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Around Knox

  • Earth Day good time to reflect, improve ‘green’ habits

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil
    Earth Day is April 22—Tuesday—and Fort Knox will do its part to help educate the community about its efforts to help the earth remain “green.”
    While most of us think of earth friendly programs as nice-to-have but not as important as the Army mission, the Army Environmental Command says otherwise. According to a news release from the command, the mission and sound environmental practices depend on one another.

  • Gates talks about his experience at Pentagon

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil
    In the course of a speaking tour, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates offered interview time with the Gold Standard. After a career in government service wherein he served in various roles with seven presidents and most recently retired after two terms as the Secretary of Defense under two presidents (of opposite political parties), Gates is recognized as an expert in his understanding of U.S. forces. The following is the conversation conducted via telephone.

  • Training command tests pilot class at Knox

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS PHILLIP EUGENE
    80th Training Command (TASS) Public Affairs
    Fourth Brigade, 94th Training Division, 80th Training Command (TASS) conducted two pilot Human Resources Specialist Advanced Leader Courses in March at Fort Knox to determine the feasibility of having a permanent presence on the installation, and to administer, for the first time, the One Army School System Program of Instruction.

  • Various states holding primary elections

    Installation Voting Assistance Office
    Arkansas Primary Election May 20
    The State of Arkansas will hold its primary election May 20. If you are an Arkansas resident and want to vote in the primary, you must be registered by Monday. If you live outside your election jurisdiction and need to register to vote absentee, you can do so using the Federal Post Card Application available at FVAP.gov. If you complete and return this form, Arkansas will
    register you as an absentee voter and send you your ballot for all elections this year.

  • Clinics working on medical home model

    By KAREN ASHLEY
    Department of Medicine, IRACH
    After six months of work, the Military Readiness Clinic (now called Bullion Home) at Ireland Army Community Hospital was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home or PCMH.

  • You can do it
  • Alcoholism treatable disease, not sign of moral weakness

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on alcohol awareness, treatment.
    Dinner for two with drinks? $75.
    Cost for a couple of rounds of drinks? $30.
    Cost for a couple games of bowling and beers with friends? $15.
    The lives you saved by taking a taxi home instead of driving drunk? Priceless.

  • Technology hinders understanding

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) MALCOLM RIOS
    Recruiting Branch
    USAREC
    It’s so difficult—almost impossible—to understand the mind of another human being. Even being married is no guarantee that the understanding of one’s soul mate is a sure thing. In fact, I might be so bold to say that the world paints a sobering picture of how little we really do understand our brothers and sisters and how ineffective we’ve become at being proactive in seeking to know them any deeper than to the extent of a tweet, email or a text!

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    FKHS honors
    excellence

    Fort Knox High School Honor Roll - Quarter 3.
    Seniors
    All As: Robert Bell, Adriana Conde, Janine Maulawin, Haven Noble, Briana Quichocho, Christina Rice, Richard Thackrey and Sabrina Wicker.

  • Three NCOs die on motorcycles

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
    A 32nd Medical Brigade, Joint Base San Antonio, Soldier died from injuries sustained in a private motor vehicle crash that occurred March 29 in Blanco County. The 40-year-old master sergeant was operating his motorcycle when he lost control on a turn, went off the roadway, and crashed into a speed limit sign. The Soldier was pronounced deceased at the scene. The master sergeant was wearing PPE and was licensed and trained.