Welcome to Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy is located between Sparta and Tomah, Wisconsin, and was created in 1909 as an active United States Army installation. The fort covers 60,000 acres and is used as a military training center. Since its creation, the fort has been in almost constant use. In 1938, the United States began a major expansion at the camp which includes living quarters for troops. The expansion made room for 35,000 soldiers and was officially completed in August 1942. Camp McCoy was used as a training facility during World War II for many units across the United States. A prisoner of war camp was also established here during the war. The camp was used for training during the Korean conflict as well and went on to serve as a training center for the National Guard and Job Corps. The fort was named after Robert Bruce McCoy, a retired major general who first proposed the idea of a training ground and bought part of the property to get the idea under way.

Weather in the Fort McCoy area tends to be mild in the summer with temperatures in the 60s and extremely cold in the winter with the temperatures in the 10s. Annual rainfall in the area is 33 inches with the wettest month being August. July is the warmest month and January is the coldest. Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Tomah, Sparta, and Oakdale. In the 1990s a second large construction project was undertaken at Fort McCoy and the fort serves as a Total Force Training Center today with over 100,000 members of the military trained at the fort annually. The headquarters of the NMCB-25 or Naval Construction Battalion Two-Five also calls Fort McCoy home. The battalion served a distinguished tour in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to Fort McCoy. Whether you decide to stay on post in Fort McCoy housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding Fort McCoy, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice. Feel free to browse the homes for rent, homes for sale by owner (FSBO) and featured real estate, as well as the local businesses that work with Fort McCoy inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand Fort McCoy and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to Fort McCoy please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to post. When looking at the rental homes, apartments and homes for sale make sure to use our tools in each listing to research the schools, demographics, crime rates and other helpful community information pertaining to Tomah , Sparta, Oakdale , Rockland, West Salem , Warrens , and other nearby areas. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.

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