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Around Knox

  • 19th Engineer Battalion redeploys

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Gold Standard Acting Editor

    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil

    The 450 Soldiers of the 19th Engineer Battalion who had been deployed to Kuwait returned over the weekend in three flights and the unit colors were uncased. The unit spent nine months supporting construction missions to build retention ponds, living facilities and protective berms in Southwest Asia.

  • Circle of 6 app aims to prevent violence, instill confidence

    By GAVIN LAPAILLE

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    gavin.lapaille.ctr@mail.mil

    Communities all across the world have a new weapon to help in the fight against sexual assault, thanks to Circle of 6, a mobile application designed to help young people out of situations that may be dangerous.

    Circle of 6 connects users to six others, giving easy access to trusted individuals in moments of crisis. The app is designed so that users can send a text to everyone in their circle in a quick and easy fashion.

  • Cleanup team performs thankless jobs in garrison

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil

    The lawns are mowed, the trash is picked up, the cemeteries are tidy, but this isn’t done by magic; it’s done by the hard work of a group of Soldiers in the Post Cleanup Unit.

  • National Night Out on Knox

    Knox Hills

    Knox Hills hosted its 2014 National Night Out event Aug. 5 and welcomed more than 1,000 residents to the annual, nationwide celebration. National Night Out is geared toward heightening crime prevention awareness and strengthening the neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships while sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are fighting back.

  • Puster meets with cadets, talks leadership

    By STAFF SGT. SHEJAL PULIVARTI

    Task Force Wolf

    Through the re-emphasis on the Army Profession in recent years, the heart of the Army—The Army Ethic—is defined as the moral principles that guide Soldiers in the conduct of our missions, performance of duty, and all aspects of life.

    Maj. Gen. David Puster, commanding general, 84th Training Command, visited and discussed the Army profession with cadets attending Leader Development and Assessment Course during Cadet Summer Training conducted at Fort Knox.

  • BBB warning consumers about current scammers

    BBB

    * Bogus debt collectors are calling local residents, pressuring them to “pay their debt.” These callers are extremely aggressive and threaten to file a lawsuit or get the police involved if victims do not pay immediately. Victims are asked to pay via Green Dot MoneyPak or by wire transfer.

  • August highlights antiterrorism practices, training

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Gold Standard Acting Editor

    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil

    August is the Army’s antiterrorism month.

    “We practice antiterrorism year round, but we highlight it in August to help make the public more aware,” said Kevin Emdee, the deputy at the garrison’s antiterrorism office.

  • Competing priorities force people to weigh options

    By CHAPLAIN (MAJ) MICHAEL COX

    Cadet Command

  • Nurse Advice Line assisting with acute medical problems

    Ireland Army Community Hospital

    Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for acute health problems, so having professional help at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The Military Health System’s new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. Beginning late April 2014, TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii could call the NAL toll-free twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Here at Ireland Army Community Health Clinic it launched May 31.

  • Four Soldiers die in separate accidents, seatbelts not used

    Army Combat Readiness Center

    A Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia, Soldier died from injuries sustained in a private plan mishap that occurred July 27 on Caspersen Beach in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The 36-year-old sergeant first class and his 9-year-old daughter were walking on the beach when they were struck by a private plane that was landing under emergency conditions. Both died from their injuries.