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News Notes

DOL split postponed  [ back to top ]
The scheduled split of the Fort McCoy Directorate of Logistics (DOL) into the Directorate of Support Services and Directorate of Materiel (DOM) as reported in the Sept. 25 issue of The Real McCoy has been postponed until further notice. The decision was announced after The Real McCoy was printed.

Steve Kuderer, Fort McCoy DOL director, said the memorandum of understanding authorizing the split remains in effect. The DOL organizations will continue to be known as DOL until their realignment implementation plans are approved.

Kuderer said Installation Management Command (IMCOM) and Army Materiel Command (AMC) officials directed the delay, citing resource issues.

IMCOM and AMC senior leaders will perform or coordinate site visits at selected locations to validate resource requirements and seek opportunities to reduce or mitigate the requirements.

Upon completion of the site visits, Kuderer said additional guidance will be provided and implementation plans will be adjusted accordingly. Fort McCoy’s implementation plan was reviewed by the IMCOM-Northeast Region and forwarded to IMCOM Headquarters for approval.

Kuderer said IMCOM officials do not expect to see any plans to transition to the Initial Operating Capability phase to be approved before the second quarter of fiscal year 2010.

For more information in the Fort McCoy community, contact Kuderer at 608-388-7475.


CDC grand opening Oct. 19   [ back to top ]

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and Army Family Covenant re-signing will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19 at the Fort McCoy Child Development Center, building 1796.

The event is open to members of the Fort McCoy community.

Dignitaries will re-sign the Army Family Covenant. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

For more information, call the CDC at 608-388-2238.


Army Family Team Building session set for Oct. 20  [ back to top ]

An Army Family Team Building (AFTB) session will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111, South 8th Ave.

Topics include: Military Family Expectations, Basic Problem Solving, Military Acronyms and Terms, Chain of Command, Introduction to Military Customs, Basic Military Benefits and Entitlements, Introduction to Family Readiness Groups, Supporting Your Child’s Education and Family Financial Readiness.

Registration is required by Friday, Oct. 16; contact ACS at 608-388-3505. For more information about AFTB in the Fort McCoy community, visit the Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com/ACS/AFTB%20Program.htm.


Disability Awareness observance to be held Oct. 22 at McCoy's    [ back to top ]
The Army Reserve Equal Employment Opportunity Office will hold a Disability Awareness Month observance Thursday, Oct. 22 at McCoy’s, building 1571. Everyone is welcome to have lunch on their own from 11:30 a.m.-noon.

The program will begin promptly at noon. The guest speaker for this event is David John Hosking, Veterans Outreach Technician, Vet Center 419, Madison, Wis.

Hosking joined the Army in July 1965 and was assigned to the 604th Transportation Company at Fort Campbell, Ky. He deployed with his unit to Pleku, Vietnam, in January 1966, where he was an airframe repairman, and he also flew with the 119th Air Assault Company as a door gunner.

Hosking served in Vietnam until April 1967. He re-joined the military in 1982, becoming a member of the Wisconsin National Guard. While a member of Company C, 1st, 147th Aviation Battalion, he was deployed to Kuwait in 2002 and Iraq in 2003.

Hosking has been awarded the Bronze Star, Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service medal.

For more information about this event, call the Army Reserve Equal Employment Opportunity Office at 608 388-3106/3107.


Red Ribbon Week to be observed Oct. 23-31 at Fort McCoy  [ back to top ]

The annual Red Ribbon Week Campaign will be conducted from Oct. 23-31 at Fort McCoy.

The goal of the campaign is to educate the community members on the dangers of drug use and provide historical context to the Red Ribbon Week.

In support of this campaign, The Fort McCoy Army Substance Abuse Program will be providing informational displays at various installation locations and in the civilian community.

For more information, contact Scott Zaehler at the Army Substance Abuse Program at 608-388-2441.


Health Benefits Fair to be held Oct. 29 in building 1253   [ back to top ]
The 2009 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season Health Fair at Fort McCoy is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29, at building 1255, from 8 a.m.-noon.

Representatives of BlueCross BlueShield, Anthem (Dental), Health Partners, Aetna Dental, United Concordia (Visa) and GEHA (Government Employees Health Association) have been invited to attend and to provide literature and to answer questions.

Updates about the health, dental and vision programs can be viewed at the Office of Personnel Management Web site at http://www.opm.gov/insure.

FEHB enrollment or changes must be made online at the Army Benefits Center-Civilian (ABC-C) Web site (https://www.abc.army.mil). Personnel who wish to speak to a counselor at ABC-C should call the toll-free number at 877-276-9287.

Personnel in the Fort McCoy service area with FEHB concerns can contact the Fort McCoy Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at 608-388-2722.


Domestic Violence Prevention Month to be observed in October  [ back to top ]

October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month.

Fort McCoy Family Advocacy Program Manager Christine Cruz said when it comes to domestic abuse, the total Army Family must reflect on the Army values of Duty, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.

The Army Family has the power to change the climate around domestic abuse, Cruz said. It is the “bystander’s” responsibility to be educated on domestic abuse, be willing to assume responsibility and take action to prevent domestic abuse before it transpires.

The ultimate goal to prevent domestic abuse is a commitment from the commanders and all of the installation’s community, she said. They will be encouraged get involved and share a sense of responsibility to stop domestic abuse before it occurs.

For more information in the Fort McCoy community, call Cruz at 608-388-2412.


Winners announced for Fort McCoy fishing contest   [ back to top ]

Four winners have been announced in the Fort McCoy 2009 fishing contest.

The winning anglers each received a $50 gift certificate to Gander Mountain.

Otto Peterson of Tomah finished first in the largemouth bass category by catching a fish that weighed 5 pounds and was 21.5 inches long.

Elinore Fredrickson of Stratford placed first in the rainbow trout competition with a fish weighing 1 pound, 14 ounces that was 17.8 inches long.

Darrell Stewart of Tomah caught a crappie that was 1.1 pounds and 13.25 inches long for first place in that category.

John Geary of Howards Grove took first place in the bluegill category by registering a fish that weighed 13 ounces and was 9.9375 inches long.

For more information about Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities/events in the Fort McCoy community, call the MWR Event Line at 877-864-4969 or visit the MWR Web site at http://www.mccoymwr.com.


MWR POV Sales Lot available near Car Wash  [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program has a POV Sales Lot, where authorized personnel can sell their privately owned vehicles. The lot is located next to the MWR Car Wash, building 1568, on J Street.

Fees are $20 for one month or $30 for two months, which must be prepaid.

For more information on the POV Sales Lot, call the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center, building 2000, at 608-388-3213.


My Army OneSource provides primary, updated information  [ back to top ]
What makes the Army strong? Its investment in people.

My Army OneSource, which is located at http://www.myarmyonesource.com, provides one primary Web-based location for family members, Soldiers, parents, children, youth, retirees, civilian employees and all interested community members to obtain relevant, credible and updated information about programs and services, regardless of their physical geographic location or component.

Information is available on Family Programs, Health Care, Education, Careers, Recreation, Travel, and more.

It is a single portal in which Army Families can visit and find out what they desire to know about almost any topic pertaining to the Army. Articles have been written in language natural to family members versus Army terms, acronyms and program names.

Articles selected and posted to the site give the basic understanding of topics that family members often have questions about.

My Army OneSource allows you to customize your home page with those links or topics that are important to you. It has been enhanced to provide social networking tools to improve the communication with your military friends and family.

For more information about My Army OneSource in the Fort McCoy community, visit the My Army OneSource Web site or call Lori Enghusen at 608-388-3505.


Gridiron Challenge forms at McCoy's, Community Activity Center  [ back to top ]
Gridiron Challenge forms are available at McCoy’s, building 1571, and the Community Activity Center, building 2000, at Fort McCoy for authorized patrons.

A weekly prize is given to the winner with the best picks of the National Football League games.

Entry forms must be submitted by close of business the night before the first game of the week.

For prize listings and official rules, visit the facilities.


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