Fort McCoy News July 8, 2016

News Notes

Summer play group scheduled for July 13

Army Community Service (ACS) will host a summer play group Wednesday, July 13, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at South Post Community Center, building 6158.

The play groups are for parents with children 5 years old or younger. The sessions are intended to help strengthen each child's cognitive, physical, and creative selves and to promote social and emotional skill building.

An additional play group will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17.

ACS events are open to military members, retirees, civilian workforce, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-3505.

 

Tug-of-war competition set for July 13 at fitness center

A tug-of-war competition is set for Wednesday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m. at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The tournament is double elimination, and teams need to have at least six people. Gloves and proper athletic shoes must be worn. Prizes will be awarded to the first-place team.

The tournament is open to eligible fitness center patrons. Call 608-388-2290 for more information or to register.

 

Local bands to play July 15, Aug. 27 for Courtyard Concert Series

McCoy's Community Center, building 1571, will host three local bands as part of the Courtyard Concert Series Friday, July 15, from 7-11 p.m. Forever No More, Remedy, and Bad Trip Moses will play.

Black-Out Drive and Two Ton Anvil will play Saturday, Aug. 27, for the final concert in the series.

Tickets cost $8 per show. Tickets can be purchased at McCoy's Community Center. Food and drink specials will be available at every show. The concerts are open to the public.

For more information, call 608-388-2065.

 

Blood drive planned July 15 at McCoy's Community Center

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Friday, July 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571.

Donors can make appointments in advance or preview eligibility requirements by calling 800-733-2767 or going online to www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

3-gun shoot scheduled for July 16

A three-gun shoot is scheduled for Saturday, July 16, at 9:50 a.m. at Sportsman's Range.

The competition consists of three courses on the pistol, shotgun, and rifle ranges in four divisions: open, tactical scoped, tactical irons, and heavy metal. Scores are based on time and accuracy. A prize will be awarded to the top shooter in each division.

Firearms are available for rent at the range. Rented firearms must use ammunition purchased from Sportsman's Range. Suppressors and short-barreled rifles are not allowed.

Entry fees are $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers before the day of the event, and $30 for nonmembers the day of the event. Register at Sportsman's Range during regular business hours or from 9-9:45 a.m. the day of the event. Additional three-gun shooting competitions are scheduled for Aug. 13, Sept. 16, and Oct. 15.

Sportsman's Range events are open to eligible range patrons. Contact the range at 608-388-9162 about eligibility or for more information.

 

Kickball tournament planned July 20 at fitness center

A kickball tournament is planned for Wednesday, July 20, at 4:30 p.m. at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

Teams should have five people and may be coed. Games will consist of seven innings. Prizes will be awarded to the two top teams. The tournament is open to eligible fitness center patrons who are at least 18 years old.

Call 608-388-2290 for more information or to register.

 

Consumer Rights class set for July 21 at ACS

A Consumer Rights class is scheduled for Thursday, July 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Army Community Service, building 2111.

The class explains the importance of understanding consumer rights and protection laws. Contracts, misleading advertising, scams, and how to file consumer complaints will be covered.

Registration is required by Friday, July 15. The workshop is open to military members, retirees, civilian workforce, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

For more information, call 608-388-3540.

 

'Beat the Heat' challenge scheduled for July 25

The Beat the Heat Fitness Challenge is scheduled for Monday, July 25, at Rumpel Fitness Center.

The challenge is a two-person event. One team member will run 1 mile while the other swims 1 mile. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest team. Participants need to register by Sunday, July 24, for a time slot. The event is open to eligible fitness center patrons, and there is no fee.

For more information, call 608-388-2290.

 

'Sit, Sip, Paint' event set for July 29 at McCoy's

A "Sit, Sip, Paint" canvas-painting party is scheduled for Friday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571.

The workshop is a step-by-step painting demonstration by artist Linda Oldenburg. Participants will paint a 16-by-20-inch work of art. No artistic ability is required, and all art supplies are provided. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., and painting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wine, beverages, and food will be available to purchase. The workshop costs $35 per person.

The event is open to the public. Space is limited. Register online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/mccoyrectrac.html or at McCoy's Community Center by Friday, July 22.

For more information, call 608-388-2065.

 

'How Offenders Operate' scheduled for Aug. 5

"How Offenders Operate," a safety class for teens and young adults, is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m. at the Child, Youth and School Services Teen Center, building 1792.

The class teaches teens and young adults how to stay safe and keep friends and Family safe. The class is intended for middle and high school, and current or incoming college students. Other interested young adults and Family members also are welcome. The class covers how offenders behave, what to look for, and what to do in real-life situations. Videos used in training can be viewed prior to registering.

Registration is required by Friday, July 29. The class is open to military members, retirees, civilian workforce, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

For more information, call 608-388-8989.

 

Feds Feed Families campaign now accepting food donations

The annual Feds Feed Families food drive will take donations until Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Feds Feed Families was designed to help food banks and pantries stay stocked during summer months when they traditionally see a decrease in donations and an increase in need, according to www.usda.gov. All donations are distributed to local food banks.

Most-wanted items include canned fruits and vegetables, multigrain cereals, grains, canned proteins, soup, 100 percent juice, condiments, snacks, baking goods, hygiene items, paper products, and cleaning supplies.

Donated items can be dropped off at boxes at the following locations: IHG Army Hotels, building 50; the 181st Infantry Brigade, building 714; Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122; the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy, building 1361; Regional Training Site-Maintenance, building 1370; the Commissary, building 1537; the Exchange, building 1538; McCoy's Community Center, building 1571; the Child Development Center, building 1796; the School-Age Center/Youth Center, building 1792; Army Community Service, building 2111; Religious Support Office, building 2675; and Regional Training Site-Medical, building 10000.

For more information, call Staff Sgt. Lance Holtgeerts at 608-388-8697.

 

Equal Opportunity facts

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in publicly owned or operated facilities, employment and union membership, and voter registration.

On July 9, 1947, Florence Blanchfield became the first woman in U.S. history to hold permanent military rank when Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed her a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.

 

Next issue of The Real McCoy

The next issue of The Real McCoy is Friday, July 22. Deadline for submissions to be considered for that issue is noon Wednesday, July 13.

For more information, call 608-388-2407.