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Around Knox

  • Annual warrior exercise keeps reserve Soldiers battle ready

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS ANTHONY TAYLOR
    army.mil
    The 86th Training Division, based out of Fort McCoy, Wis., with the 84th Training Command, Fort Knox; partnered with the 75th Training Command, Houston; the Medical Readiness and Training Command, San Antonio; and First Army, Rock Island, Ill.; with First Army, Division-West, Fort Hood, Texas; to launch this year’s Warrior Exercise at Fort McCoy, March 25.

  • Malaysian plane provides scam opportunities

    BBB
    The world is glued to the news about the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Now, scammers are taking advantage of curiosity over the missing flight. BBB is warning, don’t fall for click bait teasers promoting exclusive footage of found passengers.
    How the Scam Works
    You are on Facebook, and a post catches your attention. “Video of Malaysia MH370 plane found in Bermuda Triangle. Passengers alive,” it teases.

  • Thackrey advances in youth contest

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON
    Gold Standard Staff Writer
    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil
    Richard Thackrey, a senior at Fort Knox High School and member of the Devers Middle School and Teen Center Boys and Girls Club, was recently named the Kentucky Military Youth of the Year in a competition hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
    Thackrey won the local Youth of the Year competition earlier this year, and will advance to the regional competition in Chicago this summer.

  • Readiness requires practice, training

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil
    The recent shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, are enough to make anyone stop and think: What would we do if that happened here?
    Actually, many members of the Fort Knox team ask themselves that precise question on a near-daily basis. They ask the questions, they plan drills, they test responses and procedures.

  • 3rd ESC deploys

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS GARY COOPER
    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) family and friends gathered in the early morning at Harris Hall to say goodbye to more than 100 Soldiers departing for Afghanistan, Saturday.
    In addition to Family members, the Vine Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 10281), the Hardin County Ladies Auxiliary, and the Fort Knox American Red Cross were there to wish the Soldiers well and provide snacks for the children.

  • Around Knox

    SAMC 5k run coming Saturday
    KnoxINFO
    The Fort Knox Sergeant Audie Murphy Club College Scholarship 5k run/walk will be Saturday
    at Keyes Park. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. For details of price and registration, visit http://racewire.com/home.php.
    Free workshop for law school bound
    KnoxINFO

  • Volunteers change lives, communities

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    Changing lives and communities is a fitting theme for the annual National Volunteer Week. It describes the dedication and hard work of those who selflessly volunteer their time with various on- and off-post organizations.
    The week kicks off Sunday at Houston Bowling Center with a free volunteer bowling party for volunteers and their Family members and a volunteer information fair Wednesday at the Post Exchange to discuss future volunteer position descriptions.

  • Army issues new grooming standards

    By DAVID VERGUN
    Army News Service
    The number, size and placement of tattoos have been dialed back under the revised Army Regulation 670-1,  which tightens Army grooming standards and uniform policy.
    The revised reg was published March 31 outlining the new standards. Effective dates for the various changes can also be found in All Army Activity message or ALARACT 082-2014.
    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond  Chandler III addressed why the changes were made:

  • First wave deploys

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS GARY COOPER
    3rd ESC Public Affairs
    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Family and friends gathered at Harris Hall to say goodbye to the advance echelon, or ADVON, Soldiers departing for Afghanistan Saturday.
    In addition to Family members, the Vine Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 10281), the Hardin County Ladies Auxiliary, and the Fort Knox American Red Cross were there to wish the Soldiers well and provide snacks for the children.

  • Around Knox

    Keeneland offers military discount
    KnoxINFO
    On Sunday all active duty, reserve, veterans and military Families may receive free general admission with a military I.D., DD214, veteran I.D. or other form of military I.D. at any pass gate at Keeneland Race Track. The Military Family Zone will be in the North Terrace from noon to 4 p.m. for free food, live music and more. There will be special giveaways and activities for children throughout the day.
    SAMC 5k run coming April 12
    KnoxINFO