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Around Knox

  • EAP available for those who need helping hand

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office
    If you are having a tough time being a “super commuter,” John Emary of the on-post Employee Assistance Program suggests you take action.
    1. Identify the need for help.
    2. Know there is someone out there who cares and may have some good ideas.
    That someone can be a family member, a friend, a member of the clergy, a member of the behavioral-health community or other trusted person.

  • Super commuting challenges family time

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office
    On one’s deathbed, it is said that no one ever thinks, “I wish I’d spent more time at the office.”
    Super commuters, also called extreme commuters, have an even tougher time with the family-work balance than the average employee.

  • Duke Soldiers learn Art of Army Design

    By STAFF SGT. MICHAEL LEMMONS
    3-1 Brigade Combat Team PAO

  • HRC hosting transportation fair to educate employees to save gas, money with shared rides to work

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office
    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command will put on a Transportation Fair Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex in the main lobbies of Building 1 and 2 (by the command bridge) to increase awareness about public transportation for Fort Knox and nearby communities.

  • Poster child for heart association staying healthy with Army mom, will be grand marshal Sept. 22

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army HRC PAO
    When looking into the sweet face of Olivia Pacheco, you wouldn’t suspect that she is a kind of “poster child” for the American Heart Association. All that betrays her secret is a “stripe”—what she calls the long, vertical scar on her chest. It’s only summer’s scaled-down dresses and tops that reveal her secret.

  • Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with good tidings, blessings

    By Chaplain (Capt.)
    DANIEL GOLDMAN
    Religious Services Office
    EDITOR’S NOTE: Many Orthodox Jews maintain the tradition of omitting letters from the name of the Creator, in order to ensure they cannot inadvertently take His name in vain. We will respect their faith as well as their practice.
    Rosh Hashanah is the first and second of the Jewish month of Tishrei, which corresponds to the 17 and 18 of September 2012. Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish New Year celebrating the birth of mankind, highlighting the special relationship with G-d.

  • Retirement ceremony honors Soldiers, civilians for their service

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.ctr@mail.mil
    Gone are the days when folks worked their entire adult lives for one employer, then received a gold watch as thanks for their loyalty when they retired.
    However, the Fort Knox retirement ceremony – usually conducted on the last Friday of each month – is the modern answer for retiring Soldiers and civilians.

  • Medicare, FERS health benefits explained

    By MARJ FAIR

    Kentucky NARFE Federation

    I got an email from a friend that claimed that Medicare premiums for 2014 would increase to $247 per month and to pass it on to all seniors. Is this true?
    No, it is not. For the past couple of years, ever since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, a statement has been floating around the Internet very similar to the one you mentioned. The one we have seen said Medicare Part B premiums would be $104.20 in 2012, $120.20 in 2013 and

  • Engineers gain skills, build training site

    By SGT.
    SCOTT RAYMOND
    Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office
    Soldiers of the 149th Vertical Engineer Company donned their construction hats recently to take on the assembly of new structures at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky.
    Set in the rolling landscape of Muhlenburg County, a new Contingency Operating Location is taking shape for the training site and the Kentucky Guard.

  • Kentucky National Guard deploying to Africa

    Kentucky National Guard
    The Kentucky National Guard honored approxi-mately 565 Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, during a departure ceremony at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Aug. 31.
    Hundreds of Family members and friends gathered with the Kentucky National Guard command staff to provide a fitting farewell as the unit departed for the Horn of Africa for a scheduled nine-month deployment.