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  • Special response teams compete at Knox

    By GAVIN LAPAILLE
    Gold Standard Sports Editor
    gavin.lapaille.ctr@mail.mil

    Members of special response teams from around the area came to Fort Knox last week to take part in a training exercise on post. Police departments from Elizabethtown and St. Matthews in Louisville joined Fort Knox at Burcham Range July 9, as the three teams competed in a series of events related to SRT.

    The event allowed the different units to interact and share ideas while having some fun and showing off their skills.

  • Odierno talks to cadets about Army careers

    By ALEX MCLAUGHLIN
    USACC Intern
    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno spoke for more than an hour Thursday to cadets in the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course with a message to help them in their journey as Army officers.
    He took time with cadets to share the wide range of experience he has gained during a 38-year career that has seen him hold many leadership positions.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    School schedule posted

    Aug. 4 is the first day of school at Fort Knox. Parents and children need to be aware of these activities for the new school year:

    Fort Knox High School (grades 9-12)
    * July 24 at 5 p.m. New students and parents orientation
    * Aug. 1 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. All students meet and greet
    * Aug. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Open house

  • Medical Service Corps celebrates 97 years

    By CAPT. LOUISA SLAYDEN

    3-1 IBCT

  • Sustainers keep 'eyes in the sky' flying in Afghanistan

    By STAFF SGT. JUSTIN SILVERS
    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs

    The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or drone, is considered to be one of the most technically advanced assets the Army has at its disposal and has been used to support combat, security and stability operations throughout Afghanistan. From 2001 to 2008 alone the amount of UAVs in the military increased 25-fold, putting the total UAV assets at more than 5,000. With such a large increase in the use of UAVs, the importance of Sgt. 1st Class Lee Priest’s job cannot be overemphasized.

  • Detachment provides lane safety for CST

    By STAFF SGT. SHEJAL PULIVARTI

    Task Force Wolf

    From the largest city in the state of Arkansas—Little Rock—comes a small detachment of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with a big mission this summer—safety.

    This team of more than 40 Soldiers from Detachment 2, 2-379th Training Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 104th Training Division, traveled to Fort Knox to provide safety over watch for the Squad Live Fire lane conducted during Cadet Summer Training.

  • New commander, Hedges, returns to familiar environment

    By VICKEY MOUZE

    U.S. Army Cadet Command Public Affairs Office

    As a senior Army ROTC cadet attending the University of Louisville, Blaine Hedges set a goal for himself—he would strive to become the best platoon leader possible.

    Getting an assignment as a brigade commander was not even in his thoughts.

    “I just didn’t think that far out as to the future, seeing myself as a colonel, or a brigade commander. That was pretty high up there for me,” he said. “And, now here I am.”

  • Student ID comes with benefits

    By TIM BALLARD
    KHEAA

    If you’re headed to college this fall, you’ll most likely be issued a student ID card during orientation or registra-tion. Most likely, your card will have your photo and student number on it. Most colleges require students to carry their ID cards with them at all times while on campus. Use it well, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority advises.

  • Congo native recruit to join chaplaincy

    By GINI SINCLAIR

    Medical Recruiting Brigade

    While working with military veterans as a chaplain at the Washington Hospital Center, Father Denis Mandamuna made the decision to serve as a spiritual leader for the U.S. Army.

    “The majority of our patients at the hospital were Soldiers who served in Afghanistan or Vietnam,” Mandamuna said. “I had a good experience assisting them with PTSD, mental and a variety of emotional issues. I could see their need for spiritual support and encouragement.”

  • Open House for EC3 students, parents Aug. 4

    Hardin County Schools
    The Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center will host an Open House for students and parents of students that will attend EC3 in the 2014-15 school year Aug. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Each of the district’s three high schools (Central Hardin High School, John Hardin High School and North Hardin High School) will hold an Open House that evening as well. Those will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m.