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Around Knox

  • Provincial Reconstruction Teams learn from surveys

    By CAPT. OLIVIA COBISKEY
    205th Infantry Brigade Public Affairs
    Pre-deployment site surveys prepare units for deployments and helps First Army trainer/mentors develop training that is relevant, realistic and that reflects the most current conditions Soldiers will face in theater.
    “This training will prepare them for the current hostile operational environment in country,” said Col. John Prairie, commander of the 4th Cavalry Brigade at Fort Knox.

  • VETERANS NEWS - Abusing ‘no parking’ zone affects elderly, handicapped

    By CLINT MESHEW
    Fort Knox Veterans Services
    Last week I had reason to visit Ireland Army Community Hospital, upon arriving I was amazed to see five cars parked at the en-trance to the hospital in the circle which is a NO PARKING ZONE.
    You see the reason it is a no parking zone is because it is where the elderly and handi-capped are dropped off simply because they do not have the ability to walk from the parking lot to the entrance of the hospital.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Students prepare for drum major tryouts
    By ASHLYN KOONCE
    Fort Knox High School
    In order to prepare for drum major tryouts at Fort Knox High School, Haley Fluharty attended a drum major workshop March 26. Shawn Simmons will also be trying out for drum major of the marching band.

  • Exchange seeks customer satisfaction feedback

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service
    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is constantly seeking opportunities to improve on the Exchange benefit. As part of this effort, the Department of Defense’s oldest and largest Exchange service relies on an ongoing Customer Satisfaction Index to provide localized, real time snapshots of the job Exchange facilities are doing to improve the value of the support provided to Soldiers and their Families.

  • Knox commanding general discusses furloughs at town hall

    By CATRINA
    FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    Furloughs have been on the minds of not only Department of Defense employees, but the parents of students at Fort Knox Community Schools.
    Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, eased the minds of more than 140 parents during a town hall meeting March 28 at Waybur Theater.

  • Day of Rememberance being held Monday

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS DONNELL JOHNSON
    Cadet Command EOA
    The United States Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox will host the 2013 Fort Knox Days of Remembrance Observance 11 a.m. Monday at the Saber & Quill. This year’s theme is “Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs”. The event will be held on the National Holocaust Remembrance Day. This event is open to the public.

  • IT'S THE LAW - Soldiers enjoy unique protection from eviction with civil relief act

    By BRIAN EVANS
    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office
    A federal law called the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act provides protection to military members and their dependents against eviction under certain circumstances. However, it’s important to understand how to invoke SCRA rights in the proper way to take full advantage of these protections.
    In order to understand how to invoke the SCRA protections against eviction, one must first understand how Kentucky eviction law works.

  • National Volunteer Week celebrating ‘angels’

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    “The heart of America,” that’s how Yolande Jackson-Smalls, the Fort Knox Volunteer Corps Program manager, describes the installation’s unpaid workforce.
    Jackson-Smalls believes without these “angels” many organizations on post would have difficulties completing some of their missions.

  • Blackfoot Troop displays vehicles, equipment at Heartland

    By 2ND LT.
    CHARLES MORGAN
    6-4 Cav.
    Soldiers from Blackfoot Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, displayed different equipment and vehicles used by the Army, as part of a career day expo for the students at Heartland Elementary School March 22.
    The squadron partakes in community events by lending assistance in volunteer groups, visiting schools and talking with students, offering them a glimpse of Army life.

  • Commander shares rucksack advice with cadets

    U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade
    Speaking to 25 ROTC cadets at Western Kentucky University March 20, Col. Mark Rado shared some “rocks” from his proverbial rucksack of advice for new officers.
    “Grow where you’re planted; do your best at whatever position you are assigned,” he said. “Take care of Soldiers; safety is everyone’s business and non-negotiable.
    “You are a professional; know and live your duties and be responsible. You must love your Soldiers.”