women’s Equality Day Luncheon will be held Thursday, Aug. 26 at McCoy’s,
building 1571. The luncheon is at 11:30 a.m., with lunch on your own,
and the program is from noon to 1 p.m.
|New program helps Families find in-home care [ back to top ]|
|A new Department of Defense (DoD) program
offers to help all military Families find in-home care. All Army,
Marine, Navy, and Air Force Families, (active, Reserve and Guard) now
are eligible for memberships to Sittercity, which are paid by the DoD.
DoD offers this premium membership to military families at no cost. This is a web-based self-service solution, where participants make all arrangements including hiring decision and payment of caregivers.
Sittercity is the nation’s largest and most-trusted website for finding quality local babysitters, nannies, elder-care providers, dog walkers, housekeepers and tutors. Military Families now can visit http://www.sittercity.com/dod to activate their paid membership.
The Sittercity program provides military Families with instant access to more than 1 million nationwide comprehensive caregiver profiles, which include background checks, references, reviews, pictures and much more.
Sittercity’s proprietary matching technology helps Families hand-select the perfect caregiver for their Family. In addition, military Families will be able to connect with military certified care-providers on Sittercity including Child Development Homes and Family Child Care as well as caregivers who are military subsidized and authorized access to a military installation.
This new program can help participants find child caregivers for a number of situations, including after-school, hourly care, school vacations, respite care during deployment, planning for a Permanent Change of Station, extended duty hours, weekend care, special needs children, etc. The Sittercity program also can offer other services.
For more information in the Fort McCoy community, call 608-388-4124.
(Submitted by Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School Services.)
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