Vehicle decal requirement eliminated
|Effectively immediately, display of Department of
Defense (DoD) Form 2220 vehicle decals no longer is required for access
to Fort McCoy.
Fort McCoy Chief of Police Rob Stapel, said the Visitor Control Center
(VCC), building 35, will no longer issue vehicle decals. The registered
owner or authorized operator of a privately owned vehicle (POV) may
remove the decals.
However, if the vehicle decals are removed, the registered owner or
authorized operator is responsible for the surrender of the decals at
the VCC. Stapel added the primary focus for the VCC personnel will shift
toward identity proofing and vetting unescorted visitors and short-term
contractors or vendors for access to Fort McCoy.
Motorists with DoD-issued photo ID cards, Common Access Cards (CAC), and
approved Installation Access Credential (IAC) are considered vetted and
proofed for access to the installation.
The new requirement will not affect gate-entrance operating hours.
Anyone without government identification must enter through the Main
Gate, which is open 24/7.
Those with government ID cards still can use Gates 5 (Sparta) or 15
(Tomah) from 5:30-8 a.m. (entry) and 3-5:30 p.m. (exit) weekdays.
Otherwise, motorists must use the Main Gate. Authorized motorists also
can enter and exit through Gate 20 on a 24/7 basis.
Other personnel in POVs entering the installation must have a valid
purpose to enter the installation. If personnel do not have valid
government identification, they must have their identity proofed and
vetted and be issued or in possession of an authorized and valid visitor
pass, Stapel said.
Personnel requiring visitor passes must enter through the Main Gate.
Visitor passes can be obtained at the VCC from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays or
outside of those times from the police personnel in the lanes at the
Main Gate as vehicles are entering the post, he added.
Even though vehicle registration is no longer required as part of the
installation procedure for access control, all POVs must be licensed,
registered and insured, in accordance with state and local laws to enter
Fort McCoy. In accordance with Fort McCoy Regulation 190-5, Installation
Access Control & Traffic Code, motorists must have these documents
available if they are asked for them.
Rental vehicles are considered POVs for the purposes of installation
entry and access control.
A vehicle-rental contract will be considered proof of proper licensing,
registration and insurance for installation-access purposes.
The change will not affect business/commercial motorists who use the
RapidGate system as it is an approved IAC. Stapel said these people will
continue to follow the terms of this program, generally having business
at Fort McCoy in excess of 90 days or more, to gain access to Fort
McCoy. For more information about the RAPIDGate system, vendors can call
RAPIDGate Sales and Services at 1-877-727-4342.
Any vehicles and personnel in those vehicles who enter Fort McCoy must
agree to abide by any installation and access-control
programs/systems/procedures, including random antiterrorism measurement
programs and any identification checks, such as scanning devices, that
are in operation when they enter the installation.
Army Regulation 190-5, Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision, and Fort McCoy
Regulation 190-5, Installation Access Control and Traffic Code, will be
updated in coordination with other services, the Office of the Provost
Marshal, and locally by the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES),
Questions in the Fort McCoy community can be addressed by calling DES at