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Around Knox

  • Cadet command awards $29 million

    By STEVE AREL
    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    U.S. Army Cadet Command—the largest provider of college scholarships in America—awarded $29 million in benefits to Hispanic-serving institutions over the last five years. That assistance created a wealth of educational opportunities and paved the way for some 1,000 Hispanic cadets to join the officer ranks through the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

  • Employment opportunities plentiful in, 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 non transitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • Fire starts with unattended cooking

    Fort Knox Fire Department

  • What to do about Medicare, CRS offset benefits

    By MARJ FAIR
    Kentucky NARFE Federation

  • Liberty speaks
  • Early retirement benefits possible for certain NCOs, officers

    By DAVID VERGUN
    Army News Service
    Soldiers with at least 15 but less than 20 years of service may be eligible for early retirement.
    According to Army Directive 281/2012, titled “Temporary Early Retirement Authority,” or TERA, officers and warrant officers who have twice failed selection for promotion to the next grade and noncommissioned officers denied continued service as a result of an approved qualitative service program centralized selection board are eligible for the program.

  • Cadet Command exceeds goal—again

    By STEVE AREL
    Cadet Command
    Cadet Command has hit its stride.
    The organization responsible for producing most of the Army’s officer corps commissioned 5,880 second lieutenants in fiscal year 2012, the second straight year for mission success, according to final totals released last week. The Army-mandated goal was 5,350.
    In surpassing the mark in 2011 and 2012, Cadet Command has reversed a several-years’ drought in which it missed the target.

  • Army Reserve Chief visits Knox

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command PAO
    The 32nd chief of the Army Reserve strikes you as someone who’s not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty. He shared his wisdom during a reserve town hall meeting in Haszard Auditorium Oct. 17, letting Fort Knox Reserve Soldiers know that it was he who wrote Rally Point 32 strategic and operational guidance, not one of his staff officers.

  • Around Knox

    Quarters 1 concert tonight featuring Halloween tunes
    Fort Knox PAO
    The commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, will host a free 113th Army Band Halloween concert open to the public at 6:30 p.m. tonight at  his residence here—Quarters 1.
    The concert will feature familiar ghoulish melodies. Patrons are urged to wear Halloween costumes.
    Food and coolers are permitted. Seating is festival style so patrons should bring lawn chairs or blankets.

  • Lady Liberty raises her torch at Knox Schools

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.francis@us.army.mil
    “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” so said “Lady Liberty” when she visited students from Fort Knox’s Macdonald and Walker Intermediate schools.
    The well-known quote comes from Emma Lazarus’ sonnet “New Colossus,” and is engraved on a plaque at the base of the statue.