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 September 23, 2011

News Notes

PHOTO: Members of the Holiday Lodge Swingers team participated in the Fort McCoy Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Golf Scramble tournament. Photo by Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Golf Tournament

Members of the Holiday Lodge Swingers team participated in the Fort McCoy Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Golf Scramble tournament held at Sparta Sept. 16. The McCoy Dawgs was the winning team. Team members were Jeff Steinbrink, Tony Stapleton, Don Hurley, and Chad Kuhn.

Photo by Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation
PHOTO: A Soldier participates in the Tactical 3-Gun Shoot event at the Fort McCoy Sportsman’s Range. Photo by Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Tactical 3-Gun Shoot

A Soldier participates in the Tactical 3-Gun Shoot event at the Fort McCoy Sportsman’s Range. For more information about the Sportsman’s Range call 608-388-3517 or 800-531-4703.

Photo by Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation


AT/Mob Barracks ground-breaking ceremony  [ back to top ]
A ground-breaking ceremony for the new $6.8 million Annual Training/Mobilization Barracks facility will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the construction site in the 2800 block, near the corner of West K Street and West 12th Avenue.

Parking will be available in the lot on West K Street.

The project will be the first barracks facility built to support transient training at Fort McCoy since 1942.

Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. Questions can be directed to the Directorate of Public Works at 608-388-7992.


Thursday night movies offered by Religious Support Office [ back to top ]

During the month of September, the Fort McCoy Religious Support Office is offering Movie Night every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Chapel Center, building 2675, located on South F Street.

Historical movies with biblical themes and/or character-building themes will be chosen from the Chapel Center’s video library by the attendees.

Everyone in the Fort McCoy community is invited to attend.

For more information, call 608-388-3528.


Pet-vaccination clinic set for Sept. 29-30 at Fort McCoy  [ back to top ]

The Great Lakes Veterinary Treatment Facility will hold a pet-vaccination clinic at Fort McCoy Thursday, Sept. 29 from 1-6:30 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 30 from 8-11 a.m. in building 1801.

The clinic is available to active-duty and retired military personnel, reserve personnel on active-duty orders for more than 30 days, and Family members.

The clinic accepts only cash payments for services. For service and pricing information visit the website http://www.mwrgl.com/special_services/vet_clinic/vet.htm or call 847-688-5740 extension 4. If there is no answer, leave a message with a contact number, and someone will return the call.


Lunch & Learn classes offered on South Post  [ back to top ]
Army Family Team Building is offering Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Wednesdays at the South Post Community Center, building 6158. Classes are held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and are open to the entire Fort McCoy community.

The class schedule is:
Sept. 28 – Stress Management
Oct. 5 – Communication Skills

Register no later than the Friday prior to each class by calling Army Community Service at 608-388-3505. Attendees must provide their own lunch.


Hispanic Heritage Month observance Sept. 29 at McCoy’s  [ back to top ]
A Hispanic Heritage Month observance will be held Thursday, Sept. 29 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at McCoy’s, building 1571. The guest-speaker presentation begins at noon.

The guest speaker is Jesús E. Jambrina, who is the Associate Professor of Spanish and History Coordinator of the Latin American Studies program at Viterbo University.

For more information, call the Fort McCoy Equal Opportunity Advisor at 608-388-3246.


Mob/demob computer center closes, computer access at CAC  [ back to top ]

The Computer Center for Mobilization/Demobilization Soldiers, building 2773 will close permanently Oct. 1.

For information, call the computer center at 608-388-7882.

Eligible personnel in the Fort McCoy community needing computer access for personal use can visit the Community Activity Center Computer Lab, building 2000. The computer lab has 24 computer stations with Internet access.

No official tasks or training can be done on these computers.

For more information, call 608-388-2410.

Personnel with Wi-Fi enabled portable electronics also can access CZee pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi at McCoy’s, building 1571.

For more information, call 608-388-2065.


McCoy Fall Clean-Up Day set for Oct. 5  [ back to top ]
The Fort McCoy Fall Clean-Up day is Wednesday, Oct 5.

Clean-up days are designated for garrison and tenant organizations to clean the interior and the exterior of their facilities and to beautify their areas.


Sportsman’s Range to hold competitions Oct. 8  [ back to top ]
The Fort McCoy Sportsman’s Range will hold two competitions Saturday, Oct. 8.

The Mess of Squirrels competition is from 5-11 a.m. Sign-in begins at 5 a.m. and weigh-in is between 9-11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants with the heaviest bag limits. Squirrels may be taken by any legal method. Squirrel-hunting permits are required. A limit of five squirrels — gray and fox — may be weighed in.

The Children’s Small-Bore Rifle Shoot is from 1-5 p.m. Youth 17 years old and younger who are accompanied by an adult are eligible. Shooters will have 20 minutes to shoot 20 rounds at 50- and 100-yard targets. Prizes will be awarded to the top three shooters.

The entry fee for each competition is $12. Participants who pre-register by Friday, Sept. 30 at Pine View Campground, building 8053 will receive $2 off the entry fee. For more information, call 608-388-3517.


Personal Development Skills workshops being held in October  [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Army Family Team Building program will present two Building Personal Development Skills workshops in October.

The workshops are from 9 a.m.-noon at the South Post Community Center, building 6158.

Personality Traits and Enhancing Personal Relationships will be offered Wednesday, Oct. 12. Register by Friday, Oct. 7.

Crisis, Coping and Acknowledging Change will be offered Wednesday, Oct. 26. Register by Friday, Oct. 21.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-3505.


Newcomer Orientation briefing Oct. 12  [ back to top ]

A Fort McCoy Newcomer’s Orientation will be held from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Army Community Service, building 2111.

Childcare may be available on a space-available basis for those registering before Oct. 5. For more information, call 608-388-3505.


Volleyball tournament Oct. 13 at Rumpel Fitness Center   [ back to top ]
A six-on-six volleyball tournament is being held Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

There is a maximum of seven players per team. A minimum of four teams and a maximum of eight teams must compete in the tournament. The tournament is single-elimination. Prizes will be awarded to the first-place team.

Teams must register by October 11. Register at the fitness center or by calling 608-388-2290. There is no entry fee.


Counterintelligence recruitment briefing set for Oct. 15   [ back to top ]
The U.S. Army Counterintelligence (CI) Special Agent Recruiting Team will conduct an information briefing for servicemembers from 9-10:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at room 125A, building 50 at Fort McCoy.

This presentation will provide information concerning career field Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 35L, CI Special Agent.

Included in the presentation will be required criteria for entry into the MOS and how to apply for reclassification, as well as the missions, assignments, and training opportunities CI special agents have. Presentations primarily are directed at the enlisted force in the grades of E4 (specialist) and E5 (sergeant).

Army CI is comprised of individuals who have a genuine desire to detect, identify, assess and then neutralize or exploit foreign intelligence and security service activities against U.S. forces.

CI special agents work against these foreign intelligence and security services through the conduct of CI investigations and operations, surveillance, evidence processing, analysis, source operations, and the use of computer systems.

Servicemembers who have an outgoing personality, can effectively organize information, are interested in collecting information and studying its meaning, and have the ability to clearly relay information verbally and in writing are encouraged to consider applying to become a special agent in Army Counterintelligence.

Questions or comments concerning this visit should be directed to Sgt. 1st Class Monica Backlund at 520-533-5952, DSN 821, or e-mail monica.backlund.mil@mail.mil, or to Randall Long at 520-533-2320, DSN 821, or e-mail randall.g.long.civ@mail.mil.

(Submitted by U.S. Army Counterintellligence.)


Disability Employment Awareness Observance  [ back to top ]
The Army Reserve Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office will sponsor a Disability Employment Awareness Month program Thursday, Oct. 13, at McCoy’s, building 1571.

Everyone in the Fort McCoy community is invited to attend.

Lunch will be on your own from 11:30 a.m.-noon, with the guest-speaker presentation beginning at noon.

The guest speaker, Kenneth Melvin, is a Special Olympics athlete from Russellville, Ind., who recently accompanied The Presidential Delegation Team to the Summer World Special Olympics Games in Athens, Greece.

The Special Olympics has had an amazing impact on his life, including giving him the capability to pass the entry examination for the Indiana Army National Guard in 2007. Melvin spent a year serving in Afghanistan with the 2nd, 151st Infantry Division.

This is a training opportunity. Official time may be allowed to attend.

For more information about this event or if you need special services/accommodations due to a disability, contact the Army Reserve EEO Office at 608-388-3106/3107.


AFAP Conference being held Oct. 19-20  [ back to top ]
The 2011 Fort McCoy Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference will be held Oct. 19-20 at building 2111.

Members of the Fort McCoy community are welcome to attend from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 for the conference report out to the garrison commander.

The AFAP conference volunteers will review and make recommendations on issues submitted by the Fort McCoy community throughout the year.

For more information, call 608-388-3540.


Alcoholics Anonymous meetings offered at Fort McCoy  [ back to top ]
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are offered Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. at building 60, room 102 at Fort McCoy.

The AA meetings are open to anyone in the Fort McCoy community who has a desire to stop drinking.

Parking is available in the front parking lot of building 60.

For more information, call 608-388-0398.


Patriot Warrior Riders to hold monthly meeting, ride  [ back to top ]
The Fort McCoy Motorcycle Mentorship Program, Patriot Warrior Riders, meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at McCoy’s, building 1571.

The group will ride to the Ground Round in Tomah, where dinner and a meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Mentorship activities and initiatives will be discussed.

Everyone in the Fort McCoy community interested in safe motorcycling is encouraged to attend. There is no membership fee to participate.

For more information, call Patriot Warrior Riders President Command Sgt. Maj. William Bissonette at 608-388-3605 or Vice President Lt. Col. Stuart Graham at 608-388-0663


Pilates classes offered at Rumpel Fitness Center  [ back to top ]
Pilates is offered at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6 p.m.

Pilates is a body-conditioning routine that helps build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination in the legs, abdominals, arms and back.

For more information about fitness center classes, call 608-388-2290 or visit the website www.mccoymwr.com.


2011 Fort McCoy fishing contest winners announced [ back to top ]
The winners of the 2011 Fort McCoy fishing contest have been announced.

Fish entered in the contest had to be caught in Fort McCoy waters and were judged in Adult and Child Divisions.

The Adult Division winner was Otto Peterson, who caught a 4-pound, 10-ounce, 21.25 inch-long largemouth bass.

The Children Division winner was Weber Mentzel, who caught an 8-ounce, 9-inch bluegill.

For more information about outdoor recreation opportunities at Fort McCoy, call Pine View Campground at 608-388-3517/2619.
Legal Notice  [ back to top ]
Anyone having claims against the estate of Spc. Dennis G. Jensen, 200th Engineer Company, South Dakota Army National Guard, or knowing of assets belonging to Jensen should contact the Summary Court Martial Officer, Capt. Lionel Gonzalez, at 608-388-7321 or lionel.a.gonzalez.mil@mail.mil.



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