Fort McCoy News May 8, 2015

News Notes

Applications now available for 2015 fall hunting seasons

Applications are being accepted for 2015 Fort McCoy gun-deer, cantonment archery, and fall turkey hunting seasons.

These quota hunts each have a limited number of permits, and individuals must submit applications to be considered for selection. Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Permit Sales Office by Friday, June 12. Hand-delivered applications must be received by 3:30 p.m. June 12 to be eligible for the drawing.

Individuals are reminded to read the information provided with the application for specific requirements and any changes. Applications without a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) customer number will be returned.

Payment is not required at time of application. Successful applicants will receive notification letters from the Permit Sales Office to purchase their permits from authorized WDNR Automated License Issuance System (ALIS) agents. WDNR ALIS vendors are located throughout Wisconsin, including Pine View Recreation Area, building 8053, and the Post Exchange (for military personnel), building 1538, at Fort McCoy.

Applications can be downloaded from For more information, call the Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337 or visit the iSportsman website at


May movie lineup set at Recreation Center

The Recreation Center's free movie showings for May have been announced. Movies begin at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday in building 2000. Free popcorn is provided by the Fort McCoy Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program.

Movies scheduled for May include: "Paddington," May 8; "Seventh Son," May 9; "Fifty Shades of Grey," May 15; "Strange Magic," May 16; "Jupiter Ascending," May 22; "Project Almanac," May 23; "Focus," May 29; and "McFarland USA," May 30.

For more information, call 608-388-3213.


Opening act announced for Aug. 15 Army Concert

Hard-rock group We Are Harlot will open the Aug. 15 Army Concert at Fort McCoy.

We Are Harlot formed in 2011. Its single "Dancing on Nails" hit the top 15 on mainstream rock charts. Another single, "Denial," is the theme song to the "WWE Raw" wrestling TV show.

Headlining the concert are 3 Doors Down and special guest Theory of a Deadman. A kickoff sale Friday, June 19, will offer show tickets for $35. Tickets will be available at Kwik Trip locations in Sparta (Black River Street), Tomah (West McCoy Boulevard by KFC), Onalaska (Highway 16 and Highway 35/Oak Forest Drive), and La Crosse (Rose Street) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and online at from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for the concert. Each volunteer receives a T-shirt and an invitation to Volunteer Appreciation Night at McCoy's for a free meal and beverages. For more information about volunteering, contact Karla Rynes at 608-388-4161 or by email at

For updates, follow Fort McCoy MWR on Facebook at, or call 877-864-4969.


Tactical shotgun competition May 9 at Sportsman's Range

A tactical shotgun competition will be held Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at Fort McCoy's Sportsman's Range.

Shooters will perform two courses of fire and will be scored on speed and accuracy. Approximately 100 shotgun rounds will be needed. Shotguns are available for rent at the range; rented shotguns must use ammunition purchased at the range. Prizes will be awarded.

The registration fee is $10 for nonmembers or $5 for members. Registration is required by 9:45 a.m. the day of the competition. For complete rules and registration information, visit, or call 608-388-9162/3517.


National Fitness Month: Annual Wellness Fair set for May 13 at Rumpel

Fort McCoy's annual Wellness Fair is Wednesday, May 13, at 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/2-mile walk at 10:15 a.m.; a vendor showcase of products and services from 10:30 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 free T-shirts.

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 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 will be available for purchase. For more information, call 608-388-3200.


Class on Thrift Savings Plan offered May 13 at ACS

A class offering insight into the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is set for Wednesday, May 13, at Army Community Service (ACS). The class is from 8 to 10 a.m. in building 2111 and will cover TSP basics and investment options.

Registration is required; participants must register by Monday, May 11. The class is open to military members, retirees, civilians, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. For more information or to register, call ACS at 608-388-3540/3505.


DTS documents class scheduled for May 13-14

A two-day class on the Defense Travel System (DTS) will be offered May 13-14 at Fort McCoy. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service lead DTS administrator will conduct the sessions from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in building 50, room DL3.

The class explains how to create temporary-duty authorizations and vouchers for active-duty, civilian, and Reserve travelers. The class also provides hands-on experience in creating authorizations and vouchers using the DTS training database. Beginner and intermediate DTS users are welcome.

Registration is required by Friday, May 8, at 3 p.m. Class sizes are limited. The class is open to military members and Department of Defense civilian personnel. To register, email your name, unit, and phone number to For more information, call 608-388-6299.


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

A Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit, and Run competition for youth will be held Thursday, May 14, at 4:15 p.m. at Fort McCoy's Constitution Park.

The Fort McCoy Child, Youth and School Services School Age Center/Youth Center will host the free competition. It is open to youth ages 7 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 email Cori Yahnke at


3-D archery competition May 16 at Sportsman's Range

A 3-D archery competition is set for Saturday, May 16, at Fort McCoy's Sportsman's Range.

Participants can shoot anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The competition is for all skill levels and open to the public. Prizes will be awarded. Participants do not need to be present at the end of the competition to win.

The registration fee is $10 for nonmembers and $5 for members. Bows are available for rent at the range. For more information, call 608-388-9162 or visit


Instructor-training course planned May 19-21 at ACS

A three-day instructor-training course is set for May 19-21 at Army Community Service (ACS). The class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19-20 and 9 a.m. to noon May 21 in building 2111.

Topics include speaking on your feet, managing the learning environment, and keeping students engaged. Participants will be required to give a 30-minute presentation.

The workshop is open to military members, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. At least five students must register for the class to proceed. Register by Wednesday, May 13, by calling ACS at 608-388-3505.


Poker run planned May 19 at Recreation Center

A poker run will be held Tuesday, May 19, starting at noon at the Recreation Center, building 2000. Participants will travel to five checkpoints and receive cards to make up a poker hand. There will be a prize for the participant who collects the best hand.

The event is open to authorized Recreation Center patrons. There is no entry fee. For more information, call 608-388-3200.


AAPI Heritage Month event scheduled for May 20

Fort McCoy's observance of Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is Wednesday, May 20.

The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McCoy's, building 1571. Those attending should purchase lunch beforehand; the program begins promptly at noon.

The guest speaker is Terence Roehrig, professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and the director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group. Roehrig has published several books. His most recent was "South Korea's Rise: Economic Development, Power, and Foreign Policy," which was coauthored with Uk Heo. For more information about the event, call the Equal Opportunity adviser at 608-388-3246.

Family-fun pool event set for May 20 at fitness center

A Family-fun pool event will be held Wednesday, May 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The event will feature diving, relay races, a pool scavenger hunt, and a greased watermelon race. The event is open to all Morale, Welfare and Recreation authorized patrons. Registration is required by Monday, May 11. Call 608-388-2290 for more information.


Memorial Day Prayer Luncheon set for May 21 at McCoy's

The Religious Support Office's Memorial Day Prayer Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, May 21. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McCoy's, building 1571.

The guest speaker is Ibrahim Saeed, a senior instrumentation specialist and lead analyst at the Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory of the Department of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison, as well as an academic fellow at UW-Madison's Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions.

Lunch is provided by the Chaplain's Office. The event is limited to the first 100 people, and reservations are required by May 20. For more information or to register, contact Eve Bean by phone at 608-388-3528 or by email at


'May I Kiss You?' program set for May 21 at building 60

An interactive program on intimacy and dating is scheduled for Thursday, May 21.

The program is set for 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the building 60 auditorium. It is sponsored by the Army Community Service (ACS) Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program.

The Date Safe Project's "May I Kiss You?" is an entertaining, interactive training program that covers consent, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors of sexual assault. It was developed by Mike Domitrz, author of "May I Kiss You?" and a leading authority on sexual-assault awareness.

For more information or to register, contact ACS SHARP Point of Contact Jamie Cram at 608-388-8989 or by email at For more information on the 'May I Kiss You?' program, go online to