A record 155,237 personnel trained at Fort McCoy in fiscal year (FY) 2015 — up more than 10,000 from FY 2014 and more than 30,000 from FY 2013.
The previous record number of people to train at the installation was 149,432 people during FY 2000. The first time more than 100,000 people trained on post during a fiscal year (October to September) was FY 1985.
“The Army is becoming more aware of Fort McCoy’s training capabilities,” said Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) Training Division Chief Ed Carns. “The growth (in training numbers) is across the board. It comes from the exercises, which have grown in number. It also comes from the participation of active-component units training here, such as the 10th Mountain Division and the 1st Infantry Division.”
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