August 10, 2012
Photo by Rob Schuette
Photo by Rob Schuette
|Nonappropriated fund cash-and-carry sale Aug. 15 [ back to top ]|
|A cash-and-carry sale of surplus nonappropriated
fund (NAF) items will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15 at building 2119 at Fort
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 DVD/VHS players, recliners, fans, spreads/blanket, furniture, beds, micro-fridges, pictures/mirrors, coffee makers, irons and 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 information, call 608-388-4397/2232.
|Aug. 17 deadline set for AFAP issues, volunteer forms [ back to top ]|
nominations and issue forms for the fiscal year 2013 Army Family Action
Plan (AFAP) Conference will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 17.
|Haunted Trails event Aug. 18 at Pine View Campground [ back to top ]|
The annual Haunted
Trails event at Fort McCoy’s Pine View Campground will be held Saturday
Aug. 18. The event is free and open to the public.
|Learn how to save money during ACS class Aug. 21 [ back to top ]|
|A How to Save Money on Nearly Everything class
will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 1-4 p.m. at the Army Community Service
(ACS) Center, building 2111.
The class will teach participants the secrets of couponing pros, how to combine offers to maximize savings, grocery cycles, the best months to make various purchases, coupon organization, and tips for seasonal, clearance and online shopping.
Register by Wednesday, Aug. 15 by calling ACS at 608-388-3505.
|Women’s Equality Day luncheon set for Aug. 23 [ back to top ]|
|The Women’s Equality Day Luncheon will be held
Aug. 23 at McCoy’s, building 1571. The celebration will honor women who
worked for the passage of womens’ right to vote and recognizes the 92nd
anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the constitution.
The pay-as-you-go luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by the presentation from noon-1 p.m. The guest speaker for this celebration is Cindy Zahrte, Tomah Area School District superintendent.
The Fort McCoy Excellence in Diversity Award will be presented at the end of the program.
|Pine View’s first ever Mud Run offers unclean fun Aug. 25 [ back to top ]|
Fort McCoy’s Pine View Campground will host its first Mud Run, Saturday,
Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public.
|ISFAC committee meets at McCoy Sept. 6 [ back to top ]|
|An Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee
(ISFAC) will hold a quarterly committee meeting Thursday, Sept. 6 from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at McCoy’s banquet room, building 1571. The meeting is open to
all current and prior military members and their Families along with all
ISFAC is a voluntary military-community cooperative/partnership organized to allow service providers to engage in networking and connects servicemembers, Families, veterans, and wounded warriors with local military and community resources.
The meeting will allow attendees to learn more about the service providers around Wisconsin such as Army Community Service, Military OneSource, Army OneSource, American Red Cross, Military Families Connect, Operation Camo Quilt, and various Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legions.
The committee meets every three months at various locations throughout the state, with Fort McCoy being the host every September.
For more information, call ACS at 608-388-3505.
|Firewood-cutting permits available Sept. 1 for select areas [ back to top ]|
Firewood-cutting permits will be available starting Sept. 1 for selected
training areas. A daily permit is $10, and a monthly permit is $50. The
firewood-cutting season is from Sept. 1-April 15.
|Instructor Trainer Course to be held Sept. 5-7 [ back to top ]|
Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) will offer an Instructor Trainer
Course Sept. 5-7 at building 2111.
|Commemorative Area to be open Sept. 7 for Patriot Day [ back to top ]|
|The Fort McCoy Commemorative Area will be open
to the public Friday, Sept. 7 from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for Patriot Day.
Patriot Day is observed annually to remember the men and women injured or killed during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.
The Commemorative Area, located in the 800-900 block, includes the History Center, five World War II-era buildings, an Equipment Park and Veterans Memorial Plaza.
Public Affairs staff will be on site to answer questions. For details, call 608-388-2407.
|McCoy Retiree Appreciation Day set for Sept. 7 [ back to top ]|
Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their Family members
are eligible to attend a Retiree Appreciation Day at Fort McCoy, Friday,
The event will run from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign in starts at 7 a.m. in building 905 for the morning session then moves to building 90 for the afternoon portion. Lunch is available for purchase at McCoy’s. Photo identification is required for all personnel to access the post.
Retiree Appreciation Day is an opportunity for all armed forces retirees, spouses, widows and/or guests to receive updated information about retiree entitlement programs. Attendance at the Fort McCoy Retiree Appreciation Day is free, but registration is required. Registration forms must be received by Aug. 30.
Mail registration forms to the Retirement Service Office, 2187 South J Street, Fort McCoy, WI 54656. Registration forms and information about the Fort McCoy Retiree Appreciation Day are available by calling 608-388-3716 or from the Fort McCoy public website at http://www.mccoy.army.mil/Services/ACAP_Documents/HONORS_2012.pdf.
Retiree Appreciation Days sponsored by Fort McCoy also are scheduled for Aug. 15 at Des Moines/Altoona, Iowa; Aug. 24 at the National Guard Armory & Community Center, Rosemount, Minn.; Aug. 25 at Camp Ripley, Little Falls, Minn.; Sept. 14 at Black Bear Carlton Casino, Twin Ports/Duluth, Minn.; Sept. 22 at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Selfridge, Mich.; Sept. 22 at Mystic Lake Casino - Hotel, Prior Lake, Minn.; Oct. 6 at Great Lakes Naval Museum, Great Lakes, Ill.; and Oct. 27 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.
|Disabled hunter applications accepted through Sept. 10 [ back to top ]|
Hunters now can apply for permits for the Oct. 6-7 gun-deer hunt for
disabled persons at Fort McCoy. Applications will be accepted until
Monday, Sept. 10.
The annual hunt is open to individuals with Wisconsin Category A, B and C disabilities.
For an application or more information, call the Fort McCoy Permit Sales office, building 2168, at 608-388-3337 or visit the website http://www.mccoy.army.mil/Visitors/FishHuntInfo.asp.
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