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Around Knox

  • Religious Support Office moves across post

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Gold Standard Acting Editor

    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil

    The Religious Support Office has moved to new quarters. Well, new for them.

    The team moved out of its former location in Pike Hall to the Stevens School building where the Religious Education Center is located, at 226 S. 8th Armored Division Dr., near the Prichard Place chapel. Additionally, the Family Life Center is next door.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Parents elect new board members

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

    Four Fort Knox parents were elected Friday to the Fort Knox Community Schools Board of Education. They were among eight candidates on the ballot to fill three vacancies and one pending vacancy on the five-member board.

    Candidates receiving most votes for the two two-year positions were Michael Aloisi and Robert “Jason” Smith.

    Candidates receiving most votes for the two one-year positions were Eric Rasmussen and James Stephenson.

  • Two Soldiers, others die in traffic accidents

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center

  • CWF promotes morale, welfare of AF, NAF employees

    Civilian Welfare Fund

    The Civilian Welfare Fund directly and indirectly promotes the morale and welfare of the appropriated and nonappropriated civilian employees located on Fort Knox.

    The (CWF) council is governed by a council of 10 civilian employees (with alternates) appointed from various organizations on the installation.

    The CWF currently provides the following services:

    * Microwaves and refrigerators for civilian break areas;

  • Employment opportunities plentiful in, around Knox

    ACS Employment Readiness Program

    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.

  • Bureau ends USA Discounters, Ltd. fee scam

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put an end to a service member fee scam, run by USA Discounters, Ltd., a company that operates a chain of retail stores near military bases and offers financing for purchases Aug. 14.

  • BBB warns against ‘free’ government money scam

    BBB

    Local residents have reported getting calls from scammers claiming they have qualified to receive a “free” government grant for thousands of dollars, just for being a “good citizen” and staying out of jail, or paying their taxes on time. Of course the grants are too-good-to-be-true. The caller asks the victim to wire hundreds of dollars via MoneyGram for processing fees. BBB warns to NEVER wire fees to someone you do not know.

    Here’s how the scam works:

  • AAFES pays $208 million in morale, welfare, recreation dividends

    Army & Air Forces Exchange Service Public Affairs

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced it paid a dividend of $208 million in 2013 to morale, welfare and recreation efforts for the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs.

  • Recruiters have unique opportunities

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) JOSEPH EFFIONG

    U.S. Army Recruiting Command

  • CFPB takes action against Amerisave Mortgage Corp.

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    On Aug. 12, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took action against Amerisave Mortgage Corporation, its affiliate, Novo Appraisal Management Company and the owner of both companies, Patrick Markert, for engaging in a deceptive bait-and-switch mortgage-lending scheme that harmed tens of thousands of consumers.