|Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser 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.”
awareness displays available through August
Fort McCoy will provide
antiterrorism training, education and awareness throughout
August as part of Army Antiterrorism Awareness Month activities.
Antiterrorism education and
awareness displays will be available from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
following Fort McCoy locations and dates:
• McCoy’s, building 1571,
• Building 50/51 Aug. 22.
• Commissary, building
1537, Aug. 23.
Visitors can pick up posters and
handouts and ask questions.
For more information about the
Antiterrorism Program at Fort McCoy, call 608-388-4719/4504.
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
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 suspicious behavior or
activity to the Fort McCoy Police or local law enforcement agencies
Individual knowledge, though critical, is not enough to thwart a
possible attack. The iWATCH program requests individuals to 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
IDs or uniforms, and abandoned packages or vehicles, to law
enforcement for further investigation.
For suspicious activity reporting relevant to Fort McCoy, report to
the Police Department by calling 608-388-2000 or contact local law
For more information concerning AT Awareness month, AT Awareness
training, Suspicious Activity Reporting, or to request materials
with Antiterrorism awareness, U.S. Army iWATCH, or Suspicious
Activity Reporting themes in the Fort McCoy community, contact the
Antiterrorism Office at 608-388-4719/4504.
(Submitted by Fort McCoy Antiterrorism Office.)