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    Photo Essay: Fiscal year 2020-funded construction project continues at steady pace at Fort McCoy

    Fiscal year 2020-funded construction project continues at steady pace at Fort McCoy

    Photo By Scott Sturkol | Work is shown Nov. 15, 2021, in the 1600 block of the cantonment area at Fort McCoy,...... read more read more

    Work is shown Nov. 15, 2021, in the 1600 block of the cantonment area at Fort McCoy, Wis., for a second transient-training troops barracks construction project.

    The $18.8 million project was awarded to L.C. Black Constructors, which is the contractor building the first barracks building, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resident Office at Fort McCoy.

    The new contract was awarded Sept. 29, 2020, and the notice to proceed was issued Oct. 28, 2020. The contract duration is scheduled for completion in 780 calendar days. Currently contract completion is scheduled for December 2022. The barracks is different than the traditional barracks located throughout the installation.

    This new building will be four stories and able to house 400 people in approximately 60,000 square feet.

    The building will be built with the latest in construction materials and include state-of-the-art physical security and energy-saving measures.

    The project also is part of the Fort McCoy master plan that looks at continuously upgrading the installation’s infrastructure to be prepared for the future. The Army Corps of Engineers is managing the project.

    Fort McCoy was established in 1909 and its motto is to be the “Total Force Training Center.” 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 https://home.army.mil/mccoy, 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.

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    Date Taken: 11.22.2021
    Date Posted: 11.22.2021 14:35
    Story ID: 409803
    Location: FORT MCCOY, WI, US 

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