Fort McCoy News June 26, 2015

News Notes

Tickets now on sale for Aug. 15 Army Concert

Tickets are on sale for the Aug. 15 Army Concert featuring 3 Doors Down and special guests Theory of a Deadman and We Are Harlot.

Tickets are $40 until the day of the show. Day-of-show tickets cost $45. Tickets can be purchased at Pine View Campground, building 8053; the Recreation Center, building 2000; and McCoy's Community Club, building 1571, at Fort McCoy.

Off post, tickets can be purchased at the Market Bar and Fox Hole Pub in Sparta, Ace Hardware in Tomah and La Crosse, and Festival Foods in Onalaska.

Tickets also can be purchased online at or by calling 877-864-4969.
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.


Independence Day color run set at Pine View Campground

The 5K Red, White & Blue Color Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 4, from 10 to 11 a.m.
The run winds through hiking trails at Pine View Campground.

Color stations located throughout the course will blast runners in red and blue powder. Old clothing is recommended as colors may stain.

The registration fee is $15. The first 50 to register will receive free T-shirts. Register by 9:30 a.m. July 4 at Pine View Campground, building 8053; Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122; and online at

For more information, call the campground at 608-388-3517.


Pistol shoot planned July 4 at Sportsman's Range

A pistol shoot is scheduled for Saturday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at Fort McCoy's Sportsman's Range.

Participants will shoot three stages of fire and be judged on speed and accuracy.

The competition is open to the public. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Refreshments, ammunition, and ear and eye protection will be available to purchase. Registration cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Register by 9:45 a.m. July 4 at Sportsman's Range or Pine View Campground.

For more information, call 608-388-9162.


'Feds Feed Families' food drive 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.


Defense Travel System classes planned for July

Two classes on the Defense Travel System (DTS) are scheduled for July.

The first class, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8-9, will cover DTS temporary duty (TDY) documents. The two-day class explains how to create TDY authorizations and vouchers for active-duty, civilian, and Reserve travelers. Hands-on experience is provided in creating authorizations and vouchers using the DTS training database.

The class is for beginner and intermediate DTS users. Those interested should register by Thursday, July 2, at 3 p.m.

The second class, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, will cover the DTS-approval process and travel policy. The class explains the steps required to approve DTS documents. Prior completion of the DTS TDY documents class is highly recommended.

The class is for reviewing or approving officials. Register by Friday, July 17, at 3 p.m.

Class sizes are limited and are open to military and Department of Defense civilian personnel. All classes will be conducted in building 50, room DL3.

To register, email name, unit, and desired class to Defense Finance and Accounting Service Lead Defense Travel Administrator Mary Jo Richmond-Stremcha at For more information, call 608-388-6299.


SHARP refresher courses set for remainder of FY 2015

Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Annual Refresher Training will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 30; Thursday, July 16; Thursday, Aug. 20; and Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Army Community Service (ACS), building 2111.

The training describes the effects of sexual harassment and sexual assault, examines prevention strategies, and discusses Department of Defense sexual-assault statistics and reporting.
SHARP annual refresher training is mandatory for Soldiers and DA civilians and must be completed by Sept. 30.

Registration for the course is required and must be completed by the Monday before the desired class. To register, email ACS SHARP Point of Contact Jamie Cram at


'Beat the Clock' swim challenge planned July 9 at Rumpel Fitness Center

A swim challenge pitting participants against Rumpel Fitness Center staff is scheduled for Thursday, July 9.

Patrons who beat staff members' times will receive prizes. Participants must swim a 400-meter individual medley, which consists of a 100-meter crawl, 100-meter back crawl, 100-meter breast stroke, and 100-meter butterfly.

The contest is open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Preregistration is not required, and there is no fee. For more information, call 608-388-2290.


3-D archery contest scheduled July 11 at Sportsman's Range

A 3-D archery competition is set for Saturday, July 11, at Fort McCoy's Sportsman's Range. Participants can shoot the course 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


5-stand shotgun contest July 11 at Sportsman's Range

A five-stand shotgun competition is scheduled for Saturday, July 11, at Fort McCoy's Sportsman's Range.

The competition is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will shoot five birds from five stations and will go through the course twice. A prize will be awarded to the top shooter.

The competition is open to the public. Participants must be at least 12 years old, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The registration fee is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Register at the range the day of the shooting.

For more information, call 608-388-9162 or visit


NASCAR Night scheduled for July 11 at McCoy's

Fort McCoy's annual NASCAR Night is Saturday, July 11. The event starts at 6 p.m. at McCoy's, building 1571.

NASCAR drivers will have their vehicles on display. The event also will feature a tire-changing contest, tricycle races, live music, and grill-your-own steaks.

For more information, call 608-388-2065


Retirement-planning class set for July 28 at ACS

A retirement-planning class is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Army Community Service (ACS), building 2111.

The class provides attendees with an informational road map for retirement goals. It will cover investment strategies, what to do with TSP accounts after leaving federal service, and how to make the most of earned entitlements.

The class is open to military members, retirees, civilian employees, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. Registration is required by July 27. To register, call 608-388-3540/3505.


Selection announced for July Book Club

The Book Club's selection for the month of July is "The Bridge over the River Kwai" by Pierre Boulle.

Eligible Recreation Center patrons are encouraged to read each month's book and meet at the Recreation Center for a discussion. The Recreation Center does not provide copies of each month's book.

Meetings are at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. July's meeting is Thursday, July 30. For more information, call 608-388-3213.


Summer fishing contest runs through Sept. 7

The biggest catches of the summer will win prizes in Pine View Campground's Summer Fishing Contest, which ends Sept. 7.

Fish must be caught in Fort McCoy waters and registered the day of the catch at Pine View Campground's office, building 8053, during normal hours of operation.

For more information about the contest, call 608-388-3517.