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  • CYSS fees increasing Saturday, policy DOD driven

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    Next month when Fort Knox Child, Youth and School Services’ parents pay their fees they will notice a slight increase. The new changes are effective Saturday.

    Rayceil Oggs, the chief of CYSS, said the Department of Defense has always been responsible for setting child care categories and fees, and in the past the Army would sometimes lower the fees and send that information out to the different installations.

  • A DAY WITH THE 19th Engineers

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Gold Standard Editor

    rachael.l.tolliver.civ@mail.mil

    An Army engineers’ job can be multifaceted—one week they can be building things and the next week they might be blowing things up.

    Recently, Fort Knox’s 541st Engineer Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, conducted training for live-fire certification in preparation to assume a global response force mission next month—training to blow things up.

  • Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony

    The monthly Fort Knox post retirement ceremony will be Friday at Waybur Theater at 3 p.m. The ceremony’s hosts will be Cadet Command’s commander, Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, and senior enlised adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Arnold. Honored will be the following retirees:

    Rank & Name - Unit - Years of Service

    Lt. Col. Curtis Garner II- Cadet Command - 20 years

    Maj. Terrill Mcgee - West Virginia National Guard - 24 years

    Sgt. 1st Class Darrell Kramer - 19th Engineer Battalion - 25 years

  • Distracted driving can cause injuries, fatalities

    By DR. CHRIS RAINWATER
    Garrison Safety Director

    I want you to imagine that you are driving home from work today and listening to the radio. Your favorite song is playing, and you are singing along as you tap your fingers on the steering wheel to the beat. Suddenly, the music stops and is interrupted by a man with urgent news. “We interrupt your normal programming to report that a passenger airliner with 300 people aboard has crashed. Sadly, there are no survivors.” Three hundred lives wiped out in a few seconds.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Board of Education to meet about dress code

    The Fort Knox Community Schools’ Board of Education will meet Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the All-Purpose Room of the Crittenberger Bldg. 4553, 281 Fayette Ave., in Keyes Park.

    The meeting’s subject will be the dress code for FKCS students in the middle and high schools.

    The special meeting is open to the community, and the public is invited to attend.

    BOE to hear budget report

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

  • 3-1 sponsors brigade Trunk or Treat

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    3rd IBCT Public Affairs

    More than 30 Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, kicked off the Halloween season by participating in a family-oriented “Trunk or Treat” event Oct. 16 at Fort Knox.

    Hosted by the 3rd IBCT’s 201st Brigade Support Battalion, the two-hour event included a line of 20 vehicles individually adorned with Halloween decorations for kids to walk along and collect candy from each of the trunks.

  • Wills more than legal document, need for estate planning

    By BRIAN EVANS

    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office

    Many people think of a will as only a legal document allowing someone to specify who takes that person’s property at death. However, a will is much more than a piece of paper directing the distribution of your assets. It could be a document that makes a significant difference for your family for years to come.

  • Local employment opportunities, services

    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 categories of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • ‘Be nice,’ key to successful marriage

    By CHAPLAIN (MAJ.) RAYMOND FOLSOM

    Garrison Family Life Chaplain

    Seriously, let’s talk. Please set down the cell phone, turn off the computers or TV, and let’s talk; just you and me. If communication is the number one complaint within a marriage, can you please tell me, “Why is it so difficult?”

  • Soldier guilty of sexual assault

    SJA Office

    Spc. Desmond Thompson of Fort Knox was found guilty of sexual assault and forcible sodomy Oct. 17. He was sentenced to be reduced to private, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, confinement for three years and to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge.