Around Knox

  • Simple steps can avoid winter heating mishaps

    By Richard Rudolph
    Garrison Safety Office
    Most people living in Kentucky would agree that the weather can change pretty quickly and, with winter around the corner, that could mean snow, hail, ice or a mixture. When heating your home this season be safe with this list of preventive measures to avoid any mishaps during this holiday season.
    Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Almost half of those equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires.

  • Employment opportunities plentiful in, around Fort Knox

    ACS Employment Readiness Program
    The ACS 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 sponsor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are non-transitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • Infantry, artillery units demonstrate power of combined arms

    By 1ST LT. MARCO
    2 LT. J.R. LYSTASH
    3rd IBCT
    Soldiers from Battery A, 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment and Company A, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, demonstrated the power of combined arms operations during a collaborated training exercise with 75th Fires Brigade, 1st Inf. Div., at Fort Sill, Okla. from Oct. 28 to Nov. 6.

  • Duke Soldiers train with local police, gain familiarity with search, seizure

    3rd IBCT
    More than 30 Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, conducted joint police and crime scene training with police officers from Elizabethtown, in preparation for possible future combat operations, at the Elizabethtown Police Department Nov. 15.

  • Around Knox

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    Ireland PAO
    Ireland Army Community Hospital will observe the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday. IRACH will maintain essential staffing for the Emergency Room, Inpatient Ward, and Labor & Delivery on this day. Pharmacy, Radiology and Laboratory are unavailable during federal holidays for outpatient services. On Friday primary care clinics & ancillary services (pharmacy, radiology, and laboratory) will be open but with reduced staff.
    Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

  • AAFES offering numerous Black Friday deals

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
    Military shoppers looking to dig in to tasty holiday shopping better bring a big appetite to the Exchange as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is cooking up a buffet of great deals and savings.
    The smorgasbord begins Thanksgiving Day with exclusive online-only deals including a Sharp 52” AQUOS LED Smart TV for just $999, 7” one carat TDW black diamond bracelet for $99, free box spring on select Serta mattresses and great deals on several makes and models of kid’s bikes.

  • Civilian aides visit Knox

    Fort Knox PAO
    Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Army Cadet Command
    Nine officials who report directly to the secretary of the Army were hosted by the Fort Knox commanding general Nov. 14 so they could get familiarized with Fort Knox since its Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, transformation completion in 2011.

  • Sunset landing
  • 123rd Airlift Wing welcomed home after four-month deployment to Persian Gulf

    123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
    The 123rd Airlift Wing welcomed home 72 of its members Nov. 10-11 from a four-month deployment to the Persian Gulf, where the unit supported Operation Enduring Freedom and military missions in Iraq.
    Fifty-eight of the Airmen arrived at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base aboard a Kentucky Air Guard C-130 aircraft Nov. 10, while 14 more came home Nov. 11.

  • Hospital visit