Fort McCoy News Dec. 9, 2016

How to submit items for newspaper, TV6

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

2017 newspaper dates, deadlines

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

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

• Jan. 13 (Jan. 4) and Jan. 27 (Jan. 18).

• Feb. 10 (Feb. 1) and Feb. 24 (Feb. 14).

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

• April 14 (April 5) and April 28 (April 19)

• May 12 (May 3) and May 26 (May 17).

• June 9 (May 31) and June 23 (June 14).

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

• Aug. 11 (Aug. 2) and Aug. 25 (Aug. 16).

• Sept. 8 (Aug. 29) and Sept. 22 (Sept. 13).

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

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

• Dec. 8 (Nov. 29).

In addition, the Fort McCoy Guide will be published in May 2017.

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

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.

Before 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.

Materials submitted 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.

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 2017 issues.

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

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.