Fort McCoy News July 25, 2014

News Notes

DFMWR facilities have adjusted hours Aug. 9-10

The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) will have several adjusted facility hours Aug. 9-10 due to the concert at Constitution Park.

The following facilities will be closed Saturday, Aug. 9: Rumpel Fitness Center, Recreation Center, and McCoy's Community Club.
Sportsman's Range will be closed Sunday, Aug. 10.

For information about the concert or about DFMWR facilities, visit the website


SHARP training offered in August, September for Army civilians

Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training sessions remain available for Aug. 12, 13 and 14, and Sept. 16, 17 and 18 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. or 1 to 3:30 p.m.

The sessions are held 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.


'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.


Supervisor Academy presents 'Manager vs. Leader' theme

The Supervisor Academy theme for August is "Manager vs. Leader." Participants can choose between training sessions offered Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 8 a.m. or Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111.

Participants will clarify the difference between the roles of managers and leaders while exploring their competencies, strengths and areas for improvement.

The Supervisor Academy is an effort of 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 and improve existing skills. The academy training also presents attendees with peer support and feedback.

Register by July 30 for the Aug. 6 class, or by Aug. 12 for the Aug. 19 class, by calling 608-388-3505.


Worship concert set for Aug. 10 in building 2672

The Religious Support Office will host a worship concert Sunday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Chapel 1, building 2672. The event is free and open to the public.

The Minneapolis-based group, Surface of the Son, will be the guest performer at the ecumenical event.

Protestant services will begin at 10:30 a.m. the day of the concert. Catholic Mass will be held at its normal time at 9:30 a.m.

For more information about the concert, call 608-388-3528.


Learn to take charge of FICO scores during Aug. 26 workshop

The workshop, "Take Charge of Your FICO and Your Future," will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Army Community Service Center, building 2111.

During the class, participants will learn the "ABCs" of credit, the importance of establishing credit, and how to maintain a good credit rating. The class also will discuss the credit card debate along with tips and ideas on how to manage credit cards and overall debt.

The class will cover how to protect personal information to help avoid identity theft. Lending practices from prime to subprime, predatory lending and how bankruptcy should be used only as a last resort also will be discussed.

Register by calling 608-388-3540/3505.

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


RAD set for Sept. 5; register by Aug. 29

Registration for Fort McCoy's Sept. 5 military Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) must be received by Friday, Aug. 29. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their Family members are eligible to attend.

Retiree Appreciation Day is an opportunity for all armed forces retirees, spouses, widows and/or guests to receive updated information about retiree entitlement programs.

The registration form is available online at

RAD 2014 will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with sign-in starting at 7 a.m. at building 905, for the morning speaker session.

The Benefit Fair begins at noon in building 90.

Photo identification is required for all personnel to access Fort McCoy.

For more information, call 608-388-3716 or 800-452-0923.

The registration form also contains a complete listing of Retiree Appreciation Day events being held throughout the Midwest.


2014 Honors retiree newsletter available online

The 2014 edition of Honors, the Fort McCoy Retirement Services Office (RSO) newsletter, is available online at

The annual publication is a source of news concerning military retiree benefits and related information. A copy of the print version of the publication is mailed to Army retirees in the Fort McCoy service area and also is available at the RSO, building 35.

For details, call 608-388-3716 or 1-800-452-0923.


13th, 100th recruiting enlisted, officer personnel

The 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment, headquartered at Fort McCoy, is recruiting enlisted and officer personnel for its satellite locations in Minnesota, Montana, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Alabama, Texas and Tennessee.
The unit's primary mission is to instruct 10-, 30- and 40-level classes for a number of military occupational specialty (MOS) positions.

Available positions include the following ranks (grades) and MOSs:
Master sergeant (E-8) — 89B, 89A, 91B, 91C, 91D, 91 E, 91F, 91H, 91J, 91L, 91M, 91P, 91X and 91Z.
Sergeant first class (E-7) — 89B, 89A, 91B, 91C, 91D, 91 E, 91F, 91H, 91J, 91L, 91M, 91P, 91X, 91Z and H8.
Staff sergeant (E-6) — 89B, 89A, 91B, 91C, 91D, 91 E, 91F, 91H, 91J, 91L, 91M, 91P, 91X, 91Z and H8.
Sergeant (E-5) — 89B, 89A, 91B, 91C, 91D, 91 E, 91F, 91H, 91J, 91L, 91M, 91P, 91X, 91Z and H8.

Logistics Quartermaster officer positions:
Major (O-4) for S4
Captain (O-3) for S4 and S3
Lieutenant (O-2) for S4

Qualified Soldiers must meet all Army standards, including weight, height and Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). Soldiers with an outdated APFT and/or weigh-in may be required to do the APFT and/or weigh-in soon after being assigned to the unit.

Unit members also must be able to qualify for their designated position within one year, be able to attend any grade-specific military schooling, if applicable, and be willing to maintain the highest standards of physical fitness, military bearing and discipline.

All positions may require temporary duty travel; more so at the higher grades. For more information, contact the 13th, 100th at 608-388-5675/9251.