Fort McCoy News Jan. 26, 2018

News Notes

Badminton tournament scheduled for Jan. 31

A badminton tournament is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The tournament will be rally scoring and two-person teams. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

Registration is required by Jan. 29. The event is open to eligible Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation patrons.

For more information, call 608-388-3200.

Phil 5k set for Feb. 2

The Phil 5k treadmill race is scheduled for Feb. 2 at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female participants. Registration is required by Feb. 1. The event is open to eligible Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation patrons. The entry fee is $5.

For more information, call 608-388-3200.

Moonlit Snowshoe Tour set for Feb. 3

The Moonlit Snowshoe Tour is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.

The event is a guided tour through Whitetail Ridge trails. There will be three routes to choose from, up to a mile long. Hot chocolate, coffee, and s'mores will be available afterward at the chalet.

Registration is required by 6 p.m. Feb. 3. The event is open to the public.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-4498.

Financial Peace University starts Feb. 7 at RSO

The Religious Support Office, building 2675, is offering a Financial Peace University class from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays starting Feb. 7.

The class lasts 12 weeks and covers principles of financial management from a spiritual resiliency perspective.

The class is open to Fort McCoy community members. There is no cost, and lunch will be provided. Registration is required by Feb. 6.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-3528 or email joshua.a.beyer1.mil@mail.mil or fatai.o.ajao.civ@mail.mil.

Class on coping strategies scheduled for Feb. 8

A "Coping Strategies for the Uncertainties of Life" class is scheduled for 9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at Army Community Service.

The class offers strategies to help adults cope with unexpected developments and disappointments in their lives.

Registration is required by Feb. 1. ACS events are open to military members, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

Call Army Community Service at 608-388-7262 for more information or to register.

Military Appreciation, chili contest scheduled for Feb. 10

Military Appreciation Day and the Chili Taste-Off are scheduled for Feb. 10 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.

Military Appreciation Day is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Military members and their Family members get half off lift tickets, equipment rental, and tubing passes. Raffle prizes (for military members only) will be drawn at noon.

The Chili Taste-Off is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants submit their favorite recipes, and chalet guests can taste it and vote on their favorites. Participants must register and be set up by 10:30 a.m.

These events are open to the public. For more information or to register, call 608-388-4498.

Valentine card workshop set for Feb. 10

A Family Valentine card workshop is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Army Community Service Family Building, 2161.

All materials are supplied. Families can spend time together making cards for the holiday. Class size is limited, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Families may register for one- to three-hour blocks of time. Families in the Exceptional Family Member Program may start at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is required by Feb. 5. ACS events are open to military members, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

Call 608-388-3505 for more information or to register.

Combined Football Challenge scheduled for Feb. 14

A Combined Football Challenge is scheduled for Feb. 14 at Rumpel Fitness Center, building will attempt the following football challenges: 40-yard dash, cone drills, standing broad jump, 20-yard short shuttle run, bench press, tire roll, and sled push. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female participants. 1122.

Registration is required by Feb. 13. The event is open to eligible Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation patrons.

For more information, call 608-388-3200.

AER representative training set for Feb. 14, 21

Army Emergency Relief (AER) unit representative training is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14 or 21 at Army Community Service, building 2111.

The training helps explain what AER is and what a unit representative does. AER is dedicated to "helping the Army take care of its own" by providing financial assistance to Soldiers with money donated by Soldiers.

Registration is required by Feb. 10. For more information or to register, call 608-388-3540.

Flag shadow-box workshops set for Feb. 20, 22

Flag shadow-box workshops are scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20 and 22 at the Army Community Service Wood Shop, building 1133.

The shadow boxes will hold a folded U.S. flag and military memorabilia. All materials and instructions are provided. Class sizes are limited, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required by Feb. 14. ACS events are open to military members, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

Call 608-388-3505 to register.

'It's All About Us Day' scheduled for Feb. 24

The "It's All About Us" workshop is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at Army Community Service Family Building, 2161.

Participants will get a chance to try out new activities, such as quilting, painting, chair yoga, quilling, latch hook, nail art, and journaling.

Crafting supplies will be provided, or participants may bring their own projects. Bring a potluck dish or snacks, along with the recipe, to share. Families should bring their own drinks.

The event is open to military, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. Participants must be 12 years or older, and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Registration is required by Feb. 2. For more information or to register, call 608-388-3505.

Dates set for tryouts for post's Army Ten-Miler team

Tryout races have been scheduled for Fort McCoy's 2018 Army Ten-Miler team.

Soldiers must compete in at least one of the three qualifying 10k races. The top eight runners will be selected for the team. The team is open to permanent party active-duty or Reserve Soldiers in units at Fort McCoy. Selected team members will be expected to train together prior to the Army Ten-Miler on Oct. 7 in Washington, D.C.

The three qualifying races are the April Showers Run at 2:30 p.m. April 18, South Post Run at 9 a.m. May 19, and Commander's Run at 7 a.m. June 14. Advance registration is required for all races.

For more information, call Rumpel Fitness Center at 608-388-3200 or Lt. Col. Mark Woommavovah at 608-388-4929.

Post welcomes new employees

New employees started working in several post organizations in January.

Welcome to the following new employees:

• David Arellano and Jennifer Riippo — 88th Readiness Division.

• Joseph Moen — Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

• Craig Reid — Logistics Readiness Center.

Next issue of The Real McCoy

The next issue of The Real McCoy will be published Feb. 9. The deadline for submissions to be considered for publication in the Feb. 9 issue is noon Jan. 31.

For more information, call 608-388-4128.