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Around Knox

  • Retiring KYNG doctor celebrates 30 years in uniform

    By DAVID ALTOM

    Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs

    When Mike Gavin first tried to join the military the recruiters didn’t want him. They said that, among other things, he was practically blind.

    “I told them, well, I’m a blind surgeon, if that makes a difference,” he said.

    It did.

    More than 30 years later Kentucky Army National Guard State Surgeon Col. Mike Gavin retired after a distinguished and amazing career—despite having to wear glasses.

  • Via visits 3rd ESC, recognizes units challenges

    By STAFF SGT. JUSTIN SILVERS

    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, command sergeant major of AMC, visited Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Oct. 23.

    Via and Sims were visiting Bagram to receive updates on retrograde operations in Afghanistan. As part of their visit, they met with 3rd Sustain-ment Command (Expeditionary) Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Donnie Walker Jr. and 3rd ESC Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Bell.

  • AROUND KNOX

    Health Fair Nov. 6, research open season options
    HRC PAO
    The Army Human Resources Command will host the annual Fort Knox Health Benefits Fair  Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HRC Café.  
    The fair offers all federal and non-appropriated fund employees an opportunity to research the many health plans available to them prior to the 2015 Open Season which runs from Nov. 11 to Dec. 9.
    In addition to the FEHB Program providers, there will be other local health care vendors on hand.

  • Make a note:

    Daylight Savings time changes Sunday at 2 a.m. Before you go to bed, set your clock back one hour.

    If you’ve never had to worry about a time change, remember, “spring forward” fall, “fall back.”

  • USACC senior NCO retires after 32 years of service

    By VICKEY MOUZE

    U.S. Army Cadet Command Public Affairs

    A former senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Kentucky, retired after 32 years of service in a ceremony on post Oct. 24.

    Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Howard, who had recently served as USACC’s eighth com-mand sergeant major, was surrounded by family and friends as two of his former commanders lauded the career of a man who had grown up in Goodman, Mississippi.

  • New app provides timely FMWR information

    By GAVIN LAPAILLE

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    gavin.lapaille.ctr@mail.mil

    Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation has a new tool for users keen on surfing the web using digital platforms. A recently released smartphone application, available for iOS/iPhone and Android devices, gives users an alternative way to interact with the many FMWR programs.

  • ROTC discussed at annual AUSA Expo

    By LISA FERDINANDO

    ARNEWS

    The Army is training the officers of tomorrow to face the challenges of an increasingly complex world, the commander of the U.S. Army Cadet Command said.

    The cadets in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC, will be the leaders in those conflicts of the future, said Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, in an interview last week at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • 201ST BSB NCOs get ‘physical’ with JROTC cadets

    By 1st Lt. AUSTIN MANINI
    201st Brigade Support Bn. Executive Officer
    Noncommissioned officers from the 201st Brigade Support Battalion got “physical” with Central Hardin High School JROTC Friday in Elizabethtown.  
    Sgt. 1ST Class Justin Hill and Staff Sgt. Felipe Muzquiz spent the day teaching the Army’s Physical Readiness Training program to 125 JROTC cadets in the school’s gymnasium.

  • Employment opportunities plentiful in, around Fort 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 spon-sor’s permanent change of station. Other categor-ies of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • TAP hosting military leader transition seminar at Saber & Quill

    TAP Staff
    The Fort Knox Transition Assistance Program is hosting a one-day Military Leader Transition. Soldiers do not have to be a leader to attend. The seminar is open to all transitioning Soldiers, Family and community members. The military leader transition seminar is designed to assist Soldiers in planning and developing their post-military careers in a seminar used to train Fortune 500 exeuctives.
    The objective of the workshop is to equip participants with the skills to plan and execute the development of a post-military career.