Fort McCoy News July 24, 2015

News Notes

3-gun shooting contest July 25 at Sportsman's Range

A three-gun shooting competition will be held Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at Fort McCoy's Sportsman's Range.

Participants will shoot three courses of fire. Each stage will be judged on speed and accuracy. Prizes will be awarded to the top finisher in each of the following categories: open, tactical scoped, tactical irons, and heavy metal.

The event is open to all authorized users of the facility. The entry fee is $20 for nonmembers or $15 for members. Register at Sportsman's Range or Pine View Campground, building 8053. Shotguns, rifles, and pistols are available for rent at the range. Rented firearms must use ammunition purchased at the range.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For details, call 608-388-3200.


2015 Army Arts and Crafts Contest taking submissions through July 31

The 2015 Army Arts and Crafts Contest will accept submissions through Friday, July 31.

The contest is open to both novice and 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.

The contest is open to all authorized Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons, excluding Army Arts and Crafts employees. For complete contest rules and more information on art categories, visit


Paws at Pine View 5K scheduled for Aug. 1

A 5K run/walk for dog owners and their pets is planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, at Pine View Campground.

The race begins at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the first-place male and female racers, in addition to the top dog. Pets must be on leashes and current on their shots.

The registration fee is $15. The first 25 to register will receive T-shirts. Register in advance online at or at Pine View Campground, building 8053. Registration also is open the day of the race from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Dog food will be collected to donate to a local shelter; participants are encouraged to bring a donation. The race is open to the public. For more information, call 800-531-4703.


50-bird trap derby scheduled Aug. 1 at Sportsman's Range

A 50-bird trap derby is planned Saturday, Aug. 1, at Fort McCoy's Sportsman's Range.

Participants can shoot any time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contestants will shoot 25 birds from the 16-yard line and 25 birds from a handicapped position. The highest scorer will win a $40 Gander Mountain gift card. Door prizes also will be drawn throughout the day.

The registration fee is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers, plus the cost of the birds. Register by 9:30 a.m. the day of the event at Sportsman's Range or Pine View Campground. For more information, call 608-388-9162.


Badminton tournament planned Aug. 5 at Rumpel Fitness Center

A badminton tournament is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.Teams will consist of two people and may be coed. Three teams must register for the competition to proceed. The competition starts at 4:30 p.m.; any team participating must be present at that time.

Register by at the fitness center by Wednesday, Aug. 5. There is no fee. Prizes will be awarded to the first- and second-place teams. For more information, call 608-388-3213.


Sand volleyball competition scheduled for Aug. 12

A sand volleyball tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Rumpel Fitness Center. The tournament starts at 4:30 p.m.

Teams must have between four and six people. Teams must win two of three games to advance. The first and second games will be played to 21 points; the third game will be played to 15 points. Prizes will be awarded to the first-place team.

There is no fee. Register at the fitness center, building 1122, or online at by Aug 11. For more information, call 608-388-2290.


DTS documents class scheduled for Aug. 12-13

A two-day class on the Defense Travel System (DTS) will be offered Aug. 12-13 at Fort McCoy.

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service lead DTS administrator will conduct the sessions from 8 a.m. to 3:30 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, Aug. 7, 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 details call 608-388-6299.


UPL training offered Aug. 17-21 at Fort McCoy

Unit Prevention Leader (UPL) training, offered through the Fort McCoy Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) and 88th Regional Support Command, is scheduled for Aug. 17-21.

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 Aug. 10, 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


Internet-safety class for Families scheduled Aug. 18 at ACS

An Internet-safety class for Families is scheduled at Army Community Service (ACS) for Tuesday, Aug. 18. The class is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at ACS, building 2111. Topics include cybercrime awareness, social media, and parental controls and software.

Registration is required, as space is limited. To register or for more information, contact Jamie Cram, ACS Sexual Harassment and Assault Response/Prevention point of contact, by phone at 608-388-8989 or by email at


Aug. 19 class focuses on mixed-generation workplace

A class covering how to successfully mix generations in the workplace is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Participants will learn how to identify the common value systems of each generation and how that affects motivation and behavior in the workplace; describe how each generation defines success and how that affects communication and relationships; and differ approaches to members of different generations while coaching, managing, and retaining employees.

The class is from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration is required by Wednesday, Aug. 12. For more information or to register, call Army Community Service at 608-388-3505.


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, 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.


SHARP refresher courses offered Aug. 20, 25

Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Annual Refresher Training will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. 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 Wednesday, 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


'Feds Feed Families' food drive continues through Aug. 31

The annual "Feds Feed Families" food drive is accepting donations at Fort McCoy and will continue through Monday, Aug. 31.

Donated items can be dropped off at donation boxes in 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.


Retiree Appreciation Day set for Sept. 11

Registration for Fort McCoy's Sept. 11 military Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) must be received by Friday, Sept. 4. 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, surviving spouses, and/or guests to receive updated information about retiree entitlement programs. The 2015 event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with sign-in for the morning speaker session starting at 7 a.m. in building 905. The Benefit Fair begins at noon in building 90.

The registration form is available online at The registration form also contains a complete listing of Retiree Appreciation Day events throughout the Midwest.

Lunch is available for purchase on the installation. Photo identification is required for all personnel to access Fort McCoy. Call 800-452-0923 for details.