|Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser,
proclaimed August as Antiterrorism Month at Fort McCoy and urges all
citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, and
businesses to invest in the power of prevention and work together to
make the installation a safer, stronger, more caring community.
Joshua May (left) of the Fort
McCoy Antiterrorism program talks about antiterrorism issues
with Sgt. Maj. Hiron Frazier of the 77th Sustainment Brigade, an
Army Reserve unit from Fort Dix, N.J.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
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.
Fort McCoy officially launched a new antiterrorism program on Aug. 1
that enlists the help of Army community members to act as a sensor to
help identify and prevent potential terrorist acts at Fort McCoy.
The iWATCH program is a modern version of neighborhood watch focused on
the threat of terrorist activity.
iWATCH ARMY is designed to heighten public awareness to the indicators
of terrorist activity and encourage reporting of suspicious behavior or
activity to the Fort McCoy Police or local law enforcement agencies for
When informed about the indicators of terrorist activity and empowered
to help protect our communities against terrorism, the entire Army
community (Soldiers, civilians, Family members and contractors) become
an extension of our overall protection. The information reported (both
on and off military installations) may reveal a piece of a puzzle, which
leads authorities to thwart a terrorist plot.
The active element requires individuals to take action and report
suspicious behavior or activities to law enforcement for further
investigation. An essential component of iWATCH is reporting suspicious
activity. iWATCH aspires to ensure everyone knows how to report
suspicious activity. If you see something, say so — report suspicious
activity to the Police Department by calling 608-388-2000 or your local
law enforcement office.
Antiterrorism training, education and awareness displays are scheduled
to be set up from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 16-20 at the Commissary,
building 1537, and from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 23-27 at ARRTC, building
For more information contact the Installation Antiterrorism Office at
(Submitted by Fort McCoy Antiterrorism Office.)