|The Fort McCoy Antiterrorism Office will conduct
antiterrorism training, education and awareness throughout August.
Efforts will focus on heightening awareness and vigilance to prevent
potential acts of terrorism and to protect the community from
terrorists. 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.
Displays scheduled for installation locations
|Displays scheduled for
installation locations Antiterrorism training, education and
awareness displays will be set up from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the
following Fort McCoy locations and dates:
• Post Exchange, building 1538, Aug. 2-6;
• McCoy’s, building 1571,
• Commissary, building 1537, Aug. 16-20 and
• ARRTC, building 50, Aug. 23-27.
Visitors to these locations can pick up posters, handouts and
ask questions. Videos about Antiterrorism Month themes also will
be available on the Fort McCoy Corporate Network and broadcast
Antiterrorism training, education and awareness support the entire
Army community and are a critical part of the Army’s overall protection.
Army policy requires all Soldiers and federal civilian employees to take
a web-based course to teach effective actions to reduce profiles.
This course is called Level I Antiterrorism Training. Training can be
completed at the website https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at/ or through a link
on the Fort McCoy Corporate Network.
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., who plan to travel overseas.
The training offers details of personal protection and is fundamental in
preventing terrorist attacks.
To help leverage every member of the Army community as a sensor to help
identify and prevent potential terrorist acts, Fort McCoy has initiated
the iWATCH program. The program aims to educate all members of the
larger Army community about what to look for and what constitutes
suspicious activity and to disseminate iWATCH materials to the Army
community as widely as possible through multimedia means.
A simple report of a suspicious observation can lead to action that may
stop a terrorist attack. Suspicious activities may include, but are not
• People drawing or measuring important buildings;
• Strangers asking questions about security procedures;
• Briefcases, suitcases, backpacks, or packages left behind;
• Vehicles left in no-parking zones in front of important buildings;
• Intruders 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; and,
• 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 on 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 dispatch center.
Military personnel residing in military Family housing on South Post
should report suspicious activities to the Fort McCoy Police at
Fort McCoy Family Housing provides residents with handbooks and verbal
briefings with emergency contact information during their move into
Woodridge Housing residents should report suspicious activities to the
Tomah Police at 608-374-7400. Soldiers who rent or who own their own
homes should contact their local city or county police.
For more information about the Antiterrorism Program at Fort McCoy,
members of the Fort McCoy community can call 608-388-4719/4504.
(Submitted by Fort McCoy Antiterrorism Office.)