Fort McCoy WI


Members of the 32nd Old Timers Association visit the Fort McCoy Commemorative Area and view a model of the installation's cantonment area as seen in the 1950s. The original cantonment was constructed in 1942 and the triangular or "Triad" layout was designed to allow troops to live and train together without being crowded by other units. It is now the basis for Fort McCoy's logo. (U.S. Army Photo by Kaleen Holliday, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Fort McCoy's Commemorative Area will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The Commemorative Area consists of the Equipment Park, five World War II-era buildings with historical displays, the History...

Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Michael Poss (right) presented Sparta School Board President Josh Lydon (center) and SASD Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren with a plaque recognizing the district’s support to soldiers, civilians and families of Fort McCoy. Contributed photo.
The Sparta Area School District (SASD) had a distinguished guest at the school board’s regular meeting last week. Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Michael Poss spoke about Month of the Military Child and Fort McCoy’s relationship with the SASD, recognizing the district for its support to area...

Campers are shown at Pine View Campground at Fort McCoy. Pine View Campground is part of Pine View Recreation Area, which also includes Whitetail Ridge and Sportsman’s Range. The campground is nestled in a wooded area about a quarter mile west of Fort McCoy’s cantonment area and is bounded by Suukjak Sep Lake on the east and the La Crosse River on the west and south. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
In 2020, Fort McCoy’s Pine View Campground successfully reopened to the public after several months of being closed due to the installation response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ended up having one of the best years ever seen at the area. For 2021, the campground reopened April 30 and officials...

Veterans Memorial Plaza is shown April 16 at the Commemorative Area at Fort McCoy. The 900 block of Fort McCoy and the 11-acre area surrounding it are at the hub of the fort’s history-preservation efforts and is called the Commemorative Area. Veterans Memorial Plaza is a tribute to all of the men and women who have served the nation during each era of Fort McCoy’s history. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
After much consideration, Fort McCoy leadership has determined that, because of ongoing safety precautions for the COVID-19 pandemic, this is not the time to host an Armed Forces Day Open House. Instead, the installation will focus on other smaller community outreach opportunities this year. The...

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