Fort McCoy, Wisconsin was recognized as a StormReady Military site at a brief ceremony on July 18, 2013 at the main Emergency Operations Center on base. This recognition was presented to the Garrison Commander, Col. Steven W. Nott, in addition to a full support staff that was together for an executive meeting.
Fort McCoy has met or exceeded standards that reflect this recognition program, including methods of monitoring weather information, dissemination of hazardous weather alerts, and preparedness actions that keep their staff, trainees, and visitors safer than having no plans in place. This is also the first military establishment to be recognized in Wisconsin and one of only three in the upper Midwest.
The recognition is valid for 3 years and can be renewed at that time (2016). Fort McCoy was one of 13 designated StormReady communities in Wisconsin as of July 2013.
From left to right is Lewis Evans (Branch Chief, Plans & Operations), Al Blencoe (Dispatch Supervisor), and Todd Shea (NWS La Crosse). Photo by Rob Schuette (Public Affairs Office, Ft.McCoy).