Fort McCoy News March 13, 2015


McCOY'S FY 2014 ECONOMIC IMPACT EXCEEDS $900 MILLION

Fort McCoy's total economic impact for fiscal year (FY) 2014 was an estimated $944.7 million, up from the $902.4 million reported for FY 2013, garrison officials announced. (Story, photo.)


NORTH POST WATER SYSTEM
UPGRADE CONTINUES

The drinking water system on Fort McCoy's North Post is being upgraded. Construction began several months ago on the North Post Drinking Water Project. The $4 million contract was awarded to Alliance Steel Construction of Superior, Wis., in September 2014. (Story, photo.)


MARINES HOLD 4-DAY COLD-WEATHER
EXERCISE AT FORT McCOY

More than 20 members of Marine Air Control Group 48 of Great Lakes, Ill., participated in a four-day cold-weather training exercise on Fort McCoy's North Post. The exercise was led by instructors from the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center of Bridgeport, Calif. (Story, photos.)


NEW EQUIPMENT BOOSTS CAPABILITY
FOR COLD-WEATHER TRAINING

A cold-weather training equipment package is being built with new items to improve Fort McCoy's training capability. (Story, photo.)


FORT McCOY OBSERVES
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

Some of the best advice retired Brig. Gen. Alton Berry said he ever received came from his father. The former deputy commander of the 88th Regional Support Command shared his father's advice, philosophies of African-American leaders, and a historical overview as guest speaker for Fort McCoy's observance of African-American History Month.
(Story, photo.)