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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 more 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.


Pine View to host Family Fun Day July 11   [ back to top ]

Everyone is welcome to attend Family Fun Day, which will feature events from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 11 at the Pine View Recreation Area campground at Fort McCoy.

The events will begin with Grandpa Nick’s Petting Farm from 9 a.m.-noon. A crafts event and a Fire Department Smokehouse and McGruff the Crime Dog event will begin at 10 a.m. The crafts events will end at 1 p.m., and the Smokehouse, Crime Dog event will end at noon.

Inflatable games, including wrecking ball, three-in-one dragon bouncer, a water-bucket battle and Velcro wall climbing, will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Family games will begin at 1 p.m., and a five-event family relay race will begin at 1:45 p.m.

Participants can take time out to re-energize themselves with a brat fry from noon-2 p.m.

Free mini-golf will run from 3-5 p.m. A free movie and popcorn at 9 p.m. will end the events.

People wanting to attend Family Fun Day events are advised to take State Highway 21, enter Gate 19 and follow the signs to Pine View.

The event is sponsored by Pizza Hut, Wal-Mart, Coleman, Monroe County Publishers and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation program. No federal endorsement is implied.

For more information, call 800-531-4703 or view the event flyer at http://www.mccoymwr.com/Flyers/Family%20Fun%20Day%20Jul%2009.pdf.


Family Readiness Group workshop July 17   [ back to top ]

Family Readiness Group (FRG) training will be held Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 at Army Community Service, 2111 South 8th Ave. at Fort McCoy.

The training will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 18 and is open to authorized members of the Fort McCoy community.

Topics covered include: ACS Overview, Volunteer Management Overview (VMIS), Overview of Army Regulation 608-1, TRICARE, Legal, Finance, Battlemind Training for Families, Building a Resource Library, Working with Families, Building and Running Your FRG, and Real Life Scenarios.

To register, call 608- 388-3505 no later than close of business Monday, July 13.


Red Cross Blood Drive set for July 22    [ back to top ]

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Wednesday, July 22 at the Fort McCoy Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to anyone eligible to donate blood.

Everyone entering Fort McCoy from off post for the event will be required to use the Main Gate and show photo identification.

To schedule an appointment, visit the Web site http://www.givebloodgivelife.org or call 800-GIVE-LIFE (800-4483-5433).


Army Family Action Plan issues due Aug. 15  [ back to top ]

Issue and volunteer nominations for the Fort McCoy Fiscal Year (FY) 10 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference, which will be held Oct. 21-22 at building 905 at Fort McCoy, will be accepted through Saturday, Aug. 15.

The AFAP is a grass roots program that begins at installation level and seeks input regarding quality of life concerns that affect the well-being of Soldiers, civilians, family members and retirees.

Anyone in the Fort McCoy community wishing to submit an issue or volunteer to be part of the conference may do so by going to the ACS Schoolhouse at http://www.mccoymwr.com/ACS/School%20House.htm or by calling the Army Community Service AFAP program manager at 608-388-2359.


Newcomer orientations held monthly at McCoy    [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Newcomer Orientation is open to all new installation personnel and their spouses.

Usually, this orientation is held at Army Community Service (ACS), 2111 South 8th Avenue, the second Wednesday of each month from 8 a.m.-noon.

The Newcomer Orientation provides briefings by representatives from various installation activities regarding the services they offer and includes a tour of the installation. Child care may be provided on a space available basis for authorized patrons with a one-week advance notice.

Registration can be made online at the ACS Schoolhouse link http://www.mccoymwr.com/ACS/School%20House.htm or by calling 608-388-2359.


DOL offers assistance for logistics functions   [ back to top ]

Customers who need information about or have complaints about logistics functions at Fort McCoy have several options they can contact for assistance.

For services provided by the Fort McCoy Directorate of Logistics (DOL), contact Quality Surveillance at 608-388-4062 or e-mail usarmy.mccoy.imcom-northeast.list.dol-customer-comments@mail.mil.

For problems obtaining food service that customers can’t get resolved in a timely manner or if they need further assistance, contact the Fort McCoy Food Service team at 608-388-FOOD (3663).

Customers also may complete a Diner Comment Card located in all the dining facilities or log onto http://ice.disa.mil.

Quality Surveillance monitors the quality of services provided by contract, such as: motor pool, freight, personnel and unit movement to include Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group and containers, personal property, supply, ammunition, Central Issue Facility, Troop Installation Support Branch, food service, military unit inprocessing center, maintenance, etc.

Customers are encouraged to tell DOL if they are satisfied or dissatisfied with the service they received at Fort McCoy.

If customers believe they have received service deserving recognition, they also are encouraged to submit those comments to DOL personnel.


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