Fort McCoy News June 12, 2015

News Notes

13th, 100th, seeks instructors for 89B course

The 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment, is recruiting instructors for its 89 Bravo (89B), or ammunition specialist, military occupational specialty (MOS) reclassification course. There are also 91-series instructor positions available as well as several officer slots.

The 13th, 100th, will train new instructors on the 89B MOS, if necessary. The minimum pay grade to start as an instructor is E-4, promotable to E-7. The 13th, 100th, also offers flexible training schedules, promotions, and further training options.

For more information, including job requirements, contact Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Dobitz at 804-873-5964 or 608-606-4564.


Pingpong, foosball, chess contests set June 17 at Recreation Center

Pingpong, foosball, and chess tournaments will be held Wednesday, June 17, at 5 p.m. at the Recreation Center, building 2000.

The event is open to authorized Recreation Center patrons. There are no fees, and participants can register the day of the event at the Recreation Center. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each competition.

For more information, call 608-388-3213.


1-day ticket kickoff sale set for June 19

The one-day ticket kickoff sale for Aug. 15 Army Concert tickets is set for Friday, June 19.

The concert at Constitution Park will feature 3 Doors Down and special guests Theory of a Deadman and We Are Harlot.

Show tickets are $35 during the all-day kickoff sale. Tickets will be available off post 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.

Concertgoers also may buy tickets 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, call Karla Rynes at 608-388-4161 or email

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


USO Wisconsin at Fort McCoy sets June 20 grand opening

A grand-opening ceremony for the USO Wisconsin at Fort McCoy will be held Saturday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at Forward Operating Base Freedom.

Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Steven W. Nott and the USO Wisconsin board president will give remarks. A picnic-style lunch with the opportunity to view the USO on the FOB will follow. The event is open to the Fort McCoy community and all Soldiers training on the installation.

For more information, call 608-388-2126.


3-D archery contest scheduled June 20 at Sportsman's Range

A 3-D archery competition is set for Saturday, June 20, 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 to first- and second-place winners in each division. Participants do not need to be present at the end of the competition to win.

The registration fee is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Bows are available to rent at the range. For more information, call 608-388-3517 or visit

UPL training offered June 22-26 by Fort McCoy ASAP, 88th RSC

Unit Prevention Leader (UPL) training, offered through the Fort McCoy Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) and 88th Regional Support Command, is scheduled for June 22-26.

The course is required for newly assigned UPLs. Unit UPLs conduct drug-testing collections, provide alcohol and other illicit-drug training, and assist their commanders as subject matter experts in running and maintaining drug-testing and prevention programs. The course includes training on drugs and alcohol, biochemical testing, and substance-abuse prevention.

The class will be in building 1344 at the ASAP office. Class times will be sent to participants when registering.

Soldiers should register by June 15, but additional Soldiers will be accepted after the date if space is still available.

To register, contact Michelle Bourman by phone at 608-388-5955 or by email at or Gary Talbot by phone at 608-388-0457 or by email at


'Living Well with Less' class offered June 23 at ACS

A class offering tips on money management is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Army Community Service (ACS), building 2111.

Danny Kofke, author of "How to Survive (and Perhaps Thrive) on a Teacher's Salary" and other financial books, will share his tips on saving money and getting rid of debt.

Registration is required by June 18. The class is open to military members, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

To register, call ACS at 608-388-3540/3505.


Conflict-management training scheduled June 24 at ACS

Conflict-management training will be offered Wednesday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Army Community Service (ACS), building 2111.

The class will cover communication skills, conflict management, improving personal relationships, and personality traits.

Registration is required by June 17.

The class is open to military members, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

To register, call ACS at 608-388-3505.


Whiffle-ball tournament at fitness center June 25

A whiffle-ball tournament will be held Thursday, June 25, at 4:30 p.m. at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The fitness center is open to all Morale, Welfare and Recreation authorized patrons who are age 16 and older.Four people must be on a team.

There is no entry fee. Prizes will be awarded to the first- and second-place teams.

Register by the day of the tournament at the fitness center or online at Call 608-388-2290 for more information.


MWR team golf tournament set for June 26 in Tomah

The Fort McCoy Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) four-person team golf tournament will be held Friday, June 26, at Hiawatha Golf Club in Tomah, Wis.

The event will start at 11 a.m. and concludes with an awards ceremony with food and refreshments.

The fee is $20 per person and does not include green or cart fees. Registration and entry fees must be submitted to Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, or online through by Friday, June 19.

Registration forms are available at the fitness center or the Recreation Center.
For more information about registration, call 608-388-3200.

For more information about MWR events, call the MWR Events Line at 877-864-4969 or visit


181st change of command scheduled for June 30

The 181st Infantry Brigade, a tenant organization at Fort McCoy, will host a change-of-command ceremony Tuesday, June 30.

Col. John R. Cook will take command from Col. Shawn E. Klawunder. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. at Fort McCoy Parade Field No. 1. For more information, call Sgt. 1st Class Ryan R. Johnson at 608-388-7515.


'Feds Feed Families' food drive now accepting donations

The annual "Feds Feed Families" food drive is taking donations at Fort McCoy until Aug. 31.

Most-wanted items include canned fruits and vegetables, multigrain cereals, grains, canned proteins, soup, juice, condiments, snacks, baking goods, hygiene items, paper products, and cleaning supplies.

Donated items can be dropped off at boxes at the following locations: the 88th Regional Support Command, building 60; the 181st Infantry Brigade, building 714; the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy, building 1361; Regional Training Site-Maintenance, building 1370; the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, building 1446; the Commissary, building 1537; the Exchange, building 1538; McCoy's, building 1571; the Religious Support Office, building 2675; and Regional Training Site-Medical, building 10000.

For more information about the food drive at Fort McCoy, call 608-388-6028.


Pine View Campground hosts theme weekends during summer

Pine View Campground offers theme-weekend activities Memorial Day through Labor Day. Games and activities will be held in conjunction with each theme.

The themes are: Heroes, June 13; Summerfest, June 20; Boredom Busters, June 27; Color Run, July 4; Family Fun Day, July 11; Hawaiian Luau, July 18; Taste of Summer, July 25; Paws at Pine View, Aug. 1; Western Weekend, Aug. 8; 3 Doors Down with Theory of a Deadman Concert, Aug. 15; Beach Week, Aug. 22; Haunted Trails, Aug. 29; and Sportsman's Day, Sept. 5.

To make online reservations at Pine View Campground, go to To set up an account, call 800-531-4703 or 608-388-3517. After an account is set up, patrons can make reservations, reprint receipts, reserve equipment, and more.

Access to Pine View Campground is from state Highway 21. Turn at the sign for Pine View Campground and follow the signs.

For complete details, including hours, costs, and restrictions, visit or call 608-388-3517/2619 or 800-531-4703.


2015 Army Arts, Crafts Contest accepts entries through July 31

The 2015 Army Arts and Crafts Contest will accept submissions from June 1 to July 31.

The contest is open to both novice and accomplished artists. Individuals who have gained skills and knowledge through formal courses leading to credit in college or art schools and those who have received awards in professional competitions or Army Arts Contests are considered accomplished artists.

Up to three submissions per artist will be accepted in each of 10 categories: ceramic art, digital art, drawings, fiber art, glass art, metal art, 2-D mixed media, 3-D mixed media, paintings, and wood art.

All submissions must be original work completed after July 1, 2014, and must be uploaded through The contest is open to all authorized MWR patrons, excluding Army Arts and Crafts employees.

Visit online for more.