|Central Issue Facility closed for semiannual inventory Oct. 26-31 [ back to top ]|
|The Fort McCoy Central Issue Facility (CIF),
building 2142, will be closed Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30. The
purpose of the closure is to conduct a 100 percent semiannual inventory as
mandated by Army regulations.
All emergency requests for CIF support will be approved by the CIF Property Book Officer, Thomas Lovgren, at 608-388-7612 or cell 608- 630-5595.
|FEHB open house Oct. 29 in Bldg. 1255 [ 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.
|Halloween events offered Oct. 29-31 at Fort McCoy [ back to top ]|
events are scheduled at Fort McCoy and will run consecutive days,
beginning Thursday, Oct. 29.
|Central Time to return at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 [ back to top ]|
|A time change will occur in the Fort McCoy
community Sunday, Nov. 1.
Central Time will begin at 2 a.m. Nov. 1. People are encouraged to turn their clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday, Oct. 31.
It also is a good time to check smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, etc., and make any changes, such as installing new batteries or ensuring they work, to prepare for when they may be needed.
For more information about fire safety in the Fort McCoy community, call 608-388-4077.
|Holiday Giving Program seeking nominations for support [ back to top ]|
McCoy Religious Support Office (RSO), building 2675, again will
coordinate a Chaplain Holiday Giving Program.
|Holiday Card Workshop set for Nov. 7 [ back to top ]|
|People who are a registered Family Focus Family
or registered volunteers are welcome to attend a Holiday Card Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 7 at Fort McCoy.
Workshops will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m. at 1130 South S. St. Families will work together to design their own personalized holiday cards using rubber stamp art and stickers.
All supplies will be furnished.
Registration is requested by close of business Monday, Nov. 2 by contacting Fort McCoy Army Community Service at 608-388-3505.
|Mall of America trip set for Nov. 14 [ back to top ]|
The Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)
program is sponsoring a Mall of America shopping trip Saturday, Nov. 14
for authorized patrons.
|Recreational equipment to be for sale at Nov. 15 event [ back to top ]|
People in the market to sell or buy used or excess
recreational equipment are welcome to attend a Recreation Equipment Swap
Meet from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Fort McCoy Whitetail Ridge Ski
Area. The event is open to the public.
|Bulletin to change publishing schedule, available only online [ back to top ]|
Fort McCoy Weekly Bulletin has been renamed the Fort McCoy Bulletin. The
Bulletin will be available twice a month and will no longer be available
in hard copy.
|Personnel should avoid contact with any UXO at Fort McCoy [ back to top ]|
Anyone who is out in the training areas at Fort McCoy, including hunters
at this time of year, should know what to do if they encounter
unexploded ordnance (UXO) at Fort McCoy.
Terry Hoff, Fort McCoy Range Officer for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS), said the most important rule is not to attempt to touch, move, or remove the UXO under any circumstances.
If personnel are not sure what an object is, treat it as if it is UXO, he said.
During the heavy foot traffic of the fall hunting seasons, the opportunities for personnel to encounter UXO increase. Often, the UXO may be unstable because of being exposed to the various elements at Fort McCoy, including the freeze-thaw cycle, and can be dangerous if handled or moved, he said.
Anyone encountering UXO at Fort McCoy should immediately call the DPTMS Radio Room at 608-388-4848 to report the location of the UXO. Units training at Fort McCoy that encounter UXO also can contact the Radio Room through the assigned Range Control radio frequencies.
DPTMS personnel will respond and mark the locations of the UXO sites with red danger tape. Anyone encountering a marked UXO site should avoid the location.
Members of the 763d Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., currently respond to and clear the UXO when a predetermined threshold is reached.
If personnel encountering UXO believe it is an emergency situation, they should call 911.
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