Fort McCoy News May 11, 2018

News Notes

2018-19 Fort McCoy Guide now available

The 2018-19 Fort McCoy Guide are now available. The online version is available through the Fort McCoy public website at The annual guide contains information about a variety of topics, including a Fort McCoy overview; telephone directory; and community life, attractions, and services.

Print copies will be distributed to all employees through official channels and will be available at rack locations throughout the installation, including the Visitor Control Center, building 35; the Exchange, building 1538; McCoy's Community Center, building 1571; and Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

To request additional copies of the guide or report content updates, contact the Public Affairs Office at 608-388-2769 or

Mother's Day bowling special offered at McCoy's

McCoy's Community Center, building 1571, is offering a Mother's Day bowling special 4 to 10 p.m. May 13.

Mothers can bowl for free with the purchase of a children's bowling game.

Other specials are available throughout the month. For more information, call 608-388-7060.

Post Wellness Fair scheduled for May 16

The annual Fort McCoy Wellness Fair is scheduled for May 16 at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For donor information or to schedule an appointment, visit Walk-in donations also are accepted.

A 5k run/2-mile walk will start at 10:15 a.m. Registration is required by 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners in age and gender categories. The race is also a qualifier for the Army Ten-Miler team.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., area businesses will showcase products and services related to fitness and health. Health screenings also will be available from some vendors.

For more information, call 608-388-3200.

PCS with Confidence' offered May 17, June 21

"PCS with Confidence," a class designed to reduce the stress involved with moving, is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 17 and June 21.

The class covers coping skills for dealing with stressors involved in changing duty stations, including moving children and pets, adjusting to a new duty station, financial stressors, and finding a new home.

Participants are welcome to come to one or both sessions. Registration is required a week before each session.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-2412.

South Post 5k Fun Run planned for May 19

The South Post 5k Fun Run will be at 7:30 a.m. May 19 at South Post Housing Area.

The event serves as a qualifier for the 2018 Army Ten-Miler team. This event is free.

For more information, call Rumpel Fitness Center at 608-388-2290.

3-gun match set for May 19

A three-gun match is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 19 at Sportsman's Range.

The event is shot in three stages (75 pistol, 50 rifle, and 50 shotgun) in four divisions: unlimited, practical, factory, and heavy optics. Scores are based on time and accuracy using time plus scoring.

Firearms are available for rent. Rented firearms must use ammunition purchased from the range.

Wisconsin three-gun and Sportsman's Range rules will be in effect at all times. Suppressors and short-barreled rifles are not allowed.

The event costs $25 for range members and $35 for nonmembers. Registration is 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. May 19. A safety briefing will follow at 9:50 a.m.

For event and eligibility information, call 608-388-9162.

Armed Forces Day Open House scheduled for May 19

The annual Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19. This Family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

The installation's Commemorative Area will serve as the hub of activity for this event and will showcase the History Center, five World War II-era buildings, the Equipment Park, and Veterans Memorial Plaza.

Planned activities include guided installation bus tours, a sandbag-filling station, personalized ID tags, camouflage face painting, military equipment displays, and much more.

Guests must enter the installation through Gate 15 off Highway 21 between Sparta and Tomah. Adults must be prepared to present photo identification.

For more information, call 608-388-2407.

Garrison change of command set for May 19

A garrison change of command ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. May 19 at Rumpel Fitness Center. Incoming Commander Col. Hui Chae Kim will replace outgoing Commander Col. David J. Pinter Sr.

This event is invitation only and not open to the public; however, it will be broadcast live on monitors during the Armed Forces Day Open House, which is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and open to the public.

For information about the change of command, call 608-388-3545.

'Our Community Salutes' planned for May 19

U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion-Milwaukee will host an "Our Community Salutes" event, which recognizes and supports high school students who plan to join the military after graduation, at 1 p.m. May 19 at Rumpel Fitness Center.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 608-388-2037.

Tomah VA to hold May 24 walk/run

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold a 5k run/1-mile walk May 24 in honor of Memorial Day.

There are no prizes or awards. This is a formation/release run in honor of Memorial Day. The event will be at the Tomah VA Medical Center.

Registration is required by 8 a.m. May 24. Opening remarks will start at 8:30 a.m., and the run/walk will begin shortly after.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information or for a registration form, call Capt. Chafac Mofor at 404-936-2443 or Jennifer Conzemius at 608-372-1727.

NAF property sale planned for May 30

The Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) Property Cash and Carry Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. May 30 at building 1560.

Items for sale will include exercise equipment, furniture, fire pits, stereo equipment, recreation equipment, and restaurant equipment. Items are sold "as is." No loading assistance will be available.

ID cards are required to enter the sale before 9 a.m. Buyers must remain in line; saving places is not allowed. Military members, dependents, and retirees may enter the sale at 8 a.m. Department of Defense employees may enter at 8:30 a.m.; children and spouses may accompany the ID holder.

The sale opens to members of the public at 9 a.m. A valid ID and vehicle registration are required to get on to the installation.
Items must be taken at the time of purchase. Cash and check will be accepted. For more information, call 608-388-2232.

'Happy Days' bus trip scheduled for June 3

A bus trip to Wisconsin Dells to see the "Happy Days" musical is scheduled for June 3.

The trip includes, a show ticket, meal, and transportation for $70 per person. The bus will depart McCoy's Community Center at 10 a.m. and return at 5 p.m.

The event is open to Fort McCoy employees and their guests who are at least 21 years old. Advance registration is required by May 21.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-3011.

Centershot Archery program starts June 7

Coming up soon is the Centershot Archery program, a chaplain-sponsored program designed to teach children archery and life skills while helping develop self-esteem, character, and close-knit Families.

The program is open to Department of Defense civilians and their children ages 6 to 17 years old.

The course is free, but advance registration is required. The archery program will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays June 7 through July 26. The sessions will include archery, Bible study, and refreshments.

For more information or to register, call the Religious Support Office at 608-388-3528 or email Fatai Ajao at or Staff Sgt. Ryan Pritchett at

Fort McCoy Mud Assault set for June 9

Mud Assault, a challenging run featuring 25 obstacles and mud pits, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon June 9 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.

This is a Family-friendly fitness event featuring races for both children and adults. There will be both competitive and noncompetitive events. Food, beverages, and T-shirts will be available for purchase.

The race is open to the public. Registration costs are:

• Children's race: $10.

• Military members/Department of Defense civilians and Family members: $25 May 2 to June 1, $30 June 2 to 8, or $40 the day of the race.

• General public: $30 May 2 to June 1, $35 June 2 to 8, or $40 the day of the race.

Participants can register online at Registration is also available in person at Pine View Campground, building 8053, or Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1121.

For more information, call 608-388-3517.

Next issue of The Real McCoy

The next issue of The Real McCoy will be published May 25.

The deadline for submissions to be considered for publication is noon May 16.

For more information, call 608-388-4128 or 608-388-3456.