November 25, 2011
Gun-deer hunt begins
Gun-deer hunt begins
Photo by David Beckmann
Photo by David Beckmann
|USA Staffing briefings to be held Nov. 29-30 [ back to top ]|
|Briefings about USA Staffing, the new Department
of Defense hiring process and tool for recruitment, will be presented
Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at building 905 at Fort McCoy.
The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at Fort McCoy will provide briefings at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days. The briefings are open to federal civilian employees. Attendees can attend the briefing that best fits their schedule.
Attendance is voluntary, but all federal civilian employees are highly encouraged to attend to learn about the new system.
|Health benefits open season continues through Dec.12 [ back to top ]|
The Federal Employee
Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season is under way and continues until Dec.
|Lunch & Learn classes offered at South Post Community Center [ back to top ]|
The Army Family Team
Building program offers Brown Bag Lunch & Learn classes at the South
Post Community Center, building 6158. The classes are held Wednesdays
from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
|Fitness Center to have new hours Dec. 1 [ back to top ]|
|The Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122 will
have new hours beginning Thursday, Dec 1.
Hours will be: Monday-Thursday 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; pool 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 5 a.m.-7 p.m.; pool 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; pool 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The fitness center will be closed on holidays.
|Christmas Tree Lighting set for Dec. 1 at McCoy’s [ back to top ]|
|Fort McCoy’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting
ceremony will be held Thursday, Dec. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at McCoy’s, building
1571. The event is free and open to the public.
The event will include Christmas Carols sung by Fort McCoy Child, Youth and School Services children, free cookies, hot chocolate and coffee, Santa’s Gift Shop, activities and crafts for kids and pictures with Santa. A door- prize drawing also will be held.
For more information, call 608-388-7400.
|Commissary Scholarship applications open Dec. 1 [ back to top ]|
Applications for the 2012 Scholarships for Military Children program
will be available Dec. 1 at local Commissaries and at the Scholarships
for Military Children website at
|Register by Dec. 7 for Newcomer’s Orientation [ back to top ]|
|The next Fort McCoy Newcomer’s Orientation is
Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 8:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Army Community Service
Center, building 2111.
The orientation is open to all new installation personnel and their spouses.
Newcomer’s Orientation provides briefings by representatives from various installation activities regarding offered services and includes a tour of the installation. Child care for children of authorized personnel may be provided on a space-available basis; a one-week advance notice is required.
Register by Dec. 7, by calling 608-388-3505.
|Cookie bake off set for Dec. 8 at the CAC [ back to top ]|
cookie bake off will be held Thursday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the
Community Activity Center (CAC), building 2000.
|Winter Wonderland Treadmill Race set for Dec. 15 at Rumpel [ back to top ]|
A Winter Wonderland Treadmill Race will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 at the
Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122. Runners can participate throughout
the day from 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
|Whitetail Ridge opens for season Dec. 26, weather permitting [ back to top ]|
|Fort McCoy’s Whitetail Ridge Ski Area is
scheduled to open for the season Saturday, Dec. 26 from noon-9 p.m., weather
permitting. Whitetail Ridge is open to the public.
Individual/Family season passes, and cross-country and downhill ski equipment rental season passes are available at a discount until Dec. 23 and are available to the public.
Whitetail Ridge offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
For more information, call 608-388-3517 or toll-free 1-800-531-4703 or visit the website www.mccoymwr.com.
|RSO announces holiday worship schedule [ back to top ]|
|The Religious Support Office at Fort McCoy has
announced its holiday worship schedule. A Christmas service will be held
Sunday, Dec. 25 and a New Year’s Day service will be held Sunday, Jan. 1.
Protestant and Roman Catholic services are held from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
The Protestant Chapel is building 2672, and the Roman Catholic Chapel is building 1759. Both chapels are on South F Street at Fort McCoy.For more information, call 608-388-3528.
|Group reservations accepted at Fort McCoy’s Sportsman’s Range [ back to top ]|
|Fort McCoy’s Sportsman’s Range is closed for the
season, but group reservations are accepted during closed hours of
The range fee for a group reservation at Sportsman’s Range is $100 plus daily range fee (memberships honored) for a maximum of three hours.
The range is open to military, retired military, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund employees, retired civilian employees, DoD contractor employees working full-time at Fort McCoy identified through Department of the Army civilian identification cards and their immediate Family members and guests.
For more information about using Sportsman’s Range, call 608-388-3517 or 1-800-531-4703.
|Rear Detachment Commander, Family Readiness Group training Dec. 5-6 [ back to top ]|
|Rear Detachment Commander and Family Readiness
Group training will be held Monday, Dec. 5-Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Army
Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111.
Training will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. both days.
Class topics will include an ACS Overview, Volunteer Management, The Roles and Responsibilities of the Rear Detachment Commander and Family Readiness Group Leader, Army Family Team Building, Working with Families, Overview of AR 608-1 Appendix J “Family Readiness Group Operations”, TRICARE, Legal Overview, Building a Resource Library, Working with a Family Support Network, and Real Life Scenarios.
Registration is requested by Dec. 1.
For more information, call ACS at 608-388-3505, or visit www.mccoymwr.com/images/stories/Flyers/DecACSRearFRG.pdf to view the flyer.
|Dec. 9 issue of The Real McCoy is the last issue for 2012 [ back to top ]|
|The Dec. 9 issue of The Real McCoy will be the
last issue in 2011. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 30.
The Real McCoy is published on the second and fourth Friday of each month, except for December. Submissions are required the Wednesday of the week prior to publication, unless otherwise noted.
To submit items for consideration in The Real McCoy, call the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office (PAO) prior to submission. All submissions must include the name of the writer and/or photographer and complete contact information.
PAO staff reserve the right to verify the clearance of stories/photos, determine suitability for publication and to edit material to match the Associated Press Stylebook newspaper style, etc.
Submissions can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed to the Public Affairs Office, Attn: (IMMC-PA), 100 E. Headquarters Road, Fort McCoy, WI 54656-5263 or brought to the Fort McCoy PAO, building 100. For more information, call the PAO at 608-388-4128/2769.
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