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Around Knox

  • Gratitude should extend beyond meal

    By CHAPLAIN (LT. COL.) SCOTT SHERRETZ
    USAREC
    Two men were walking through a field one day late in November when they spotted an enraged bull. Instantly they darted toward the nearest fence. The charging bull followed in hot pursuit, and it was soon apparent they wouldn’t make it.
    Terrified, the one shouted to the other, “Put up a prayer, Paul. We’re in for it!”
    Paul answered, “I can’t. I’ve never said a public prayer in my life.”

  • Cantigny Dining Facility hosting meal

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil
    Most cooks know the amount of preparation required to prepare a big holiday meal like Thanksgiving; they start their menu planning (find an alternate for the family favorite since Johnny’s girlfriend is allergic to sweet potatoes), recipe adjustments (if Uncle Joe is coming, make more mashed potatoes, ran out last year), and grocery lists (don’t forget the black olives this year) weeks in advance.

  • Duke Brigade ‘leaves a mark’ on Afghan landscape

    By SGT. KANDI HUGGINS
    3rd IBCT Public Affairs
    When the Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division set boots on ground earlier this year they had every intention of leaving a mark.
    As troops redeploy to accommodate the drawdown, they are turning over infra-structures and tasks to their security and government partners.

  • ROTC cadets face Ranger Challenge

    By TIM OBERLE
    U.S. Army Cadet Command Public Affairs
    While many servicemembers had the weekend off to celebrate Veterans Day, Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadets from ten different ROTC programs around the country took advantage of the long weekend to take part in the Bold Leader Challenge, a two-day military skills training event at Fort Knox.

  • Radiology staff collects donations for stray animals

    By KRISTEN SCHABERT
    USA MEDDAC Fort Knox and Ireland Army Community Hospital
    Ireland Army Community Hospital celebrated Radiologic Tech Week Nov. 4-8. In honor of the week, the Radiology Department decided to give back to the community by collecting donations for the Fort Knox Stray Animal Facility.

  • Soldiers die in separate accidents: Germany, Texas

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
    A USAREUR Soldier died from injuries sustained in a fall from a window that occurred Oct. 27 in Ansbach, Germany. The 22-year-old specialist fell from a third-story window in his family housing unit. It was reported that there were no witnesses to the incident. Initial reports indicated alcohol may have been a factor. This accident is still under investigation.

  • Christmas Tree ceremony Dec. 5

    Fort Knox PAO
    The installation’s annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Post Gazebo located across from Brooks Parade Field.
    Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by horse-drawn carriage to visit with the children. Holiday music by the 113th Army Band and performances by local youth choral groups will be part of the entertainment.

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  • Employment opportunities plentiful in, around Fort 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 nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • Exchange opening early for Black Friday

    AAFES
    With a quarter of its work force comprised of military Family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of Family serving Family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving Day will be on Family and shopping will have to wait until Friday.  
    Customers will not have to wait long to start their holiday shopping as the Fort Knox Exchange doors open at 4 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving.