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  • “Two things certain in life...”
  • Changes in tax laws; Fort Knox tax center can help decipher

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Tax Center

    With another tax year comes another set of federal tax law changes. The standard deduction, exemptions, and tax brackets have all generally increased, and are discussed more thoroughly below. For the most part, there are no major changes from last year’s taxes. While this article highlights changes in the tax laws for this year, you should go to the Fort Knox Tax Center or another reputable tax preparers for your specific tax situation.

  • First Catholic chaplain to make a combat jump remembered as example

    By FRANK LEON

    Director, Religious Education

    Chaplain Edwin Kozak, who died at Fort Knox, on Feb. 4, 1980 and was a retired colonel, played an important role in America’s fight for freedom during World War II. He was the first Catholic chaplain to jump with the troops as a member of the legendary 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. As the first Catholic chaplain to make a combat jump, he is also referred to as “Baltimore’s Parachute Chaplain.”

  • AAFES to sponsor reward for excellent academic work

    By SHANNON FRIEND

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service

    Besides handling daily schoolwork, studying and tests, military students face unique challenges, including coping with separation from parents during deployments and multiple moves. In fact, according to the Military Child Education Coalition, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, with many making multiple moves during high school.

  • Proffitt wins WHAS-TV ExCEL Award

    By JOHN WRIGHT

    Community Relations Specialist

    Cindy Proffitt, a fifth-grade teacher at Vine Grove Elementary School, is the winner of the Hardin County Schools 2015 WHAS-TV ExCEL Award presented by LG&E KU.

  • Employment options in, around local area

    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.

  • Army Reserve doctor receives Army Medical Dept. highest award

    U.S. Army Reserve

    79th Sustainment Support Command

    Maj. Gen. Megan Tatu, commanding general of the 79th Sustainment Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, presented the “A” Proficiency Designator Award to Col. Sridhar Natarajan Jan. 11.

    This award is the highest recognition for professional excellence in the Army Medical Department and is a result of a 2014 panel held at Human Resources Command, Fort Knox.

  • MLK Day represents opportunity to impact others

    Story courtesy Kentucky National Guard Equal Employment Opportunity Office

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”

    On the third Monday in January each year, Americans answer that question by coming together on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The day represents an opportunity to start the year off right by making a positive impact in one’s community.

  • A worthy cause
  • Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony

    The monthly retirement ceremony will be tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Waybur Theater. The event is hosted by Fort Knox and Cadet Command commanding general, Maj. Gen. Peggy Combs and Command Sgt. Maj. David Lelie, the command sergeant major for 3rd Brigade, United States Army Cadet Command. The public is invited to attend this ceremony, which serves to honor the retirees.

    Name        Unit      Years of Service

    Beverly Whitlock United States Army Human Resources Command 36