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  • 52nd EOD visits Knox for competition

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Editor

    The 52nd Ordnance Group, based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, visited Fort Knox April 13-17 for its annual explosive ordnance disposal competition to determine who will compete on its behalf at the DOD coopetition.

    The events included finding and disposing of a weapons cache, chemical decontamination and transportation for disposal, and locating and making safe unknown ordnance. Participates included the top teams from earlier competitions from Fort Drum, New York; Fort Campbell Kentucky; and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

  • Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony

    The monthly post retirement ceremony will be tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Waybur Theater and hosted by the U.S. Army adjutant general, Brig. Gen. James Iacocca, and his senior enlisted advisor, Sgt. Maj. Roland Dore.  The public is invited to attend this event, which serves to honor the following retirees.
    NAME    ORGANIZATION    YEARS OF SERVICE
    Lt. Col. Corey Griffiths    U.S. Army Human Resources Command    22

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  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    School calendar of events online

    The Fort Knox Schools system has assembled a master calendar showcasing schools’ activities of interest to parents and other community members. The calendar lists events, except sports, scheduled in all four Fort Knox Schools. Current examples are a band performance, a luau spring dance, and a scholastic book fair. Parents with children in different schools and grades can now more easily plan to attend school events. The master calendar is online at www.am.dodea.edu/knox/FKCSCO/Pages/SEI.html.

  • Employment opportunities in, around Knox

    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 nontran-sitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • 3rd ESC hosts fun run to ‘eliminate sexual assault’

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS GARY COOPER

    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs

    Third Sustainment Command (Expedition-ary) service members, along with Family mem-bers and friends, turned out to support the unit’s 2015 Sexual Harass-ment/Assault Response and Prevention two-mile Fun Run/Walk, April 17. The event was a way for the Fort Knox community to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault.

  • HRC SHARP program opens its doors to raise awareness

    By RAY GALL

    Human Resources Command Public Affairs

    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command opened the doors to its Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention office April 16, at the HRC complex, to raise awareness of the SHARP program, not only for HRC employees but those in the community.

    HRC sexual assault response coordinator and program director, Master Sgt. Johnnie Garcia, expressed her surprise when more than 150 people from both the command and across the installation stopped by to offer congratulations.

  • Boonesborough State Park holding gathering for fort’s descendants

    By ROB MINERICH

    Department of Parks

    Fort Boonesborough State Park is planning a special weekend in June dedicated to descendants of the settlers who lived at the fort in the late 1700s.

    “A Gathering of Descendants” is slated for June 13-14 and is open to the public. The park plans to have historical organizations on hand to help guests with genealogical research to see if they had family members at the fort.

  • KYNG NCO raises right hand for four-star general

    By STAFF SGT. DAVID BOLTON

    133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    For the fourth time in her 15-year military career, Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Fulkerson took the oath to faithfully defend the Constitution of the United States. But it was the first time that she raised her right hand for a four-star general.

  • Don’t fall victim to spring cleaning hazards

    By BRIAN WOOD

    Safety Specialist

    It’s spring! That means you have to cut the grass, repaint the shed, repair the roof shingles, clean out the garage and so much more. Did you realize during spring cleaning we expose ourselves to more hazards than Homer Simpson in a nuclear power plant?

    Unlike work, we typically disregard the personal protective equipment we should wear while working on projects at home.