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Around Knox

  • House fire prompts circuit breaker warning

    We had a very small fire in housing recently. Crews responded to a report of smoke coming from a vent. Upon arrival, crews quickly located an air handling unit in the attic and extinguished the fire by cutting the power and applying water. There were no injuries and very little fire damage. Investigation found a malfunctioning air handling unit which ignited wiring in the attic. Of note was the occupants were experiencing electrical problems (circuit breakers popping).

  • Training by, for Soldiers ‘effective’ life skills

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil
    This is the second of a 3-part series.
    The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program is the training and execution arm of the Army’s Ready and Resilient Campaign, according to Moon Mullins, the CSF2 Training Center manager at Fort Knox.
    The program is comprised of 12 resilience skills and six performance-enhancing skills.

  • Early entry command post exercise designs for speedy response

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS GARY COOPER
    3rd ESC Public Affairs Office
    About 70 selected 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers traveled south to Fort Campbell for nine days to execute an Early Entry Command Post Deployment Exercise, or EECP DEPEX.
    The Sustainers departed Fort Knox in a convoy Oct. 29 to set up the EECP at Fort Campbell.

  • Four Soldiers die in separate crashes, speed factor

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
    A 593rd Corps Sustainment Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Soldier died Nov. 6 from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The 34-year-old staff sergeant was driving a Dodge Stratus sedan, negotiating a left turn with the right of way, through an intersection when he was struck broadside by another Soldier’s vehicle. Seatbelt use was not reported. The staff sergeant was pronounced deceased at the scene and the second vehicle operator (private) is currently hospitalized.

  • December: National Drunk, Drugged Driving Month

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    Individuals have choices, to drink or not to drink. But, for those who choose to drink and drive they must be prepared to live with that bad choice and the consequences associated with it.
    December is designated as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.

  • HRC recognizes quarterly, yearly winners

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office
    The leadership of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command recognized the noncommissioned officer and civilians of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 as well as the Civilians of the Year in a ceremony at the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex recently.
    Sgt. 1st Class Renalyn Nelson, NCO of the third quarter, was also honored as she was unable to attend that ceremony in August.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Scott Middle
    hosts chili
    cook-off
    Scott Middle School parents and students are invited to the school’s “Bulldog” Chili Cook-off Dec. 6, 5:30-7 p.m.
    The school seeks approximately ten Bulldogs (seventh and eighth graders) and Family members to enter the Chili Cook-off. Bulldogs will have the opportunity to cook their favorite chili with the Parents’ assistance, if needed.

  • Employment opportunities plentiful around 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 nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • Paying homage
  • Retirees’ access to AKO ends Dec. 31

    Army CIO/G-6 and PEO EIS
    Army retirees and Family members need to activate the forwarding function for their
    Army Knowledge Online email before Dec. 31, officials said, because after then they will no longer be able to access their AKO accounts.
    As part of the Army’s AKO transition to enterprise services, retirees and Family members can have their AKO email automatically forwarded to a commercial email address until the end of 2014. In the past, users could only forward AKO email to a government email address, Army G-6 officials pointed out.