Fort McCoy News Dec. 11, 2015

How to submit items for newspaper, TV6

The Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office accepts submissions from Fort McCoy organizations and community members for consideration for inclusion in The Real McCoy and Command Information Channel TV6.

Articles must be written for the internal 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.

Prior to submitting items for publication consideration in The Real McCoy, call the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office (PAO) at 608-388-4128/2769. All submissions must include the name of the writer and/or photographer and complete contact information.


PAO staff reserves the right to verify the clearance of stories/photos, determine suitability for publication, and to edit material to match the Associated Press Stylebook standards, etc.

Submissions can be emailed to; mailed to the Public Affairs Office, 100 E. Headquarters Road, Fort McCoy, WI 54656-5263; or brought to the Fort McCoy PAO, building 100.

Photos should be submitted with 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. Materials should be submitted at least nine days before the publishing date to allow time for editing and review.

Federal holidays may affect submission deadlines.

Exceptions may be made, with advance coordination, for events occurring between the submission deadline and publishing date.

Contact the Public Affairs Office to coordinate coverage.

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.

The Real McCoy staff reserves the right to edit, rewrite, or reformat all submissions for grammar, spelling, length, style, and conformance to standard journalistic guidelines and Army regulations.

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