McCoy Installation Commander Col. Raymond G. Boland presents Bob
Hope with a Desert Shield uniform in 1990 at the La Crosse
Creek and Clear Creek on Fort McCoy were designated as State Natural
Areas. These two creeks,
in an almost untouched condition for the past 100 years, are
relatively rare in the southwestern Wisconsin area.
Desert Shield/Storm brought Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers
to Fort McCoy for mobilization to the Persian Gulf.
Hope entertained 2,000 soldiers from Fort McCoy at the La Crosse
total of 74 units from nine states,
accounting for nearly 9,000 soldiers, processed through Fort
McCoy in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
A total of 3,076 pieces of equipment were shipped from the
installation in 24 train increments aboard 1,138 railroad cars. Fort McCoy was responsible for processing and deploying 8
percent of the total reserve-component force called to active duty.
McCoy lost the bid for the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center but
gained additional missions from the second Base Realignment and
Closure study, which recommended closing Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.
June, Fort McCoy received one of the largest reserve-component
equipment demobilization/repair missions in the Army.
The mission, called Operation Desert Fix, gave the installation
responsibility for the inventory, inspection, repair and return of
more than 5,800 pieces of equipment.
War II building demolition began at Fort McCoy. Excess buildings were torn down as part of the Facilities
Reduction Program and new construction growth.
major construction projects at Fort McCoy, worth more than an estimated
$50 million, were under construction, had been bid or had funding
M-1 Abrahms tanks were delivered to Fort McCoy. The M-1, approximately 12 years old, replaced the 25-year old
M-60 series tank.
at Fort McCoy reached record proportions as a total of 143,362
soldiers and authorized civilians trained at the installation.
train with pugil sticks. (File
apparent food-poisoning incident affected 49 members of Company C of
the 397th Engineer Battalion while training at Fort McCoy.
Forces Command, Permanent Order 192-11, dated Dec. 7, transferred the
command and control of
McCoy from Forces Command to the U.S. Army Reserve Command.
Maj. Kenneth Stumpf, the military's last enlisted soldier on
active-duty to have received the Congressional Medal of Honor, retired
at Fort McCoy.
McCoy received the mission to oversee operations and funding for three
direct-reporting installations - Fort Pickett, Va., and Fort Hunter
Liggett and Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, both in California.
McCoy became the first military installation in the nation to house
homeless veterans and veterans who are at risk of becoming homeless.
McCoy was selected as the 1994 Army Communities of Excellence winner
in the small-installation category.
McCoy was designated as one of 15 Army power-projection platforms.
This announcement recognized the installation's capability to
mobilize and deploy both active-duty and reserve- component soldiers.
McCoy lost its bid for the North Central Regional Civilian Personnel
Operations Center. The Department of the Army chose Rock Island
Arsenal, Ill., as the new site. The
new center will consolidate and manage many of the civilian personnel
functions, such as recruiting new personnel, maintaining personnel
files and processing personnel actions, currently handled at Fort
McCoy and sites in eight other states.
members of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, an Army
Reserve unit headquartered at Fort McCoy, left for Heidelberg,
Germany, or Naples, Italy, to serve nine-month tours in support of
Operation Joint Endeavor, the Bosnian peacekeeping effort.
Fort McCoy employees were indicted for alleged roles in a conspiracy
to remove military equipment from the installation for private use.
Fort McCoy cooperated with the FBI in a 13-month investigation.
Altogether, seven men were accused of allegedly removing
approximately 150 pieces of equipment from Fort McCoy.
optic cable was installed to help Fort McCoy connect its work force to
such technology as the World Wide Web and e-mail.
The project should meet Fort McCoy's data transmission needs
for 15 to 20 years.
States Power Company installed natural gas to serve Fort McCoy
facilities. Natural gas
is cheaper than propane gas, which was being used to heat the majority
U.S. Marine Corps recorded a cold-weather survival video at Fort
McCoy. The video offers instruction about preparing to perform
cold-weather missions. All
service personnel at cold-weather sites may use the video.
Fort McCoy Garrison consolidated nine directorates into five.
The reorganization sought to: align the installation's
organizational structure with its major business functions; streamline
directorates and place the installation in a more competitive position
in a changing Department of Defense marketplace; and help to protect
the work force, and provide long-term stability in a competitive
McCoy was selected to serve as a site for Army reservists to rebuild
350 M915 trucks using Glider Kits.
The project will save the Army Reserve about $15 million
compared to buying new vehicles and will attract additional soldiers
training at Fort McCoy.
Paladin, an updated 155mm self-propelled howitzer, arrived at Fort
McCoy for members of the 1st/126th Field Artillery Battalion. The howitzer features the latest in computer, satellite and