Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
1 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Participants in a Community Leader Engagement visit the subway training facility at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on April 19, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
2 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Participants in a Community Leader Engagement visit the subway training facility at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on April 19, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
3 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Participants in a Community Leader Engagement visit the subway training facility at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on April 19, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
4 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Participants in a Community Leader Engagement visit the subway training facility at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on April 19, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
5 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Participants in a Community Leader Engagement visit the subway training facility at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on April 19, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
6 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Participants in a Community Leader Engagement visit the subway training facility at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on April 19, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
7 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Participants in a Community Leader Engagement visit the subway training facility at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on April 19, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
8 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Participants in a Community Leader Engagement event stop for a photo April 19, 2022, in front of Veterans Memorial Plaza at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
9 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Participants in a Community Leader Engagement event stop for a photo April 19, 2022, in front of Veterans Memorial Plaza at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
10 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Garrison Commander Col. Michael Poss addresses event-goers during a Community Leader Engagement on April 19, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
11 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Garrison Commander Col. Michael Poss addresses event-goers during a Community Leader Engagement on April 19, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
12 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Garrison Commander Col. Michael Poss addresses event-goers during a Community Leader Engagement on April 19, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
13 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Garrison Commander Col. Michael Poss addresses event-goers during a Community Leader Engagement on April 19, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Christopher Hanson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort McCoy hosts April 2022 Community Leader Engagement for local leaders
14 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Garrison Commander Col. Michael Poss addresses event-goers during a Community Leader Engagement on April 19, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand. During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch. (U.S. Army Photo by Christopher Hanson, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office) (Photo Credit: Scott Sturkol) VIEW ORIGINAL

Fort McCoy held a special Community Leader Engagement on April 19 for civic leaders from several Wisconsin cities near the installation.

More than a dozen community leaders from Tomah, Sparta, and other nearby municipalities gathered at Fort McCoy to see the post’s mission first-hand.

During their visit, the community leaders received a driving tour of the installation and made stops at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility on South Post, Fort McCoy Commemorative Area, Fort McCoy Simulations Training Complex in the 200 block on the cantonment area, Garrison Headquarters, and McCoy’s Community Center where they received a lunch.

Garrison Commander Col. Michael Poss led the engagement visit and he was accompanied by Deputy Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Chad Maynard, Hanson, Public Affairs Officer Tonya Townsell, Public Affairs Specialist Kaleen Holliday, and several other garrison personnel.

Community outreach is an important part of the Army mission. According to the Army, as stated at https://www.army.mil/outreach, “the Army is about more than ensuring our national security at home and abroad, it’s about giving back and getting to know the communities that support us.”

It’s also possibly important for community leaders to see the installation that provides a significant economic impact to their communities. Fort McCoy’s total economic impact for fiscal year (FY) 2021 was an estimated $1.93 billion, above the $1.479 billion reported for FY 2020, garrison officials announced.

The Fort McCoy Executive Summary, available on the installation website, www.home.army.mil/mccoy, shows the installation makes continuous improvements to provide a training plethora of training capabilities for service members.

“Throughout the last decade, Fort McCoy experienced unprecedented facility modernization, training area development and expansion, increased training and customer support capability, and improved quality-of-life opportunities,” the summary states. “From unmanned aerial vehicles, to urban training facilities, to live-fire ranges and virtual-training environments, Fort McCoy is prepared to meet the training needs of the Army in the 21st century.”

Learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on the Defense Visual Information Distribution System at https://www.dvidshub.net/fmpao, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.”

Also try downloading the Digital Garrison app to your smartphone and set “Fort McCoy” or another installation as your preferred base.