December 10, 2010
Japanese journalists visit
Linda Fournier (center), Fort McCoy Public Affairs Officer, answers questions from Shigebumi Sato (left) and Yusuke Takahashi, Japanese journalists visiting Fort McCoy to get information to help write a book. The book is about Kazuo Sakamaki, who was the first Japanese prisoner of war during World War II and spent time at Camp McCoy. Sakamaki was captured in Hawaii after his two-person mini-sub was disabled. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
|Home Alone workshop for parents set for Dec. 14 [ back to top ]|
A Home Alone Parent
workshop will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Parent
Central Services, building 1747, in preparation for the Child, Youth &
School Services youth Home Alone class.
|Home Alone class for youth set for Dec. 28-29 [ back to top ]|
A Home Alone class for youth ages 10-11 will be held from 8-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28 and from 8-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Parent Central Services, building 1747.
|Santa Shuffle treadmill race Dec. 16 at Fitness Center [ back to top ]|
A Santa Shuffle
three-mile treadmill race will be held Thursday, Dec. 16 from 10
a.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.
|Mixed martial arts class begins Jan. 4 at Fort McCoy [ back to top ]|
A mixed martial arts
class will be held every Tuesday beginning Jan. 4 at the Rumpel Fitness
Center, building 1122.
|Installation volleyball league to begin play Jan. 12 [ back to top ]|
Registration for Fort McCoy’s coed volleyball league continues until
Jan. 5 at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122. Games will be played
Wednesdays starting Jan. 12 at 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m.
|Newcomer’s Orientation Jan. 12 at ACS [ back to top ]|
The next Fort McCoy
Newcomer’s Orientation will be Wednesday, Jan.12 from 8 a.m.-noon at
Army Community Service, 2111 South 8th Avenue.
|Art/Essay contests for military youth under way [ back to top ]|
annual Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) Art and Essay Contests launched in
November and are open to all eligible children of active duty or retired
members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National
Guard/Reserves Families. Winners will be chosen in spring 2011.
|Rear Detachment Commander, FRG training offered Jan. 10-11 [ back to top ]|
Detachment Commander and Family Readiness Group (FRG) training will be
held Jan. 10-11 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Army Community Service, building
2111 at Fort McCoy.
|Army Community Service instructor trainer course Jan. 18-20 [ back to top ]|
|The Army Community Service (ACS) Instructor
Trainer Course will be held Jan. 18-19 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Jan. 20 from 8
a.m.-noon at ACS, building 2111 at Fort McCoy.
Topics include introduction to effective instructors, platform skills, the adult learner, managing the learning environment, methods of instruction, and the preparation process.
Participants must give a 10-minute presentation as part of this course.
Attendees of this course will be qualified to be instructors for the Army Family Team Building Program.
Registration is requested by Friday, Jan. 14, by calling ACS at 608-388-3505.
|AFTB conflict management training set for Jan. 26 [ back to top ]|
|Army Family Team Building Conflict Management
Training will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Army
Community Service (ACS), building 2111 at Fort McCoy.
Topics include communication, enhancing personal relationships, exploring personality traits, personal conflict management, and strength deployment inventory.
Registration is requested by Jan. 21 by calling ACS at 608-388-3505.
|Resilience, the ‘Good Stuff’ workshop Feb. 1-2 at ACS [ back to top ]|
|The Resilience and “Good Stuff” workshop will be
held Feb. 1-2 from 8 a.m.-4 both days at Army Community Service (ACS), at
building 2111 at Fort McCoy.
The workshop will cover how people deal with adversity and in the face of a challenge. Military spouses will have priority. Family Focus Program participants may receive Family Focus Franks.
For more information or to register, call ACS by Jan. 24 at 608-388-3505.
|Bowling specials good throughout March at McCoy’s [ back to top ]|
|A 50/50 bowling special is being offered through
March 31 at Thunder Bowl Bowling Center at McCoy’s, building 1571. Fifty
games of bowling can be purchased for 50 cents apiece. Some restrictions may
To purchase punch cards visit McCoy’s, or for more information, call 608-388-7060.
|Next issue of The Real McCoy set for Jan. 14, 2011 [ back to top ]|
|This is the last issue of The Real McCoy for
The next issue will be published Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, with a deadline to submit material for consideration of Wednesday, Jan. 5.
For more information, call the Public Affairs Office, building 100, at 608-388-4128/2769.
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