An area of the 1600 block of the cantonment area of the installation is shown Dec. 10, 2020, at sunrise and sunset as a new multi-million dollar barracks is being built at Fort McCoy, Wis.Contractor L.S. Black Constructors was awarded a $20.6 million contract to build the barracks in September 2019.The planned completion date is currently August 2021.The planned barracks will be different than the traditional barracks that are located throughout the installation.This new building is four stories and be able to house 400 people in approximately 60,000 square feet.The project also is the first of eight new buildings planned for the entire 1600 block at Fort McCoy.The plan is to build three more barracks with the same specifications, three 20,000-square-foot brigade headquarters buildings, and one 160-room officer quarters.This is an Army Corps of Engineers-managed project.Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin.The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services nearly every year since 1984.Learn more about Fort McCoy online at, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.”