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Around Knox

  • Sustainers train at Fort Campbell Master Sgt. McCain Dining Facility

    By SGT. JUSTIN SILVERS
    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
    Soldiers from the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) engaged in food service training at the Master Sgt. McCain Dining Facility Jan. 9 at Fort Campbell.
    The training allowed 3rd ESC food service specialists the chance to work in a dining facility and learn new skills to become well-rounded cooks.
    Pvt. Matthew Hammond, a food service specialist with the 3rd ESC, believed the training was beneficial for the Sustainers.

  • BBB offers advice to consumers returning items

    BBB
    Each year, BBB receives calls after the holidays from upset consumers who are stuck with items they cannot return. This holiday season, BBB wants to remind consumers to know their rights. BBB offers this advice on returns/exchanges:
    * Returns are a store policy—not a law. Find out about a store’s return policies before making a purchase. Some stores require products be returned within a specific period of time.
    n Health regulations forbid returns of such items as hats, bathing suits, and other intimate apparel.

  • AER changes submission requests for NCOs, officers

    AER
    Army Emergency Relief announced that effective Jan. 1 all officers, warrant officer and non-commissioned officers are authorized to submit requests for Army Emergency Relief financial assistance directly through the installation AER office.

  • Christmas over in December? Not so

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) GARY FUKES
    U.S. Army Garrison
    The Christmas decorations have been taken down, the New Year of 2014 has only begun and for many the celebration of the Christmas Season is over with. As many might say, “What a relief that Christmas is finally over!” I have news for all, the Christmas Season did not begin the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) and conclude with Christmas Day. It began Dec. 25 and is celebrated for 12 days till the Feast of the Epiphany, Jan. 6 or on the nearest Sunday as many would know it as the Feast of Three Kings.

  • Kentucky experiencing widespread influenza

    Kentucky Health News
    The state Department for Public Health said Jan. 7 that influenza in Kentucky has gone beyond regional breakouts to being widespread, the highest level in the official rankings.
    On Jan. 8, the agency received a report that a 10-month old boy in Scott County had died from the flu after going to bed with no apparent symptoms. He tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus, which is the most common strain this year, caused a pandemic in 2009 and sickened children and young adults more than seniors.

  • Navy Blue Angels to perform at Kentucky Derby Festival

    Kentucky Derby Festival
    The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are scheduled to perform at the Kentucky Derby Festival’s opening ceremonies: Thunder Over Louisville April 12. The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron added Louisville to their show schedule Jan. 9. The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly in performances at 35 locations this year. The squadron last performed at Thunder in 2006.

  • Employment opportunities plentiful in, around Knox

    ACS Employment Readiness Program
    The Army Commun-ity 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.

  • All-American Bowl

    By BRIAN LEPLEY
    U.S. Army Recruiting Command
    Future college football players weren’t the only stars at the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
    Senior general officers, the U.S. Army Field Band, the Old Guard Drill Team, Medal of Honor recipients and the Golden Knights were all part of the Army’s biggest marketing and outreach event, staged each January in San Antonio.

  • RPG attack kills Duke NCO

    Fort Knox Public Affairs Office
    A Fort Knox Soldier died Saturday of injuries sustained when the enemy attacked his unit with rocket propelled grenades in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
    Sgt. First Class William K. Lacey, 38, of Laurel, Fla., was a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to Company F,  201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.
    He began his military service in January 2003 and arrived to Fort Knox in January 2013.

  • More Duke Soldiers return after nine months in Afghanistan

    Fort Knox Public Affairs Office
    Seventy three 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and were welcomed home during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center at 9 a.m. Tuesday.