Fort McCoy News May 09, 2014

News Notes

Fishing contest underway at Pine View through Aug. 31

The annual Fort McCoy fishing contest is underway through Aug. 31. The contest is free and open to the public.

All fish entered in the contest must be caught in Fort McCoy waters and registered the same day they were caught at Pine View Campground during operating hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Prizes will be awarded in child (15 years old and younger) and adult divisions for the largest fish (by weight) caught in the following categories: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, and panfish. The winners will receive a fishing equipment package and will be announced after Labor Day weekend.

For more information, call 608-388-3517 or 800-531-4703.


Pitch, Hit, Run competition set for May 14 for for McCoy youth

A Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition for youth will be held Wednesday, May 14 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Fort McCoy's Constitution Park.

The Fort McCoy Child, Youth and School Services School Age/Youth Center will host the free competition. It is open to youth ages seven to 14 who have a military parent or a parent who works at Fort McCoy.

All participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or legal guardian fill out a registration/waiver.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-4373, or visiting the School Age/Youth Center, building 1751.


Annual SHARP training offered for civilian personnel

Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training sessions will be offered Thursday May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

The training is an annual requirement for Department of the Army civilian personnel and must be completed no later than Sept. 30.

The training will describe the impact of sexual harassment and sexual assault on the Army, examine strategies to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault, cover support resources available to complainants of sexual harassment and sexual assault, and discuss penalties for sexual harassment and sexual assault offenders.

Register by calling ACS at 608-388-3505. Participants must be registered by the Monday preceding the class.


Asian-Pacific American Heritage to be celebrated May 27

An Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month observance will be held Tuesday, May 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McCoy's Community Club, building 1571.

The guest speaker, Chris Tashima, will present at noon. Tashima is an award-winning actor and director from Los Angeles, with a career in theatre, film and television spanning 30 years.

For more information, call 608-388-3246.


Family Advocacy Program brief set for May 28

A Family Advocacy Program briefing will be held Wednesday, May 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

Army Regulation 608-18 mandates all commanders and command senior noncommissioned officer advisers receive the brief within 90 days of assuming command, and annually thereafter.

Register by Wednesday, May 21 by calling 608-388-3505.


Motorcycle Safety Foundation sets schedule for rider courses

Motorcycle Safety Foundation two-day Basic Rider Course (BRC) and one-day Experienced Rider Course (ERC) training is offered free of charge to active-duty, Reserve and National Guard service members.

BRC training sessions will be held May 19-20 and 28-29; June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 28-29; July 16-17 and 23-24; Aug. 13-14 and 27-28 and Sept. 10-11 and 24-25.

ERC training sessions will be held May 30, June 13 and 20, July 18 and 25, Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 and 26.

Register through the Installation Management Command Registration System at

For more information about the BRC or motorcycle safety, contact Tim Cumberworth at 608-388-7712.


Annual Wellness Fair set for May 14 at Rumpel

Fort McCoy's annual Wellness Fair is Wednesday, May 14 at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The event will include a Red Cross Blood Drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a 5-kilometer run/two-mile walk at 10:15 a.m.; a vendor showcase of products and services from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Hot Shots and Lightning basketball competitions from 11 a.m. to noon, and the announcement of the "Inch Your Way to Success" winners at noon.

Register for the run/walk at or at the fitness center. Participants must register by 9:30 a.m. the day of the event. The first 100 participants to register will receive a free T-shirt.

Mobile mammography services also will be provided by Mayo Clinic Health System and sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of fitness center.

The service is available for free to any Blue Cross Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan subscriber. Other insurance carrier members can participate, however, charges will be billed according to the benefits of that carrier. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 608-392-6237.

Prizes also will be given away throughout the event. Participants must be present to win.

Food from McCoy's Community Club will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 608-388-3200.


Concert ticket kickoff June 6 for BOSTON, The Doobie Brothers

The BOSTON and The Doobie Brothers concert ticket kickoff is Friday, June 6.

Tickets will be $35 that day only. On post, tickets will be available at McCoy's Community Club, building 1571, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets also will be available online at from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Off post, tickets will be available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 6 only at the following Kwik Trip locations: Sparta (Black River Street), Tomah (West McCoy Boulevard by KFC); Onalaska (Highway 16 and Highway 35-Oak Forest Drive), and La Crosse (Rose Street).

After June 6, advance tickets will be $40 and day of show tickets will be $45. Ticket sales are subject to availability.

The concert will be held Saturday, Aug. 9 at Fort McCoy's Constitution Park.

More information is available at, or by calling 877-864-4969.


Challenge Academy informational session set for June 9

Have you noticed Challenge Academy cadets around Fort McCoy?

Ever wondered what the program is about, or considered getting involved in helping these children turn their lives around?

If so, consider attending an informational session about the Challenge Academy Monday, June 9 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Fort McCoy Soldiers and civilians are welcome to spend the hour with Challenge Academy staff and cadets to learn more about what the program entails.

In addition to an informational briefing on what the cadets of the Challenge Academy do while they live at Fort McCoy for 22 weeks, current cadets will share their life stories which led them to attending the academy.

The Challenge Academy is a Wisconsin alternative education program which serves 16- to 19-year-old students from throughout the state.

All children who attend the Challenge Academy do so voluntarily, and understand the goal of this quasi-military program is to help cadets work toward becoming successful, responsible citizens.

For more information about the session, or to reply you will be attending, contact Peter Blum at 608-343-1937, or by email at