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  • Preparation, courtesy keys to job fair success

    By FRANK JOHNSTON

    Transition Services Manager

    The Fort Knox Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program is announcing the annual job fair at the Fort Knox Leaders Club Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; co-hosted by the Kentucky Department of Employment Services, Family Employment Readiness Center and the Civilian Personnel Action Center.

  • Sailors, Soldiers learn supply operations management skills

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS MONICA TERRY

    83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center

    While the 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Training Center is commonly called the schoolhouse of the Army Reserve, its influence reaches beyond the Army System. The Aug. 18-29 Company Level Supply Course-PBUSE had six students from the Naval Reserve. The training they received at the ARRTC is critical to their wartime mission, since the Navy uses the Army’s supply system during deployments.

  • Attorneys available to Soldiers seeking appeal

    By MARK BYRUM JR.

    Soldiers’ MEB Counsel

  • Chandler meets with Soldiers, families during visit

    By STAFF SGT. CANDICE FUNCHESS

    101st Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Office

    With the current drawdown and budget restraints, can the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) still produce Soldiers ready to engage the enemy and win? “Absolutely.”

  • Exchange employs shoplifting prevention measures

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

    According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, there are approximately 27 million shoplifters in America, accounting for more than $35 million a day in losses. This fact is not lost on retailers such as the military’s retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.

  • Living will, HC POA ensures patient has right in medical decisions

    By BRIAN EVANS

    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office

    Every adult has the right to say who he or she wants to make medical decisions if that person is incapacitated. You also have the right to say whether you want life-sustaining measures withheld or withdrawn under certain circumstances. These decisions can be placed in writing in documents known as Advance Medical Directives.

    Federal law (10 USC 1044c) requires that AMDs drafted by a Legal Assistance attorney be recognized in all 50 states.

  • Singing results in positive mood, heightens senses

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) ABRAHAMYOUNGKI KIM

    Ireland Army Community Hospital

  • Soldiers use study sessions to prepare for Board

    By CAPTS. PAT GORHAM and ANDREW KING

    1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment

    As the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, prepares for full inactivation in January, the unit continues to ensure its Soldiers and leaders depart fully qualified and prepared for the next duty assignment. In 3rd IBCT, it’s called “Maintaining the Duke Legacy.”

  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 27

    Fort Knox ASAP

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place in the lobby of the Fort Knox Exchange Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The Army Substance Abuse Program encourages active duty Soldiers, Family members, civilian employees and retirees to use this free and anonymous service to drop off any unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

    Fort Knox is just one of many military installations throughout the world that is participating in this semiannual event, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • AFAP seeks volunteers for upcoming conference

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    Each year Fort Knox hosts the Army Family Action Plan Conference, which is used to address concerns and quality of life issues of Soldiers, Family members and Department of the Army civilian employees. This year’s conference will be held Oct. 28-29 at Bldg. 67, the Quartermaster Stewart Training Center.

    Yolande Jackson-Smalls, the AFAP program manager, said AFAP has made a lot of great changes in the Army.