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Around Knox

  • Welcome home

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    Some held welcome home signs while others held precious little ones—little ones who hadn’t met or didn’t remember daddy. On Nov. 6, at Natcher Physical Fitness Center, Family members and friends were finally able to see their loved ones after a nine month deployment in Afghanis-tan with the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

  • AROUND KNOX

    Barr showing ‘Batman’

    DFMWR

    Barr Memorial Library will host a special showing of the first eight episodes of “Batman” Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Watch as the caped crusader and boy wonder the Joker, Riddler, Penguin and Mr. Freeze. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (502) 624-1232. 

    Tree lighting Dec. 4

    Fort Knox PAO

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    BOE meeting Wednesday

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

    The board meeting Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. will be held in the All Purpose Room of the Crittenberger Bldg. 4553, 281 Fayette Ave., in Keyes Park.

    The board will hear a budget report and a board policy review and will consider time change of board meetings.

    The meeting is open to the community, and the public is invited to attend.

  • Loop named to Profiles in Diversity

    AAFES

    Leigh Roop, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Executive vice president and chief human resources officer, is one of 160 executive trailblazers named to the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 13th annual “Women Worth Watching” for 2015.

    Nominated by their employers for their passion, potential and positive influence inside and outside the workplace, the winners represent corporations, government agencies and nonprofits from across North America and Europe.

  • Honoring veterans

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    Throngs of people braved the chilly Saturday morning to come out and pay homage to those who serve or have served the country during the annual Vine Grove Veterans Day Parade.

    Maj. Gen. David Puster, the commanding general of the 84th Training Command, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony which began after the parade.

    The North Hardin High School JROTC performed the POW/MIA ceremony and the U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox color guard participated in the massing of the colors.

  • Central Hardin JROTC competes in Raider Nationals

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Gold Standard Editor

    This year’s JROTC Raider Nationals, held at the Gerald Lawhorn Scouting Base an hour south of Atlanta, hosted 49 schools and 87 teams from across the United States. Only two teams from Kentucky attended and one of those was Central Hardin High School, from Cecilia, Kentucky.

    Retired Lt. Col. Roland Haun, the senior JROTC instructor, said this was his team’s first time at the competition held Nov. 8-9.

  • Distracted driving, speeding No. 1 cause for accident fatalities

    By CHRIS RAINWATER

    Garrison Safety Director

    The holidays will be very sad and difficult for the families of eight Soldiers killed in motor vehicle and motorcycle crashes already in the current fiscal year.

  • USARRC hosts First Sergeant Course on post

    By LT. COL. DEBBIE LIPSCOMB

    83rd USARRC PAO

    Recently, Head-quarters, Department of the Army G-3-5-7 began an extensive analysis of mandatory training requirements and its affect on the lower level rank and file. In recent years, mandatory training requirements from U.S. Army Reserve Command, Headquarters, Department of the Army and Department of Defense have exponentially increased.

  • Annual gift wrapping program available

    AAFES

    Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading some holiday cheer as the Fort Knox Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program.

    “In order to make the holidays a little easier, we partner with local military groups to ensure gifts purchased at the Exchange can be wrapped up before they even leave the store,” said General Manager Rick Fair. “This initiative offers a one-stop solution for busy military shoppers.”

  • Exchange offers ‘Your Holiday Bill Is On Us’ sweepstakes

    AAFES

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is putting some jingle back in military shoppers’ pockets by picking up their private-label MILITARY STAR® card tab up to $8,200 with the “Your Holiday Bill Is On Us” Sweepstakes.

    Through Dec. 31, shoppers will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes each time they use their MILITARY STAR® card to pay for purchases at any Army or Air Force Exchange location or on shopmyexchange.com. Each purchase counts as one entry.