is being laid to develop Fort McCoy’s Ready Army program.
Ready Army program is designed to prepare the entire Army Family at
installations and communities across the nation and around the world
for all potential hazards, natural and manmade, according to
spokespeople from the Department of Homeland Security.
Fort McCoy, the responsibility for implementing and providing
information about the program will be with the Directorate of Plans,
Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) Plans, Operations and
display area for the information will be with Army Community Service
(ACS) in building 2111 South 8th Ave.
Enghusen of ACS said the initial plan is to have informational
handouts about the program available at ACS and incorporate the
information into ACS programs/classes.
officials said the purpose of the Fort McCoy Ready Army program is to
raise the collective community awareness about what to do or where to
go in case of a hazardous situation. Hazards may include such things
as weather, pandemic or terrorism acts, for example.
program can serve as a confidence builder for the families of
deploying military personnel, according to DPTMS. Enghusen added that
it helps provide a sense of relief to Soldiers who have deployed
knowing that plans are in place to help protect or assist their
families in case something should happen, such as the flooding last
summer and this summer.
also can be forwarded to military personnel through their units or
various meetings that they would attend.
excellent Internet sites are available that can provide good
information, as well. These include the Army Web site at http://www.army.mil
and the Web sites http://www.ready.gov
which is transitioning to http://www.armyonesource.com.
The download center located under site tools on the left side of the
Home Page of the www.myarmylifetoo.com
Web site has the Ready Army category, which includes a downloadable
version of the brochure about Emergency Preparedness for Soldiers and
For more information about Ready Army in the Fort
McCoy community call DPTMS Plans, Operations and Security Branch at
For more information about ACS classes, call (608) 388-3505.