Fort McCoy News March 14, 2014

News Notes

Fort McCoy announces Aug. 9 concert featuring BOSTON

BOSTON and special guest The Doobie Brothers will perform at Fort McCoy's Constitution Park Saturday, Aug. 9. The concert is presented by Fort McCoy's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

BOSTON burst onto the music scene with their debut album in 1976. With over 17 million copies sold, BOSTON generated hits such as "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," and "Smokin". Last December, BOSTON released their newest studio album, Life, Love & Hope on Frontiers Records. Life, Love & Hope features 11 tracks embodying the classic and beloved BOSTON sound.

Ticket kickoff for the concert will be Friday, June 6. Tickets will be $35 that day only. Advance tickets will be $40. Day-of-show tickets, if available, will be $45. More information will be released about ticket kickoff as it becomes available.

To make camping reservations at Pine View Campground, call 800-531-4703 or 608-388-3517.


U.S. Army Soldier Show at Fort McCoy 4 p.m. May 17

The public will have another opportunity to celebrate the armed forces May 17 when the U.S. Army Soldier Show takes the stage at Fort McCoy's Rumpel Fitness Center.

The show begins at 4 p.m. No admission is charged; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional details about the show will be included in a future issue of The Real McCoy. The Fort McCoy Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website,, also will provide more information.


Health benefits providers available March 25 at Fort McCoy

A Health Benefits Service Day will be hosted by the Fort McCoy Civilian Personnel Advisory Center Tuesday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to noon in building 2187, room 120.

Representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Government Employees Health Association will be available to answer questions or assist with any problems.

For more information, call 608-388-3019.


Spring operating hours in effect at McCoy's

McCoy's Community Club, building 1571, has extended its operating hours.

Hours are: Bar Monday through Sunday 5 to 10 p.m.; Primo's Express Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 4 to 8 p.m.; and Thunder Bowl Bowling Center – Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 4 to 10 p.m. Extreme Bowling is held every Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., and Red Pin Bowling every Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

McCoy's may close earlier or extend the operating hours at the discretion of the manager.

For more information, call 608-388-2065.


'Coping with Cabin Fever' presentation March 20

"Coping with Cabin Fever — Rediscovering the Spring in Your Step," will be offered Thursday, March 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Post Community Center, 6158 H Circle.

The workshop, presented by Patrick Kennedy, Ph.D, will offer ideas and strategies to help participants deal with the cabin fever blues and prepare them and their Family for spring.

Register no later than March 18 by calling 608-388-3505. Space is limited. The presentation is open to all military, retirees, civilian workforce, Family members and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.


Women's History Month event set for March 27 at McCoy's

A Women's History Month observance will be held Thursday, March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McCoy's Community Club, building 1571.

The guest speaker will be U.S. Army Reserve retired Maj. John Perry. Perry will be assisted by Ward Zischke the 88th Regional Support Command historian.

The presentation will be on the history of women's entry into the Army Reserve — "Women as Citizen Soldiers."

For more information about the event, call the Equal Opportunity Adviser at 608-388-3246.


Art and wine event set for March 28 at Whitetail Ridge

The event, "A Taste of Art & Wine," will be held Friday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area Chalet.

Admission is $10; wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres samples are included. The event is open to the public.

Local artists will exhibit a variety of work including paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, glasswork, etc. Doug Way will provide music from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased until March 24 at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122; Whitetail Ridge Ski Area; the Community Activity Center, building 2000; and McCoy's Community Club, building 1571.


Motivation and inspiration April Supervisor Academy focus

The Supervisor Academy topic for April will be motivation and inspiration. Participants can choose between sessions offered Wednesday, April 2 at 1 p.m., or Tuesday, April 15 at 8 a.m. at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111.

Participants will examine motivation techniques and inspiration factors to encourage peak performance in employees.

The Supervisor Academy is provided by ACS and the Fort McCoy Directorate of Human Resources. It gives new and experienced military or civilian supervisors the opportunity to attend a 60- to 90-minute training session each month to learn new skills, improve existing skills and develop a supervisor's tool box. The academy training also presents attendees with peer support and feedback.

Register for the April 2 class by March 26 or the April 15 class by April 8 by calling 608-388-3505.


Troop Support laundry facilities to open April 1

Starting Tuesday, April 1, all laundry facilities will be open around the clock at Fort McCoy. These include buildings 651, 755, 1671, 1735, 1856, 2002, 2568, 2671, 2763, and 2877.

Laundry facilities are intended exclusively for use by Soldiers training at Fort McCoy pursuant to military orders. Civilians, contractors and retired military are not authorized to use these facilities.

For more information, call the Directorate of Public Works Troop Facilities Support Branch facility manager at 608-388-3800.


Autism Spectrum Disorder presentation set for April 3, 22

April is Autism Awareness Month. "Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview and Update," will be presented April 3 and again on

April 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Post Community Center, 6158 H Circle.

The informational meeting will cover the changes in diagnostic criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), along with strategies that help children diagnosed with ASD, such as evidence-based treatment programs.

Presenters for this event will be Brenda Boehm and Cassie Sedlacek, who are both Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP) clinical supervisors. WEAP provides quality, early intervention treatment to children diagnosed with autism. In 20 years, WEAP has served more than 5,000 Families in over 60 counties in Wisconsin.

To register, call Army Community Service at 608-388-3505. Attendees must be registered no later than two business days prior to each presentation. The presentation is open to all military, retirees, civilian workforce, Family members and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.


Workshop to help end bullying set for April 8

The "Bullying: Stepping Up and Taking Action" workshop will be held Tuesday, April 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

Participants will learn facts and get tools needed to help end bullying in their communities.

Register by Wednesday, April 2 by calling 608-388-3505. The presentation is open to all military, retirees, civilian workforce, Family members and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.