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October 28, 2011

News Notes

 
 
    

Flu shots available Nov. 1-3

Tim Sullivan, a registered nurse with the Fort McCoy Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) administers a flu immunization to Lisa Perry, Directorate of Human Resources, during a flu immunization clinic at Fort McCoy.
Flu immunization clinics for Department of Defense civilian personnel will be held Nov. 1-3 from 1-3 p.m. at the OHC, building 1679.
Personnel must have their Common Access Card to receive the vaccination. No appointment is necessary.
The Adult Screening and Immunization Documentation Form must be completed prior to the vaccination. The form is available on the Fort McCoy Corporate Network or at the OHC.
For more information, call the OHC at 608-388-3209.

Photo by Rob Schuette

PHOTO: Tim Sullivan, a registered nurse with the Fort McCoy Occupational Health Clinic administers a flu immunization to Lisa Perry. Photo by Rob Schuette
  
Combined Federal Campaign continues through Nov. 23  [ back to top ]
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) at Fort McCoy is under way until Wednesday, Nov. 23.

The CFC provides federal employees and servicemembers the opportunity to donate to a pre-screened charitable organization. Campaign brochures and pledge cards are available through CFC representatives at Fort McCoy.

For more information, call the Fort McCoy CFC chairperson, Nilda Windom, at 608-388-4842 or e-mail Nilda.windom.civ@mail.mil.

 

ACS and CYS Services celebrate military Families in November  [ back to top ]

November is Military Family Appreciation Month. In celebration of the month, Army Community Service (ACS) will offer a goody bag for Families in the Fort McCoy community. The bags can be picked up at the ACS Center, building 2111, from Nov. 1-23. For more information, call 608-388-3505.

Child Youth and School (CYS) Services also will hold a Family Fun Night for all Families enrolled in CYS Services programs Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Child Development Center Fall Fest will be held Fridays Nov. 4 and 18. For more information about these events, call CYS Services at 608-388-2238.

 

Acts of Kindness activity begins in November  [ back to top ]

Family Focus Acts of Kindness runs from November through December.

Families in the Fort McCoy Family Focus program can visit the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111, to receive a Recipes for Kindness idea book and record sheets.

Families will record their acts of kindness for any 15 days in November and 15 days in December. All record sheets must be returned to ACS by Jan. 13, 2012. Family Focus points will be awarded.

For more information or to register in the Family Focus program, call ACS at 608-388-3505.

 

Native American Month observance Nov. 3 at McCoy’s  [ back to top ]
held Thursday, Nov. 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at McCoy’s, building 1571. The guest-speaker presentation begins at noon.

The guest speaker is Scott Zaehler, who is the program manager for the Fort McCoy Army Substance Abuse Program.

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

 

Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 6; Turn clocks back 1 hour  [ back to top ]
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 a.m.

At Fort McCoy, Central Standard Time begins on this day.

People are encouraged to turn their clocks back one hour the evening of Saturday, Nov. 5 in preparation.

This date also is a good time for people to check the operability of their smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers.

For more information about fire safety in the Fort McCoy community, call 608-388-4077.

 

Care Team training offered Nov. 7 at ACS  [ back to top ]

Care Team training is being held Nov. 7 from 8-10 a.m. at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111.

Care Teams are activated by commanders when a casualty occurs within their unit to offer support to the affected Family.

The training will assist commands in recruiting volunteers, as well as educating current and potential volunteers on the roles and responsibilities associated with belonging to a Care Team.

Register by Nov. 3, by calling ACS at 608-388-3505.

 

Veterans Day prayer luncheon set for Nov. 9 at McCoy’s   [ back to top ]
The Religious Support Office (RSO) is hosting a Veterans Day prayer luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at building 905.

Music, a guest speaker presentation and testimonies from veterans will be featured during the event.

The first 100 personnel in the Fort McCoy community to contact the RSO will receive a ticket for a free lunch.

The Fort McCoy History Center, building 902, will be open immediately after the event until 2 p.m.

For more information or a ticket, call 608-388-3528, or visit building 2675.

 

Dodgeball tournament Nov. 9 at the Rumpel Fitness Center  [ back to top ]

A dodgeball tournament will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 5:15 p.m. at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

Teams can register for the five-on-five tournament at the fitness center or by calling 608-388-2290.

The registration deadline is 4:45 p.m. the day of the event.

 

Lunch & Learn classes offered in November on South Post  [ back to top ]

The Army Family Team Building program will offer three Brown Bag Lunch & Learn classes in November. The classes are held Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the South Post Community Center, building 6158.

The classes are Problem Solving Skills for the Workplace Nov. 9, Family Financial Readiness Nov. 16 and Meeting Management Nov. 30.

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.

 

Parenting workshop offered at ACS in November  [ back to top ]
A Parenting with Love & Logic workshop is being offered at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

Modules 1-4 will be held Nov. 15 from noon-4 p.m. and modules 5-7 will be held Nov. 29 from noon-4 p.m.

Through simple and practical techniques, the workshop aims to put the fun back into parenting and helps parents raise children who are self-confident, motivated and ready for the real world. Love and Logic is a philosophy founded in 1977 by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D. It is the approach of choice among leading educators, parents, and other professionals worldwide.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-3505. Registration must be completed by Nov. 8.

 

Central Issue Facility now closed Tuesdays, Wednesday  [ back to top ]
The Central Issue Facility, building 2142 has new operating hours. The facility is open Thursday-Monday 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. It is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

For more information, call 608-388-3876.

 

Rifle sight-in clinic Nov. 12 at Sportsman’s Range  [ back to top ]
A Rifle Sight-In Clinic will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Fort McCoy Sportsman’s Range.

The clinic is open to authorized patrons and invited guests. Staff will be available to assist participants prepare for the upcoming fall hunts. Use of the range will be free that day.

For more information about Sportsman’s Range, call 608-388-3517 or 1-800-531-4703.

 

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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