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Leisure activities offered on post

      Personnel in the Fort McCoy community can stretch their budgets further by taking advantage of the numerous free or reduced-cost recreation, services or merchandize offers at various Fort McCoy facilities.

Photo: Patrons enjoy Pine View Recreation Area's beach/swimming area. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
Patrons enjoy Pine View Recreation Area's beach/swimming area. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

      Jobi Spolum, the Fort McCoy Marketing director for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR), said the post's DFMWR program offers authorized personnel in the Fort McCoy community a number of activities or locations that offer them free, reduced or conveniently located programs that can save them money.

Free services

      Two exceptional free-service offers are on-site exercise/recreational opportunities at the Fort McCoy Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, and the Community Activity Center (CAC), building 2000, Spolum said.

      The Fitness Center offers the latest in exercise equipment, including treadmills, stationary bicycles, stair climbers, etc. 

      A weight room, swimming pool, various fitness classes and certified trainers also are available.

      The CAC offers a number of video games, computers, DVDs and large-screen televisions, exercise equipment and a Shuffleboard Table, among other recreational activities.

      Some of these items can be rented for a fee for use outside of the CAC.

Reduced prices

      Authorized military and civilian personnel also can take advantage of discounts at Pine View Recreation Area, Whitetail Ridge Ski Area (in season) and the Auto Crafts Shop to help enjoy indoor and outdoor recreational activities.

      Pine View and Whitetail Ridge are open to the general public.

      Fort McCoy also offers a variety of conveniently located dining opportunities, which are open throughout the duty day and may be dependent on the troop populations.

      "We have a lot of activities located on post that personnel can enjoy," Spolum said. "It saves them gas costs and other travel expenses. And the profits from these ventures are put back into the community to support the quality of life."

Military personnel

      Authorized military personnel and their family members are authorized full use of the Fort McCoy Commissary, building 1537, and the Fort McCoy Post Exchange, building 1538, to purchase grocery, retail and service items.

      The Commissary sells items at cost plus a 5 percent surcharge (which is used to build and maintain commissaries, support Defense Commissary Agency programs, etc.).

      The PX does not charge a sales tax on the products or services sold there.

      For more information about MWR activities, call the MWR Events Line at (877) 864-4969 or visit the MWR Web site at http://www.mccoymwr.com.

      Information about the Fort McCoy Commissary is available by calling (608) 388-3542 in the Fort McCoy community or visiting the Web site http://www.commissaries.com.

      Information about the Fort McCoy Main Post Exchange is available by calling (608) 269-5574, Ext. 101 or (608) 388-4343 or visiting the Web site http://www.aafes.com.


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