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Around Knox

  • Tuition assistance announces changes

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    For many Soldiers joining the military has its advantages—free medical and dental care and free educational benefits which makes higher education affordable.

    According to dcmilitaryed.com, military tuition assistance has been an important benefit available to service members since the late 1940s.

  • AROUND KNOX

    Debts settled

    2nd Lt. Patrick Bamber

    Anyone with debts owed to or by the estate of Staff Sgt. Alex N. Bahmandeji, 76th Engineer Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, must contact 2nd Lt. Patrick Bamber, the summary court-martial officer for the Soldier. Staff Sgt. Bahmandeji died on Fort Knox on Dec. 9.

    For information, call (502) 626-8715, (314) 299-7424.

    Hospital holiday hours

    IRACH

  • Beanies for babies educates new parents, links in volunteers

    By GAVIN LAPAILLE

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    With Child Abuse Prevention Month starting in April, Army Community Service Director Melinda Roberts and her team wanted to think of a way to help prevent incidents of shaken baby syndrome and violent head trauma. Enter the Beanie for Babies project, which conjoins the ACS mission of education, awareness and volunteerism all in one.

  • Wreaths Across America marks seventh anniversary, thousands turn out

    By AMAANI LYLE

    DOD News, Defense Media Activity

    Amid crisp air and the aroma of pine needles, thousands gathered to lay remembrance wreaths on veterans’ headstones here to mark National Wreaths Across America Day, and in doing so drew one of the annual event’s largest turnouts in its 23 year history.

  • NORAD offers apps to track Santa

    North American Aerospace Defense Command

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org/, launched Dec. 1 featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more.

    The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.

  • Cadet Command and Fort Knox CG promoted Friday

    Fort Knox Public Affairs Office

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox received her second star at a ceremony Friday at the Pentagon.

    Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs—who took command of USACC and Fort Knox on March 6—was promoted to major general by Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Spoehr, director of the Army’s Office of Business Transformation.

  • Fort Knox Christmas tree lighting ceremony

    The Installation’s 2014 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Post Gazebo located across from Brooks Parade Field.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by fire engine and visited with the children in attendance, while the 113th Army Band and local youth choral groups performed holiday classics for those in attendance.

  • AROUND KNOX

    83rd USARRTC hosts ceremony

    83rd USARRTC PAO

    The 83rd U.S Army Reserve Readi-ness Training Center is hosting a change of responsibility ceremony in Skidgel Hall, room 101 on Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. This event is open to the public. Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Brooks will relinquish his duties as the outgoing command sergeant major and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Swift will assume his duties.

    Op-Homefront offers meals

    Operation Homefront

  • HRC staff, Family involved in local theater productions

    By MASTER SGT. MICHAEL CHANN

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office

    Kristina Marinos, whose husband is currently stationed at U.S. Army Human Resources Command, and Jorge Lopez, an IT specialist at HRC, have found a way to enjoy their passion for theater and volunteer in the community. They both perform and help out at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center and the Hardin County Playhouse in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

  • Human Resources Command adopts ICE system, strengthens services

    By DAVID RUDERMAN

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs

    ICE comments are for registering complaints about bad service at the burger bar, right?

    Wrong.

    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command is strengthening delivery of personnel services to Soldiers worldwide by adopting the Interactive Customer Evaluation system across the organization.