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July 13, 2012

News Notes

 
    

Town Hall meetings

Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Steven W. Nott presents a Garrison Commander Directorate Town Hall meeting to members of the Directorate of Logistics. The briefings are held to inform garrison employees about current topics, such as Fort McCoy’s military value, as well as to answer questions. The schedule of Garrison Commander Directorate Town Hall meetings is available on the Fort McCoy Corporate Network. For more information about the meetings, employees should contact their organization’s administrative personnel.

Photo by Rob Schuette

Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Steven W. Nott presents a Garrison Commander Directorate Town Hall meeting to members of the Directorate of Logistics. Photo by Rob Schuette
  
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.

 

Cash-and-carry sale set for July 18 at McCoy [ back to top ]

A cash-and-carry sale of surplus nonappropriated fund (NAF) items will be held Wednesday, July 18 at building 2119 at Fort McCoy.

The NAF sale opens at 8 a.m. to military personnel and military retirees with a valid ID, and at 9 a.m. to the general public. The sale ends at 3 p.m.

Sale items include furniture, small appliances, TVs, lamps, and much more.

Items are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, must be paid for by cash or check and must be picked up at the time of purchase.

For more information, call 608-388-4397/2232. 

 

Solving the People Puzzle seminar July 18 at Chapel 1 [ back to top ]

A Solving the People Puzzle Chapel Seminar will be held Wednesday, July 18 from 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Chapel 1, building 2672. The seminar is sponsored by the Religious Support Office and is open to the public.

The seminar will help participants learn about their God-given strengths and talents, identify ideal work environments and relational needs, sharpen perceptions of others to see each as a unique individual, understand why people act the way they do, learn how to relate to difficult people and minimize tension in relationships, and realize the freedom in being and allowing others to be themselves.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-3528. 

 

Community Activity Center holds tournaments in July  [ back to top ]
The Community Activity Center, building 2000, will host several tournaments in July for authorized patrons. All tournaments begin at 6:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. There are no entry fees and prizes are awarded to tournament winners.

Texas Hold ’em poker tournaments will be held Thursdays July 19 and 26. Buy-ins are not required to play.

Single-elimination sand volleyball tournaments will be held Saturdays July 14 and 28 at 6 p.m.

Six-member teams must win two out of three games to advance to the next round. Matches will play to 21 using rally scoring.
A single-elimination pool tournament will be held Tuesday, July 24. Participants must win two out of three games to advance to the next round. The tournament will use eight-ball rules.

Single-elimination bean-bag toss tournaments will be held Tuesdays July 17 and 31. Two-member teams will play to 21 points.

A single-elimination horseshoe tournament will be held Friday, July 20. Two-member teams must win two out of three games to advance to the next round.

Registration can be completed at the activity center front desk. For more information call 608-388-3213.

 

Car Show set for July 21 at Pine View Campground  [ back to top ]
The third-annual Fort McCoy Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Car Show is Saturday, July 21 from 1-4 p.m. at Pine View Campground. The event is free and open to the public.

Anyone with a classic or interesting car, truck or motorcycle can participate in the show. There is no registration fee. First- and second-place prizes will be awarded in each category.

Registration forms are available online at www.mccoymwr.com.

Completed forms can be dropped off at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, or faxed to 608-388-7494.

Registration also will be available from 11 a.m.-noon the day of the show, however, pre-registration is encouraged.
The show is sponsored by Rockauto.com. No federal endorsement is implied.

For more information, call 608-388-3200.

 

Army Family Advocacy Program briefing offered July 25  [ back to top ]

An Army Family Advocacy Program briefing will be offered July 25 from 9-11 a.m. at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

Army Regulation 608-18 mandates that all commanders and command senior noncommissioned officer advisors receive a Family Advocacy Program briefing within 90 days of assuming command and annually thereafter.

Register by July 18 by calling 608-388-2412. 

 

Time, Stress & Conflict Management training July 31  [ back to top ]
The Army Family Team Building program is presenting a Time, Stress and Conflict Management Skills class Tuesday, July 31 from 8 a.m.–noon at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

The time-management portion will help participants assess personal time-management skills and prioritize activities using a time-management tool.

The stress-management portion will define stress and identify symptoms and sources of stress.

Participants also will determine how they manage personal stress and discuss stress management.

The conflict-management portion explores how individuals handle conflict differently, how conflict affects relationships, and examines methods to productively manage conflict.

Register by Thursday, July 26 by calling 608-388-3505.

 

Pre-retirement, ACAP, TAP briefings being held Aug. 6-9 at McCoy’s  [ back to top ]

Pre-retirement, Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), and Transition Assistance Program (TAP) briefings will be held Aug. 6-9 at McCoy’s, building 1571.

The pre-retirement portion will be held Aug. 6 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The briefing will cover benefits and issues related to military retirement.

The ACAP portion will be held Aug. 7 from 8-10:30 a.m.

The ACAP briefing is mandatory for those who will be retiring or separating from the military.

The TAP portion will be held Aug. 7 from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Aug. 8-9 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The briefing will include information about resume writing, interviewing skills, job access and other job-search issues.

The briefings are open to servicemembers who will retire or separate within 12 months of the briefings. Spouses are welcome to attend.

For more information or to request a registration form, contact Tom Kunz, ACAP counselor, at 608-388-7941 or by e-mail at thomas.m.kunz.ctr@us.army.mil. Registration must be received by July 31. 

 

AFAP issues, volunteer nominations due by Aug. 17  [ back to top ]

Volunteer nominations and issue forms for the 2013 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 17.

The Fort McCoy AFAP Conference will be held Oct. 24-25.

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

AFAP alerts Army leadership on areas of concern that need attention and gives them the opportunity to put plans into place to work toward resolution.

To submit an issue or volunteer form, visit the Army Community Service section at the website www.mccoymwr.com or call the AFAP manager at 608-388-3540. 

   

 

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