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September 28, 2012

News Notes

Golf Scramble

Members of the Weapons of Grass Destruction team participate in the annual Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation four-person Golf Scramble. The Sept. 14 tournament was held at the Holiday Lodge Golf Resort in Wyeville. No federal endorsement is implied.

Photo by Liz Weaver


PHOTO: Members of the Weapons of Grass Destruction team participate in the four-person Golf Scramble
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 29  [ back to top ]
Several area law-enforcement agencies will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, Sept. 29.

Monroe County residents can drop off unused prescription drugs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Tomah and Sparta Police Departments or the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department in Sparta.

Scott Zaehler, the Fort McCoy Alcohol and Drug Control officer for the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP), said this is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

For more information about the ASAP at Fort McCoy, call 608-388-2441.


October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month  [ back to top ]

Fort McCoy will observe Domestic Violence Prevention Month from Oct. 1-31 with informational displays at several locations.

The displays will be at McCoy’s, building 1571; the Exchange, building 1538; and the Community Activity Center, building 2000.
Questions about domestic violence prevention also can be directed to Army Community Service, building 2111, at 608-388-3505/2412.


Community Activity Center new operating hours effective Oct. 1  [ back to top ]

The Community Activity Center (CAC), building 2000, will have new hours beginning Monday, Oct. 1. The facility will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Effective Oct. 1, movies, which are offered Fridays and Saturdays, will begin at 3 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m.

The CAC offers leisure-time activities for authorized patrons including a large-screen TV lounge, video-gaming area, music room, table games, pool tables, ping-pong tables, shuffleboard, darts and foosball. The library and leisure travel services also are located in the facility.

For more information, call 608-388-3213 or visit the website www.mccoymwr.com


Sportsman’s Range implements new hours Oct. 1-Nov. 16  [ back to top ]
The Fort McCoy Sportsman’s Range will have new hours beginning Monday, Oct. 1 through Nov. 16. The facility will be open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2-4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. After Nov. 16 the facility will close for the season.

Groups can make reservations for times outside of normal operating hours.

The facility includes a rifle range, pistol range, combination trap and skeet shotgun range, 3-D archery range and an elevated archery range.

For more information or eligibility requirements, call 608-388-3517 or visit the website www.mccoymwr.com


McCoy Fall Clean-Up Day set for Oct. 3  [ back to top ]
 The Fort McCoy Fall Clean-Up Day is Wednesday, Oct 3.

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


Red Cross blood drive to be held Oct. 4  [ back to top ]

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, Thursday, Oct. 4 from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Walk-ins will be accepted. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit the website http://www.redcrossblood.org/.


Cash-and-carry sales set for Oct. 9,16, 30 at McCoy  [ back to top ]
A cash-and-carry sale of surplus nonappropriated fund items will be held Tuesdays Oct. 9, 16, and 30 at building 643 at Fort McCoy.

The sales open at 8 a.m. to Common Access Card holders, military personnel and military retirees with a valid ID, and at 9 a.m. to the general public. The sales will end at noon.

Sale items include furniture, micro-fridges, coffee makers, TVs, and much 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 more information about the sales, call 608-388-4397.


Volleyball tournament at fitness center Oct. 17  [ back to top ]

A six-on-six coed volleyball tournament will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.
Teams can have a maximum of seven players. A minimum of four teams is required to hold the tournament; registration will be limited to eight teams.

The tournament will use rally scoring to 25 points. Two games must be won to advance to the next round. Teams must register by October 12. There is no entry fee.

Register at the fitness center or by calling 608-388-2290.


CYS Services offers October Lock In, Out to McCoy youth  [ back to top ]

The Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services is hosting a Girl’s Night Lock In and a Boy’s Night Lock Out in October. The events are open to youth enrolled in CYS Services plus one friend. The cost is $10 per youth. Permission slips are available at the Youth Center, building 1751.

The Girl’s Lock In begins Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. and ends Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. Participants will learn from a local stylist the newest trends and tips in hair and makeup, sing karaoke and watch a movie. Dinner, snack and breakfast will be provided. Permission slips must be returned by Oct. 5.

The Boy’s Night Lock Out begins Oct. 19 at 5:30 and ends Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. During this outdoor event participants will grill out and have a scavenger hunt using a GPS. Permission slips must be returned by Oct. 12.

For more information, call 608-388-4373.


FRG Operations training offered Oct. 15 at ACS  [ back to top ]
Army Family Readiness Group (FRG) Operation training will be held Monday, Oct. 15 from 8-11 a.m. at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

The training will teach participants how to properly start and sustain a successful FRG. This in-depth class also outlines the Army’s policies on operating, running, or being a part of an FRG.

Registration is required by Oct. 11. For more information or to register, call 608-388-3505.


Shotgun Showdown competition at the Sportsman’s Range Oct. 20  [ back to top ]
A Shotgun Showdown competition will be held at the Fort McCoy Sportsman’s Range Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Competition events include a 50-bird handicapped trap shoot at 8 a.m., a 50-bird skeet shoot at 11 a.m., a 50-bird five-stand shoot at 2 p.m., and an Annie Oakley shoot at 4 p.m.

Register the day of the event at the Sportsman’s Range. The entry fee is $40. Official rules will be available Oct. 1. Prizes will be awarded to first place in each event and to the overall winner.

For more information, call 800-531-4703 or 608-388-3517.


2012 Fort McCoy fishing contest winners announced   [ back to top ]
The winners of the 2012 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 Youth Divisions.

The Adult Division winner was Teresa Peterson, who caught a 4.9 pound, 20-inch bass in Lost Lake with a plastic lizard.

The Youth Division winner was Maci Betthauser, who caught a 2.2 pound, 18.25-inch trout using a super duper bait.

For more information about outdoor recreation opportunities at Fort McCoy, call Pine View Campground at 608-388-3517/2619.



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