History Center photo
In 1945, Camp McCoy’s
mission was changed to that of a reception and separation center
for Soldiers returning from World War II. Men from Wisconsin,
Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Michigan and Montana were
processed and discharged. The reception section handled 5,400
Soldiers a week, while the separation center handled 800 a week.
When the center closed in 1946, a total of 247,779 Soldiers had
From our history files ...
Jan. 28, 1941:
The Winter Warfare Training and Testing Detachment Ski Patrol
conducts a winter exercise at Camp McCoy.
Jan. 15, 1942:
Civilian Conservation Corps Discharge & Reception Center is
converted to an enemy internment compound.
Camp McCoy is considered as a possible site for an
intercontinental ballistic missile base.
Jan. 21, 2003:
The 6015th Garrison Support Unit arrives to support Fort McCoy’s
mobilization mission for Operation Noble Eagle and Operations
Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.