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  • Soldiers complete quarterly bridge training

    By GAVIN LAPAILLE

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    gavin.lapaille.ctr@mail.mil

    The 502nd Multi Role Bridge Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, spent a week completing quarterly bridge training at various locations on post. The company completed a series of tasks preparing for mission sustainment from Sept. 29-Oct.3.

  • Victim blaming can increase cases of domestic violence

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    “He’s stressed because of me. It won’t happen again.”

    “Do what I say!”

    “I don’t know why I married you, you’re worthless!”

    Those types of statements are frequently attributed to women who attempt to justify why they have become victims of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month, which is a national focus on the problem.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Parents can contact FKCS board via web-based email system

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

    Parents and legal guardians of students attending the Fort Knox Community Schools are invited to contact the board of education via its web-based email system.

    Established in October 2008, the system aims to inform the board members and the superintendent of specific issues in a timely fashion.

  • Feliciano shares experience of Afghanistan deployment

    By NORMAN JOHNSON

    83rd ARRTC PAO

    Robert Feliciano, Department of the Army civilian, volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan as a Department of Defense Civilian and deployed at the end of November 2013. Feliciano is a retired Army veteran of 22 years and teaches the Army Reserve Civilian Entry Training Course at Fort Knox’s 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center. His one year tour in Afghanistan ends Nov. 28. Feliciano shared his experiences in the following interview.

  • VA introducing uniformed disability claims form for veterans

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Sept. 24 that it’s introducing a uniformed disability claims form to better serve veterans, families and survivors.

    Standardizing the process by which veterans file claims and initiate appeals will make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state what benefits they are seeking from VA and provide information that is necessary to process their claims and appeals.

  • POV accident claims life of Fort Campbell Soldier

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

  • Eyeball essential for religious perspective

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) IVAN ARREGUIN

    U.S. Army Cadet Command

    What was that? I quickly rubbed my eye to remove a little bug that somehow made contact with my left eyeball as I rode my bicycle to class. The little bug didn’t have a chance because in one fast swoop, it was dead. The irritation was enough to raise an alarm in my head that communicated to my left hand to take action, now. I didn’t see it coming nor did the little bug expect to meet death that day.

  • Sullivan University recognized as military-friendly school

    Sullivan University

    In tribute to a dedicated commitment to active duty military personnel and veterans, the Sullivan University System as well as three of its member schools have been recognized as a Military Friendly School.

  • EEO stressing importance of filling out SF 256

    By KENNETH WAGNER

    EEO Specialist

  • Amnesty Program offers ‘no questions asked’ policy

    By CHRIS RAINWATER

    Garrison Safety Director

    People love to collect “stuff,” but sometimes that stuff can be very dangerous as is the case with ammunition. It may get your attention and look very interesting, but collecting old munitions is a very hazardous pastime and an activity to be avoided for your own safety. In the Army, we refer to unexploded ammunition and ordnance as “UXO.”