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Ft. McCoy doubles its training numbers during FY2021

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Like many other institutions, Fort McCoy had a down year in 2020 because of COVID, but it has bounced back this year.

The Army says that compared to 60,000 troops who trained at McCoy a year ago, the base hosted 116,000 troops this year, with an economic impact of $1.5 billion to the area.

The Army predicts a possible increase again next year.

Fort McCoy had extra activity this year, hosting up to 13,000 refugees from Afghanistan, who started coming to the U.S. in late August.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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