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Fort McCoy Army Base

86th Training Division, 88th Regional Support Command, 181st Infantry Brigade, 426th Regiment, Wisconsin Military Academy, Wisconsin State Patrol, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion-25, Equipment Concentration Site 67, Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site, NCO Academy
35 South M Street, Fort McCoy, WI 54656

Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy is a United States Army installation between the towns of Sparta and Tomah, Wisconsin, in Monroe County. Since its creation in 1909, the post has served as a military training center. The installation spans across 60,000 acres in the Coulee Region of West Central Wisconsin. Fort McCoy is approximately 35 miles east of La Crosse and 105 miles northwest of Madison.  Fort McCoy’s mission is to “Underpin Total Force Readiness by Serving as a Training Center and a Support Site for Power Projection Missions.”


Fort McCoy hosts large scale exercises at least twice a year: a WAREX (Warrior Exercise) focused on platoon level training, and a CSTX (Combat Support Training Exercise) that focuses on Company level training. During both exercises, battalion and brigade headquarters exercise their mission command functions to the units participating in the exercises.

Arriving at Fort McCoy
The closest airport is La Crosse Municipal Airport located 35 miles from base.


There is a courtesy phone located in the airport lobby to arrange pickup for individuals traveling on official orders. The Fort McCoy Shuttle Bus phone number is (608) 388-3616. Rental cars are also available at the airport.


Anyone who is assigned to or attached to US Army Headquarters Company Garrison must report to the Garrison Training Staff NCO upon arrival. They are located in Building 104. Bring your 201 file and leave form. If arriving after hours or on a weekend, call 2-3059 from on post or (608) 388-3059 from a local community to check in, and report in person the following workday.


Those who are assigned to tenant activities should report directly to their units. The unit will set up your appointment with Military Personnel and Finance for in-processing.


All active duty/AGR Soldiers assigned or attached to Fort McCoy or within a one hour commute must report to the Family Housing Office in 6158 H Circle, Sparta WI, M-F 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. within 30 days of reporting to Fort McCoy.


Incoming Department of Army civilians should report to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) at 2187 South J Street. Be sure to have your most recent SF50 and any other pertinent personnel records when you report. The CPAC phone number is (608) 388-2722, DSN 280-2722.


Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Readiness is designed to make your transition into our community an easier, more pleasant experience. Please stop by to in-process with ACS and take advantage of the many services that are available. A Newcomer Orientation is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month which includes an installation tour. The lending closet provides essential items while you are awaiting the arrival of your household goods.  The ACS Relocation Readiness phone number is (608) 388-2359, DSN 280-2359.

Base Population
There are over 156,086 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Fort McCoy.