|Fort McCoy will provide antiterrorism training,
education and awareness events throughout August as part of Army
Antiterrorism Awareness Month activities.
The installation facilities and forces will focus their efforts to
heighten awareness and vigilance to prevent and protect the community
from acts of terrorism. By integrating antiterrorism doctrinal
principles with constant antiterrorism awareness, the Army ensures the
safety and security of its people (Soldiers, Department of the Army
civilians, and Family members) while ensuring mission success. As such,
antiterrorism training, education and awareness support the entire Army
community and are a critical part of the country’s overall protection.
scheduled at installation locations
education and awareness displays will be available from 9 a.m.-4
p.m. at the following Fort McCoy locations and dates:
• Fort McCoy Exchange, building 1538,
• McCoy’s, building 1571, Aug. 11 and 16-17.
• Commissary, building 1537, Aug. 4 and 23.
• Building 50/51 Aug. 2 and 22.
Army policy requires all Soldiers and civilians to take a Web-based
course to learn effective actions to reduce profiles.
This course is called Level I Antiterrorism Training. Training can be
completed online at https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at/. Links also are
available on the Fort McCoy Corporate Network (FMCN) and Extranet.
Additionally, training can be coordinated with the Fort McCoy
Antiterrorism office. This training also is mandatory for Family members
travelling on official orders overseas and is available for Families
residing in the U.S. planning to travel overseas. It offers details of
personal protection and is fundamental in preventing terrorist attacks.
To leverage every member of the Army community as a sensor to help
identify and prevent potential terrorist acts, Fort McCoy continues to
educate the Army community through the iWATCH program. It aims to
provide members of the larger Army community with the knowledge of what
to look for and what constitutes suspicious activity and to disseminate
iWATCH materials as widely as possible through multimedia means. During
August, look for the Antiterrorism Display at different locations on the
installation and feel free to pick up posters, handouts and ask
Videos also are planned on FMCN and Fort McCoy TV-6. Consult the FMCN or
TV-6 for scheduled times or availability.
A simple report of a suspicious observation can lead to action that may
stop a terrorist attack. Some incidents to watch for include:
— People drawing or measuring important buildings.
— Strangers asking questions about security procedures.
— Briefcases, suitcases, backpacks, or packages left unattended.
— Vehicles left in No Parking Zones in front of important buildings.
— Intruders observed in secure areas where they do not belong.
— Chemical smells or fumes that seem out of the ordinary for a location.
— People purchasing bomb- or weapons-making material.
— People asking questions about sensitive information, such as building
blueprints, security plans, and VIP travel.
Everyone in the Fort McCoy community can help keep the installation safe
by reporting suspicious activities at Fort McCoy to the Police
Department by calling 608-388-2000 or to the local police force 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 suspicious activities to the Fort McCoy Police at
Woodridge Housing residents should report 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 military housing.
For more information about the Antiterrorism Program at Fort McCoy, call
(Submitted by Fort McCoy Antiterrorism Office.)