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  • 3rd ESC tackles, conquers property accountability

    By MAJ. JOEL ANDERSON
    3rd ESC PAO
    Although spring is long gone, it’s always a great time to clean house and that is exactly what the Sustainers of 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) have been doing over the past two months.

  • Health and Wellness balance featured at HRC event

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command PAO
    The woman closed her eyes as the spa attendant massaged her skin with an aroma-therapy oil reputed to encourage relaxation. She’d decided to treat herself to a spa treatment during lunch, and she didn’t have to go far.
    Spa treatments by aestheticians and chair massages by chiropractic staff were the order of the day at the Health-and-Wellness Day in the HRC Café pavilion Sept. 24.

  • Duke supply sergeant excels in reset efficiency

    By 1ST LT. TYLER SMITH
    6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team,
    1st Infantry Division
    In the cool of the early morning in the desert of Northern Afghanistan, a small group of Soldiers are busily stacking boxes into the back of a vehicle and updating a heap of inventory documents the size of a Sunday morning newspaper.
    These Soldiers are beating the heat of the day as they prepare to organize truckloads of equipment on the squadron’s new footprint on Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.

  • Friendship often comes in plain wrapper

    By CHAPLAIN (LT. COL.) GREG THOGMARTIN
    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    A friend shared this story with me a while back and I thought was worth keeping. I also think it is worth sharing, and I hope you will think so too!
    A man was exploring caves along the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn’t look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out

  • Fraud activities increase against consumers

    Better Business Bureau
    Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an increase in fraudulent activity related to the launch of the Affordable Care Act. The open enrollment period began Oct. 1, and scammers understand that many Americans are confused about their rights and responsibilities with the new program.
    BBB warns beware of fake websites, fancy mailers, robo-calls and scam artists calling you, asking for personal information.
    BBB serving Louisville, southern Indiana and western Kentucky prescribes the following:

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Martin takes
    principal’s chair at Scott Middle School

  • October month to think pink for awareness

    By DAWN CLARK
    IRACH Radiology Dept.
    Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and is the second leading cause of death among women. Statistics show, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer doesn’t affect women alone, men can also be diagnosed. Although it is rare, it can
    occur.
    Mammograms are used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms or women who experience symptoms such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge.

  • Current, former service members eligible for discounts at state parks

    Kentucky State Parks
    The Kentucky State Parks are offering lodging discounts to current and former members of the armed services with the “USA Military Discount” program from Nov. 1 to March 31.
    The program is available to those on active military duty, retired members of the military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reservists. Proof of military service is required at check in.

  • Duke Brigade combats deadly enemy—suicide

    By SGT.
    THOMAS DUVAL
    3-1 Public Affairs
    Leaders throughout the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are diligently working to defeat an enemy that continues to take the lives of Soldiers, both on and off the battlefield.
    Senior commissioned and noncommissioned officers came together to increase suicide awareness and improve methods to combat stressors during the 3rd IBCT Suicide Stand down Day Sept. 26.

  • Iraq veteran graduates combatives

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    Graduating from the Combatives Level I course is an easier-said-than-done task for most Soldiers. But if you have prosthesis it can almost seem impossible. But Staff Sgt. Patrick Marziale of the Human Resources Command Special Actions Branch made that task come to fruition when he graduated from the class Sept. 27.
    Marziale was injured in Iraq on Feb. 8, 2009 when a hand-held armor piercing grenade hit his vehicle.