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News Notes

Commissary case lot sale set for Sept. 19-20  [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Commissary, building 1537, will hold a case lot sale Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20.

Commissaries are open to authorized military personnel.

The hours of the sale will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. both days.

Participants will choose and pay for the case lot items at the Commissary. They also can shop and pay for regular items if they wish in the Commissary. Case lot items will be picked up in building 2788.

Authorized personnel also may participate in case lot sales scheduled Oct. 3-4 in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn., (sponsored by Great Lakes Naval Station), and at Green Bay, Wis., Nov. 2. More information about times and locations for the Minneapolis/St. Paul and Green Bay sales will be available at a future date.

For more information about the sales, call the Fort McCoy Commissary at (608) 388-3542.

Protestant Women of the Chapel resume meetings   [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Religious Support Office Protestant Women of the Chapel program has resumed its Wednesday meetings.

The meetings will be held at the Chapel Center, building 2675, from 9-11:30 a.m.

The current study is "Experiencing God" by Henry and Richard Blackaby.

Child care is available for all children 5 and younger. Advanced reservations are requested and can be made by calling (608) 388-3528.


New deadline set for deer hunt for disabled  [ back to top ]

Disabled hunters are encouraged to apply for a special deer hunt at Fort McCoy Oct. 4-5. The application deadline for the special hunt has been extended to Monday, Sept. 22.

Individuals participating in this hunt must possess a Class A or Class C Permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and a valid State of Wisconsin Deer Gun License. Hunters cannot participate in more than one disabled gun-deer hunt within Wisconsin in the same calendar year.

Hunters will receive a Fort McCoy bonus tag allowing them to harvest an antlerless deer. Participants must use their regular Wisconsin Deer Gun carcass tag to harvest an antlered deer.

With the bonus tag, hunters can take up to two deer. Wisconsin bonus tags are not valid on Fort McCoy.

To receive a 2008 Fort McCoy Disabled Hunt Application, e-mail requests to usarmy.mccoy.imcom-northeast.mail.dpw-permit-sales@mail.mil, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Directorate of Public Works, IMNE MCY PWEN (Permit Sales), 2171 South 8th Ave., Fort McCoy, WI 54656-5136.

Questions can be directed to the Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office at (608) 388-3337.

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.


Job Search workshop set for Oct. 9    [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) Spouse Employment Program is sponsoring a Job Search Workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 9.

The workshop will be held at 2111 South 8th Ave. and is open to all personnel in the Fort McCoy community.

Priority will be given to military spouses who register by the deadline Oct. 6.

The workshop is designed for personnel who are tired of dead-end jobs, envious of personnel who get great jobs that aren’t advertised or those who want to get a better job.

The workshop will increase the effectiveness of job searches and help personnel tap into the hidden job market.

For more information, call ACS at (608) 388-3505.


Family Readiness Group classes Oct. 17-18  [ back to top ]

Family Readiness Group (FRG) leader training will be held Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18 at Army Community Service (ACS) 2111 South 8th Ave.

Sessions will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. both days.

Topics will include: Building and Running Your FRG, ACS Overview, TRICARE, Legal, Finance, Volunteer Management, Battle Mind Training, Working With Families, Real Life Scenarios, and Building a Resource Library.

Registration is requested by Friday, Oct. 10 by calling ACS at (608) 388-3505.


Rear Detachment courses set for Oct. 27-28    [ back to top ]

Rear Detachment Commander training will be held Monday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Army Community Service (ACS), 2111 South 8th Ave. Both sessions will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Topics include ACS Overview, Army Family Team Building Level III modules, Legal, Finance, Operational Security, Trauma in the Unit, Building a Resource Library, TRICARE, Battle Mind Training, Working with Families and Real Life Scenarios.

Registration is requested by Friday, Oct. 24 by calling (608) 388-3505.


After-School program still accepting registrations   [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy School Age Services After-School Program for youth in grades kindergarten through 12th grade still is accepting registrations for the 2007-2008 school year. A nonschool day program also is available.

Youth must be eligible to attend School Age Services programs. Transportation will be provided from designated schools in Tomah and Sparta.

Youth in grades six to 12 pay no fees. Children in grades kindergarten through five pay the after-school rate. Registration is in building 1747.

For more information, call (608) 388-4373.


DLIFLC activates Web site for language help   [ back to top ]

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. — The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) has activated its new Language Materials Distribution System (LMDS) Web site, making available hundreds of language survival kits and other materials free of charge to deploying servicemembers.

To view the shopping cart, go to the Web site https://lmds.dliflc.edu.

• The Web site offers Language Survival Kits — pocket size booklets with audio CDs, in over 30 languages, ranging in topics from public affairs, cordon and search, to medical terminology.

• DLIFLC also offers new Headstart language DVD programs that use cutting-edge technology and computer animation to teach 80-hours of self-paced lessons and are designed to teach survival phrases in Iraqi Arabic, and Afghan Dari and Pashto.

• Language materials can be viewed, downloaded, and ordered at the Web site under the Products tab. Participants must register and receive DLIFLC account approval before placing an order. Some products are not available for download to the general public.


DOL seeking customer comments about service  [ back to top ]

Quality Surveillance in the Directorate of Logistics monitors the quality of services provided by contract, such as: motor pool, freight, personnel and unit movement to include Aircraft/Departure, Air Control Group and containers, personal property, supply, ammunition, Central Issue Facility, Troop Installation Support Branch, food service, Mobilization Unit Inprocessing Center, materiel maintenance, etc.

Customers are encouraged to tell if they are satisfied or dissatisfied with the service they receive at Fort McCoy.

If you feel you have received service deserving recognition, submit those comments also.

If you have problems obtaining food service and can’t get them resolved in a timely manner, or if you need further assistance, contact the Fort McCoy Food Service Team at (608) 388-FOOD(3663), complete a Diner Comment Card located in all the Dining Facilities or log on to http://ice.disa.mil/.

For all other services provided by the DOL contact Quality Surveillance at (608) 388-4062, or e-mail 


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