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Red Ribbon Week activities 
at McCoy Oct. 23-31

Red 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.

Graphic: Red Ribbon Week ribbon

The 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.

Members of the work force can look for their Red Ribbons in distribution and at special drug-free information zones.

Personnel can demonstrate their support by joining the visible stand against drugs and proudly wearing a Red Ribbon during Red Ribbon Week.

The 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.

For 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.


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