Fort McCoy News August 08, 2014

News Notes

Worship concert set for Aug. 10

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.


Disabled hunters: Apply now for special gun-deer hunt

Hunters with disabilities now can apply for permits for the Oct. 4-5 special gun-deer hunt at Fort McCoy. Applications will be accepted until Monday, Sept. 8.

The annual hunt is open to individuals with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Category A, B, C or D permits.

For an application or more information, call the Fort McCoy Permit Sales office, building 2168, at 608-388-3337 or visit the website


Defense Travel System class offered Aug. 13-14

A Defense Travel System (DTS) Temporary Duty (TDY) Documents class will be offered Aug. 13-14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. by the Fort McCoy Defense Finance and Accounting Service Lead Defense Travel Administrator at building 50, Distance Learning Classroom 3.

This two-day class explains how to create TDY authorizations and vouchers for active-duty, civilian, and Reserve travelers.

Attendees will receive hands-on experience by creating authorizations and vouchers using the DTS Training Database. This class is designed for new and intermediate DTS users.

Register by Aug. 11 by emailing name, unit, phone number, and class to

For more information, call 608-388-6299. The class is open to military and Department of Defense civilian personnel.


'Haunted Trails' night set for Aug. 16 at Pine View

Fort McCoy's Pine View Campground will have its annual "Haunted Trails" night Saturday, Aug. 16. The event is open to the public. Admission to the trail is $1. All other activities are free.

The event begins at 2:30 p.m. with caramel apples (participants must provide their own apples). Other activities include a costume contest at 4 p.m., trick or treating at 5 p.m., s'mores at 8:30 p.m., and the scary haunted trail at 9:20.

For more information or to make camping reservations, call 608-388-3517 or 800-531-4703. Activities offered for campers throughout the weekend include a campsite decorating contest. The winner will receive a free campsite rental, four activity passes and four slippery moose coupons.


Summer fitness challenge at Rumpel begins Aug. 21

The "Summer Sizzler" fitness challenge will be held Aug. 21-28 at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

Participants run two miles, swim 400 meters and bike 12 miles in this non-competitive challenge. The events can be completed indoors or outdoors.

Register by Thursday, Aug. 21 at the fitness center. For more information, call 608-388-3200.


Sand volleyball tournament at Recreation Center Aug. 29

A sand volleyball tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center, building 2000.

The tournament is open to authorized Recreation Center patrons.

Teams of six co-ed 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 Aug. 25 at the Recreation Center or online at

For more information, call 608-388-3213.


'Day for Kids' event set for Sept. 13

Fort McCoy's 'Day for Kids' event will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at South Post Housing's Patriot Park. The event is free and open to all Fort McCoy Families.

The fun run for kids begins at 9 a.m., and other activities will follow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A complimentary hot dog lunch will be offered. Also included are activity/informational booths by various installation organizations, door prizes, tennis activities and inflatable games.

For more information about the event, call 608-388-4373.


AFAP volunteer nominations, issue forms deadline Oct. 6

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.


Arts & Crafts contest cancelled for 2014

The Army Arts & Crafts Contest will not be held for 2014.

The Installation Management Command (IMCOM) G9-Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), announced the contest would not be held due to a change in Army Knowledge Online's login procedures.

The new procedures do not allow for a customer's eligibility as an authorized MWR user to be verified.

The IMCOM G9 is working with IMCOM G6-Chief Information Officer, to identify a solution for the contest in 2015.

The 2015 contest is tentatively scheduled for May 1-June 30. The 2015 contest will allow artists to submit twice as many entries than normally allowed.

Questions about the contest can be emailed to



On page one of the July 25 print version of The Real McCoy, Daniel Baumann of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was incorrectly identified as John Baumann.

His name is now identified correctly in the online version of the paper located at