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Around Knox

  • VFW commander in chief visit HRC, tours mortuary affairs

    By MASTER SGT. MICHAEL CHANN
    HRC Public Affairs Office
    The national commander in chief for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, William Thien, visited U.S. Army Human Resources Command April 14 to broaden community partnerships to enhance services to military veterans and to gain a better awareness of the capabilities of HRC.
    The VFW and HRC work with veterans through their many efforts, such as recovering those missing in action, helping veterans establish casualty related benefits and obtaining military records.

  • Employment opportunities plentiful

    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.

  • God has Easter eggs for all

    By CHAPLAIN (MAJ.) GREGORY BRODERICK
    Chaplain Recruiting Branch

  • April: Child Abuse Prevention Month, keep kids safe

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    Every 46 seconds a child is confirmed as maltreated in the United States and every 5 ½ hours a child is killed by abuse or neglect, according to childrensrights.org.
    As an effort to help combat and prevent injury and death to children, April has been designated as national Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s theme is Children’s Safety Comes First—Be Ready to End Child Abuse.

  • Last wave of Sustainers deploys to Kuwait

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS GARY COOPER
    3rd ESC PA Office
    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Family and friends gathered at Harris Hall to say goodbye to their Soldiers departing for Kuwait, April 17. Most ESC Soldiers have already deployed to Afghanistan over the last few weeks.
    Third ESC noncommissioned officer, Sgt. David Tyrpin, was seen off by his fiancé, Awestan Rashid, and their daughter Aveen, 3, and their son Alan, 2. His two older children, Tristan, 13, and Trinity, 11, are staying with family in Florida until his deployment ends.

  • Recovering alcoholic: booze not needed to have fun

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    Admitting there is a problem and being powerless to fix this problem is the first in the Twelve Steps to recovery.
    According to the Recovery Institute and Peter Hart Research Institute, most people see alcoholism as having elements of a disease and moral weakness. Twenty-five percent believe it’s due to the moral or personal weakness of the alcoholic.

  • Tax center closes, saves Soldiers more than $1.1 million in prep fees

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON
    Gold Standard Staff Writer
    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil
    After spending the past three months serving the Fort Knox community, the tax center closed for the season with a ceremony Friday.
    “This is a great event to recognize the contributions and the dedication and the hard work of these individuals who went above and beyond over the last few months to provide a service to our community, and they did an outstanding job,” said Brig. Gen. Maria Gervais, deputy commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox.

  • Never too early to begin retirement planning

    By CAPT. MIKE WINN
    Fort Knox Tax Center
    I’ll never forget the day I met him. I was backpacking with a Sherpa deep in the Himalayan mountains of Tibet. No wait, it happened in Eastern Kentucky, pretty near Pineville. It would have been in Tibet, but I forgot to submit my pass request in time. But in any event . . .
    I met him. I had been slogging up a mountainside switchback on for the past couple hours. A few droplets of sunlight filtered in between the pines now and then. Thick fog blanketed the mountainside on this cool, overcast April morning.

  • Brown Street Center hosting 5k walk/run

    Hardin County Schools
    Brown Street Education Center will host a community
    work day Saturday after the Trojan 5k Run/Walk.
    In addition to some spring cleaning at the school, workers will install a greenhouse to aid in counseling and science programs next school year. Student participants will earn community service hours and community volunteers are encouraged to join in on the fun.

  • Maxwell attending Army, Navy summer seminars

    Hardin County Schools
    Hunter Maxwell, a North Hardin High School junior, will have a very busy summer. He has been selected to participate in two extremely prestigious experiences.
    He will be one of the 1,000 attendees at the United States Military Academy at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience in June. He will also be one of approximately 2,550 students invited to attend the U.S. Naval Academy’s Naval Academy Summer Seminar program.