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  • Women’s conference encouraged empowerment

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office
    Saturday’s Women’s Empowerment Conference at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff encouraged women to re-prioritize their lives in order to fit self-fulfillment into their schedules.

  • 2013 tax filing season delayed by fiscal cliff

    By CAPT. JAMES CREEGAN
    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office
    In mere days, Soldiers will be receiving their W-2s, and the 2013 tax filing season will be upon us.  This year’s tax filing season presents some unique challenges and changing circumstances to the Fort Knox community.  
    The Tax Center will be running weekly articles in the Gold Standard to keep the community informed of important information throughout the tax season, as well as to examine some of the more common tax issues faced by Soldiers, retirees, and their dependents.

  • Wipers, lights essential safety tools

    By RICHARD RUDOLPH
    Garrison Safety Office
    Fort Knox and the surrounding communities differ from other posts and their surrounding communities for many different reasons.
    There are also several things that are shared and one of those is that driving laws may differ a little depending where you’re stationed.

  • Remaining near car while fueling saves time

    By RICHARD RUDOLPH
    Garrison Safety Office
    Your running late, it’s cold out, it will only take a minute, all are poor excuses that you rationalize will save time when pumping fuel into your vehicle. Then you run into the shoppette/gas station for a cup of coffee.
    Turns out there’s a long line and by the time you get back to your vehicle the fuel tank is overfilled and fuel is pouring on the ground.

  • A reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.’s contribution

    By CHAPLAIN (MAJ.) SCOTT KENNEDY
    Family Life Chaplain
    I have always felt a close connection in my heart with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Since my birth in Memphis on March 28, 1968, our destinies have crossed.

  • Advice about furloughs, civil service retirement

    By MARJ FAIR
    Kentucky NARFE Federation

    I’m a federal employee and not ready to retire. With seques-tration looming, I’m con-cerned that my agency will be forced to fur-lough em-ployees. Can you tell me anything about the process?
    Everyone hopes that Congress and the administration can avoid such a situation. But if not, there are things you should know if you are affected. Here is what the Office of Personnel Management has published:

  • Employment opportunities plentiful

    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.

  • Fitness fair capitalizes on resolutions

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office
    More than 15 vendors filled the HRC Café during the Fort Knox Fitness Fair Jan. 10 to offer ways to kick start New Year’s resolutions.
    Designed to help attendees achieve healthier lifestyles, the fair was open to to all military, civilians and contractors on Fort Knox, but it was hosted by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

  • HRC Soldiers ‘pump up’ East Hardin

    By CAPT. TIFFANY HINES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command
    The Adjutant General Directorate
    In a continued effort to mentor today’s youth, Soldiers from the U.S. Army Human Resources Command once again brought a unique flair to East Hardin Middle School in Glendale, Ky., during the school’s recent Spirit Rally.

  • NARFE discusses barracks renovation

    NARFE
    Elizabethtown Chapter 1050 of National Active and Retired Federal Employees met recently at NOLIN RECC.
    The guest speaker was (retired Col.) Mike Weaver, who presented information about the World War II barracks renovation project, initiated at Fort Knox to restore one of the last original remaining barracks left standing from the World War II era.