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Around Knox

  • Army officials recognize two public servants

    By ANDREA WALES
    Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office
    In a ceremony at the Meade County Fire Department May 16, Army officials credited the quick reaction, technical skills and steadfast determination of two men for helping to save the life of a veteran’s son and positively shaping the future of one Army Family.

  • Renting apartments can pose problems for Soldiers

    By BRIAN EVANS
    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office
    Renting a place to live while you are stationed at Fort Knox can seem easy enough at the beginning—-certainly easier than finding and buying a house that you may have to sell later. But renting can have its own potential problems.

  • Ky. National Guard conduct training

    By CAPT. ANTONIA GREEN-EDWARDS
    174th Infantry Brigade Public Affairs
    More than 40 Kentucky Army National Guardsmen conducted mission-specific training under the guidance and direction of fellow military police trainer/mentors assigned to 1-307th Infantry Battalion, 174th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East.
    The Soldiers, from the 1103rd Military Police Company, are training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. for an upcoming law and order mission they will be performing in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • 238th Army Birthday
  • Motorcycle, vehicle accidents claim lives

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

  • Divorce affects health benefits, survivor annuity

    By MARJ FAIR
    Kentucky NARFE Federation
    My friend is considering a divorce. She is age 55 and has been married for 13 years. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service, and her husband is still a federal employee. If she obtains a divorce, would she lose her medical benefits and pension from her husband?

  • E-town recruiting center celebrates Army birthday

    By LEE ELDER
    USARB Nashville Public Affairs
    It was a family affair when the Elizabethtown U.S. Army Recruiting Center marked the Army’s 238th Birthday Friday.
    The traditional birthday cake-cutting chores were handled by a father-and-son tandem of Army Reservists while participants also heard from one of U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s top leaders about the importance of continued civilian support of their military.

  • Solar power harnessed to aid in protection

    By EDRIC THOMPSON
    CERDEC Public Affairs
    The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases.

  • Destroy unserviceable flags in dignified way

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    This story originally ran in The Turret Sept. 22, 2011.
    According to the United States Flag Code, the flag, when it’s in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
    Although the Flag Code does not specify how the flag may be destroyed, Mark Kennedy, the commander of American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown said a ceremony is conducted prior to destroying the flag.

  • American flag requires 13 significant folds

    Why the American flag is folded 13 times?
    1. The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.
    2. The second fold is a symbol of our belief in the eternal life.
    3. The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks who gave a portion of their life for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.
    4. The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in times of war for His divine guidance.