McCoy will host its annual Armed Forces Day Open House Saturday, May
16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine.
event is open to the public. Admission and parking are free.
year’s open house will feature a mix of time-tested favorites and
McCoy is marking an important milestone in 2009 — its 100th
buildings and park-like setting of Fort McCoy’s Commemorative Area
will serve as the hub for all activities.
History Center, Commemorative Area Buildings and Equipment Park will
be open throughout the day. Items on display at the History Center
include artifacts and photographs depicting the installation’s
history from 1909 to the present day.
five World War II-era commemorative buildings help tell Fort McCoy’s
unique story through the use of period furnishings and displays.
facilities, which have not undergone significant renovation and are
representative of the types of buildings found in the cantonment area
when it was constructed in 1942, help to depict Soldier life during
the 1940s. The Equipment Park is an outdoor static display of more
than 50 pieces of historic and present-day military equipment.
include guided bus tours of the installation, personalized dog tags,
camouflage face-painting, an interactive marksmanship gallery, an
obstacle course for children, and historical military re-enactors.
informational exhibits and displays of modern military equipment and
clothing also will be on site. Food and refreshments will be sold at a
concession stand throughout the day.
House visitors must use Gate 15 (Tomah Gate) to access the Open House
grounds from off post. Adult visitors must be prepared to show photo
identification upon entering.
more information, call the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office at