|The Antiterrorism (AT) Awareness quarterly theme for
the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 is “Suspicious Activity
Reporting.” Central to the theme is the belief that not only is “Every
Soldier is a Sensor,” but also the idea that every member of the Army
community is a sensor.
The Army leverages quarterly themes to “focus efforts and instill
Armywide heightened awareness and vigilance to prevent and protect the
Army community and critical resources from acts of terrorism.”
To coordinate the individual potential of every member of the Army
community, the Army is promoting U.S. Army iWATCH as a community watch
With its motto “iReport/iKeepUsSafe,” it is founded on the widespread
availability of suspicious activity indicator training and educational
materials along with the specific guidance that knowing “what” to report
also requires knowing “how” to report.
Terrorists often are noted for their tenacity and dedication to
accomplishing their goals.
Members of the Army community can prevent terrorist success by
exhibiting the same tenacity. It only takes one individual to submit a
tip that can stop terrorist attacks. It has worked, and it will continue
A simple report of a suspicious observation can lead to action that may
stop a terrorist attack.
Examples of behaviors and activities to report:
• People drawing or measuring important buildings.
• Strangers asking questions about security forces or security
• A briefcase, suitcase, backpack or package left behind.
• Vehicles left in no-parking zones in front of important buildings.
• Intruders found in secure areas.
• A person wearing clothes that are too big and bulky and/or too hot for
• Chemical smells or fumes that worry you.
• Questions about sensitive information, such as building blueprints,
security plans or VIP travel schedules, without a right or need to know.
• Purchasing supplies or equipment that can be used to make bombs or
weapons or purchasing uniforms without having the proper credentials.
Everyone in the Fort McCoy community can help keep the installation safe
by reporting suspicious activities on Fort McCoy to the Police
Department by calling 608-388-2000, or by clicking the iWATCH Banner on
the Fort McCoy Corporate Network (FMCN) to fill out a Fort McCoy
Suspicious Activity Report.
Personnel working on Fort McCoy with computer access also can go to the
http://www.mccoy.army.mil/feedback/AT_FB.htm to fill out a Fort
McCoy Suspicious Activity Report.
Personnel can also call the 1-800-CALL-SPY number, which serves as a
nationwide suspicious activity reporting hotline affiliated with the
Department of Defense.
Individuals can report suspicious activity deemed to be unrelated to
Fort McCoy by accessing/calling the FBI tip line at
If an incident happens off post, all emergency situations should be
reported to the nearest local 911 emergency number.
Military personnel residing in military Family housing on South Post
should report incidents of suspicious activities to the Fort McCoy
Police at 608-388-2000.
Woodridge Housing residents should report suspicious activity incidents
to the Tomah Police at 608-374-7400.
Soldiers renting or who own their own homes should contact their local
city or county police.
Fort McCoy Family Housing provides residents with handbooks and verbal
briefings with emergency contact information during their move into
For more information about the AT Program at Fort McCoy, call
(Submitted by the Fort McCoy Installation Antiterrorism Office.)