Fort McCoy News June 27, 2014

News Notes

Patriotic 5K run at Pine View July 5

The Red, White and Blue 5K Run/Walk is set for Saturday, July 5 at 10 a.m. at Fort McCoy's Pine View Campground. The race is open to the public.

Color stations located throughout the course will blast participants in red and blue color — caution should be taken in the clothing worn, as color may stain. Participants also are encouraged to show their patriotic spirit by wearing red, white and blue.

Prizes will be awarded to the top two youth, male and female finishers.

The registration fee is $12. Preregister at the website, or at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122. Pine View Campground will accept preregistration as well as race day registration until 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call 608-388-3517.


Walk for Wellness set for July 9

Rumpel Fitness Center's Walk for Wellness 2-mile walk will be held Wednesday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. Anyone eligible to use Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities may participate in this free event.

Participants will receive a free water bottle.

Preregister online at, or register at the fitness center, building 1122, until 11 a.m. the day of the race.

For more information, call 608-388-3200.


Civilian communication training set for July 9, 10

A "Workplace Communication Training for the Department of Defense Civilian Workforce" workshop will be held Wednesday, July 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111.

The training, delivered by Corporate Strategies by SkillPath, covers the basic rules of business etiquette, etiquette tips when interacting with bosses, basic steps for dealing with negative behavior, handling gossip and backstabbing while preserving credibility and dignity, and avoiding blunders that create a negative impression.

The workshop is open to all military, retirees, civilian workforce, Family members and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

An additional workshop will be offered Thursday, July 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. through the Supervisor Academy, which is open to new and experienced military or Department of the Army civilian supervisors.

The Supervisor Academy is provided by ACS and the Fort McCoy Directorate of Human Resources. It offers training sessions each month for supervisors to learn new skills and improve existing skills. The academy training also presents attendees with peer support and feedback. Register for either session by calling 608-388-3505 by Tuesday, July 8.


Dodgeball tournament at fitness center July 17

A five-on-five dodgeball tournament will be held Thursday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The tournament is open to eligible users of Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities who are 16 years old and older.
Prizes will be awarded to the first-place team in the three-game match, single-elimination tournament.

Register at the fitness center or call 608-388-2290 for more information.


Fort McCoy Commissary has five scholarship winners

The Fort McCoy Commissary had five Scholarships for Military Children recipients for 2014.

The following students received a $2,000 scholarship that can be used for payment of tuition, books, lab fees and other related college expenses: Natalie Mologne, Appleton, Wis.; Emma Anderson, Milwaukee, Wis.; Jillian Shanks, Lodi, Wis.; George Pulvermacher, Benton, Wis.; and Matthew Porter, Rio, Wis.

For more information about the program, call 608-388-3542, or visit the website


Shopping Fort McCoy's Exchange pays community dividends

FORT MCCOY, Wis. — Soldiers and their Families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Fort McCoy generated $61,123.68 last year for Army quality-of-life programs.

Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs including McCoy's Community Club, Recreation Center and the Rumpel Fitness Center.

"Roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings are paid to the services' morale, welfare and recreation programs, while the other third is used to build new stores or renovate facilities," said Fort McCoy Exchange General Manager Steve Ard.

The Exchange's mission of providing quality goods and services at competitively low prices while generating earnings to support quality-of-life efforts means that the Exchange benefit is more than finding a good price on merchandise. This structure ensures that shoppers, who take advantage of their benefit at the Fort McCoy Exchange, or online at, are working to improve their communities.

For more information about the Exchange at Fort McCoy, call 608-388-4343.


OPSEC Officer Certification course at McCoy Aug. 5-7

The Fort McCoy Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) is hosting an Operational Security (OPSEC) Mobile Training Team from the Army's First Information Operations Command, which will conduct an OPSEC Officer Certification Level II course Aug. 5-7.

This class is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in building 2113. The training is open to local, state, federal and military security professionals. This course is designed to prepare security professionals to provide OPSEC planning and analysis support to their commanders, to develop and implement an OPSEC program, to integrate OPSEC into mission planning and to plan and conduct OPSEC assessments.

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

• Apply the OPSEC process methodology to their own organizations and activities.
• Identify sources of information and support materials for OPSEC practitioners.
• Conduct an OPSEC analysis of a program, activity or operation.
• Market an OPSEC program.
• Write, implement and manage an OPSEC program.
• Provide annual OPSEC Level I training to their organization.

To satisfactorily complete and receive credit for this course, attendees must complete the 24 hours of class time — no absences will be excused as there is no time scheduled for make-up — participate in classroom discussion/practical exercises and score at least 70 percent on the final exam.

Military personnel who successfully complete the training are eligible to be awarded the Project Development Skill Identifier (PDSI) H1B (OPSEC Practitioner Specialist).

Register by contacting the DPTMS Security Branch at 608-388-5107 or by email at Class space is limited to the first 30 personnel registered.


AFAP accepting volunteer nomination, issue forms

Volunteer nomination and issue submission forms for the fiscal year 2015 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference are available and will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 6.

The Fort McCoy AFAP Conference will be held Dec. 2-3.

The AFAP program is a grass-roots process that begins at the installation level and seeks input regarding quality-of-life concerns that affect the well-being of Soldiers, civilians, Family members and retirees. AFAP alerts Army leadership on areas of concern that need attention and gives them the opportunity to put plans into place to work toward resolution.

Submitted issues should be those issues that are beyond the scope of the Interactive Customer Evaluation system and are not a chain-of-command issue. Volunteers are part of the conference workgroup that reviews the issues submitted. Eligible volunteers include military personnel, Department of the Army civilians, retired military, spouses and survivor spouses.

Positions include delegates, facilitators, recorders, transcribers, issue support persons, subject matter experts and observers. Issue and volunteer forms are available through the Army Community Service (ACS) section at the website

Mail or drop off completed forms to ACS at 2111 South 8th Avenue, Fort McCoy, WI 54656. Issue submissions also can be completed online at

For more information, call the AFAP manager at 608-388-3505.