LA CROSSE, Wis. - U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, visited Fort McCoy on Friday, Aug. 27 with members of Wisconsin’s Republican House delegation.
At Fort McCoy, the members toured the facilities, received a briefing on the operational procedures in place, and learned about steps being taken to process refugees from Afghanistan.
There are 2,000 refugees at Fort McCoy, which could soon increase to 3,000. The facility can house up to 10,000 if needed.
U.S. Reps. Bryan Steil, Tom Tiffany, Scott Fitzgerald and Glenn Grothman were also at Fort McCoy.