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  • Knox nails Army's inspection of CYSS

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Gold Standarrd Acting Editor

    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil

    Last month, the Army higher headquarters inspection team scrutinized the Child, Youth and School Services of Fort Knox on the 857 standards that form the basis of the DoD certification. Without that certification, none of the four programs operating under the CYSS umbrella can open their doors. The programs are the Child Development Center, the Donna Kirby School Age Center, the Middle School/Teen program, and the Family Child Care Program.

  • SHARP Academy leading prevention drive

    By LISA FERDINANDO

    Army News Service

    The Army is “breaking new ground” in efforts to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault in the ranks, according to a top Army official.

    “We like to lead from the front and that is part of our campaign efforts,” said Carolyn Collins, the deputy director of the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, program.

    “This is the number one priority for the Army, it’s the number one priority for the secretary of Defense and

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    School schedule posted

    Aug. 4 is the first day of school at Fort Knox. Parents and children need to be aware of these activities for the new school year:

    Fort Knox High School (grades 9-12)

    * Today at 5 p.m. New students and parents orientation

    * Aug. 1 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. All students meet and greet

    * Aug. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Open house

    Scott Middle School (grades 6-8)

    * July 31 from 3 to 4:15 p.m. All students and parents meet and greet

  • Four states hold primaries in August; act now for absentee ballots

    Installation Voting Office

  • Consumer town hall coming to Knox with state, federal reps

    By SHANNON WILSON

    AFC, CCRR

    Army Community Service

    On Aug. 12, Fort Knox will host a consumer town hall with the state and Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau represented

    by Kentucky State Attorney General, Jack Conway, and by Holly Petraeus.

  • Job opportunities available here

    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.

  • Disabled employee 'sees' way to help others find jobs

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil

    Tanya deCoux knows from personal experience what it’s like to work with a disability. Legally blind for four years now, deCoux was hired through the Workforce Recruitment Program—which

    helps college students and recent college graduates with disabilities to find federal jobs—to work at Fort Knox’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office doing administrative work.

  • International students looking for host families in area

    By EMILY ROLIN

    iE-USA.org

    Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Ger-many, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Fort Knox for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

  • Burial benefit now automatic to qualifiers

    By CLINT MESHEW

    Fort Knox Veterans Services

    New burial regulations effective July 7, 2014 will now allow VA to automatically pay the maximum amount allowable under law to most eligible surviving spouses more quickly and efficiently, without the need for a written application.

    Under former regulations, VA paid burial benefits on a reimbursement basis, which required survivors to submit receipts and a VA application for this benefit.

    Survivors will no longer be required to submit the documentation listed above.

  • New sergeant major assumes responsibility at support brigade

    By JERRY MERIDETH

    U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade

    Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Hamilton assumed duties as command sergeant major for the U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade in a ceremony at Patton Museum July 18. Hamilton replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Donnel Daniels who departs Fort Knox for duties as the senior enlisted advisor at the Army Marketing and Research Group in Alexandria, Va.