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Mobilization

Transportation ready to serve Soldiers at moment’s notice

Buses scurry throughout Fort McCoy every day and night — throughout cantonment, throughout training areas, to and from firing ranges, and simulated villages.
PHOTO: A busload of Soldiers from the 509th Engineer Company ride a Fort McCoy Transportation Motor Pool bus to training briefings. Photo by Tom Michele
A busload of Soldiers from the 509th Engineer Company ride a Fort McCoy Transportation Motor Pool bus to training briefings. The 509th, an active-duty unit from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., was at Fort McCoy to conduct a five-day Culminating Training Exercise prior to deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The Fort McCoy Transportation Motor Pool (TMP) supports the needs of servicemembers training at Fort McCoy.

TMP buses are critical to mission accomplishment for the various units using Fort McCoy facilities, according to Chris Brown, BSA/LB&B Logistics TMP supervisor.

“Organizations utilizing buses include mobilization units, tenant activities, garrison units, as well as units conducting training,” Brown said. Some units furnish qualified drivers and check out a TMP bus for their mission needs. Others request a TMP bus with a TMP driver to assist them in completing their mission requirements.

During a peak training period, TMP may have as many as 75 buses on post. In the past year there were 175 requests for TMP buses resulting in 370 buses used to accomplish unit missions, Brown said.

TMP provides a seven-day-a-week bus shuttle to and from the La Crosse Airport, and a Post Shuttle that operates on a published route and time schedule and makes stops at the Exchange, Fitness Center, and McCoy’s Community Club among others.

The Post Shuttle is available for both Soldiers and civilians stationed at or visiting Fort McCoy. The schedule is posted at bus stops and major facilities. TMP drivers also transport Soldiers to and from Volk Field for deployment and redeployment flights.

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