The Public Affairs Office assists members of the news media in reporting on Fort McCoy, ensuring the American public has access to the information they need understand the military's role in the community, in support of the nation, and in the world. The Public Affairs Office is responsible for:

  • Releasing information, arranging interviews, responding to media inquiries, and coordinating access to the installation for news media representatives,
  • Inviting reporters to significant events that highlight missions, programs, or issues of interest to the public,
  • Providing media awareness and media engagement training to members of the Fort McCoy community.

Reporting on Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy is a non-public news gathering forum and as such, all civilian media must have approval and escort prior to entering Fort McCoy. The Public Affairs Office typically makes arrangements to meet civilian media prior to their arrival at the Main Gate of Fort McCoy.

NOTE: Possession of a military-issued ID card or visitor pass does not constitute permission to conduct newsgathering activities on any part of the installation — including family housing — without a public affairs escort. Pass-holders and/or the visitor's military sponsor may be held responsible if a pass or military ID is misused.

Media Inquiries:

Please complete the form below and the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office will respond at the earliest convenience.

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