Fort McCoy will host an Armed Forces Day Open House Saturday,
May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort McCoy's Commemorative Area. The
Commemorate Area, which is located in the 800 block of the
installation, will serve as the hub for Open House activities. This
year marks the 10th anniversary of the Open House activities in the
Many family oriented activities are planned for the Fort McCoy
event, which is free and open to the public.
Events will include bus tours of the installation, personalized
dog tags, camouflage face painting, a sand bag filling station, and an
obstacle course. Visitors also will be able to try on military
equipment and drive radio-controlled tank models. Displays of military
equipment and clothing and military re-enactors will be on site.
The Equipment Park, Commemorative Area Buildings and History
Center will be open throughout the day. The Equipment Park features
more than 50 pieces of equipment representative of the equipment used
throughout McCoy's history. The Commemorative Buildings highlight the
World War II era.
Items on display at the History Center include artifacts and
photographs depicting the installation's history from 1909 to the
Building 905 and the area around it will feature many displays.
An Information Area will be located at the main entrance of
building 905. One-hour installation bus tours will depart from the
east side of the building beginning at 9:30 a.m. and running
throughout the day.
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Visitors must use Gate 15 (Tomah Gate) to access Open House
grounds from off post. The gates are manned by security personnel, and
adult visitors must show photo identification upon entering. For more
information, call (608) 388-2407.