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  • Solving Fort Knox's Energy Equation

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    Fort Knox Public Affairs

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that “strength starts here.” After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army’s energy conservation starts here as well.

    After 20 years of implementing green conservation technologies across the post, Fort Knox prepares to officially declare energy independence this spring by “pulling the plug” during a public demonstration to showcase the post’s ability to operate autonomously without reliance on outside power providers.

  • Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony

    The monthly post retirement ceremony will be tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Waybur Theater and hosted by the U.S. Army Recruiting Command commander, Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet, and his senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Clemmons. The public is invited to attend this event, which serves to honor the following retirees.

    NAME ORGANIZATION YEARS OF SERVICE

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Richard Scott U.S. Army Human Resources Command 31

    Sgt. Maj. Rodney Allen U.S. Army Cadet Command 29

  • Employment opportunities plentiful in, around Fort 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 spon-sor’s permanent change of station. Other categor-ies of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • AAFES launches free app

    AAFES

    With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange Extra app.

    The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is available at the App Store for Apple products or Google Play for Android devices.

  • Garrison Safety Office offers required Army training

    By CHRIS RAINWATER

    Garrison Safety Director

    Don’t you hate it when you’ve been looking for a particular service or product for a long time only to find out that it has been available to you the entire time? When you find out about the service, you scratch your head and ask, “Why didn’t I know about that?”

  • AER campaign kicks off to raise funds, awareness

    By SHANNON WILSON

    Fort Knox Financial Readiness Program Manager

    Fort Knox Annual Army Emergency Relief campaign officially kicked off March 1, and will run through May 15. Active duty Soldiers and retirees will be given the opportunity to contribute through their units or organizations. Our goal is not only a concerted effort to raise money, but to increase awareness about AER—AER is here to help the Army “take care of its own.”

  • Beware of NCAA ticket scams

    Better Business Bureau

    The Better Business Bureau is warning basketball fans not to fall for NCAA ticket scams as they follow their favorite basketball teams. If you are making a last-minute decision to see your fav-orite team in the tournament, avoid disappointment, and don’t fall for “too-good-to-be-true” ticket prices on the Internet or elsewhere.

  • Passing the colors
  • Adjustments and exemptions may lower your taxes

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Tax Center

    Although all income is taxable, not all income is actually taxed. Income that is not taxed results in lower taxes paid, which makes most people happy. This article will discuss the first two items that reduce taxable income: adjustments and exemptions.

    Adjustments are specific items Congress designated to reduce taxable income without requiring itemization. On Form 1040, adjustments can be entered on lines 23 through 35.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    FKHS yearbook on sale now

    The Fort Knox High School yearbook is currently on sale for $55. An engraved nameplate is available for an additional $5. Check or cash can be accepted at the high school. Payments should be brought to Ms. Hibberd. Credit card orders can be made on-line at yearbookordercenter.com. The school code is 10460.

    School calendar of events online