|Fort McCoy’s Antiterrorism (AT) Office is working to
ensure each member of the community has the requisite skills for
personal protection to help avoid terrorist attention. Fundamental to
this effort is a basic understanding of threat, upon which can be built
effective AT defenses at the individual, Family, unit and installation
Effective AT defense requires installationwide efforts to build
reporting systems to manage, direct, and analyze information. Through
the informed watchfulness of the collective community, we protect
ourselves, our Families, our units and our installation.
The “threat” continues to diversify in terms of perpetrators and
adversary typologies, as well as in weapons and tactics. Potential
adversarial groups/personnel include members of international terrorist
organizations, domestic terrorists, and those officially aligned with or
ideologically sympathetic to terror groups. Adversaries can include
sovereign citizen groups, radical animal rights activists, any of a
variety of hate groups, militias, and anti-war activists. Adversaries
include the most-organized and well-funded of organizations to the
individual “lone wolf” operating in relative isolation.
Reporting at the lowest levels helps the installation put the threat
picture together and to plan for and respond to threats. Each member of
the Army community should know what to report and how to report it. For
information on the Fort McCoy Suspicious Activity Reporting System and
what to report, access the iWATCH Banner on the Fort McCoy Corporate
Community members must possess AT awareness to be successful. Every
Soldier and civilian must take the approved web-based refresher each
year. For Fort McCoy, Aug. 31, 2011 is the suspense for annual refresher
training. This training is located on the Internet at
The Fort McCoy AT Office will conduct AT Level 1 training April 12, May
26, and June 28 at building 905 for those who do not have computer
access. AT classes will be offered each day at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m.
Each participant will receive a certificate of training from the
The AT Office can also provide training to Family members, including
members of Family Readiness Groups. Every member of the Army community
is encouraged to stay informed about local, regional, national, and
world news to better understand the threat.
For more information on the iWATCH program, the Fort McCoy Antiterrorism
Program, or AT training, contact the Antiterrorism Office at 608-
(Submitted by Fort McCoy AT Office).