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Around Knox

  • Soldier wins at Best Warrior Competition

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command PAO
    The competition was fierce, and there wasn’t a clear front-runner among the top four at the Military District of Washington Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., recently.
    Sgt. Robert Keifer, an infantryman with the Honor Guard Company of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), eventually won, earning the title of MDW Noncommiss-ioned Officer of the Year for 2013 and the right to compete at the Department of the Army’s Best Warrior Competition in October at Fort Lee, Va.

  • College graduates face student loan debt

    News and Experts
    Generation after generation, parents have taught their children to prepare for college now, which often means in elementary school or even earlier.
    These days, financial experts like John McDonough are giving parents the same advice.
    “Can you afford the college that will give them the best chance in life? Will paying for their education force you to have to work well into your golden years? These are the questions I ask parents every day,” said McDonough, CEO of Studemont Group College Funding Solutions.

  • United States offers exciting vacation destinations

    News and Experts
    Citizens of the United States: exercise vigilance if you are out of the country—that’s the message from the Obama administration following the recent closings of nearly two dozen U.S. embassies on three continents. But that’s no reason to curtail your travel plans. Seeing America, especially with children in tow like blogger and domestic travel expert Alisa Abecassis, can give you a world of excitement.

  • Ownsby celebrates 80th birthday, 40 years on Knox

    By KRISTEN SCHABERT
    IRACH Public Affairs Officer
    After working for the Army for 40 years, most people probably decide to retire and take life easy for a while—especially if they just turned 80 years old.
    Not Lorraine Ownsby, who just celebrated her 80th birthday July 21. She has worked in civil service and as a contractor at Fort Knox for 40 of her 80 years, and has no intention of slowing down any time soon.

  • Ireland Outpatient Pharmacy makes additional improvements

    By MAJ. PAUL KASSEBAUM
    IRACH Chief of Pharmacy
    No one likes waiting, and waiting for prescriptions—often when you aren’t feeling your best—can be especially frustrating. The pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at Ireland Outpatient Pharmacy have seen that frustration and have been making pharmacy-wide changes to ensure the shortest wait times possible, without compromising patient safety.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Four seek seats on
    FKCS Board of Education
    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    Four candidates have filed for membership on the Fort Knox Community Schools Board of Education. They applied to fill one vacancy and three pending vacancies on the five-member board.
    The candidates are Anthony Henderson, Myra Lewis, Eric Mayer and Diana Pateras. All candidates are parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in Fort Knox schools.

  • SAMA inducts two Soldiers, civilian receives MCC Award

    By STAFF SGT. CANDICE FUNCHESS
    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
    The Fort Knox Chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Association held a ceremony inducting three noncommissioned officers and awarding three civilians the Margaret C. Corbin award July 30 at Knox’s Haszard Auditorium.
    The SAMA is an organization for noncommissioned officers that promotes the NCO Corps and helps further Soldier’s knowledge, foster respect and confidence between superiors and subordinates, and helps preserve and foster fellowship among members.

  • AAFES seeking feedback, mystery shoppers for program

    AAFES
    Because military service members and their Families are always priority No. 1, the Army & the Air Force Exchange Service regularly seeks authorized shoppers’ feedback on how the organization is doing in supporting their needs.
    As part of this effort, the Fort Knox Exchange Mystery Shopper program identifies a select group from each installation to go about their normal day-to-day shopping for a period of six months and detail their experience in a series of three survey sets.

  • Motorcycle, vehicle accident claim lives of two Soldiers

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness Safety Center
    A Missouri Army National Guard Soldier, on drill status, died Aug. 4 from injuries sustained in a multi vehicle crash that occurred near Rolla, Mo. The 22-year-old specialist was driving a 1996 Ford F-250 on the highway when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck an approaching 2003 Freightliner tractor-trailer head on. He was evacuated to a medical center for treatment where he subsequently died. Seatbelt use was not reported.

  • NRPA announces Fort Knox as finalist for Gold Medal Award

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON
    Gold Standard Staff Writer
    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil
    The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, along with the National Recreation and Park Association, recently announced the finalists for its 2013 Gold Medal Award, with Fort Knox listed as one of four finalists in the ‘Armed Forces Recreation’ category.