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Big Changes Coming To Fort McCoy

"They are going to still do what they do".......the words of Fort McCoy spokesperson Linda Fournier after WIZM news found out that they will no longer be a mobilization station next year.

After the government drawback of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan was announced a few months ago, 2 mobilization bases were notified that their training would be scaled back. So what does that mean for Fort McCoy?

Fournier says NO they are not closing........but yes 200 contracted jobs will be lost.....as well as many extra military personnel that were housed in the area for the training of the troops. A financial impact could be felt but she says it's way to early to tell. After September the base will go back to a typical day to day operation........ 3 thousand people working and 4 thousand soldiers training at the base.

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