Sixteen and a half months after construction began on a second Transitional Training Troop Barracks at Fort McCoy, the Army Corps of Engineers-managed project has reached 95 percent completion.

In a July 15 report, Ken Green of the US Army Corps of Engineers office at Fort McCoy said construction of a second four-story barracks was 95 percent complete and on schedule.

The barracks, funded at $18.8 million in fiscal year 2020, resembles another barracks that was also built by current contractor LS Black Constructors which is adjacent to this project in the 1600 block of the area Fort McCoy cantonment. The first barracks built by the same contractor was handed over to the Fort McCoy Public Works Branch on April 1.

Green said on July 15 that work underway includes painting, systems work, construction of partitions, exterior concrete work, exterior grading, interior finishing work, and more. The current completion date continues to be set for December 2022, Green wrote in the update.

Major construction projects like this barracks project also contribute to the economic impact of local communities. Fort McCoy Garrison officials said Fort McCoy’s total economic impact for fiscal year 2021 was estimated at $1.93 billion, higher than the $1.479 billion reported for fiscal year 2020, the officials said. garrison officials.

Also for fiscal year 2021, the economic impact for the fiscal year also included $39.4 million of military construction in place. For fiscal 2022, that figure is also expected to be similar, officials said.

Fort McCoy’s executive summary, available on the installation’s website,, also shows that the installation is making continuous improvements to provide a plethora of training capabilities to service members.

“Over the past decade, Fort McCoy has experienced unprecedented facility modernization, training area development and expansion, increased training and customer support capacity, and improved quality opportunities. of life,” the summary reads. “From unmanned aerial vehicles to urban training facilities, live-fire ranges and virtual training environments, Fort McCoy is ready to meet the Army’s training needs in the 21st century.”

The summary also states how Fort McCoy provides “comprehensive support to its customers at every stage of its training triad – transitional, institutional and exercise. Transient training customers are those who are at the installation for a period of two weeks or less. Transitional training is the foundation and building blocks upon which individuals and units learn and hone their warrior skills. That’s what these barracks will support.

Additionally, in the facility overview in the Fort McCoy 2022-23 guide, it further details what the position has to offer.

“Fort McCoy’s mission is to enhance total force readiness by serving as a training center, mobilization force generation facility and strategic support area. As a Total Force Training Center, Fort McCoy’s primary responsibility is to support the training and readiness of military personnel and units from all branches and components of the United States Armed Forces. Fort McCoy is a mobilization force generation facility prepared to support contingency operations in accordance with the command.

“As a world-class facility, Fort McCoy’s ongoing goal is to provide excellent customer service and facilities and to enhance the quality of life for everyone who trains, works, plays or lives here” , indicates the preview. “The Fort McCoy community is truly unique, with active, reserve and civilian components working together to enhance all facets of life at the installation.”

Further updates on the FY2020 barracks project will continue until completion.

Fort McCoy’s motto is “Total Force Training Center”. Located in the heart of the Upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only US Army installation in Wisconsin.

The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 service members of all services nearly every year since 1984.

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Date taken: 19.07.2022
Date posted: 19.07.2022 17:28
Story ID: 425344
Location: FORT MCCOY, Wisconsin, USA

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