Fort McCoy News July 11, 2014

News Notes

'Feds Feed Families' accepting donations at Fort McCoy locations

The annual "Feds Feed Families" food drive is underway at Fort McCoy and continues through Aug. 31.

The campaign is a voluntary effort by federal employees to donate non-perishable food items for distribution to local food banks.

At Fort McCoy, collection boxes are located at the Commissary, building 1537; the Exchange, building 1538; McCoy's Community Club, building 1571; the Religious Support Office, building 2675; the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122; the Wisconsin Military Academy, building 90; and the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy, building 95.

Anyone can contribute items to the campaign. Food and household item donations can include canned fruits, proteins, vegetables, multigrain cereals, grains, soups, 100 percent juice, condiments, snacks, baking goods, hygiene items, paper products and household items.

The Fort McCoy goal is to exceed last year's collection total of 594 pounds.

For more information about the local effort, call 608-388-8697/6028.

For more information about the Feds Feed Families campaign, visit the website


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.


Family Advocacy briefing set for July 23

A Family Advocacy Program briefing will be held Wednesday, July 23 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 briefing within 90 days of assuming command and annually thereafter.

Register by Wednesday, July 16 by calling 608-388-3505.


Sand volleyball tournament set for July 25 at Recreation Center

A sand volleyball tournament will be held Friday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center, building 2000.

The tournament is open to authorized Recreation Center patrons.

Co-ed teams of six players (minimum of four players) must win two out of three games to advance to the next round.

Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams.

Register by Friday, July 18 at the Recreation Center or online at

For more information, call 608-388-3213.


Soldier For Life, pre-retirement briefings set for Aug. 4-8

Pre-retirement, Soldier For Life-Transition Assistance Program (TAP) briefings will be held Aug. 4-8 at Fort McCoy.

The pre-retirement portion will be held at McCoy's Community Club, building 1571, and is open to service members who will retire or separate within 12 months of the briefings. Spouses are welcome to attend.

The TAP briefings — Tuesday through Friday — will be held at building 50, room 100. Computers will be provided, but bringing personal laptops is encouraged.

Briefing topics include benefits and issues related to military retirement, Veterans Affairs benefit information, financial planning, and a Department of Labor briefing, which includes resume writing, interviewing skills, job access and other job-search issues.

For more information or to request a registration form, contact Tom Kunz, TAP counselor, at 608-388-7941, or by email at

Registration must be received by July 25.


6-week trap, skeet leagues begin Aug. 4 at Sportsman's Range

A two-person trap and one-person skeet leagues will be held from Aug. 4 to Sept. 1 at Fort McCoy's Sportsman's Range. The leagues are open to the public.

Each participant will shoot two rounds per week for a total of 50 clays. Shooting can take place any time during range operating hours, with trap league priority Monday nights and skeet league priority Thursday nights. The range is open Monday, Thursday and Friday 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scoring will be cumulative throughout the season. The trap league will be handicapped for the second round each week. Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners.

The registration fee is $10 for non-range members. Register by July 28 at Sportsman's Range, Pine View Campground or online at

For more information, call 608-388-3162 or visit


'Paws at Pine View' set for Aug. 2

The "Paws at Pine View" 5K run/walk is Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. at Pine View Campground. The event is open to the public.

All participating pets must be on a leash and be up-to-date on their shots.

Prizes will be awarded to the first-place male and female finishers as well as the top dog.

After the race, games for participants and their dogs will be offered, and a dog-food drive also will be held.

All items collected will be donated to a local animal shelter.

The registration fee is $12. Register online at, at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, or at Pine View Campground. The first 25 registered participants also will receive a T-shirt.

Registration will be available the day of the event from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the campground. For more information, call 608-388-3517.


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.

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.