Fort McCoy News Feb. 23, 2018

News Notes

DJ Trivia held weekly at McCoy's Community Center

McCoy's Community Center, building 1571, holds DJ trivia from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.

There is no cost to enter, and advance registration is not required. Prizes are awarded weekly to the top team.

The competition is open to all Fort McCoy employees and their guests. Participants must be at least 18 years old to play. For more information, call 608-388-4161.

March basketball competitions planned at Rumpel Fitness Center

Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, will be holding several basketball competitions throughout March in celebration of March Madness.

A March Madness bracket contest will start March 11. The bracket will be posted at the fitness center after Selection Sunday. Brackets must be submitted before March 12. The participant with the most points will win a prize.

A three-on-three basketball tournament is set for 4:30 p.m. March 14. A minimum of three people and a maximum of five people are allowed on each team. Teams can be co-ed, and prizes will be given to the winning team. Registration is required by March 5.

A "Super 8" competition is scheduled for March 19. Participants will complete a variety of shots. Registration is required by March 18.

The "Hot Shots" competition is March 20. Participants will shoot from various areas of the basketball court. The participant with the highest score will win a prize. Registration is required by March 19.

A free-throw contest is scheduled for March 21. Participants have two minutes to make as many free throws as possible. Registration is required by March 20.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-2290.

'Weight Loss for Wellness' runs March 5 to May 11

Weight Loss for Wellness," a weight-loss competition, runs March 5 through May 11.

Participants will compete in two-person teams. The team with the highest percentage of weight loss in 10 weeks will win prizes.

Participants will be weighed March 5 and May 11. Winners will be announced at the Wellness Fair on May 16.

Call Rumpel Fitness Center at 608-388-3200 to register and set up a weigh-in time.

AER campaign kick-off set for March 6

The annual Army Emergency Relief campaign Kick-Off Breakfast is scheduled for 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. March 6 at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571.

The event will provide information on Army Emergency Relief and kick-start fundraising. For more information or to register, call 608-388-3540.

'Connect the Tots' play group meets March 6

The "Connect the Tots" play group will meet at 9:30 a.m. March 6 at the Army Community Service Family Building, building 2161.

The play group is 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 March 13 and 27 and April 10, 17, and 24. For more information or to register, call 608-388-2412.

Education plan workshop scheduled for March 15

An Individualized Education Plan workshop is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. March 15 at Army Community Service, building 2111.

This workshop will provide parents with basic tools to understand the special education process in easy-to-understand terms.

This training is a collaborative effort with ACS and Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support.

ACS events are open to military members, retirees, civilian workforce, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. Registration is required by March 8.

For more information or to register, call 608-388-7262.

Caregiving class planned for March 20

A "Caregiving and the Sandwich Generation" class is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 20 at South Post Community Center.

According to AARP, the "sandwich generation" is traditionally defined as those who have a living parent and are supporting a child. This class will offer caregivers helpful information and tips, along with opportunities to share, ask questions, and participate in meaningful discussion.

ACS events are open to military members, retirees, civilian workforce, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. Registration is required by March 16.

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

April Showers 5k set for April 18

The April Showers 5k run/walk is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. April 18 at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The event is free and open to all eligible Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons. Medals will be awarded to the top runners in each category. The Commander's Challenge Award will be given to the organization with the most registered participants.

The event helps bring awareness to child abuse and sexual assault. Participants are encouraged to wear blue or teal to show support.

Registration is required by April 11. For more information, call 608-388-3200.

Dates set for tryouts for post's Army Ten-Miler team

Tryout races have been scheduled for Fort McCoy's 2018 Army Ten-Miler team.

Soldiers must compete in at least one of the three qualifying 10k races. The top eight runners will be selected for the team. The team is open to permanent party active-duty or Reserve Soldiers in units at Fort McCoy.

Selected team members will be expected to train together prior to the Army Ten-Miler, which will take place Oct. 7 in Washington, D.C.

The three qualifying races are the April Showers Run at 2:30 p.m. April 18, South Post Run at 9 a.m. May 19, and Commander's Run at 7 a.m. June 14. Advance registration is required for all races.

For more information, call Rumpel Fitness Center at 608-388-3200 or Lt. Col. Mark Woommavovah at 608-388-4929.

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, Wis. Adults must be prepared to present photo identification.

For more information about the event, call the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office at 608-388-2407.

Post welcomes new employees

New employees started working in several post organizations in January and February.

Welcome to the following new employees:

• Brianna Mitchell — Civilian Personnel Advisory Center.

• Fidel Glnebra, Benjamin Meyer, Jacob Ross, and Jacob White — Directorate of Emergency Services.

• Ty Bjornson — Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

• Jason Welch — Equipment Concentration Site-67.

• Nancy McCoy — Installation Legal Office.

• Corrine Johnson — USARC Equal Employment Opportunity.

• Keegan Kayala and Shayna Martinson — USARC Pay Center

Next issue of The Real McCoy

The next issue of The Real McCoy will be published March 9.

The deadline for submissions to be considered for publication in the March 9 issue is noon Feb. 28.