Around Knox

  • Museum highlighting leadership

    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    It’s only fitting that one of the nation’s premier schools of leadership—U.S. Army Cadet Command’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program—has access to a library and museum of the same quality.
    Along with the reopening of the Patton Museum June 14, the changes soon to be made in ROTC curriculum places both organizations on a path toward a relationship that far exceeds weaponry, and old education models of static learning.

  • 19th Engineers challenge North Hardin students

    19th Engineer Battalion
    The 19th Engineer Battalion Master Resiliency Trainers, in conjunction with Fort Knox Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Trainers, challenged North Hardin High School Advancement Via Individual Determination students to overcome obstacles at Grabiarz Confidence Course May 2.

  • USACR/Safety Center launches summer safety campaign

    Directorate of Communication and Public Affairs, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences its official summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and Family members to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.
    The campaign, which began Friday and runs through Sept. 3, encourages every member of the Army Family to stay aware, vigilant and engaged.

  • Hardin County celebrates inaugural BBB

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    What began as a crowd of about 500 grew to more than 700 when the bikers finished their ride through Hardin County during the inaugural BBQ, Bikes and Blues in the Elizabethtown Square Saturday.
    According to Rik Hawkins, one the event coordinators, between 21,000-25,000 Hardin County residents came throughout the day to enjoy the event. He said the attendance peaked around 3 p.m. at 16,000-17,000 people.

  • Order of Merit, branching processes changing

    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    As a civil affairs officer at Fort Bragg, N.C., Capt. Will Wardwell will spend his days interacting with leaders and citizens in communities neighboring the post. He’ll be charged with developing, planning and coordinating Army activities during times of peace and war.
    It’s a role Wardwell, who is undergoing training as part of a reclassification from quartermaster, expects to enjoy, he said. But he wasn’t so sure his service would bring satisfaction when he was commissioned three years ago.

  • Seventeen inducted into Noncommissioned Officer Corps

    The Noncommissioned Officer Corps officially grew May 22 as Ireland Army Community Hospital welcomed 17 NCOs into the corps in its first NCO induction ceremony in six years.
    The ceremony at Waybur Theater included an Honor Guard provided by the Human Resources Command, video presentations, a guest speaker and the traditional NCO Sabers.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Van Voorhis school to
    offer free lunch program
    Starting June 10, the FKCS Food Service Department will offer free hot lunch weekdays to young people 18 and under. People 19 years old and older may purchase lunch for $3.25.
    Serving location will be Van Voorhis Elementary School’s cafeteria, and mealtime will be from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Monday through Friday to July 26, except July 4.

  • Army, CUNY reach agreement on ROTC

    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    In a joint ceremony May 21, the United States Army and the City University of New York announced they have signed an agreement to re-establish a formal on-campus relationship with the Army Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corpson the City College of New York campus.

  • Knox celebrates Asian Pacific Islander culture

    Chinese-American retired Lt. Col. David Hsu, whose parents are Chinese, said he grew up in his Hawaiian home learning about being Asian, but that it was the Army that taught him about Asia.

  • Pusters host open house social for spouses

    84th Training Command PAO
    Becky Puster welcomed several 84th Training Command spouses into her home during her first “Open House Meet and Greet Social” May 18.
    Maj. Gen. David Puster, commanding general of the 84th Training Command and his wife Becky live in one of the historic homes located across from Fort Knox’s Brooks Field.