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Around Knox

  • From MASH to CSH—a nurse’s story

    In 1999 Cpl. Francie Davila, a health care specialist stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was promoted to the rank of sergeant by her company commander, 1st Lt. Matthew Konopa. And in an odd twist of fate the two met again on Fort Knox for similar event Aug. 5, when Lt. Col. Matt Konopa, chief of the Health Services Branch, Army Human Resources Command, promoted 1st Lt. Francie Gonzales, formerly Davila and now a staff nurse with 1st Medical Brigade, Fort Hood Texas, to captain.

  • Seamands shares Army’s principles in transitioning the force

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Human Resources Command met with executive leaders, human resource managers and officers to discuss the latest in force shaping and career management during a two-day HRC Road Show at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Aug. 16-17.

  • SFL-TAP conference helps Soldiers set goals

    “A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive,” according to the late Walt Disney.

  • Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony

    The monthly post retirement ceremony will be Friday at 3 p.m. in Waybur Theater and hosted by the U.S. Army Cadet Command deputy commanding officer, Col. Robert Bennett Jr., and U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Kraus Jr. The public is invited to attend this event, which serves to honor the following retirees.

  • Jesus suffered for mankind, don’t seek it out, trust Heavenly Father

    Back in the late 1980s, my friends Mike, Rick and I were involved in a strong Christian fellowship group on Penn State’s main campus. Our group sent students on short-term mission trips over spring break to Mexico and on one of these trips, my buddy Mike had this experience in regards to suffering: he learned the hard way to “seek not, forbid not” suffering.

  • JOBS FOR MILITARY FAMILY MEMBERS - Employment opportunities in, around Fort Knox

    The Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program provides employment information and other supportive services primarily to Family members who are relocating as a result of a military or civilian sponsor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses. Current vacancies include but are not limited to:

  • KEEPING THE FAITH - Life’s purpose not limited by age, mobility, it’s bound in Christ, his mission

    And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. And leaping up he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.”– Acts 3:4-8

  • ABCs of money management for children can become life lessons

    Military Families across the country and at installations overseas began the annual ritual of helping their children ease into a new school year, often at a new school in a new town. As a military parent, you might already be shopping off a back-to-school list or looking for activities to help your child prosper in their new environment. Back-to-school supplies and some of those new activities are going to cost money, possibly more than you were spending at your last location. This year, try using back-to-school season as an opportunity to teach your children money management lessons. These easy lessons can help your child succeed at school and life in general. You can start with a few basic guidelines, outlined below, that are as easy as A, B, C.

  • Always read contracts before signing, protects consumer, business

    Contracts are a major part of doing business. Contracts are legal documents that are designed to protect both the consumer and the business involved. Once a contract is signed, it cannot be changed unless both parties agree.

  • Foods can treat common ailment, prevent illness

    When a person isn’t feeling well, conventional wisdom says they should reach for over-the-counter or prescription remedies. But many experts point out that foods have healing properties that can be complementary in helping to treat common ailments and prevent illness.