Fort McCoy News Oct. 27, 2017

News Notes

Zombie Pool Party set for Oct. 27

Rumpel Fitness Center will hold a Zombie Pool Party from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27.

The Family event features an underwater scavenger hunt, cookie decorating, and punch. The event costs $5 per person.

Registration is not required. The event is open to eligible Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons. For more information, call 608-388-7060.

Halloween bowling party planned for Oct. 27

The X-tremely Spooktacular Bowling Costume Bash is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571.

The event is open to children age 16 or younger. Bowling costs $2 per game with free shoe rental. The event will feature costume contests, games, and prizes.

Registration is not required. For more information, call 608-388-2065.

Open Play Extravaganza scheduled for Oct. 28

Pine View Recreation Area's Tactics Paintball and Laser Tag will host an Open Play Extravaganza 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28.

The cost is $25 per person, which includes 500 paintballs and equipment (gun, mask, and chest protector). Players must be at least 10 years old. Door prizes will be given out, and food will be available on site.

No advance registration is required. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 608-388-3517.

South Post Family Housing sets trick-or-treat hours

South Post Family Housing has set trick-or-treat hours.

Trick-or-treating is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Families wishing to hand out treats will leave on their porch lights. South Post Community Center will host Halloween activities from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 608-388-3704.

Halloween walk/run scheduled for Oct. 31

A costumed "No Treats, Just Tricks" 1-mile walk/relay run is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 31 at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

All participants must wear costumes. Runners and walkers compete in three-person teams. Walkers must start and finish the race as a team. Runners participate in a relay race.

The fastest relay and walking teams, as well as the team with the best costumes, receive prizes. The event is free and open to all eligible Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons. Registration is required by 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at Rumpel Fitness Center.

For more information, call 608-388-2290.

Family Calendar Workshops' scheduled for Nov. 4, 14

Family Calendar Workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 and 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Army Community Service Family Building in building 2161.

November is Military Family month. Families may create personalized 2018 calendars using stickers, stamp art, and more.
Family photo CDs from the September photo shoots can be picked up during the workshops and used for the calendars.Supplies will be furnished. Families can bring their own photos to use in the calendars.

Class size is limited, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Exceptional Family Member Program participants may start one hour earlier than the scheduled time during the first Nov. 4 session and the Nov. 14 session.

The workshop is open to military members, retirees, DOD and NAF civilians, contractors, registered volunteers, and Family members. Registration is required by Oct. 30 or Nov. 8. For more information, call 608-388-3505.

Veterans Day Prayer Luncheon set for Nov. 9

The Veterans Day Prayer Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571.

The guest speaker is Pastor Darren Price of Tomah Pentecostal Assembly. Price is a retired police officer and Army veteran.

Lunch is provided for the first 140 people to register. For more information, call the Religious Support Office at 608-388-3528.

Veterans Day Run/Walk scheduled for Nov. 9

A Veterans Day Run/Walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The free event is coordinated by the Tomah VA Medical Center and 1st Battalion, 310th Brigade Engineering Battalion of Fort McCoy. This is a formation/release run, and no prizes or awards will be given.

Participants may register the morning of the event. For more information or to register, call Capt. Chafac Mofor at 404-936-2443 or Jennifer Conzemius at 608-372-1727.

Art Attack nights planned at USO

USO Fort McCoy will host Art Attack, an arts-and-crafts event, from 6 to 8 p.m.Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

Each month has a different theme. Participants may also bring their own projects. The event is free to attend, but advance registration is required.

USO events and services are open to active military members, military retirees with IDs, and their legal dependents. For more information or to register, call 414-477-7279.

Health Benefits Fair scheduled for Nov. 13

The Health Benefits Fair is scheduled for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in building 2187.

Representatives of health insurance companies will answer questions and hand out literature. The 2016 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program open season is Nov. 13 through Dec. 11. Rates will be available at www.opm.gov/openseason in late October.

For more information about the health fair, call 608-388-3019. For more information about health benefits, visit https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/.

Fowl 5K run/walk set for Nov. 15 at fitness center

The Fowl 5K run/walk is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at Rumpel Fitness Center.

The event costs $15. The first 25 participants to register will receive T-shirts. Prizes will be awarded the fast male and female participants.

The event is open to all eligible Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons. Registration is required by 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15.

For more information, call 608-388-2290.

SHARP training dates available for FY 2018

Training dates have been scheduled for fiscal year 2018 Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training.

The class is required for both military members and government civilians. It covers prevention and intervention strategies for sexual harassment and assault, as well as what support resources are available.

Classes are 9 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6 and 14, 2017; Jan. 25, 2018; Feb. 15; March 7 and 20; April 25; May 8 and 30; June 6; July 17; Aug. 9 and 23; and Sept. 5 and 18. All classes will be at Army Community Service, building 2111. Onsite training is also available for organizations.

To register or for more information, call Jamie Cram at 608-388-8989.

Post welcomes new employees

New employees started working in several post organizations in October.

Welcome to the following new employees:

• Kory Freeberg — 88th Regional Support Command.

• Tiffany Worden — Civilian Personnel Advisory Center.

• Kenneth Foster — Directorate of Emergency Services.

• Xzaryne Zeno — Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

• Gary Noth — Directorate of Public Works.

• Christian Martinez — Equipment Concentration Site-67.

Next issue of The Real McCoy

The next issue of The Real McCoy will be published Nov. 10.

The deadline for submissions to be considered for publication in the Nov. 10 issue is noon Nov. 1.

For more information, call 608-388-4128.