Friday, February 26, 2021

Fort McCoy

A vehicle approaches the Main Gate on April 3, 2020, at Fort McCoy. In late 2020, Fort McCoy began using the Army's Automated Installation Entry System for people entering the installation. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:10am
Effective Nov. 1, the Army’s Automated Installation Entry (AIE) System will be fully installed on Fort McCoy at the Main Gate, Gate 20, Gate 1 (Old Main Gate), and the South Post Housing Guard station. Registration stations will also be installed in the Visitors Control Center (VCC). The AIE System...
There were approximately 4,000 service members training at Fort McCoy during the first week of August 2020. Transient troop training like this resumed at Fort McCoy in July 2020 after being stopped for several months because of the COVID-19 pandemic response. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:52am
Although more than half the fiscal year (FY) was affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the cancellation of training for months at Fort McCoy, the installation rallied in the fourth quarter of the year to bring training back. That rally helped the installation support the training...
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:15am
An area of the 1600 block of the cantonment area of the installation is shown June 18, 2020, where a new multi-million dollar barracks is being built at Fort McCoy. Contractor L.S. Black Constructors was awarded a $20.6 million contract to build the barracks in September 2019. The planned...
Terrelle Wilson was a featured speaker at a program on race and racism July 9 at Tomah High School.  Contributed photo
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:44am
In her role Tomah Chamber and Visitors Center president Tina Thompson is one of the community's most vocal advocates. In that role, Thompson fully embraces the importance of Tomah being a community that welcomes ethnic diversity. Public scrutiny on racial issues across the country the past few...
Forester Charles Mentzel shows children how to plant a tree during the installation's observance of Arbor Day on April 29, 2016, at Fort McCoy. The observance included reading the proclamation, presenting the Tree City USA award to Fort McCoy, and planting dozens of trees. The ceremony was coordinated by the installation Forestry program, which is part of the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:13am
Depending on the time of year, he's used to hearing the crunch of the snow underneath his snowshoes or the swishing sound of boots moving through mud as he makes his way around the tens of thousands of acres of forest land on Fort McCoy. But it's all okay, because it's another day in his outdoor "...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 11:21am
A Department of the Army civilian employed at Fort McCoy tested positive for the COVID-19 virus March 24. The employee is currently in isolation at their residence and following medical guidance. To protect privacy, no further information about the individual will be released. The Army and Monroe...
Contractors work on demolishing several old buildings on the cantonment area Aug. 12, 2019, to make room for the construction of a new $20.6 million 400-bed, four-story barracks at Fort McCoy. The demolition is the early part of preparation work for the project that is part of the Fort McCoy Master Plan. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:18am
Contractor L.S. Black Constructors is tentatively scheduled to begin construction of a new transient training barracks in mid-March, said Ken Green with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resident Office at Fort McCoy. A $20.6 million contract was awarded to L.S. Black in September 2019. The planned...
Hannah Scholze, Monroe County Local History Room museum services associate, works on an exhibit of  Cuban refugees who were relocated to Ft. McCoy in 1980. The exhibit opens Friday. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:01am
Forty years ago, this summer, Monroe County and Ft. McCoy were on the international radar. That was the year Fidel Castro opened up his borders, allowing any citizen who wanted to go to the U.S. to leave. Called the Mariel Boatlift, it brought 125,000 refugees to American shores, 14,000 of which...
An ice shanty is set up on Big Sandy Lake on South Post on Jan. 17, 2018, while an angler tries ice fishing at Fort McCoy For more information about fishing at Fort McCoy, check out the installation's i-Sportsman web page at https://ftmccoy.isportsman.net. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:25am
Wisconsin's early catch-and-release trout season, which includes Fort McCoy streams and tributaries, opened Jan. 4 and continues until 11:59 p.m. May 1, 2020. Only artificial lures may be used during the early catch-and-release trout season, and all fish caught must be released immediately, said...
Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Hui Chae Kim presents Ginger A. Schumacker with a Civilian Service Commendation Medal. Contributed photo
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 9:42am
Ginger A. Schumacker of Tomah recently retired at Fort McCoy with more than 35 years of federal service. Schumacker most recently served as a Human Resources Specialist with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Human Resources. Her previous positions included Clerk Typist, Audio Visual Services Clerk, and...

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