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August 10, 2012


AT Awareness Month message encourages prevention, vigilance

Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Steven W. Nott has proclaimed August as Antiterrorism (AT) Awareness Month at Fort McCoy and “urges all Soldiers, civilians and Family members, government agencies, public and private institutions, and businesses to invest in the power of prevention and vigilance, working together to make Fort McCoy a safer, stronger, more-caring community.”

The vitality of the Army community depends on the safety of its homes, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and communities.

People of all ages must be more aware of what they can do to prevent harm from terrorists.

Launched Aug. 1, 2010, the U.S. Army iWATCH program is a modern version of neighborhood watch focused on the threat of terrorism.

It is designed to heighten public awareness to the indicators of terrorist activity and encourages reporting of suspicious behavior or activity to the Fort McCoy Police or local law-enforcement agencies for investigation.

AT Level I Training dates

Antiterroism Level I Training will be available at Fort McCoy at the following dates and times (available to those who haven’t taken the training online):

Building 905: Aug. 21 (9-10 a.m.)

Building 905: Aug. 28 (9-10 a.m.)

To request additional training dates, call 608-388-4504.

Individual knowledge, though critical, is not enough to thwart a possible attack.

The iWATCH program requests that individuals report suspicious behavior or activities such as unknown individuals taking pictures of critical facilities, suspicious questioning about Department of Defense buildings, functions, personnel, use of stolen identification cards or uniforms, and abandoned packages or vehicles to local law enforcement for further investigation.

To report suspicious activity relevant to Fort McCoy, contact the Police Department by calling 608-388-2000.

To report suspicious activity relevant to local communities, contact local law enforcement offices.

For more information concerning AT Awareness month, AT Awareness training, Suspicious Activity Reporting, or to request materials with AT awareness, U.S. Army iWATCH, or Suspicious Activity Reporting themes, contact the Fort McCoy Installation Antiterrorism Office at 608-388-4719/4504.

(Submitted by Fort McCoy Antiterrorism Office.)

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