FORT McCOY (WKOW) – Fort McCoy said the number of troops trained at the U.S. Army installation surpassed 122,000 in fiscal year 2012.
The fort, which is about 60,000 acres between Sparta and Tomah, said about 65,000 troops participated in extended combat training and about 56,500 personnel conducted battle drill training during the year.
Fort McCoy said it has trained more than 100,000 troops annually since 1985. The Monroe County installation was established in 1909 and has been used mainly as a military training center.
The fort is named for Maj. Gen. Robert Bruce McCoy who serves as a lawyer, district attorney, county judge and mayor of Sparta.
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