DVIDS – News – Fort McCoy PA Office Earns DOD Monthly Recognition for 2021

The Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office (PAO) Command Information Program maintains a busy daily schedule providing stories, videos, publications and images to the Defense Visual Information Distribution System (DVIDS) .

For all of 2021, the office and staff received 18 monthly online trophies for their work.

Overall, the office uploaded 17,784 assets to the Fort McCoy PAO DVIDS page, https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/FMPAO – one of the most by a Department of Defense page in 2021 The assets included photos, news reports, videos and publications.

In total page asset downloads for 2021, there were 73,406 downloads of 32,745 assets. This is the highest number of annual Fort McCoy material uploads since a page was established in 2017.

Fort McCoy assets also saw plenty of views in 2021 with 176,481 views out of 31,302 assets. This is a significant increase from the 122,557 views on the page in 2020.

And with media subscription distributions from Fort McCoy PAO assets for 2021, there were 445,832 subscription distributions from 17,899 assets to 392 outlets in 34 states and 15 countries. (Note: These distributions note asset sharing with outlets and personnel subscribed to receive assets specific to DVIDS and Fort McCoy.)

With the video analysis of page videos for 2021, it showed that 108 new videos were posted. Additionally, there were 33,960 video events, including 21,968 video uploads and 9,946 plays.

Supporting the page in 2021, it included lead management by members of the Command Information staff – public affairs specialist Scott Sturkol, who is also editor of The Real McCoy newspaper, and editorial assistant and director of The Real McCoy Online Aimee Malone. Others also contributing to the page were Kaleen Holliday; Bill Coppernoll; Christopher Hanson; Tonya Townsell; Kevin Clark, Cedar Wolf and Greg Mason of the Fort McCoy Multimedia and Visual Information Office; sergeant. 1st Class Debralee Best with 86th Training Division Public Affairs; and Staff Sgt. Ryan Rayno and Staff Sgt. Ryan Tatum with 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade Public Affairs.

Other significant contributors to the page included personnel from Fort McCoy’s Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security; the 88th Readiness Division; and marketing staff from the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

Here are the monthly DVIDS awards for 2021 for Fort McCoy PAO:

*Most Uploads by a Storyteller (Sturkol): January-December 2021. (This translates to the most uploads by a storyteller on DVIDS for the entire Department of Defense. This was also the case for 2019 and 2020.)

* Most viewed by storyteller (Sturkol): January and February 2021.

* Most downloads per unit (Fort McCoy PAO): February, March, June and July 2021.

DVIDS is a “state-of-the-art, 24/7 operation owned by Defense Media Activity (DMA) that provides a fast, accurate, and reliable connection between the world’s media and serving military at home and abroad. abroad”, according to his mission description.

The DVIDS also allows the media to immediately receive first-hand information and interviews with commanders and subject matter experts directly involved in the breaking news. It also delivers requested products to media organizations in a timely manner via Internet distribution and satellite broadcasts. Additionally, DVIDS maintains a searchable archive of video, photo, print, and audio products for interested media and military communities.

To view the Fort McCoy page on DVIDS, visit https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/FMPAO.

Fort McCoy’s motto is “Total Force Training Center”. Located in the heart of the Upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only US Army installation in Wisconsin.

The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 service members of all services nearly every year since 1984.

Learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on the Defense Visual Information Distribution System at https://www.dvidshub.net/fmpao, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy” and on Twitter by searching for “usagmccoy”.

Also try downloading the Digital Garrison app on your smartphone and set “Fort McCoy” or another facility as your preferred base.

(Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office.)







Date taken: 14.02.2022
Date posted: 14.02.2022 17:05
Story ID: 414626
Site: FORT MCCOY, Wisconsin, USA





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