Schuette, The Real McCoy Staff
of electronic offerings, including new computers, as well as other
amenities available at the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center (CAC),
building 2000, will make it one of the more-desirable places on post
to pursue recreational activities.
Tom Schmidt of the Community
Activity Center staff keeps track of authorized personnel using
computers in the Post Library at the Community Activity Center. (Photo
by Rob Schuette)
Peterson, CAC manager, said the Post Library has eight new computers
that will help troops connect with their family and friends, as well
as the outside world. The computers also can be used by other
authorized personnel to meet their recreational needs.
and demobilizing Soldiers who need access to computers to take
military classes or conduct other official government business are
referred to the Soldier Computer Centers in buildings 2711 and 2558.
CAC also has purchased additional aircards for its laptop computers.
Peterson said these items can be rented for use on or off site.
addition to the computers, patrons will want to check out the upstairs
movie/television room viewing area, which takes up space formerly
occupied by the Arts and Crafts section.
Soldiers play X-BOX 360 game
systems at the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center. (Photo
by Rob Schuette)
have four (large-screen) TVs, which are hooked up independently, and
can be used to view (from a comfortable couch setup) cable programming
and/or movies," Peterson said. "Each television can be set
to a different channel/activity to entertain (the different
area also hosts the movie nights, which begin at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays and feature some of the latest Hollywood offerings. Peterson
said during movie nights all of the televisions are set for the
included in the former Arts and Crafts area is an X-BOX room, which
has seven X-BOX 360 game systems available for use. These include
various games and panoramic viewing opportunities.
also have a number of other activities available on site to keep
themselves busy, such as exercise bicycles, music rooms, arcade games,
ping-pong and billiards, and video rentals.
had steady use of a lot of these items/activities," Peterson
said. "Use of some of the items, such as the exercise bicycles,
will pick up as the weather gets worse."
items can be used free on site. Charges may apply to some items used
on or off site, such as laptop computers and air cards.
more information about CAC offerings, call (608) 388-3213/2410/4161.