Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter April 2017 - Page 5

From Fort McCoy

Armed Forces Day Open House event set for May 20
The annual Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House event will be held from 9 a . m . to 3 p . m . May 20 . 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 .
Fort McCoy earns Bronze Award in 2017 ACOE competition
The Army ’ s Installation Management Command , headquartered at Fort Sam Houston , Texas , announced that Fort McCoy earned the Bronze Award in the active-Army category in the Army Communities of Excellence ( ACOE ) competition .
Fort McCoy last earned ACOE honors in 2011 in the reserve-component category .
Army Communities of Excellence is an annual competition that uses the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence to evaluate Army installations , said Fort McCoy Plans , Analysis and Integration Office Chief Ken Musselwhite . That framework is based on seven criteria , including leadership , strategic planning , customers , knowledge management , workforce , operations , and results .
“ This is a great reflection upon the Fort McCoy team ,” Musselwhite said . “ Fort McCoy ’ s competitive strengths are its workforce , which is always willing to go the extra mile for the customer , and its ability to develop and follow five-year strategic business plans , as noted in the initial competition feedback report .
The Army community is the backbone of Army readiness , according to Installation Management Command . Army forces train at , deploy from , are sustained by , and return to the community . ACOE awards have been presented since 1989 by the command .

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From Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House event set for May 20 The annual Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20. 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. Fort McCoy earns Bronze Award in 2017 ACOE competition The Army’s Installation Management Command, headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, announced that Fort McCoy earned the Bronze Award in the active-Army category in the Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) competition. Fort McCoy last earned ACOE honors in 2011 in the reserve-component category. Army Communities of Excellence i 2V6WFFFBW6W2FR&G&vRg&Wv&f"W&f&6RW6VV6PFWfVFR&ג7FF26Bf'B462Ǘ62BFVw&Fff6R6VbVW76VvFRF@g&Wv&2&6VB6WfV7&FW&6VFrVFW'67G&FVv2r7W7FW'2vVFvRvVVBv&f&6RW&F2B&W7VG2( F22w&VB&VfV7FWFRf'B46FV( W76VvFR6B( f'B46( 26WFFfR7G&VwF2&RG0v&f&6Rv62v2vƖrFvFRWG&֖Rf"FR7W7FW"BG2&ƗGFFWfVBfrffRזV 7G&FVv2'W6W7222FVBFRF6WFFfVVF&6&W'BFR&ג6VG2FR&6&Rb&ג&VFW7266&FrF7FFvVVB6B&גf&6W0G&BFWg&&R7W7FVB'B&WGW&FFR6VG4Rv&G2fR&VV&W6VFVB66R'FP6B6Ɩ6FR62F6V6WB7'F&V6&W"`6W&6R66VF