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Fort McCoy

There are eight mlitary installations housing Afghan evacuees. Fort McCoy, Wisconsin is one of them.

Fort McCoy English Classes for Afghan Children

Photo: An Afghan evacuee teacher, right, helps his student spell the word ‘mouse’ in English at the Enforcer Kids Academy hosted on Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Oct. 15, 2021. The school is run by volunteer Afghan evacuees and Soldiers of Task Force McCoy as part of Operation Allies Welcome. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins, 50th Public Affairs Detachment)

 

To send mail or packages to a Afghan family at Fort McCoy:
'Persons Name'
Guest Mail
1654 S 11th Avenue
Fort McCoy, WI 54656-5125


Toys for Afghan Children at Fort McCoy

Photo: Army 1st Lt. Alex Bloch with the Task Force McCoy hands an Afghan evacuee a stuffed animal during a karaoke event at Fort McCoy, Wis., Oct. 27, 2021. Afghans were invited to dance, clap and sing along to music as part of Operation Allies Welcome. Photo by Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins.


News Articles about Fort McCoy

Winter Coats for All at McCoy. Afghan refugees are settling into a long stay at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. This military post can get very cold in the winter; however, the Afghan guests now have enough winter clothing to fend off the cold weather. "At Fort McCoy, Team Rubicon set to withdraw; officials say all Afghan refugees now have 'winter layers'", Channel 3000, November 18, 2021.

October 20, 2021. Learning English at Fort McCoy. Afghan evacuees are learning English in a Department of Defense evacuee camp in Wisconsin. Multiple classes are offered each day for one hour on Monday through Friday. The classes provide students with an American classroom experience and includes writing, public speaking, and pronunciation guidance. "Afghan Evacuees Head to School at Fort McCoy", by Pfc. Caitlin Wilkins, DVIDS, October 20, 2021.

October 6, 2021. "Wisconsin military base turns into a small city as Afghans await resettlement", National Public Radio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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