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  • AROUND KNOX

    Memorializing barracks tomorrow at 3 p.m.
    KnoxINFO
    The barracks of the Warrior Transition Battalion will be memorialized in a ceremony tomorrow at 3 p.m. The barracks will be named for Master Sgt. Morgan French, the final member of the famed Harrodsburg Tankers to pass away. The ceremony is open to the public.
    EEO office to host Disabilities Awareness Month
    EEO

  • Ride 2 Recovery wounded warrior cyclists visit Knox

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.francis@us.army.mil
    For those driving down Spearhead Division Avenue Tuesday at noon it appeared that the bicyclists had taken over. The military police had blocked traffic and the riders were being escorted by trucks and motorcyclists.
    But that wasn’t the case. Fort Knox was one of the stops for the riders who are part of the Ride 2 Recovery.

  • Brigade heralds ‘historic’ success

    By RANDY LESCAULT
    Medical Recruiting Brigade
    In just a few short years, the Army’s Medical Recruiting Brigade has set new records accessing professionals to join the ranks of the Army Medical Department, Chaplain Corps, Warrant Officer ranks, and Special Operations forces.
    The Medical Recruiting Brigade recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in a ceremony that featured the commander of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Maj. Gen. David Mann and other dignitaries at the brigade headquarters at Fort Knox.

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  • Family program tackles tough issues

    By THERESA DONAHOE
    AFAP Volunteer Program Manager
    The official preparation period for the Fort Knox Army Family Action Plan conference has begun.
    Over the past few weeks, posters have been hung, emails have been disseminated, and calls for volunteers and issues have been generated throughout the Fort Knox community. The AFAP season is underway.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Mudge School hosting
    Board of Education meeting

    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    The FKCS Board of Education will meet at Mudge Elementary School Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
    The board will hear a FKCS construction brief.

  • Harrodsburg unit’s history recounted

    The Japanese had penetrated deep into the battle -worn Filipino-American Army on Bataan and General Wainwright ordered a counter attack to beat them back. The 192nd Tank Battalion, National Guardsmen from several states, the 45th Infantry (Philippine Scouts), and men of the Philippine Army, storming through the dense jungle, wiped out the enemy pockets. They traded their blood and courage for two more vital months on Bataan. For this gallantry, despite great odds and a hopeless situation, the outfits engaged received the Distinguished Unit Citation.

  • Barracks to be named for last survivor of 192nd Tank Battalion

    By CLINT MESHEW
    Fort Knox Veterans Services
    The last surviving member of the “Harrodsburg Tankers,” who passed away in February, is to be honored tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Wounded Warrior Transition Unit Barracks. The barracks will be named after Master Sgt. Morgan French.

  • Olympic sharpshooters visiting Knox tomorrow, signing autographs at PX

    U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade
    Here’s your chance to meet an Olympian and a Gold Medal winner.
    Army Olympians back from the 2012 games in London will make stops at U.S. Army Recruiting Command and U.S. Army Cadet Command tomorrow. Team members will be at the Fort Knox Main Exchange Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. to sign autographs and meet fans.
    The Soldiers are part of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and include SGT Vincent Hancock.

  • Education key to purchasing automobile warranties

    By BRIAN EVANS
    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office
    You’re at an automobile dealership, and you’re sitting down with the salesman to sign the papers for that new vehicle you wanted. The salesman offers you some additional items which will help provide “peace of mind” on your purchase. He offers you an extended warranty, gap insurance and credit life insurance.
    The idea of a warranty sounds good, and you can’t have enough insurance, right? Should you go ahead and purchase these additional items?