Staff Sgt. Dean Telecsan with the 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight of the Oregon Air National Guard at Portland examines a dummy munition during training for Exercise Audacious Warrior on South Post at Fort McCoy. The exercise, coordinated by the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD Flight of Madison and the Fort McCoy Counter Improvised Explosive Device and Asymmetric Warfare Team, trained more than 20 EOD airmen from National Guard installations nationwide focusing on core skills in the EOD career field. (Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, June 2017)
Anyone who is assigned to or attached to U.S. Army Headquarters Company Garrison must report to the in-processing section of the Military Personnel Office in Building 2187 upon arrival. Bring your 201 file and leave form. If you arrive after hours or on a weekend, call 608-388-3960 to check in, and report in person the following workday.
Those who are assigned to tenant activities should report directly to their units. Your unit will set up your appointment with military personnel and finance sections for in-processing.
Incoming Department of Army civilians should report to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at 2187 S. J St. Be sure to have your most recent SF-50 and any other pertinent personnel records when you report.
If you are new to the Fort McCoy community, consider attending a Newcomer Orientation session and taking a tour of the post. These monthly sessions serve to welcome new members of the Fort McCoy workforce and community and their family members, and provide information about all the installation has to offer. Fort McCoy’s ACS Relocation Readiness Program manager coordinates and leads the sessions. Representatives from many installation organizations attend to present information about activities and services each organization provides and to review important policies and regulations. An opportunity to ask questions is provided. The briefings have the full support and involvement of the Fort McCoy garrison command group, with staff members participating in each session to welcome attendees; provide an overview of the installation and its history, diverse mission, vision, training role and economic impact; and talk about topics important to the installation.
Each orientation session includes a guided tour of the post. The Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing Office leads the tour, which helps attendees get a visual index of where key facilities and services are located and provides another opportunity for questions to be answered.
For more information, call 608-388-3505 or visit www.mccoy.army.mil/ReadingRoom/Newspaper/AreaGuide/newcomers.html.TEMPORARY QUARTERS
IHG Army Hotels at Fort McCoy is in Anderson Hall in Building 51. Standard and suite accommodations are available, as well as pet-friendly rooms. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, refrigerators, microwaves and self-service laundry facilities. Check-in time is 4 p.m. Checkout time is 11 a.m. For more information on IHG Army Hotels amenities, booking accommodations and current room rates, call 877-711-8326 or visit www.ihg.com/armyhotels.
Recreational lodging is also available at Fort McCoy. Two-story, apartment-type buildings are conveniently located a short walk from the exchange, commissary, barbershop, clothing sales and McCoy’s Community Center. Some furnishings are provided, along with refrigerators. Lodging rooms have a common kitchen and laundry room. Most share a bathroom with one other occupant, but private baths are available as well. Occupants must provide their own TVs, bed linens, pillows and towels. For more information, call 608-388-2029 or visit https://mccoy.armymwr.com/programs/recreational-lodging.