Fort McCoy News April 14, 2017

News Notes

Training dates available for 2017 SHARP courses

Dates have been set for fiscal year 2017 Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, refresher courses.

Overview training will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 18, May 11, June 13, July 13, Aug. 10 and 23, and Sept. 6 and 12. The training describes the effects of sexual harassment and sexual assault, examines prevention strategies, and discusses Department of Defense sexual-assault statistics and reporting.

All classes will be at Army Community Service, building 2111.

SHARP annual refresher training is mandatory and must be completed by Sept. 30. Advance registration is required. Unit or directorate training is available upon request.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-8951.

Self-defense class planned for April 19

A self-defense class is scheduled for 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. April 19 at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The class will be taught by Robert Bird and employees of Choka U Gym. Bird has been training in self-defense and Brazilian jiu jitsu for almost eight years. He has won gold and silver medals at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation's world championship.

The class is arranged by Army Community Service and is open to military members, retirees, civilians, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

For more information, call 608-388-8989 or email jamie.a.cram.civ@mail.mil.

Family crafting workshop scheduled April 22

Crafting Resilience Workshops start April 22 at Army Community Service's Family Workshop Center, building 2161.

The workshops provide time and space for Families to create projects together and learn skills to increase resilience, including time management, journaling, and more.

Supplies are provided for a number of activities, including scrapbooking, stamping, card making, canvas painting, and no-sew quilt blocks. Some items have limited supplies. Family members also may bring their own projects.

The workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exceptional Family Member Program members can begin at 8:30 a.m. Family can register for two- to four-hour blocks of time. Additional workshops are scheduled for June 10, July 15, and Aug. 5. Registration is required by the Monday before a workshop.

Class size is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Army Community Service events are open to military members, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-6507.

Holocaust Days of Remembrance to be observed April 24

The Fort McCoy observance for the Holocaust National Days of Remembrance is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. April 24 at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571.

The guest speaker is Rabbi Simcha Prombaum of Sons of Abraham in La Crosse.

For more information about Equal Opportunity observances, call 608-388-6153.

'Voice of a Survivor' scheduled for April 26

"Voice of a Survivor," a program about surviving sexual abuse, is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. April 26 in the building 60 auditorium.

Jennifer Nadler will talk about the two years of abuse she underwent at the hands of a male Family member and her recovery process. Nadler's presentation has earned multiple awards, including the 2015 Visionary Voice Award, the 2015 Makers: Women Who Make America award, and 2014 Award of Appreciation from Vera House.

Army Community Service events are open to military members, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. No advance registration is required.

For more information, call 608-388-8989.

Drug take-back event scheduled for April 29

The Monroe County Safe Community Coalition will host drug take-back events 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29.

People wishing to discard old medications, both prescription and over the counter, can take them to Monroe County Solid Waste Management at 20448 Junco Road in Norwalk or the Sparta Police Department at 121 E. Oak St. in Sparta. The Sparta Police Department will hold a child passenger seat safety check and recycle event that same day. No appointments are necessary.

Permanent drop boxes are located at Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center in Cashton and the Sparta and Tomah police departments, all of which are available during normal business hours.

Fort McCoy does not hold a separate drug take-back event, but community members are encouraged to take unwanted medications to one of these events or the permanent drop boxes. Tablets, capsules, liquids, ointments, patches, nonaerosols, and pet medications are all accepted.

For more information about discarding unused medications, visit www.mcsafecommunities.org or www.dea.gov.

AER scholarship applications due May 1

Army Emergency Relief, or AER, is accepting applications for its Spouse Scholarship Program and the Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children until May 1.

The Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist dependent children of Army Soldiers in obtaining a first undergraduate degree. The spouse scholarship also is a need-based scholarship program established to assist spouses of Army Soldiers in obtaining a first undergraduate degree.

The entire application package for the 2017-2018 school year must be submitted online at www.aerhq.org by May 1.

For more information about the application process and requirements, visit www.aerhq.org.

Madison zoo trip scheduled for May 6

A trip to the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison is scheduled for May 6 in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

Family members will meet at Army Community Service at 8 a.m. and leave the zoo at 2:30 p.m. The zoo features a petting zoo, train, carousel, play area, and wildlife exhibits from around the world. Admission to the zoo is free, but there are fees to ride the carousel and train. Participants may bring their own lunches or purchase lunch at the zoo.

Army Community Service events are open to military members, retirees, civilians, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-2412.

Opening acts announced for Aug. 12 Army Concert

Cassadee Pope will be the special guest at the Aug. 12 Army Concert featuring Toby Keith at Fort McCoy's Constitution Park. Waterloo Revival will open the concert.

Pope won season three on the reality television show The Voice. Her debut single, "Wasting All These Tears," has sold more than 1 million copies, solidifying Pope as part of a distinct group of solo, female country artists to score platinum certification of a debut single. Her chart–topping album "Frame by Frame" also features "I Wish I Could Break Your Heart." Pope and her duet partner, Chris Young, were nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their hit song "Think of You," making her first contestant from The Voice to receive a Grammy nomination.

Waterloo Revival duo Cody Cooper and George Birge met in middle school. In June 2016, Waterloo Revival signed to Toby Keith's record label and joined him on the "Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour."

The one-day ticket kickoff event is June 22, with tickets selling for $45. Purchase tickets at these Kwik Trip locations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (June 22 only): Black River Street in Sparta, West McCoy Boulevard in Tomah by Kentucky Fried Chicken, Rose Street in La Crosse, Highway 16 in Onalaska, and Oak Forest Drive/Highway 35 in Onalaska. Tickets will be available on post at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571.

For updates about the concert, visit mccoy.armymwr.com or follow the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mccoymwr.

Next issue of The Real McCoy

The next issue of The Real McCoy will be published April 28.

Deadline for submissions to be considered for that issue is noon April 19.

For more information, call 608-388-4128.