By Rob Schuette,
The Real McCoy Staff
Military personnel at Fort McCoy who need sighting
and qualification training/firing with M-16 A2 rifles will find
additional opportunities at Fort McCoy with the construction of a new
Personnel from TCI
Architects/Engineers/Contractor work on clearing areas of Range
100 for future construction.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
Work has begun on a $4 million Major Construction
Army project on Range 100. TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractor from La
Crosse is the general contractor for the project.
Range 100 will be an M-16 rifle and M-9 pistol
qualification range. Support buildings, including a tower, will be
part of the project. The new range will be supported by Range 105,
which will be the sighting/zeroing range.
Domke, project superintendent for TCI, said
work on Range 100 is expected to be completed before this winter
begins. Pop-up targets will be installed on the range after the
construction work is completed.
"We’ve done a lot of projects at Fort McCoy
over the years, and we are looking forward to doing this
project," Domke said.
Recent projects TCI has served as the general
contractor for at Fort McCoy include the Commissary, the NCO Academy,
and the 88th Regional Support Command facility.
Terry Hoff, Fort McCoy range officer for the
Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS),
said the new range will help improve throughput for M-16 A2
"It will help ensure we can provide this
training on a priority basis to mobilizing troops, and we can meet the
training needs of the other military personnel here in a timely
manner," he said.
Military units wanting to schedule the use of any
range at Fort McCoy must contact the DPTMS Range Scheduling section at