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Around Knox

  • Prayer breakfast
  • Job opportunities plentiful in, around Fort Knox community

    ACS Employment Readiness Program
    The Army Community Service 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.

  • Peace more than absence of fighting

    By CHAPLAIN (MAJ.) MICHAEL COX
    Deputy Command Chaplain, USACC

  • Cadets learn, honor Bataan Death March survivors

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER
    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    A marathon is 26.2 miles. And sometimes a marathon can seem like a death march—but not really.
    If you want to know what a death march is really like, the 70,000 service men and women captured by Japanese forces during World War II can tell you. They were part of the Bataan Death March—a forced march through 70 miles of Philippine jungle, with very little to eat or drink.

  • Active shooter training emphasizes ‘eight outs’

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office
    During the U.S. Army Human Resources Command’s 11 sessions of Active Shooter Awareness Training March 4 to 13, more than 2,000 Soldiers and civilian employees were trained to prevent an active-shooter situation and how to act in the event such a situation arises.

  • Army institutes SVC Program for victims

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

  • Recruiting, retention school to move

    TRADOC Public Affairs
    The Department of the Army announced Monday the decision to relocate the Recruiting and Retention School from Fort Jackson, S.C. to Fort Knox, effective Oct. 1.
    The RRS mission statement is to train and educate military and civilian leaders and develop complementary concepts, doctrine, organization, materiel, and training across the spectrum of recruiting and retention in support of the Army Force Generation and to enable America’s Armed Forces to fight and win our nation’s wars.

  • Combs aims to make difference

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil
    Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith relinquished command of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox to Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs in a ceremony at Waybur Theater on Fort Knox March 6.
    After the traditional cannon salute, the last round fired was presented to Smith.
    As noted by Lt. Gen. David Halverson, deputy commander of Training and Doctrine Command and reviewing officer for the event, changes of command ceremonies run deep in Army tradition.

  • Around Knox

    Sustainers casing colors tomorrow
    3rd ESC PAO
    The 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) will host a casing ceremony at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Sadowski Center. The ceremony marks the departure of 3rd ESC for Afghanistan and Kuwait and will honor the Soldiers and Families of 3rd ESC.
    Garrison to host health fair today
    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Knox
    Garrison personnel will have the opportunity to participate in a Health Fair between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the Hansen Center.  

  • Deployment done, missions complete

    By SGT. KANDI HUGGINS
    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Dvision
    The Dukes and the Fort Knox Community welcomed home 121 Soldiers from a nine-month deployment during a redeployment ceremony held at Natcher Physical Fitness Center Saturday.
    Since April 2013 readers have followed the Duke Soldiers of 3rd IBCT through their deployment to Afghanistan and their journeys home beginning in November 2013.