Ribbon Week is an ideal way for Soldiers, families, and members of the
Fort McCoy community to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.
Personnel can show their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle by
wearing the symbol of the Red Ribbon.
2008 Red Ribbon campaign at Fort McCoy began Oct. 23 with kickoff
events at the Main Post Exchange and McCoy’s. Red Ribbon drug-free
information zones have been placed at key locations at McCoy during
the week of Oct. 23-31.
of the work force can look for their Red Ribbons in distribution and
at special drug-free information zones.
can demonstrate their support by joining the visible stand against
drugs and proudly wearing a Red Ribbon during Red Ribbon Week.
Red Ribbon Campaign started when drug traffickers in Mexico City
murdered Kiki Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Agency agent, in 1985. This
began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol
of intolerance toward the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon
Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment toward the
creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.
further information on Fort McCoy’s Red Ribbon Week observance,
contact Eric E. Pedersen, Alcohol and Drug Control Officer, in
building 2111 at (608) 388-2441 or Gail R. Zuege, Installation
Biochemical Testing Coordinator, in building 2111 at (608) 388-5955,
Army Substance Abuse Program.