Around Knox

  • Two Soldiers die in vehicle crashes, one pedestrian struck

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
    A 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Soldier died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash that occurred July 23 in Honolulu. The
    28-year-old sergeant was riding his sportbike when he lost control on a hairpin turn, went over the center median and collided with an oncoming vehicle. He was wearing a helmet and pronounced dead at the scene. He had completed the Basic Riders Course May 2.

  • Employment vacancies announced for area

    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 non-transitioning military personnel, retirees, and their spouses.

  • Cancer patient overcomes odds to excel in sports, school, physical training

    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    One fall morning when he was 13, Keith Bryant, a Company D cadet with the Leader’s Training Course, woke up with such shooting pain in his left ankle that he couldn’t get out of bed for football practice.
    Bryant, a comic book aficionado, did not know then that he would be forged as Batman or Spiderman, by undergoing his own trial of suffering first.

  • Religious training has no place in school

    News and Experts
    This summer marks 50 years since the Supreme Court ruling that effectively banned official prayers in public schools.
    Ever since, wave after wave of proposed bills and amendments have sought to undo that ruling—or at least circumvent it.
    And now, a former minister says prayer as government-sanctioned religious training never had a place in public school classrooms anyway.

  • New division commander relies on deeds, not words

    91st Training Brigade
    Brig. Gen. Jon Lee, native of Wailuku on the island of Maui, assumed command of the 91st Training Division June 29, in a change of command ceremony at Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey, Calif.
    Maj. Gen. David Puster, commanding general of 84th Training Command, was present to transfer the unit colors to Lee from Brig. Gen. James Cook, who led the division for three years.

  • Blackhawks welcome Thompson

    84th Training Command
    Brig, Gen. George Thompson took over as the commander of the 86th Training Division Blackhawks July 14 in ceremony held at the Parade Field in Fort McCoy, Wis.

  • Survivor plan provides benefit for survivors

    Fort Knox Veterans Services
    The survivor benefit plan provides a monthly annuity for eligible beneficiaries of the uniformed forces who are entitled to receive retired or retainer pay, and reservists who have completed 20 creditable years of service for reserve retirement but have not reached age 60.

  • Retrograde yard saves money

    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
    Brig. Gen. David Clarkson, the deputy commanding general of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command walked through the Kandahar Retrograde Yard with Lt. Col. Michelle Letcher, the commander of the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, July 10.

  • U.S. Army ROTC cadets in Spain earn historic first: Foreign Wings

    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    Foreign jump wings are a prized possession in the U.S. Army airborne community. For an Army ROTC cadet to earn foreign jump wings before he or she is even commissioned is rare.

  • ‘Duke 6’ shares command philosophy

    3/1 IBCT Public Affairs
    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division saw a leadership change last month as Col. Chris Toner said goodbye to Duke Soldiers on Fort Knox’s Brooks Field. With that change, the brigade said hello to a new leader, Col. Bill Ostlund.
    Recently, the 3rd Brigade public affairs office, along with various local media representatives, had a chance to sit down with Ostlund to find out more about the new “Duke 6.”