The Fort McCoy Retirement Services Office is located near the Main Gate in building 35. Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments are suggested. The office is handicapped accessible. The Fort McCoy RSO can be reached by calling 608-388-3716 or by sending email to Retirement Services Office.
The RSO conducts quarterly pre-retirement and Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) orientations. The one-day pre-retirement orientations are conducted the first Monday in the months of February, May, August and November.
A Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) is conducted annually at Fort McCoy in September. The RAD features a morning session with guest speakers from organizations that affect military retiree living. The afternoon session is a benefits fair featuring display tables manned by representatives from a wide variety of military retiree and veteran-related organizations and activities. The RSO publishes its annual retiree newsletter, "HONORS" each summer. The newsletter includes valuable information about retiree issues and benefits, as well as information about RADs being held throughout the five-state area. The latest edition of "HONORS" is available by clicking here. For information about registering for any 2018 Midwest Retiree Appreciation Days, call Mitzi Hinton at 608-388-3716 or 800-452-0923.
Fort McCoy supports an Installation Retiree Council. The Council oversees seven Area Retiree Councils located in Davenport (Quad Cities), Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; Sheridan (Chicago), Illinois; Duluth/Superior; Minn.; Minneapolis (Twin Cities), Minn.; Selfridge, Mich.; and the Wisconsin area. Councils serve as the voice of the retiree community and have the means to submit issues up the chain of command. If you are interested in serving on a retiree council please contact the RSO at 608-388-3716.
The Selfridge, Mich., and Sheridan, Ill., Retiree Councils operate Retiree Activity Offices (RAO) at their respective military installations. You can contact the Selfridge RAO at 586-239-5580 or visit their website at https://detroit.armymwr.com/us/detroit/programs/retiree-affairs . You can contact the Sheridan RAO at (847) 266-2475/2474.
The following Pre-Retirement services are offered:
- Individual Pre-Retirement Counseling (DD Form 2648 )
- Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Required Briefings
- Employment Assistance
- Preparation of Retired Pay Application (DD Form 2656 )
- Career Status Bonus/ REDUX Counseling
- Active Duty survivor assistance
The following Post-Retirement services are offered:
- Conduct annual RAD
- Publish HONORS newsletter
- Assistance to Soldiers and Spouses
- Information for CRSC/CRDP
- Assistance obtaining lost service documents
- Information/referral to the Department of Veterans Affairs
- TRICARE information
- Assistance with retired pay actions