Around Knox

  • Holiday reminder, drinking and driving involves choices


    Last year the Fort Knox Army Substance Abuse Program published a couple of articles in The Gold Standard recogniz-ing the impor-tance of abstain-ing from drinking and driving during the holiday season. Many of us attend the parties and various functions that highlight the season with the intent to have a good time that often involves drinking alcohol. Good or bad, that’s just the way it is.

  • Veterans can expect 1.7 percent compensation increase


    Fort Knox Veterans Services

    It’s that time again, the end of the year is coming and that triggers many things for the veteran community in our area.

  • Fort Knox Exchange closed Nov. 27


    With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving will be on family.

  • ‘Welcome Home A Hero’ program recognized for war efforts


    U.S. Army Human Resources Public Affairs

    Adjutant General of the Army Brig. Gen. David MacEwen, representing U.S. Army Human Resources Command, spoke in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 25 at the dedication of displays commemorating the volunteer efforts of that city in support of America’s uniformed service members.

  • Executive Order mobilizes National Guard and Reserve troops

    Office of the Chief of Public Affairs

    The Secretary of Defense has approved the mobilization of Army National Guard and Army Reserve units from 12 states in support of Operation United Assistance. The units identified below will deploy as part of the second rotation of OUA forces in spring 2015 as part of a joint and interagency team supporting the lead federal agency, USAID, as we collectively respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • Better Business Bureau, AFDCB partner locally


    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    The Fort Knox community has several resources at their disposal to assist in disputes with local businesses. The Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board and the Better Business Bureau have teamed together to provide information to Soldiers and the Fort Knox community to help them make good decisions about where to do business.

  • Loading up and moving out

    Commissary Thanksgiving hours


    Commissary “Thanksgiving” week hours of operation: Sun.—10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mon.—9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (All Early Birds 7-9 a.m.); Tues.—9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Wed.—7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Closed - THANKSGIVING; Fri.—Closed; Sat.—9 a.m.-8 p.m.

    USAREC hosts observance


  • Health care recruiters dispel myths using mobile exhibit


    Medical Recruiting Brigade Advertising and Public Affairs

    In recent years, Army health care recruiters have sought to dispel some of the myths of modern Army medicine. In the mind of many Americans, Army medicine still conjures up images of conscripts serving in dusty tents with dirt floors, with medics holding IV bottles and flashlights so the surgeons can do their life-and-limb saving work.

  • Dailey selected as next sergeant major of Army


    Army News Service

    The senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has been selected to be the next sergeant major of the Army.

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno announced Nov. 3 that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey will be the 15th sergeant major of the Army. He will assume the Army’s highest enlisted office after Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III retires, at the end of January.