Around Knox

  • Halloween activities, fun ooze throughout post

    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    For those who wonder how best to use their Halloween celebration time, here are a few suggestions for you to celebrate safely.
    Anderson Aquatic Center will host a Float and Flicks event tomorrow so viewers may watch a Halloween movie, “Hocus Pocus” while floating in the shallow end of the pool.  Call (502) 624-6217 for more information and prices.

  • Jobs available in, around Fort Knox community

    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.

  • Exchange offering food discounts for credit card users on Halloween

    Ghouls and ghosts and their parents can enjoy a pre-trick or treat meal at an eerily low price as food orders made with a MILITARY STAR® Card at Fort Knox Exchange-operated restaurants on Oct. 31 will be discounted 20 percent.   
    “This is a frightfully good deal,” said the Fort Knox Exchange’s General Manager Rick Fair. “There is no trick in this treat and we’re excited to see all the young goblins in their Halloween finest.”     

  • Army launches new resilience course for leaders

    Army.mil Stand To!
    The Executive Resilience and Performance Course, as part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, is designed to train Army leaders (company commanders, first sergeants and above), and familiarize them with some of the same resilience and performance enhancement skills Master Resilience Trainers provide Soldiers, family members and Army civilians.
    Last week, Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness launched the Executive Resilience and Performance Course.

  • Red Ribbon Week educates

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    The days of waiting to educate kids about the perils of drugs are over. Since 1988, educators have taken this battle to the classrooms during Red Ribbon Week.

  • Knox takes gold

    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    Fort Knox has been chosen as the 2013 Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management by the National Parks and Recreation Association in partnership with the American Academy for Parks and Recreation Administration in the Armed Forces recreation category. Last year, Knox was a finalist but this year, snagged the gold medal.  

  • Lopez killed in action

    Fort Knox PAO
     A Fort Knox Soldier died Oct. 5 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.
    Spc. Angel L. Lopez, 27, of Parma, Ohio, was a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to Company A, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.
    He began his military service in January 2012 and arrived to Fort Knox in July 2012.
    This was Lopez’s first deploy-ment, and he is the first 3-1 Soldier to be killed during this deployment.

  • Post celebrates Retiree Appreciation Days Nov. 1, 2 at Saber & Quill

    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    Fort Knox will host its annual Retiree Appreciation Days Nov. 1 and 2 this year. The confab is a combination informational update, reunion and errand run all rolled into one due to the many services and knowledge shared during the two days.
    According to Col. T.J. Edwards, the Fort Knox garrison commander, “The RAD is a total team effort by the Fort Knox Garrison Command.”


    Army hospital open for business
    Ireland Army Community Hospital medical services have remained fully operational during the government shutdown. Hospital staff continue to see regularly scheduled appointments and are available for all patients’ health care needs.
    Knox observing Oktoberfest tomorrow

  • After joining ‘impulsively,’ Vega upholds honor, pride in Army

    3-1 Public Affairs
    “I didn’t join for patriotic reasons or because I needed a job,” said Spc. Nancy Vega. “I initially joined to get a skill set to help after the Army.”
    Within 13 months of joining, the truck driver with Echo Company, Forward Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force Duke, explained how her entire perspective and motivation has changed.