Fort McCoy News Jan. 12, 2018

DFMWR kicks off new year with January events

As the new year kicks off, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) is organizing a number of events to start it off with a bang.

Events are available in a variety of themes, including entertainment, wellness, self-improvement, and education.

Athletics and recreation

• DJ Trivia Night is starting up again at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571.

Trivia nights are 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Prizes are awarded weekly to the winners. No advance registration is required, but participants must be 18 years old to play.

People visiting Whitetail Ridge Ski Area participate in some snow-tubing Dec. 28 at Fort McCoy. Whitetail Ridge is operated by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
People visiting Whitetail Ridge Ski Area participate in some snow-tubing
Dec. 28 at Fort McCoy. Whitetail Ridge is operated by the Directorate of
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

For more information, call 608-388-2065.

• Rumpel Fitness Center is holding a fitness challenge through March 5.

Fitness center punch cards are available for $25, a $5 discount. Fill the card by attending fitness classes. Each filled card gets the recipient a chance to win a $75 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods.

For more information, call 608-388-2290.

• A mini triathlon is scheduled for Jan. 16-18 at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

Participants will swim 200 meters Jan. 16, run 3 miles Jan. 14, and shoot free throws Jan. 18. The entry fee is $5. Register by Jan. 15 at Rumpel Fitness Center.

• Winter Extravaganza is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 20 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.

The event features a variety of contests, including a slalom race, rail jam, obstacle course, tug of war, hot-dog-eating contest. Raffle prizes are drawn throughout the day.

No registration is required. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 608-388-4498.

• The Cardboard Classic Sled Race is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.

Participants will build sleds out of cardboard and race them. There are two categories: on-site and off-site builds. On-site builders will have from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to build their sleds. They can bring supplies; cardboard, duct tape, and markers will be provided. No metal frames are allowed.

Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories. Races will start at 6:30 p.m.

No registration is required. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 608-388-4498.

Education

• Career Exploration is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 17 at Army Community Service, building 2111.
The class will include assessments focused on skills and interests and help you understand how your interests relate to career fields.

Registration is requested by Jan. 10, but further names may be taken if space remains after Jan. 10. For more information or to register, call 608-388-7262.

• Active-shooter training is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 23 and Feb. 1 at McCoy's Community Center.

The training is offered by the Directorate of Emergency Services, Directorate of Plans Training Mobilization and Security, and Army Community Service to enhance preparedness through a "whole community" approach by providing products, tools, and resources to help employees prepare for and respond to an active-shooter incident within the workplace.

Registration is required by Jan. 22 or Jan. 31. For more information or to register, call 608-388-6712.

• Training dates have been scheduled for fiscal year 2018 Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training.
The class is required for both military members and government civilians. It covers prevention and intervention strategies for sexual harassment and assault, as well as what support resources are available.

Classes are 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25, Feb. 15, March 7 and 20, April 25, May 8 and 30, June 6, July 17, Aug. 9 and 23, and Sept. 5 and 18.

All classes will be at Army Community Service, building 2111. Onsite training is also available for organizations.

To register or for more information, call Jamie Cram at 608-388-8989.

• Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2018, at Army Community Service, building 2111.

The ASIST model is shown by studies to reduce suicidality and teaches effective intervention skills while helping build suicide prevention networks.

Participants will learn to recognize and assess the potential risk of suicide, keep an at-risk person safe until help arrives, reach out and offer support, and link to people with resources.

Space is limited. Register by Jan. 24. For more information or to register, call 608-388-2441 or email terrence.a.rogalla.civ@mail.mil.

Family

• The "Connect the Tots" play group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Army Community Service Family Building, building 2161.

The play groups are for children 5 years old or younger. Through play, transitions, circle time, songs, activities, and informal conversations, parents learn about developmental ages and stages, gain tools to help understand their children's behavior, and become empowered to prepare the Family and children to enter school ready to learn.

ACS events are open to military members, retirees, civilian workforce, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

Additional play groups are scheduled for Jan. 23 and 30 and Feb. 6, 13, and 27. For more information or to register, call 608-388-2412.

Workshops

• Mom's Night Out is scheduled for 5 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Army Community Service, building 2111.

Crafting supplies will be provided, or participants may bring their own projects. An appetizer potluck will be part of the event.
The event is open to military, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

Parents are welcome to bring along their children, and the craft night is open to anyone who wishes to join.

Registration is required by 4 p.m. Jan. 12. For more information or to register, call 608-388-3505.

• Beginning Sewing, part of the Army Community Service Life Skills Series, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 20.

The workshop and class cover how to measure for a patterns, select material, cut the pattern from material, and sew a basic garment. Participants will be able to sew a pair of lounge pants.

All materials are included. Sewing machines will be available, although participants may also bring their own.

Class size is limited. The workshop is open to people ages 12 and older, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is requested by Jan. 10, but further names may be taken if space remains after Jan. 10. For more information or to register, call 608-388-6507.

For general information about DFMWR events, call 608-388-7400 or visit https://mccoy.armymwr.com/.

   (Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office.)