Saturday, August 8, 2020

Fort McCoy

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 (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...
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:27am
A Sparta area stream was one of two Wisconsin waterways the Department of Natural Resources identified as having elevated levels of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), man-made chemical compounds that can cause adverse health effects. The elevated levels were found in Silver Creek, a tributary of...
Contractors with Relyant Global LLC work on a new $7.03 million shipping and receiving facility Sept. 16 near the new Gate 20 on North Post at Fort McCoy. The contract calls for the construction of a pre-engineered metal building that will have an estimated 15,000 square feet of space. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:16am
Work is underway to build a new $7.03 million shipping and receiving facility near the new Gate 20 at Fort McCoy. Contractor Relyant Global LLC, headquartered in Maryville, Tenn., was awarded a contract of $7,030,235 to build the facility, said Ken Green with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
Contractors prepare the landscape for the construction of new homes Sept. 16, at the South Post Housing area at Fort McCoy. Seven new family housing units will be built under a project managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. Project completion is scheduled for summer 2020. (U.S. Army Photo by Ken Green, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 9:57am
Contractor Relyant Global LLC of Maryville, Tenn., has begun work on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-led project to build seven new military family housing units at the South Post Housing area at Fort McCoy. A contract of $6.6 million was awarded to Relyant Global in May and the notice to proceed...


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