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United States Army
2111 South 8th Avenue
Fort McCoy, WI 54656
This information was taken from bestplaces.net. Fort McCoy is located in Monroe County, Wisconsin. The cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Monroe County is cheaper than the US average. All information is as of September 2019.
Overall: The total of all the cost of living categories weighted subjectively as follow: Housing (30%); food and groceries (15%); transportation (10%); utilities (6%); health care (7%); and miscellaneous expenses such as clothing, services, and entertainment (32%). State and local taxes are not included in any category.
Housing: The median cost of an area's average home, for both buying and renting. Does not include property taxes.
Miscellaneous: The cost index of those goods and services not included in the other cost of living categories, including clothing, restaurants, repairs, entertainment, and other services.
Monroe County cost of living is 84.4
COST OF LIVING:
Median Home Cost: $158,801
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
Strengthen Total Force Readiness by serving as a Training Center, Mobilization Force Generation Installation, and Strategic Support Area.
To be the Strategic Support Area of Choice for Training America's Armed Forces.
Total Force Training Center
Fort McCoy is known as the Total Force Training Center because this installation supports the training and mobilization of reserve and active component military personnel from all branches of America's armed forces.
Fort McCoy has become the training site of choice for satisfying both individual and collective training requirements.
The Installation's varied terrain, state-of-the-art ranges, new as well as renovated facilities, and extensive support infrastructure, combine to afford our military personnel with an excellent environment in which to develop and sustain the skills necessary for their mission success.
Fort McCoy is named for Major General Robert Bruce McCoy, a distinguished veteran of World War I. The son of a Civil War captain, McCoy was a prominent local resident who served as a lawyer, district attorney, county judge and mayor of Sparta, Wisconsin. Camp McCoy was founded in 1909. It served as a supply base for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the great Depression. It served as a POW and relocation camp during WWII. It housed 15,000 Cuban refugees in 1980. It has been a major mobilization site during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and for the global war on terrorism. To obtain a copy of the Fort McCoy History and Heritage brochure, contact the Public Affairs Office at 608-388-3456.
The estimated population of Monroe County is 45,771, as of 2019.
The Fort McCoy population consists of 450 military and 2500 civilians working on the installation with an average daily student population of 3,136. There is a retiree population of 150K served by Fort McCoy.
Fort McCoy is situated on approximately 60,000 acres in the Coulee Region of West Central Wisconsin. It is located on Hwy 21 between Sparta, known as the "Bicycling Capital of America" and Tomah, the "Gateway to Cranberry Country," marked by more than 2,500 acres of cranberry marshes dotting the region. Sparta (pop. 9600) and Tomah (pop. 9300) are each about eight miles from the installation. Fort McCoy is approximately 35 miles east of La Crosse and 105 miles northwest of Madison and is located in a low to moderate income area. The base operator's phone number is 608-388-2222 or DSN 312-280-1110.
To Fort McCoy via Shuttle from Airport
If you are flying into the La Crosse airport, the Fort McCoy shuttle bus will pick up those who are here on official business by calling 608-388-3616. There is information available in the airport lobby. Pickups are regularly scheduled 7 days a week from noon until the last flight arrives.
Driving from the West
If you are approaching Fort McCoy from the West, take Interstate 90 East to Sparta, Exit 25. Go North on Hwy 27 to Montgomery Street (high school is on the corner on left side). Turn right and go to Rusk Street (2nd stop sign). Turn left onto Hwy 21 and proceed approximately 7 miles to Fort McCoy.
Driving from the East
If you are coming from the East, take Interstate 94 West. Exit to State Hwy 21 at Tomah and turn left. Proceed West on Hwy 21 for about 8 miles to Fort McCoy.
The nearest commercial airport to Fort McCoy is La Crosse Municipal Airport, located 35 miles west of the installation in La Crosse WI. A courtesy phone to arrange pickup for individuals traveling on official orders is located in the airport lobby. Rental cars are available at the airport. Other commercial airports in the region include Madison WI or Rochester MN, 110 miles; Minneapolis/St Paul MN, 180 miles; Milwaukee WI 185 miles; and Chicago O'Hare in IL, 240 miles. The TMP does not provide transportation to or from these airports.
608-388-2222 or DSN 312-280-1110. The system is automated and does not have a live operator. If you have difficulties, contact Army Community Service at 608-388-3505 for information and referral assistance.