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  • ‘Train as you fight’ leads to real-world mission

    By CAPT. GUSTAVE LAFONTAINE
    133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
    Train as you fight!  This is a common battle cry among Citizen Soldiers as they hone their skills as a Soldier. It is used to inspire and motivate Soldiers to approach their training with the same focus that they would approach a real-world mission. And creative leaders find ways to make training as realistic as possible for the benefit of their units.

  • Diet myths contribute to overweight

    News and Experts
    We’re not No. 1 anymore. Mexico, according to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, has surpassed the United States as the fattest nation in the world.
    An estimated 70 percent of the population is overweight, and about one-third of Mexicans are obese. Just one fat-related disease, diabetes, accounts for nearly 70,000 Mexican deaths per year.

  • Fall brings cooler weather, own risk factors

    By JULIE SHELLEY
    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
    With the passing of Labor Day, minds turn from the lazy days of summer to thoughts of football parties, hunting season and exercise in the great outdoors. Just like any other season, however, autumn can be a risky time of year.
    To help Soldiers counter the hazards, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released the annual Army Safe Autumn Campaign, a resource leaders and safety professionals may use to augment their existing risk management programs.

  • Jobs available on, around Knox community

    ACS Employment Readiness Program
    The ACS Employment Readiness Program provides employment information and other supportive services primarily to Family members who are relocating as a result of a military or civilian sponsor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Mudge School to host
    board of education
    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    The FKCS Board of Education will meet at Mudge Elementary School Sept. 18 at 1:30 p.m.
    At the meeting’s start, the parents recently elected to the board will take the oath of office. They are Anthony Henderson, Myra Lewis, Eric Mayer (re-elected), and Diana Pateras. The fifth board member, Olga Durr, will complete the first year of her two year term of office.

  • Lakewood to receive fitness equipment, lessons

    Hardin County Schools
    Lakewood Elementary School will celebrate its partnership with Project Fit America and Hardin Memorial Health with a school-wide celebration tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the school (265 Learning Place Lane, Cecilia). The public is invited to attend.

  • Five Soldiers die in bike crashes, one drowns

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

  • CFPB pushes for consumer dispute corrections

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put on notice companies that supply information to consumer reporting companies. The CFPB released a bulletin stressing that, under the law, these companies, called furnishers, are responsible for investigating consumer disputes forwarded by the consumer reporting companies. Furnishers are also responsible for reviewing all relevant information provided with the disputes, including documents submitted by consumers.

  • Slow down for happier, healthier life

    By CHAPLAIN (MAJ.) COLLIE FOSTER
    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
    We are too busy! Today we live in a world where productivity and efficiency are the benchmarks of a life well lived. We have computers, faxes, smart phones, satellites, and GPSs to help us do more, and do it better and faster. How many of us have measured our self-worth by how much we have gotten done that day? Yet, is this good for our souls and for our relationships with one another? We may get a lot done, but at what cost?

  • HRC celebrates employees’s 42 years of service

    By ANDREA WALES
    HRC PAO
    “Initially, I thought Harriet was quiet,” said a division chief at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command at an employee’s retirement ceremony Aug. 29, but it wasn’t long before that supervisor changed her mind about Harriet Allen.
    “Harriet’s got personality!” said Col. Leven Pressley-Sanders, chief of The Adjutant General Directorate’s Soldier Programs and Services Division.