DVIDS – News – Completion of Fort McCoy LOC-B Training Site Troop Project Adds to Project Completion Year Achievement, Coordinator Says

As 2021 approaches, a long list of troop projects needed to be completed at Fort McCoy, said troop project coordinator Larry Morrow of the Directorate of Public Works.

Among those projects on the list was the completion of a Line of Communications Bridge (LOC-B) project just south of the Combined Arms Collective Training Center (CACTF) on South Post at Fort McCoy.

The LOC-B training site was completed in late July after Army engineer troops spent much of July constructing the site, Morrow said. In mid-August, a special ribbon-cutting ceremony was also held to inaugurate the new training site.

“They built two roads for the site – one in and one out,” Morrow said. “They were built 8 inches deep with 3/4 inch crushed stone. They also had to build two gravel pads and build a concrete abutment for the bridge that was put in place. »

Those miles of road and site construction involved moving a lot of material. Morrow said over 30 meters of concrete and over 3,300 cubic meters of gravel were used to complete the project.

Morrow said it was one of the biggest projects to be completed for the year. “Comparable projects completed this year also included the relocation of the berm at Range 102 and the creation of the new borrow pit and DPW operations area near the cantonment area on North Post,” he said. declared.

Other troop projects planned for 2021 were:

• Completion of a shower building at the Freedom Enhanced Tactical Training Base.

• construction of a storage building at the training ammunition storage point.

• Complete some trail repairs.

• construction of a rest room in building 1675.

• installation of flag poles at the entrance to the CACTF.

• installation of an air compressor connection to building 2786.

• construction of helicopter tie-down points at Young Air Assault Strip.

But the LOC-B training site was a big job, Morrow said. Army engineer units associated with the 416th Theater Engineer Command worked on the project.

Troop projects are a regular part of planned improvements at Fort McCoy each year, and the completion of these projects has continued to make a difference in improving installation operations, Morrow said.

Fort McCoy’s motto is “Total Force Training Center”.

Additionally, 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 service members of 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 on your smartphone and set “Fort McCoy” or another facility as your preferred base.

Date taken: 09.02.2021
Date posted: 09.02.2021 16:15
Story ID: 404463
Location: FORT MCCOY, Wisconsin, USA

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