August 12, 2011
Photo by Rob Schuette
Photo by Rob Schuette
|Resumix Builder workshop set for Aug. 23 at ACS [ back to top ]|
|A Resumix Builder workshop will be held Tuesday,
Aug. 23 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Army Community Service Center, building
The workshop will assist those seeking Department of the Army employment with finding position descriptions for job announcements, avoiding common fatal mistakes, filling out the supplemental data section and getting status credit, inputting personal information without disqualifying the application, Resumix resume content and reading job announcements and identifying key job criteria in the announcements.
To register, call 608-388-3505 by Friday, Aug. 19.
|Strong Relationships workshop set for Aug. 25 [ back to top ]|
A Building Strong Relationships workshop will be
offered Thursday, Aug. 25 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Army Community Service
Center, building 2111.
|Aug. 25 event set for Women’s Equality Day [ back to top ]|
A Women’s Equality Day Luncheon will be held
Thursday, Aug. 25 at McCoy’s, building 1571.
|Defense Travel System offers classes in August [ back to top ]|
|Defense Travel System (DTS) classes will be
offered by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Lead Defense Travel
Administrator at Fort McCoy in August at building 50, Distance Learning
The class schedule is:
Aug. 17-18: DTS Temporary Duty Documents, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Aug. 24: Approval Process and Travel Policy, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Classes are open to military and Department of Defense civilian personnel.
To register, e-mail name, unit, phone number, and class choice to email@example.com.
Class sizes are limited. For more information, call 608-388-6299.
|Pine View Campground summer season wrapping up [ back to top ]|
|There are still three weekends left to enjoy
activities at Pine View Campground before the summer season wraps up.
Pine View campsite rentals and activities are open to the public.
The Dog Days of Summer weekend from Aug. 19-21, will feature a Mutts on the Move 5-K run/walk Saturday, Aug. 20 at 9:30 a.m. Other activities include a Master and Mutt obstacle course, talent or best trick contest, a hot-dog-eating contest and much more.
The annual Haunted Trails weekend is Aug. 26-28. Aug. 27 will feature crafts, a costume contest, trick or treating, haunted trails and more.
Campers who mention the word “spooky” when making their campground reservation for this weekend will receive a special discount.
The Country Bash weekend is Sept. 2-4. Activities include a trail ride on bikes, crafts, wagon ride and campfire and s’mores.
Campers also can enjoy a movie and popcorn each Friday night at 9 p.m.
For more information about any of the events or for campground reservations, call 608-388-3517 or 800-531-4703.
|ACS Instructor Trainer course offered Aug. 30-Sept. 1 [ back to top ]|
The Army Community Service (ACS) Instructor
Trainer course will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at the ACS center, building
|Firewood permits available Sept. 1 for selected training 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.
Permit holders can collect and haul an unlimited amount of wood during daylight hours. Fort McCoy firewood permits are nontransferable and nonrefundable.
Firewood only can be collected in designated areas when there is no military training in the area.
Permit holders are limited to one vehicle. Trailers smaller than a semi tractor and trailer may be used.
Permits can be purchased through the Directorate of Public Works Natural Resources Branch, building 2168.
Office hours are from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Maps of designated harvesting and quarantined areas also are available.
For more information, call 608-388-3337/5584.
|Feds Feed Families donations accepted at ACS [ back to top ]|
Federal employees nationwide are stepping up to the challenge of
gathering 2 million pounds of non-perishable food items for Families in
need, said Lori Enghusen, Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS)
Information & Referral Program manager.
|Fall turkey permits still available for Fort McCoy hunt [ back to top ]|
Applications still are being accepted for the Fort
McCoy fall turkey season. Individuals who did not apply for a Wisconsin
turkey hunting zone, or were not selected for a Wisconsin turkey hunt,
can apply for a Fort McCoy permit. Applications are available on the
Fort McCoy website under Recreational Opportunities or from the Permit
|Disabled hunters: Apply now for Oct. 1-2 deer hunt [ back to top ]|
|Applications are being accepted until Sept. 26
for the annual gun-deer hunt for disabled hunters.
The Oct. 1-2 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.
|Share career milestones with hometown media [ back to top ]|
|One reason Fort McCoy is an Army Community of
Excellence is its employees. The knowledge, experience and customer focus
the work force possesses is evident in the day-to-day operations.
The Public Affairs Office administers a Hometown News Release program as a means for both civilian and military personnel to submit their career milestones and accomplishments to hometown media outlets.
Information for Hometown News Releases can be provided by completing a DD Form 2266 for military or Fort McCoy Form 319 for civilians.
Forms are available through the Fort McCoy Corporate Network or through administrative sections.
For more information, call the Public Affairs Office at 608-388-2407.
|Tomah VA to host Sept. 17 Heroes’ Freedom Run events [ back to top ]|
|TOMAH, Wis. (Veterans Affairs Medical Center) —
The Tomah Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center will welcome home Veterans —
those who have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation
Enduring Freedom (OEF) — at the 4th Annual Heroes’ Freedom Run Saturday,
Sept. 17. The Heroes’ Freedom Run is free and open to the public. A one-mile
run/walk and roll also is planned. All routes will circle the main buildings
on the VA campus.
Same-day registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by the 5-K cross-country run at 9 a.m., a three-person 5-K relay at 9:15 a.m. and the one mile walk and roll at 9:30 a.m. The event also will feature live music.
To recognize the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Honorary Chairman for this year’s event is Jason Thomas. Thomas was at ground zero on the morning of Sept. 11, and along with other Marines, dug through the rubble and saved the lives of two Port Authority officers. He later served in Iraq and Afghanistan and became the founder of Heroes helping Humanity, heroeshelpinghumanity.org, a non-profit organization striving to improve the standard of living and quality of life for underprivileged servicemen and women, veterans of the U.S. armed services, and America’s youth through partnerships focusing on providing goods and services to the military, and scholarships to economically challenged students.
All OEF/OIF veterans who attend, whether participating in the run or not, will be entered into a special drawing for some great prizes.
To register early, visit http://www.tomah.va.gov/Heroes_Freedom_Run.asp or contact Cindy Graham at 608-372-7783 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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