Fort McCoy will conduct antiterrorism (AT) training,
education and awareness throughout August as part of Army AT Awareness
During this month, installation facilities and forces will focus their
efforts by heightening 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 (DA) civilians and contractors, and Family members) while
ensuring mission success. As such, AT training, education and awareness
support the entire Army community and are a critical part of its overall
Antiterrorism Level I Training will
be available at the following Fort McCoy locations, dates and
• Building 905, Aug. 2 from 9-10 a.m.
• Building 905, Aug. 6 from 9-10 a.m.
• Building 905, Aug. 21 from 9-10 a.m.
• Building 905, Aug. 28 from 9-10 a.m.
Army policy requires all Soldiers and DA civilian
employees complete AT Level 1 Awareness Training annually and mandates
that such training be offered to DA contractor employees as specified in
their contracts. AT Level 1 Awareness Training also is mandatory for
Family members travelling on official orders overseas, and is available
for Families residing in the U.S., if desired.
AT Awareness Training can be completed online by taking the Combined
Joint Chiefs of Staff-approved Level I AT Awareness Training, which is
Additionally, training can be coordinated with the Fort McCoy AT Office,
which can be contacted at 608-388-4719/4504. AT Level 1 Awareness
Training provides details of personal protection, and is the first
fundamental in preventing terrorist attacks.
In order to leverage every member of the Army community as a sensor to
help identify and prevent potential terrorist acts, Fort McCoy has
adopted the iWATCH program. This program aims to equip all members of
the Army community with the knowledge of what constitutes suspicious
activity and to disseminate iWATCH materials to the Army community as
widely as possible through multimedia means.
Throughout August look for the AT Display at different locations on the
installation and feel welcome to pick up posters, handouts and ask
questions. AT-related videos also will air on the Fort McCoy Corporate
Network (FMCN) and on TV-6. Consult FMCN or TV-6 for scheduled times or
A simple report of a suspicious observation can lead to action that may
stop a terrorist attack.
Indicators to watch for include, but are not limited to the following:
• 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 the
• People purchasing bomb- or weapons-making material.
• People asking questions about sensitive information such as building
blueprints, security plans, or 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
All emergency situations should be reported to the nearest local 911
Military personnel residing in military Family housing on South Post
should report suspicious activities to the Fort McCoy Police at
Servicemembers living in Tomah should report to the Tomah Police at
Soldiers renting or who own their own homes should contact their local
city or county police.
In addition, 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 AT Program at Fort McCoy, call
(Submitted by Fort McCoy Antiterrorism Office.)