Nearly half of the almost 13-thousand Afghans living at Fort McCoy are children, and hundreds of mothers are pregnant.
Commanders at the base offered a tour yesterday. Reporters got their first look at the Afghan ‘neighborhoods’ on the base. There are eight neighborhoods for the refugees, each with a mosque, barracks, a dining hall and schools. The refugees say they’re doing well, even if they are a bit bored. Fort McCoy’s General Christopher Norrie said crime on the base is low, even with federal charges against two Afghans accused of sexual and domestic abuse.