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
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.
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
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."
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
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
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.