|Commemorative Area open to public Sept. 11 [ back to top ]|
|Fort McCoy’s Commemorative Area and History
Center will be open to the public special hours Friday, Sept. 11. The area
will be open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in recognition of Patriot Day, Retiree
Appreciation Day and the installation’s 100th anniversary.
This area of the post has been set aside to help preserve pieces of the installation’s history and to help tell Fort McCoy’s unique story.
Public Affairs Office staff members will be on site to answer questions.
For more information, call 608-388-2407.
|Chapel sets Sept. 11 memorial service [ back to top ]|
The Fort McCoy
Religious Support Office (RSO) will hold a memorial service marking the
eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept.
11 in Chapel 1, building 2672.
|Supermarket of Veterans Benefits set for Sept. 11 [ back to top ]|
A Supermarket of
Veterans Benefits will be held at the Wisconsin Military Academy,
building 90, at Fort McCoy Friday, Sept. 11.
|Tomah VAMC event Sept. 18 [ back to top ]|
|A program in honor of former prisoners of war
and those missing in action will be held in the Chapel at the Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Tomah Friday, Sept. 18 at 1p.m. The
event is open to the public.
Wisconsin native Kevin Hermening will be the guest speaker. In 1979, Hermening was a 20-year-old U.S. Marine guarding the U.S. Embassy when he and 51 other United States citizens were taken hostage and held for 444 days.
|Commissary to hold case-lot sale Sept. 18-19 [ back to top ]|
McCoy Commissary, building 1537, will hold a case-lot sale Friday, Sept.
18 and Saturday, Sept. 19 for authorized military patrons.
|McCoy Day for Kids event to be held Sept. 19 [ back to top ]|
|The Fort McCoy Day for Kids event will be held
from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.
For more information, call 608-388-3505 or 608-388-2238.
|Employment Interviewing workshop to be held at Army Community Service [ back to top ]|
Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) Spouse Employment Program is
sponsoring an Employment Interviewing Workshop from 9 a.m.-noon
Thursday, Sept. 24 at 2111 South 8th Avenue.
|Outdoor Recreation to host 10-mile bicycle ride Sept. 26 [ back to top ]|
McCoy Outdoor Recreation Department will host a 10-mile bicycle race,
which begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Pine View Recreation
|Rear Detachment training set for Sept. 28-29 at ACS [ back to top ]|
Rear Detachment Commander Training will be offered by Fort McCoy’s Army
Community Service (ACS) Monday, Sept. 28 and Tuesday, Sept. 29 at ACS,
2111 South 8th Ave.
|TV6: 'Keeping the Promise' [ back to top ]|
In support of POW/MIA Recognition Day, Fort McCoy’s Command Access
Channel — Channel 6 on the post cable television system — will be airing
the video “Keeping the Promise” throughout September.
|Hispanic Heritage Month observance set for Oct. 1 [ back to top ]|
Fort McCoy will hold a Hispanic Heritage Month observance from 11:30
a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at McCoy’s, building 1571.
The guest speakers for the event are Raquel Paraíso, Enrique Rueda, and Francisco López. Together they form the group Cuicani.
The members of Cuicani are deeply committed to their Latin American heritage and to promoting an awareness of Latin American peoples and cultures through their music and presentations.
The three members of Cuicani play a variety of instruments. Paraíso (from Spain) was trained as a classical musician; and plays the siku, mandolin, violin, and percussion. Rueda (from Colombia) is both a talented musician and a sound sculpture artist. He plays quena, quenacho, and percussion. López (from Mexico), the founding member of the group, plays guitar, charango, and siku.
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15-Oct. 15. For more information about the event, call the Fort McCoy Equal Opportunity Adviser at 608-388-3246.
|Army Family Team Building training to be offered by ACS [ back to top ]|
Fort McCoy’s Army Community Service (ACS) will offer Army Family Team
Building instructor training Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Thursday, Oct. 8.
Classes will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
Topics include: The Adult Learner, Classroom Management, Speaking on Your Feet, Instructor Roles and Skills, and Group Dynamics.
For more information or to register, contact ACS at 608-388-3505.
|ChalleNGe Academy to host American Red Cross blood drive [ back to top ]|
The Fort McCoy ChalleNGe Academy will host an American Red Cross blood
drive in building 751 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9.
Anyone who is eligible to donate blood may participate in the drive.
For an appointment, call 608-269-9000, visit http://www.givebloodgivelife.org or call 800-GIVE-LIFE.
|Small-game, archery season permits available on ALIS [ back to top ]|
Hunters interested in the Fort McCoy archery or small game hunting seasons
can purchase their permits through the Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources Automated License Issuance System (ALIS).
The Fort McCoy archery season starts Sept. 12 and will continue through the end of December.
The Fort McCoy small game season is under way and will run through Feb. 28.
Hunters can purchase these permits at any authorized ALIS agent including the Fort McCoy Post Exchange and Pine View Campground. Archery and small game permits are not sold at the Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office. Hunting regulations are available at the Main Gate Welcome Center and the Permit Sales Office, building 2168.
For more information in the Fort McCoy community, call the Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337.
|Department of Defense has new home page [ back to top ]|
The Department of Defense (DoD) launched a new home page, http://www.Defense.gov,
designed to invite participation from the public and make military news
and information more accessible.
The new Web site will provide quick access to those sites that are most sought by Web site visitors, including DoD social media sites, the Pentagon Channel and DoD news stories.
Prominent on the new home page is a new “We Want to Hear From You” feature that will give users the opportunity to ask questions of Defense Department leaders, vote on policy issues they want explained, and explore frequently asked questions and answers.
The new site, http://www.Defense.gov, replaces http://www.DefenseLink.mil as the department’s main Internet entry portal.
DefenseLink will remain a news Web site and may be accessed from at the site http://www.defense.gov.
(From American Forces Press Service.)
|McCoy fire chief selected to represent Army on federal board [ back to top ]|
The Fort McCoy fire chief has been elected to serve a two-year term as the
Department of the Army representative for the Federal and Military Fire
Services Section Board of Directors of the International Association of
Dave Biondi, Fort McCoy fire chief, said the mission of the Federal and Military Fire Services Section is to promote and support regulations and legislation that will result in greater safety to life and property and for better and safer working conditions for fire and emergency services personnel.
The organization works to provide federal and military fire and emergency services personnel with state-of-the-art technology, training, education and information to reduce the loss of life and property for fire safety hazards in communities. The board meets quarterly.
The U.S. Army has 125 major fire departments with more than 3,700 personnel worldwide.
The departments provide building, aircraft, vehicle, wild land, hazardous materials and emergency medical services and protection to military and civilian personnel and their families.
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