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Time change set for Sunday, Oct. 30  [ back to top ]

      Central Standard Time will resume Sunday, Oct. 30. Clocks should be set back one hour at 2 a.m. Oct. 30 or before going to bed Oct. 29. It's also a good time to change batteries in such things as smoke detectors.

Pet clinic set at McCoy Nov. 4-5   [ back to top ]

      Vaccination clinics for pets of military personnel will be held Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5 at building 1111 at Fort McCoy.

      All active-duty military personnel, active-duty Reserve personnel, retirees and family members with valid identification cards are eligible.

      The clinics will run from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 5. No appointments are necessary.

      Services provided include annual vaccinations, heartworm testing and fecal testing for internal parasites. Flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives will be available. Microchipping services also will be available. Charges will apply to all services.

      Owners must have their pets under control at all times. Children younger than 12 will not be allowed in the clinic for safety reasons.

      For more information, contact the Great Lakes Veterinary Treatment Facility at DSN 792-5740 or commercial at (847) 688-5740.


Protestant worship service to feature guest singing artist  [ back to top ]

      Christian recording artist Shelia Brigham Jones will be the featured guest artist at the 9:30 a.m. Protestant Worship service Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Fort McCoy Protestant Chapel 1, building 2672.

      Jones, who has performed on TV's 700 Club, will sing selections from her debut CD, "Always."

      Conducted in the Protestant tradition, people from all faiths are welcome to attend the service.  A time of fellowship with refreshments will follow in the Chapel Center Fellowship Hall across the street from Chapel 1 in building 2675. 

      For more information, call the Fort McCoy Chapel Center at (608) 388-3528.


Force protection training scheduled for McCoy garrison    [ back to top ]

      The Fort McCoy Force Protection Office will be hosting mandatory training Nov. 7-8, and 10 as part of a directive from the Northwest Region Installation Management Agency  (IMA), and in accordance with Army regulations.

      The training will focus on Operational Security (OPSEC, Army Regulation 530-1) and Subversion and Espionage Directed Against the U.S. Army (SAEDA, AR 381-12). The purpose of the training is to increase awareness regarding threats to Fort McCoy's security, and how the enemy can use information against the United States.  The training will be one hour long.

      The training will be held twice each day at building 905. The first session will begin at 10 a.m., and the second session at 3 p.m. All garrison employees (military, civilian and contractors) must attend.

      Operational Security training also is also available on the Fort McCoy Corporate Network Home Page. For further information, contact the Force Protection Office at (608) 388-5107 or Ext. 4719.


McCoy Thanksgiving dinner set for Nov. 16   [ back to top ]

      The Fort McCoy Installation Dining Facility, building 50, will hold a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday, Nov. 16.

      Everyone in the Fort McCoy work force is welcome to attend. All military personnel, their family members, and house guests of military members, as well as Fort McCoy civilian personnel, including contractors, and their family members are welcome to attend.

      The event is scheduled to run from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu is being developed.

      Reservations are requested to help plan for the meal. To make reservations or to get meal costs, call (608) 388-2642/3508  by Monday, Nov. 14.


Comics on Duty to perform at McCoy's Nov. 17   [ back to top ]

      The Comics on Duty World Tour will stop at Fort McCoy Thursday, Nov. 17 for a 7 p.m. performance at McCoy's, building 1571.

      Tickets are on sale at McCoy's, the Community Activity Center, building 2000, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Marketing, building 2187. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 day of the show, if available. The performance is open to the public.

      Three comics and an emcee are scheduled to appear at McCoy's. The event is sponsored by Fort McCoy MWR, Monroe County Publishers, Mix 96, COW 97, and Super 8. No endorsement is implied.

      For more information, call the MWR Events Line at (877) 864-4969.


ID Card Section now in building 2187   [ back to top ]

      The Fort McCoy ID Card Section has moved from building 2111 to building 2187. The new location is just to the north of building 2111, and the two facilities share a parking lot.

      The Army Community Service office and the Workplace Assistance Program will remain in building 2111. For more information about the ID Card Section, call (608) 388-4563.


ID card renewal done on walk-in basis only   [ back to top ]

      Federal government civilian personnel at Fort McCoy who need new ID cards can come to the ID Card Section, building 2187.

      The facility is open from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays to make new ID cards. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments aren't accepted.

      ID cards can be renewed up to 45 days before their expiration date. For more information, call the ID Card Section at (608) 388-4563.


All-Army Sports application guidelines  [ back to top ]

      Any active-duty Army personnel in the Fort McCoy community interested in trying out for an All-Army Sports team can apply through the Fort McCoy Sports Office, building 1121.

      Personnel can be active duty, Active Guard/Reserve and reserve component on active-duty orders. Reserve-component personnel must be on active duty during the time of the tryouts or team selection and during any subsequent competition. Soldiers must have command permission to participate. For more information, call Bob Baldwin at (608) 388-3200 at the Rumpel Fitness Center.


Opera/musical theater to stop at McCoy Nov. 15  [ back to top ]

      The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with the Army, presents Great American Voices  Military Base Tour: Unforgettable Melodies from Opera & Broadway, a performance of classic opera and musical theater at Fort McCoy.

      This free performance takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at building 905 and is open to the public. 

      Questions regarding this event can be directed to the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Marketing Office at toll-free (877) 864-4969

      This one-time event is part of a new NEA national military base tour that celebrates the best of American arts by bringing professional performances of opera and musical theater to 38 military installations nationwide.

      The concert will feature performers from The Minnesota Opera who will sing selections from popular operas such as Bizet's Carmen, and Verdi's Rigoletto as well as highlights from classic American musicals including Bernstein's West Side Story.

      Great American Voices Military Base Tour is presented in coordination with the Department of Defense and OPERA America.

(Submitted by National Endowment for the Arts and Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation.)


Volleyball, basketball leagues seek players  [ back to top ]

      All authorized Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, users, are eligible to sign up for the upcoming fall seasons.

      Volleyball tentatively will start Wednesday, Nov. 2, and basketball starts Tuesday, Nov. 8. For more information, call (608) 388-3200.


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