Comedian coming to perform at McCoy’s Community Center at Fort McCoy
Army veteran and comedian Jody Fuller is shown in this photo from July 2021 from his Facebook page. Fuller According to his web page, https://jodyfuller.com, Fuller is a comic, speaker, writer, and Soldier with three tours of duty in Iraq. (Courtesy photo) (Photo Credit: Courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL

Army veteran and comedian Jody Fuller will be performing at McCoy’s Community Center on Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. at Fort McCoy.

The show is free and open to all eligible patrons of Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) facilities.

According to his web page, https://jodyfuller.com, Fuller is a comic, speaker, writer, and Soldier with three tours of duty in Iraq. He is also a lifetime stutterer.

“Recently, Alabama Magazine selected Jody as one of Alabama’s top 40 men and women over the age of 40 whose lives and careers are characterized by great levels of giving and achievement,” the website states. “He was also named as ‘one of the 15 Southern stand-up comedians (who) will make you laugh ’til you cry’ by ‘It’s a Southern Thing,’ and GI Jobs Magazine listed him as ‘One of 15 Veterans taking the comedy world by storm.’”

On his website, it also describes how Fuller returned to military duty.

“After 9/11, Jody returned to the Army by way of Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga.,” the website states. “Following completion of his Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash. In November 2003, he deployed to Iraq for a year with the 296th Brigade Support Battalion of the Army’s First Stryker Brigade, where he served as the platoon leader of the third largest platoon in the United States Army. In 2006, Jody left active-duty Army to join the Alabama National Guard and deployed to Iraq two additional times. In 2014, he transferred to the Army Reserves where he was promoted to the rank of major.”

His biography also states: “When not in uniform, Jody performs all over the U.S. for a wide range of groups, including non-profits, corporations, and disability groups. He also performs for troops at home and abroad. To date, he has performed for U.S. military personnel in 15 countries and counting. … As a writer, his column can be read in 10 newspapers. He’s also been published eight times in the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series. … Jody is a member of two NSAs: the National Stuttering Association and the National Speakers Association. … Jody lives in Alabama with his family and way too many animals.”

“I spent a little over two months (at Fort McCoy) back in 2007 prior to mobilizing to Iraq and then a week or so on the other end in 2008,” Fuller said. “I was also there for two weeks in 2012 for Master Resilience Training. Other than spending 56 nights out on the FOB, I have nothing but fond memories of Fort McCoy and can’t wait to come back.”

Learn more about Fort McCoy DFMWR activities and facilities by visiting their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mccoymwr or their web page at www.mccoy.armymwr.com.

Learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on the Defense Visual Information Distribution System at https://www.dvidshub.net/fmpao, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.”

Also try downloading the Digital Garrison app to your smartphone and set “Fort McCoy” or another installation as your preferred base.

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