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Around Knox

  • Fatherhood supplies motivation for some in Leader’s Training Course

    By MONICA SPEES
    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    For some ROTC cadets, Sunday, June 17, meant one more day of sweat and exhaustion in the Leader’s Training Course. But for others, excruciating heat and physically challenging activities will be the least difficult trials on Father’s Day.
    Cadet Josh Cline, a University of Kentucky student from Rineyville, is 20 years old and had his first son, Evan, when he was 15. His second son, Thomas, is 9 months old.

  • Cadet extending Family tradition while adding unique stamp with service

    By MONICA SPEES
    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    Cadet Katherine Cooprider is continuing a family tradition, and breaking it at the same time.
    Coopriders have fought in American wars since the American Revolution. All those Soldiers were men, and none of them were officers.
    Until now.
    Cooprider, who attends Butler University and is member of Company A at the Leader’s Training Course, will be the first female in her Family to be in the Army, but she will also be the first officer.

  • Students from Deep South face training challenges

    By AARON HAGSTROM and SAM MORREN
    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    Junior ROTC cadets from Fulton County, Ga., and Jackson, Miss., spent part of their summer vacations last week training at Fort Knox.
    Junior ROTC’s purpose is to build quality citizens who can lead by example. The nearly 400 students who trained for five days at various post sites were challenged physically and mentally.
    Many left with newfound courage.

  • Adjutant General Corps celebrate, recognize their own excellers

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office
    Army professionals in the Adjutant General’s Corps gathered recently at the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute at Fort Jackson, S.C., for the National Adjutant General’s Corps Ball. The AG School falls under SSI.

  • Students may qualify for bridge loans

    Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
    Kentucky students who need help paying for college may want to consider a Kentucky Advantage Education Loan from the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation.
    The low-cost loan is intended to fill the gap between other financial aid a student receives and the total cost of education. Students should apply for all free aid, such as grants and scholarships, before applying for Federal Stafford Loans. Federal Stafford Loans do not have to be repaid until the student is out of college.

  • Kentucky museums offer free admission this summer

    Kentucky Arts Council
    Twenty-four Kentucky museums are participating in a program that provides free admission to their facilities for active duty military personnel and their family members.

  • Anyway you slice it
  • Environmental inspectors coming to installation

    The Environmental Performance Assessment System enables the garrison commander to stay ahead of pending environmental issues, thereby enabling them to provide cost efficient and effective services and support to mission commanders, Soldiers, and their Families. The U.S. Army Environmental Command executes the EPAS Program for all active Army installations managed by the Installation Management Command, the US Army Materiel Command, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the US Army Medical Command.
    The USACE team of inspectors will be on Fort Knox Aug. 13-17.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    FKCS schedule
    open house
    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    The eight Fort Knox schools have scheduled open house and meet and greet meetings for parents, guardians, and students July 31, Aug. 1 and 6.

  • Soldiers-renters need strong leases, knowledge for protection

    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office