Fort McCoy News June 14, 2013

News Notes

Grill Your Own Steak nights Wednesdays at McCoy's

Grill Your Own Steak nights are under way at McCoy's, building 1571, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 21.

Customers can choose from New York strip, ribeye, or tenderloin steak, have it cut to order and then grill the steak to their liking. Prices start at $1.50 per ounce with an eight-ounce minimum.

The meal also includes a mini salad bar, potato and vegetable sides, rolls, and coffee, iced tea or soda. For more information, call 608-388-2065.


Learn to become money smart during June 19 training

Money Smart training will be offered Wednesday, June 19 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at McCoy's, building 1571.

This beginner's class focuses on understanding the operations of earning and keeping more of that earned money. Learning to understand the importance of establishing and maintaining a good credit rating will also be discussed.

The Money Smart training modules include the basics of establishing and maintaining credit, how to keep track of your money, learning how to pay yourself first, how your credit history will affect your future, how to make a credit card work for you, and understanding what you are actually borrowing before you buy.

Register by June 18 by calling 608-388-3540/3505. Participants can attend all of or a portion of the training.


Military Bike Tribute on display June 20 at McCoy's

The Rolling Thunder Military Bike Tribute will be on display Thursday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McCoy's Community Club, building 1571.

The Bike Tribute was unveiled in 2012 at the 25th Anniversary of The Rolling Thunder Rally in Washington, D.C. Inspired by bike industry icon Jay Allen's Army Bike, which received enormous attention over the years, a custom bike build project to commemorate the 25th year of Rolling Thunder was launched.

Allen selected four of the most-talented builders to complete the tribute to the other military branches — Air Force Tribute Bike by Billy Lane, Navy Tribute Bike by Dan Holdsworth, Marine Tribute Bike by Brigette Bouget, and Coast Guard Tribute Bike by Mike Thomas.

The event is presented by Army Community Service. For more information, call 608-388-3505.


Dueling Pianos to perform at Fort McCoy June 21

Dueling Pianos will perform Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. at McCoy's, building 1571.

The all-request, sing- and clap-along, rock 'n' roll, comedy show will feature high-energy piano-playing entertainers who make the audience part of the show.

The show is free and open to the public. Attendees must be at least 18 years old.

For more information, call 608-388-7400.


June 25 Right Arm Night; Theme: 'Best Warrior'

A Right Arm Night will be held Tuesday, June 25 at 4:30 p.m. at McCoy's, building 1571. The event is open to everyone in the Fort McCoy and surrounding communities.

The Right Arm Night is an opportunity for bosses to invite their "right arms" — those who assist them — out for a relaxing night in a fun atmosphere.

The event also is a great way to meet new people from other installation organizations and the local communities.

The Best Warrior Competition-themed event will feature beverage specials, games, and camaraderie. Teams of four can compete in the Command Sergeants Major Board Appearance (Army-related trivia), Army Physical Fitness Test (throw your best punch contest), Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills (obstacle course), Urban Warfare Orienteering Course (bumper bowling), Range Qualification (fire your best Nerf shot) and a mystery event.

Pre-register teams by calling 608-388-4161.

For more information, call 608-388-2065.


Paintball tournament set for June 29 at Tactics Paintball

A paintball tournament will be held June 29 at Tactics Paintball and Laser Tag at Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. The first game begins at 9:15 a.m. The event is open to the public.

Three-person teams will compete in the double-elimination tournament. Free equipment rental will be available. Personal guns and gear is allowed, but paintballs must be purchased at Tactics.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the Ski Chalet.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. The registration fee is $30 per team, and forms are available online at or at Pine View Campground.

Completed forms must be returned to the Campground or e-mailed to by 8:45 a.m. June 29.

For more information, call 608-388-3517.


July Supervisor Academy training to focus on leadership skills

Supervisor Academy training for July will be "How Good of a Leader Are You?" Participants can choose between training lessons offered July 9 at 8 a.m. or July 18 at 3 p.m. at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111.

Participants will rate their own leadership skills using a short questionnaire, share their conclusions with the group, and invite feedback to focus on their own development needs.

The training will enable participants to recognize the key skills of a leader; assess their own individual skills and identify which key skills are the most important in their own teams or organizations.

The Supervisor Academy is provided by ACS and the Fort McCoy Directorate of Human Resources. It gives new and experienced supervisors the opportunity to attend 60- to 90-minute training sessions once a month to learn new skills, improve existing skills and develop a supervisor's tool box.

To register for the July training session, call 608-388-3505 by July 2.


Paintball league registration under way, play begins July 11

Fort McCoy's Paintball League will be held from July 11 through Aug. 22 at Tactics Paintball and Laser Tag located at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.

The league is open to the public.

Each three-person team will play five matches per week. The end-of-season tournament will be held Aug. 29.

Personal paintball guns and gear are permitted, but paintballs must be purchased at Tactics.

The cost is $45 per case. Prizes will be awarded to the top six teams.

The registration fee is $85 per person ($12 per week). A minimum of four teams are required for the league.

Registration forms are available online at or at Pine View Campground, building 8053. Completed forms must be returned to the campground by July 2. For more information, call 608-388-3517.


Exchange now offering eReceipts to customers

FORT MCCOY, Wis. (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) — Military shoppers who prefer the ease and organization that an eReceipt provides can skip the paper receipt and have documentation of their transaction e-mailed to them when shopping the Fort McCoy Exchange.

Shoppers simply provide their e-mail address and phone number at checkout to sign up to receive eReceipts.

"Purchase receipts by e-mail makes storing and organizing much easier," said the Fort McCoy Exchange General Manager Steve Ard. "An additional benefit to eReceipts is that it helps reduce paper consumption, which is better for the environment."

Shoppers who select to receive an eReceipt from June 14 to July 13 will be entered into a drawing to win their entire purchase.
Each time the eReceipt option is chosen the shopper will be entered into the contest. Ultimately, five customers will win.