Fort McCoy News November 11, 2014

About Post: Photos from around the installation

Photo of Visioning Week

Envisioning the future

Members of the Fort McCoy workforce meet in building 905 for an Oct. 24 outbriefing on the installation Real Property Master Plan.

The briefing concluded a "Visioning Week," which was spent discussing what the installation might look like 20 to 50 years in the future and developing a real property vision to represent the ideal long-term future of the installation.

The vision also serves as a guide for planning and programming needs by the workforce.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of Master Planner

Project planner

Master Planner Brian Harrie of the Directorate of Public Works Master Planning Division looks over plans for a Fort McCoy project.

DPW is responsible for the Fort McCoy Master Plan. The plan contains the overall development plans for the base, including the related project site selection, design review, environmental review and approval.

One of the most recent projects was the new housing plan for the South Post Family Housing Area.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of housing area clearing

Preparations for new housing

A view of the South Post Family Housing Area showing where a contractor has begun removing trees and opening space to begin construction of 42 new homes. Carlson Constructors Corporation of Joliet, Ill., received the contract worth nearly $22 million to build the homes. This is the first new housing since homes were completed in 2012. An Army Housing Market Analysis completed in 2010 determined Fort McCoy has a housing requirement of 134 units based on personnel needs for housing.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of master gunners

Master gunners

Staff Sgt. Steven Droste, a Soldier from Wisconsin National Guard's 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), headquartered in Camp Douglas, Wis., participates in the M-4 rifle portion of the Master Gunner Course Oct. 31 at Range 31 on Fort McCoy's North Post. 32nd IBCT Soldiers trained in small arms and heavy weapons proficiency over a 17-day period and gained instructional expertise. With more than 3,400 Soldiers and units based in 36 Wisconsin communities, the 32nd IBCT is the largest unit in the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of hydrant flushing

Fire hydrant flushing

Firefighters from the Fort McCoy Fire Department flush out a fire hydrant Oct. 29 on Fort McCoy's cantonment area. Hydrant flushing is completed annually to ensure the functionality of the hydrants during emergency responses.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Photo of light replacement

Light replacement

A contractor takes down a light post Nov. 4 in the parking lot of the Fort McCoy Commissary. The work is being done to upgrade lighting in both the Fort McCoy Commissary and Exchange parking areas with more energy-efficient units.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol