Fort McCoy News March 24, 2017

This month in Fort McCoy history

Contractors work on barracks in the 2400 block of the Fort McCoy cantonment area in March 2007 as part of a barracks upgrade in that block as well as the 2500 block.
Contractors work on barracks in the 2400 block of the Fort McCoy
cantonment area in March 2007 as part of a barracks upgrade in that
block as well as the 2500 block
. File photo

70 Years Ago — March 28, 1947

The giant Camp McCoy military reservation and some 40 other United States posts were placed on the War Department's inactivated list. A "caretaker's detachment" will be assigned to the post in the near future.

60 Years Ago — March 18, 1957

Plans for the summer training program involving more than 50,000 National Guard and Reserve troops at Camp McCoy were completed in a series of conferences with post officers and Guard and Reserve representatives. The anticipated training was 15,000 troops higher than 1956.

30 Years Ago — March 5, 1987

The sky was full of parachutes when almost 500 Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 504th Infantry Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C., dropped into the Badger drop zone on South Post.

20 Years Ago — March 14, 1997

Fort McCoy information became accessible online with the debut of installation's public website (www.mccoy.army.mil).

10 Years Ago — March 23, 2007

Twenty-five barracks and associated facilities were upgraded in Fort McCoy's 2400-2500 blocks to enable the installation to meet its training and mobilization mission housing needs.

   (Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office.)