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  • Soldiers’ tuition assistance reinstated to previous levels
  • Reconditioning program graduates leaders

    By CAPT. SHAY ROGERS
    3rd IBCT Physical Therapist
    “When Soldiers become ill, injured, or have other medical conditions, leaders have the responsibility to recondition these Soldiers and safely return them to duty at an equal or higher physical fitness level,” wrote Col. William Rieger, commandant, U.S. Army Physical Fitness School, about the Special Conditioning Program in the Army Physical Readiness Training Manual.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Knox schools
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    re-registration
    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    During April, the eight Fort Knox Community Schools will hold annual student re-registration for next school year.
    Parents and legal guardians of students presently enrolled will receive re-registration information to review, sign and return to the child’s school.
    The following is each school’s re-registration schedule, location and the phone number that student sponsors with questions may call:

  • Winter may affect playground equipment: inspect swings, slides for cracks, rust

    By RICHARD RUDOLPH
    Garrison Safety Office
    When we think of playgrounds, we usually think of those at parks, in housing areas, schools and churches.
    We also should think of the equipment in our own back yards. It’s not official playground equipment but nevertheless children can receive the same injuries as if playing at the local park if the equipment is not well maintained. If you have purchased equipment for your personal use it should have come with manufacturers recommend care and maintenance instructions.

  • Celebrating 40 years of volunteer force

    By BRIAN LEPLEY
    U.S. Army Recruiting Command
    Uncle Sam wants you … again.
    U.S. Army Recruiting Command plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the All-Volunteer Army July 1 with the personal stories of those who wore the uniform anytime since that date in 1973.
    The command wants those millions of veterans to tell their Army story by answering three questions: Why did you volunteer for the U.S. Army? What did you get out of your service? What do you think you contributed (to the Army, the nation, etc.) through your service?

  • 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.
    In order to assist clients in
    finding suitable employment,

  • Bat colonies roosting, flourishing thanks to artificial bark

    By JIMMY WATKINS
    Fort Knox Wildlife Biologist

  • County leaders learn value of adopting platoons

    By STAFF SGT. CANDICE FUNCHESS
    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
    Members of the 2013 graduating class of Leadership Hardin County visited three units on Fort Knox Friday during a tour of the installation.
    The tour was put together by the Fort Knox Community Relations Office with the intent of showing key Hardin County community leaders the importance of “adopting a platoon” during deployment. The leaders visited the 19th Engineer Battalion, the Warrior Transition Battalion and the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

  • Kentucky Guard unit redeploys

    By STAFF SGT. SCOTT RAYMOND
    Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs
    Approximately 15 members of the Kentucky National Guard’s 613th Engineer Facilities Detachment were honored in a welcome home ceremony Friday at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville.
    A large turn-out of friends, Family and distinguished leaders of the Kentucky Guard welcomed the group with banners, flags, laughs and smiles and a lot of food.

  • Recycling benefits Earth, customers now, tomorrow

    QRP
    Earth day is Monday. We at the Fort Knox Qualified Recycle Program would like to thank everyone here on Fort Knox for participating in accordance with Fort Knox Regulation 200-2, which requires all activities operating here on the installation to recycle. We would also ask that in observance of Earth Day 2013, that you look at your current practices, and continuously improve your diversion from our heavily-burdened landfills.