Fort McCoy News Dec. 8, 2017

Submissions, ideas accepted for post newspaper, TV6

Fort McCoy organizations and community members can submit materials for consideration for inclusion in The Real McCoy and Command Information Channel TV6.

Articles must be written for the Fort McCoy audience, which includes military members, Family members, civilian employees, and retirees. Articles that are not relevant to a substantial part of this audience will not be used.

Before submitting items for publication consideration in The Real McCoy, call 608-388-4128/2769.

All submissions must include the name of the writer and/or photographer and complete contact information.

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Public Affairs Office (PAO) staff members reserve the right to verify the clearance of stories/photos; determine suitability for publication; and to edit, rewrite, or reformat all submissions for grammar, spelling, length, style, and conformance to standard journalistic guidelines and Army regulations.

Materials submitted can be emailed to usarmy.mccoy.imcom-central.list.pao-admin@mail.mil; mailed to Public Affairs Office, 100 E. Headquarters Road, Fort McCoy, WI 54656-5263; or brought to the Fort McCoy PAO in building 100.

All photos must have captions that include names of the individuals photographed (unless the photo has more than five people in it), the date and location of the photographed event, and a description of what is happening in the photograph.

The Real McCoy is published the second and fourth Fridays of the month, excluding December. The sidebar article lists publication dates and deadlines for 2018 issues.

Deadline exceptions may be made, with advance coordination, for events that occur between the submission deadline and publication date. Contact PAO for details.

Programming and content for command channel TV6 is updated on weeks The Real McCoy is not published, typically the first; third; and, if applicable, fifth Fridays of the month. Videos should be submitted nine days before an update to allow time for processing. Slides for the Community Bulletin Board should be submitted three days before an update to allow time for review and reformatting.

Federal holidays may affect submission deadlines.

For more information about The Real McCoy or TV6 guidelines or to suggest a story idea, call 608-388-2407.

2018 newspaper dates, deadlines

The Real McCoy is a community newspaper. The Public Affairs Office staff welcomes reader suggestions about future articles and photographs.

Publication dates for 2017, followed by deadlines in parentheses, are:

• Jan. 12 (Jan. 3) and Jan. 26 (Jan. 17).

• Feb. 9 (Jan. 31) and Feb. 23 (Feb. 13).

• March 9 (Feb. 28) and March 23 (March 14).

• April 13 (April 4) and April 27 (April 18)

• May 11 (May 2) and May 25 (May 16).

• June 8 (May 30) and June 22 (June 13).

• July 13 (July 3) and July 27 (July 18).

• Aug. 10 (Aug. 1) and Aug. 24 (Aug. 15).

• Sept. 14 (Sept. 5) and Sept. 28 (Sept. 19).

• Oct. 12 (Oct. 2) and Oct. 26 (Oct. 17).

• Nov. 9 (Oct. 31) and Nov. 23 (Nov. 14).

• Dec. 14 (Dec. 5).

In addition, the Fort McCoy Guide will be published in May 2018.

For information about placing ads in The Real McCoy, contact the River Valley Newspaper Group at 608-374-7786.