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Around Knox

  • OPM urging use of electronic 1099-R

    By MARJ FAIR
    Kentucky NARFE Federation

  • Kentucky Expo Center hosting Show of Shows

    Ohio Valley Military Society

  • CHHS JROTC drill team undefeated in Ky. competitions

    Hardin County Schools
    No other JROTC drill team in Kentucky has proven itself more than the one from Central Hardin High School.
    The CHHS JROTC drill team carries has competed in several meets this school year and has not been beaten by any other Kentucky school. The Bruins are the only Kentucky school selected to represent the 7th Brigade JROTC at this year’s US Army Cadet Command Drill Nationals in Louisville, KY on April 6.

  • Cadet Command names top ROTC programs for 2011-12

    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    Cadet Command announced Feb. 20 the eight winners of the annual MacArthur Awards for the 2011-12 school year.
    The award recognizes the eight schools, selected from among the 273 senior ROTC units nationwide, as the top programs in the country.
    The awards, presented by the U.S. Army Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, recognize the ideals of “duty, honor and country,” as advocated by MacArthur.

  • Amputee returns to uniform, unit for deployment

    By SGT. LUKE ROLLINS
    3rd Combat Aviation Brigade
    It’s clear from the way Staff Sgt. Brandon Vilt moves around the maintenance bay of Troop D, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lighthorse (in Afghanistan), that he has his mission in mind.
    An OH-58 “Kiowa” helicopter crew chief responsible for the maintenance of the troop’s fleet, he and his Soldiers keep the “moshshe”—Pashtu for mosquito because of its bite and illusiveness, and the nickname for the Kiowa—flying to bring the fight to the enemy.

  • CDC receives accreditation

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    The Fort Knox Child Development Center has once again passed its accreditation, a process which takes the center’s staff about a year of preparation.
    Sedrita Jones, the director of the CDC, said the accreditation which is done through the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is an organization
    that promotes excellence in the field of early childhood learning and development across the U.S.

  • Application deadlines for Officer Candidate School boards move to March 8, May 20

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command PAO
    The March 18 to 22 Officer Candidate School board has been moved to March 25 to 29 to afford potential candidates additional time to apply. March 8 is the new deadline for packet submission. Packets may only be submitted to the Army Knowledge Online folder.
    Soldiers must check their personnel file in iPERMS, the Army’s Interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System, and have missing documents scanned in by their S-1 personnel.   

  • Regimental command sergeant major addresses 19th Engineers

    By MARY BARCZAK
    Gold Standard Staff Writer
    mary.c.barczak.ctr@mail.mil
    Command Sgt. Maj. Terrence Murphy, Command Sgt. Maj. of the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, paid a visit to the 19th Engineer Battalion. The battalion is scheduled to deploy in the fall.
    “There is definitely a different persona (to this regiment) than last year,” he said. “I actually had fun at PT this morning.”
    Murphy encouraged the Soldiers to pay attention to Army-related news and take their professions seriously.

  • Around Knox

    Motorcycle safety
    meeting tomorrow

    Fort Knox Safety Office
    A Safety Ride meeting for motorcycle riders will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in the BOSS building. For more information see Knox Notes on A8.
    Free tickets offered for basketball classic
    Fort Knox PAO

  • JROTC cadets compete for national air rifle crowns

    By STEVE AREL
    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    In a sport that demands patience, JROTC programs from Texas and Missouri had to wait until Monday to finally claim Army national air rifle crowns.
    Killeen (Texas) High School and Ozark (Mo.) High School won the sporter and precisions titles, respectively.
    Schools across the country competed Friday and Saturday in Anniston, Ala., and Camp Perry, Ohio. Competition at a third site in Salt Lake City, debuting this year to offset travel costs for programs in the western half of the country, wrapped up Monday.