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  • Government shutdown possible if no budget passed by Monday

    By JIM GARAMONE
    American Forces Press Service
    Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DoD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Monday.
    The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has not passed a budget. If Congress does not approve a budget or pass a continuing resolution, the portions of the government funded via appropriated funds will be forced to close.

  • Moving up

    By STEVE AREL
    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    Maria Gervais’ promotion to brigadier general Friday was a celebration with Family—her actual Family and her Army Family.
    They came from hundreds of miles away. Her brother. Her sisters. Her daughter. Even her former colleagues.
    They were all there at Waybur Theater as Gervais, U.S. Army Cadet Command’s deputy commanding general, pinned on her first star.

  • Around Knox

    Right Arm Night, bourbon, BBQ and jazz tomorrow
    KnoxINFO

  • Government officials encourage villagers to stand up

    By KANDI HUGGINS
    3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division
    Throughout Zabul, government officials have been increasing their participation within the districts of the province through shuras and encouraging the population, as a whole, to stand up and take action.
    In the past week, Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials conducted shuras in the outlying districts of Nawbahar and Atghar which have not had a provincial-level engagement in several years. They hosted shuras in Shah Joy and Tarnek Wa Jaldek districts as well.

  • Guardian angels provide extra security

    By SGT. KANDI HUGGINS
    3-1 PAO
    Women of the International Security Assistance Forces within the Zabul Province, continue supporting the efforts of training, mentoring and assisting the people of Afghanistan by carrying out the duties and responsibilities entailed by their specific job.
    All except a select few, who not only fulfill their daily tasks, but also have taken on the additional duty of being guardian angels.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    ECTC sponsors Engineering Day

  • Affordable Care Act

    Department of the Army
    Dear Federal Employees:
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152 (collectively, the Affordable Care Act) establishes the Health Insurance Marketplace under Section 1311(b).

  • Lt. Gen. Anderson recognizes Shavers for infantry boon

    By AUDREY HILL
    3rd Brigade APA
    In a dual award ceremony held at the Saber & Quill restaurant Sept. 5, Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, the commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps, and Fort Bragg, N.C., presented husband and wife, Capt. Joshua and Christie Shaver, with awards for their outstanding contributions to the U.S. Army Infantry and the Infantry and Army communities.

  • HRC’s Organization Day to include 10k race on post

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office
    “Org Day is a company picnic for 4,000 people. It’s a company picnic on steroids,” quipped 1st Sgt. Kevin “Mac” McMullen, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command’s Organization Day at Kilianski Sports Complex tomorrow.

  • ‘Do not call registry’ scam making rounds

    BBB
    It’s back! Scammers are again making phone calls posing as representatives of the National Do Not Call Registry. The callers claim to provide an opportunity to register your phone number, but it’s a trick.
    How the Scam Works: