The focus of Relocation Readiness is to ensure information, guidance, and assistance are provided to support Active Duty and Reserve Component service members, Family members, and Department of the Army Civilians who move from one community to another.
ACS provides the following services designed to assist with relocation.
A welcome CD provides information on such items as housing, education, employment, medical facilities, childcare, maps, and local communities. It also contains a copy of the current Fort McCoy MilitaryINSTALLATIONS booklet. To request a welcome CD be sent to you, please click here to complete the request form.
Whether it's your first military move or your fifteenth, MOS has resources, tools, and articles to help you get organized, make smart financial decisions, understand your allowances, and manage stress. Click here to check out all that is available.
For information on Family programs and services, health care, housing, Child, Youth & School Services, Education and Careers and other Army resource links, click here.
Plan My Move
Plan My Move provides you with access to information about your entitlements and benefits, to points of contact, checklists, planning tools, and information on education and employment. Plan My Move will put you and your family in charge of a smooth relocation to your new duty assignment. Just click here to get started.
Military Youth on the Move
Assessments are conducted to ensure that you and your Family have up-to-date information pertinent to your location. Referrals are made to other programs based on areas of need/interest, i.e. Army Emergency Relief, employment, volunteering.
The Newcomer Orientation provides all new personnel and spouses an opportunity to become familiar with the many services available at Fort McCoy and to receive a guided tour of the installation. Childcare may be provided on a space available basis for children ages 1-5.
Orientations are generally conducted the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Please register by November 5 by calling 608-388-3505
The lending closet provides for the temporary loan of basic household items for incoming and outgoing personnel during a PCS move. For a listing of available Lending Closet items, click here. Loans are generally for 30 days with extensions made on a case-by-case basis. ID cards and a copy of your PCS orders are required; no cost involved.
Sponsors are an integral part of the relocation process for both military and DA civilian personnel and their Family members. Sponsors should be trained in the process before sponsoring an incoming service member or civilian employee. Sponsorship should be made available to anyone making a permanent change of station (PCS) move. Sponsorship helps to ease the transition for the newcomer as well as Family members in integrating into their new assignment and community. Following are various resource materials for anyone who will become a sponsor.
The Total Army Sponsorship Program Regulation
Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet
eSponsorship Application Training (eSAT) Website
Fort McCoy 2014 Sponsorship Trainings
eSat Flyer - Sponsors
If you would like to learn about the responsibilities sponsors have or assist your spouse in sponsoring newly assigned Families, this unsecured public training is an excellent option. The training will teach you the roles and responsibilities and provide you with the knowledge and resources for effective sponsorship. Learn more about the process, please click here.
For those who are PCSing, you can evaluate your Total Army Sponsorship Program (TASP) experience by going to the following links:
Fort McCoy Relocation Assistance Plan
A comprehensive and effective installation relocation readiness program has been developed to address issues associated with frequent moves. For a copy of the Relocation Assistance Plan booklet, please click here.
School Support Services
The School Liaison Office is located within Child, Youth & School Services. Please visit their web page for additional information by clicking here.
IHG Army Hotels
Click here for their website.
Personal Property Shipping Office
For information on the Personal Property Program, click here. This website contains links to Move.mil, It's Your Move pamphlet, Shipping or Storing your POV, regulations and a Customer Satisfaction Survey. To reach the Personal Property Shipping Office for Fort McCoy, in Bloomington, MN, please call 952-837-3180.
Travel Allowances and Regulations
Click here to access links to such items as BAH, Per Diem, COLA, DTS, Allowance Calculators, and Travel Regulations.
Other Relo-Related Information
For information on such things as Directions to Fort McCoy, Weather Data, On-post Motor Vehicle Rules, Garrison Services, Facilities and Hours of Operation go to www.mccoy.army.mil.
For information on Friends and Spouses of Fort McCoy, please click here.
Other Relocation Resources
Sparta – Bicycling Capital of America
Tomah – Gateway to Cranberry Country
La Crosse Tribune – local newspaper online