Fort McCoy News May 26, 2017

News Notes

Fort McCoy participating in Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4

Fort McCoy will participate in Wisconsin's Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4.

No permits or licenses will be required to fish on Fort McCoy waters during Free Fishing Weekend. All Fort McCoy and Wisconsin fishing regulations, rules, lengths, and bag limits still will be in effect.

Anglers must call the game line at 866-277-1597 or access the i-Sportsman website at for information on lake closures due to military training. Fishing maps and regulations are also available on the website.

For more information about fishing at Fort McCoy, visit i-Sportsman or call the Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337.

For information about Wisconsin fishing regulations,visit

 Mud Assault scheduled for June 10

 The Mud Assault will be June 10 at Whitetail Ridge SkiArea.

The approximately 3-mile course features more than 25 obstacles and mud pits. It is open to the public.

Participants may register online at Registration forms also are available at Pine View Campground and Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

For more information, call 800-531-4703.

 Midlife Checkup class planned for June 7

The Midlife Checkup, a workshop designed for people 45 to 55 years old, is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. June 7 at Army Community Service,building 2111.

The workshop is meant to help people understand where some feelings common to midlife — such as confusion, depression, and regret — come from and to begin assessing those feelings and planning for the future. There is an emphasis on issues specific to members of the Baby Boomers and Generation X.

ACS events are open to military members, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. Registration is required by May 31.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-6712.

Commemorative Area open to walk-in visitors June 9, 23

The Fort McCoy Commemorative Area will be open for walk-in visitors from noon to 4 p.m. June 9 and 23. Members of the public are welcome.

The Commemorative Area consists of the Equipment Park, five World War II-era buildings with historical displays, the History Center, and Veterans Memorial Plaza. The History Center and World War II-era buildings contain artifacts dating from Fort McCoy's inception in 1909 up to present day.

Members of the public must present valid photo IDs at the main gate to get a visitor's pass.For information on visitors' passes, call the Visitor Control Center at 608-388-4988.

Groups of 15 or more may schedule tours from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call the Public Affairs Office at 608-388-2407.

 Pallet flag workshops scheduled for June 17, 20

Army Community Service is holding Family workshops June 17 and 20 at the ACS Wood Shop, building 1133.

Families can create full or half-size pallet flags together. Singles and geographical bachelors are also welcome. All materials and instructions are provided.

The workshop runs 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 17 or 4 to 7 p.m. June 20. Families may register for a three-hour block of time. Exceptional Family Member Program participants may start at 8:30 a.m. or 3 p.m., if desired.

Class size is limited. Children must be accompanied by anadult. ACS events are open to military members, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. Registration is required by June 9.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-3505.

 Ticket kick-off scheduled June 22 for 2017 Army Concert

The ticket kick-off sale for the 2017 Army Concert featuring Toby Keith, Cassadee Pope, and Waterloo Revival is scheduled for June 22.

Tickets will be on sale for $45 on June 22 only. Purchase tickets at the following Kwik Trip locations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Black River Street in Sparta, West McCoy Boulevard in Tomah by Kentucky Fried Chicken, Rose Street in La Crosse, Highway 16 in Onalaska, and Oak Forest Drive/Highway 35 in Onalaska. Tickets will be available on post at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571.

The price will increase for advance tickets after June 22.

For updates about the concert, visit or follow the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation on Facebook at

 Fort McCoy golf tournament set for June 23

The Fort McCoy Golf Tournament is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 23 at River Run Golf Course in Sparta, Wis.

Teams of four will compete. The event includes dinner, a drink ticket, hole competitions, and door prizes. The tournament fee is $35 per person; greens fees and cart fees are not included.

The tournament is put on by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation. All tournament fees are returned to MWR to help fund quality-of-life programs for Soldiers and their Families.

The event is open to the public. Registration is required. For more information, call 608-388-3200.