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News Notes

Pet Vaccination Clinic to be held Nov. 19-20  [ back to top ]

A Fort McCoy pet vaccination clinic will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 and Thursday, Nov. 20 at building 2621. The Great Lakes (Ill.) Veterinary Treatment Facility is hosting the clinic. The clinic will be held from 3-7 p.m. Nov. 19 and 9-11 a.m. Nov. 20.

All active-duty ID card holders, dependents and military retirees are welcome to bring their pets.

Services offered for a fee include, canine (dogs); heartworm/Lyme test, vaccines (rabies, kennel cough, distemper, Lyme); Flea/Tick, and heartworm prevention; and feline (cats): FIV/FeLV test; vaccines (rabies, upper respiratory, leukemia); and flea/tick heartworm prevention.

Owners must have their pets under control (on a leash or in a cage) at all times. Children younger than 12 will not be allowed in the clinic for safety reasons.

Questions can be directed to Great Lakes (847) 688-5740.

CFC Campaign underway, runs through Nov. 30   [ back to top ]

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) in the Fort McCoy community is under way and will end Nov. 30. Key workers will act as points of contact for the various organizations/directorates. Literature detailing the charities/programs eligible for donations has been distributed.

The CFC is the only authorized annual fund-raising drive in the federal work force. For more information about the campaign, contact Ginger Schumacker, the installation CFC coordinator, at (608) 388-4842.


Advent worship services begin Nov. 30 at McCoy  [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Religious Support Office (RSO) will celebrate the Advent season during regular Sunday Services/Masses, beginning Nov. 30. Masses/Services are held in their respective chapels at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Catholic Masses are held in Chapel 10, building 1759. Protestant Services are held in Chapel 1, building 2675.

The Advent Services/Masses at Fort McCoy will be held Sundays only through Dec. 21.

For more information about worship schedules in the Fort McCoy community or the surrounding areas (including holiday schedules for Thanksgiving (Nov. 27), Hanukkah (Dec. 22), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) or Christmas (Dec. 25)), call the RSO at (608) 388-3528.


Holiday Giving program accepting donations    [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Chaplain’s Holiday Giving Program is accepting donations for the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah/Christmas holiday seasons. Monetary contributions for food for the Thanksgiving season will run through Nov. 18.

Nominations for food vouchers and Angel Tree gifts also need to be submitted to the Religious Support Office (RSO), building 2675, by this date. Contributions for Hanukkah/Christmas are due by Dec. 16.

Donations can be brought to the RSO during business hours from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and can be made via check or cash. Checks can be made payable to the Fort McCoy CTOF, with an annotation of Holiday Food.

Ornaments can be obtained from the Angel Tree later this month at the Main Post Exchange (PX) building 1538. Gifts must be purchased and returned to the PX by Dec. 11.

Military personnel and Department of Defense (DoD) civilian (no contractor) families are eligible to be recipients in the program and can be nominated anonymously by/through their supervisors.

For more information, call the RSO at (608) 388-3528.


Woodcraft shop has new equipment  [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Woodcraft Shop, building 1133 has new equipment, programs and projects available. The facility is open Tuesdays-Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. A $1 fee per hour is charged for each use.

For more information, call (608) 388-6598.


Health Benefits open season ends Dec. 8    [ back to top ]

The 2008 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season is under way and will run through Monday, Dec. 8. Updates about the health, dental and vision programs can be viewed at the Office of Personnel Management Web site by visiting 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.

Changes will take affect in January 2009.


Reward being offered for Pine View incident   [ back to top ]

The Fort McCoy Criminal Investigative Division (CID) Office, U.S .Army Criminal Investigation Command, currently is conducting an investigation pertaining to the offenses of Burglary and Larceny of U.S. Government Funds (Case No. 0093-08-CID-065-37600). A reward of $500 is being offered for information.

Between July 14 and July 22, an unidentified individual by undetermined means stole approximately $4,109.95 from the Fort McCoy Pine View Outdoor Recreational Facility. The payout of cash rewards to military and federal employees for information leading to a conviction is contingent upon their exceptional actions regarding the information provided. The reward is valid through Nov. 2, 2009.

Any information provided to the Fort McCoy CID Office must include the case number and will be kept strictly confidential.

Anyone with information concerning this crime, is encouraged to contact the Fort McCoy CID Office at (608) 388-1182/3345.


New voicemail system being introduced   [ back to top ]

Fort McCoy is transitioning to a new voice mail system, effective today (Friday, Nov. 14).

The new system provides additional capabilities, such as holding up to 50 voicemails at one time and having a length of four minutes per voicemail. Instructions are available on the Fort McCoy Corporate Network or a system-wide e-mail that was sent to customers Nov. 7. The system implements a PASSCODE, which will help keep the system secure.

The Mutual Telecon Services Inc., contractors will make every attempt to coordinate with auto-attendant customers prior to the cutover (if the customer is available); and follow-up will continue until all customers are upgraded.

Personnel who have questions/issues regarding voicemail setup can call Telephone Repair at (608) 388-3333.


Army launches sexual assault prevention site  [ back to top ]

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Army News Service) — The Army has launched a new Sexual Assault Prevention Program Web site as part of its I. A.M. Strong campaign. The acronym I. A.M. stands for Intervene, Act and Motivate.

The Web site, http://www.preventsexualassault.army.mil, is part of the Army’s ongoing efforts to create a climate that eliminates incidents of sexual harassment and assault in the Army.


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