|Buses scurry throughout Fort McCoy every day and night
— throughout cantonment, throughout training areas, to and from firing
ranges, and simulated villages.
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.