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Around Knox

  • FERS retirees receiving credit for unused sick leave

    BY MARJ FAIR
    Kentucky NARFE Federation
    I have a friend who will be retiring this year. He is under the Federal Employees Retirement System and has 204 hours of sick leave. Will he be compensated for any unused sick leave when he retires?

  • Going Ridin’
  • Resource fair about furloughs Wednesday at HRC Cafe

    By ANDREA WALES
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command PAO
    A resource information fair will be held at the Human Resources Command Café Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help Fort Knox civilian employees prepare for the scheduled furlough.

  • West Point grad chooses nontraditional role

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    Editor’s Note: Second in a three-part series
     While growing up most girls play with dolls, have tea parties with their dolls or sleepovers with their friends. But most girls aren’t thinking about careers in engineering or environmental engineering.

  • Pray every day to improve spiritual relationship

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) PAUL WALKER
    201st BSB, 3-1 Brigade
    It is man’s nature to make things hard (amen, right ladies?!) but prayer is one of those things that doesn’t have to be hard. Considering that there’s so much confusion of what to say and how long should you pray, I’ve compiled a few tips on prayer that have helped me over the years. Maybe they will be helpful to you, too.

  • Helicopter, vehicle accidents claim lives of seven Soldiers

    Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

  • SCRA allows early lease termination

    By BRIAN EVANS
    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office
    Due to the demands of military life, Soldiers often have to cancel a lease contract early. A federal law named the Service members Civil Relief Act allows Soldiers, and in some situations their dependents, to cancel a lease without penalty under certain circumstances. However, the Soldier and/or dependent must follow certain steps to do so.
    Terminating a Residential Lease

  • Around Knox

    Town Hall to discuss
    DoD school issues

    KnoxINFO
    A town hall meeting to discuss schools and education on Fort Knox will be led by Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, Cadet Command and Fort Knox commander, March 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Waybur Theater. All parents are invited to attend.
    Combatives Center
    opening March 22

    Knox PAO
    The grand opening ceremony for the Modern Army Combatives Center, located in Kelley Hall, Bldg. 1610, will be March 22 at 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

  • SRBs to be available online with new system

    By GARY SHEFTICK
    Army News Service
    Soldier Record Briefs will be available online this fall with debut of the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army.
    Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army, or IPPS-A, has been in the works for three years. When fully implemented, it will replace 54 legacy systems while combining pay and personnel processes, said Col. Edward Prem, chief of the Functional Management Division, G-1. He’s been working on IPPS-A for the past 18 months.

  • Sustainers uncase colors

    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
    The 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held an uncasing ceremony March 6 at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox.
    The ceremony symbolized the start of operations for the 3rd ESC since its return from Afghanistan. The 3rd ESC deployed to Afghanistan in April 2012 to provide logistical support across Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.