Friday, May 29, 2020

Fort McCoy WI

Fishermen participate in a largemouth-bass population survey coordinated by the Directorate of Public Works Natural Resources Branch on Aug. 18, 2015, at North Flowage at Fort McCoy. Several people participated in the catch-and-release survey to determine whether largemouth bass are growing and surviving in the flowage. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 10:07am
Fishing on installation lakes and flowages is allowed May 2 through March 7, 2021, said Fisheries Biologist John Noble with Fort McCoy's Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch. The 2020 season also began as Fort McCoy's response to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Ellie Hazlett, with USO Wisconsin, sews cloth face masks at her home in Sparta. Hazlett delivered 50 cloth masks she made to Fort McCoy. The support is part of USO Wisconsin's effort to help during the COVID-19 pandemic response statewide. (Courtesy photo)
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 9:12am
Operations and Program Manager Ellie Hazlett with USO Wisconsin delivered 50 cloth masks to Fort McCoy Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) personnel April 13 to support training. The masks were for students attending augmented training for DES that is a direct result of the installation's COVID...
Officers Mark Johnson and Emanuel Brown with the Directorate of Emergency Services Police Department review a motorist IDs and ask screening questions April 3 at the Main Gate entry control point at Fort McCoy. Fort McCoy police have limited entry to the installation since the start of the installation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:13am
Since the start of the installation's response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) Police Department have been at the forefront of maintaining installation security and doing their part to prevent the spread of the virus. "In my opinion, the DES...
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...
Medical personnel with the 865th Combat Support Hospital tend to simulated patients Aug. 20, 2019, for Global Medic 2019 at a training combat support hospital on Integrated Tactical Training Base Liberty on North Post at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army photo by Aimee Malone, Public Affairs, Fort McCoy)
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 9:56am
Throughout fiscal year 2020, a large number of medical and medical-support personnel are scheduled to take advantage of Fort McCoy facilities and training. Fort McCoy's primary medical-training facilities are Regional Training Site-Medical (RTS-Medical) and the Medical Simulation Training Center (...
Soldiers drive Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) through a driving course last August at Fort McCoy as part of JLTV operator training, which began on the installation in May 2019. (U.S. Army Photo by Russell Gamache, Fort McCoy Multimedia-Visual Information Office)
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:46am
Fort McCoy's total economic impact for fiscal year (FY) 2019 was an estimated $1.184 billion, slightly above the $1.135 billion reported for FY 2018, garrison officials announced. The data was compiled by Fort McCoy's Plans, Analysis and Integration Office. Workforce payroll, operating costs, and...
Contractors work on a new 1,428-person annual training/mobilization dining facility Feb. 5, 2020, in the 2400 block at Fort McCoy, Wis. The project, coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is being constructed by contractor L.S. Black Constructors of St. Paul, Minn. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:41am
Throughout the winter of 2019-20, several construction projects have continued throughout Fort McCoy. Overall, through early February, winter weather on the installation has also been fairly mild and has helped contractors continue work on projects that include five battle simulations buildings,...
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, gives a presentation to students Feb. 7 at the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 9:28am
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, gave a presentation to students Feb. 7, 2020, at the Fort McCoy Noncommissioned Officer Academy and completed other events during an official visit to the post. Luckey gave the students some career...
From left, Marcos Calderon, Rodosvaldo Pozo, Ernesto Rodriguez and Tomas Consuegra Rodriguez, shared their experiences to a packed house at the Monroe County Local History Room of being Cuban refugees. The four men arrived at Ft. McCoy during the Mariel Boatlift of 1980. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 11:06am
Forty years ago this summer, Marcos Calderon, Rodosvaldo Pozo, Ernesto Rodriguez and Tomas Consueergra Rodriguez, arrived on America’s shores as refugees from Cuba. The four men, in their early 20s at the time, were among the 124,796 arriving in southern Florida as part of the Mariel Boatlift, the...

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