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  • Fort Knox’s 34th MP Detachment recognized as best in TRADOC

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    In his last commandant’s notes, Brig. Gen. David Stem wrote, “Military police will play a key role in rear operations, but it is not an exclusive role, and we must recognize our limitations.”

    The Fort Knox 34th Military Police Detachment is the epitome of those words. On Friday the detachment received the Brig. Gen David Stem award for being recognized as the best military police unit, company size or smaller in the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

  • 3rd ESC returns to Knox, uncases colors

    By STAFF SGT. JUSTIN SILVERS

    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs

    Family members anxiously filled the Natcher Physical Fitness Center to welcome home Soldiers of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) during a redeployment and uncasing ceremony Saturday.

    The uncasing of the unit colors marked the return of the 3rd ESC Soldiers from Afghanistan and the start of operations at Fort Knox.

  • Executive Order declares Dec. 26 also a holiday

    Office of the White House Press Secretary

    By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America, by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

    Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Dec. 26, the day after Christmas Day, except as provided in section 2 of this order.

  • Worship may bring peace, joy, hope into your life

    By CHAPLAIN (MAJ.) MARK EAST

    Command Chaplain

    Humana Resources Command

    “Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East and have come to worship him.”

    —Matthew 2:2 NKJV

    Let it snow; let us shop; let us eat; let us get; let us fellowship.

  • Resolve to be safer, report violations in 2015

    By CHRIS RAINWATER

    Garrison Safety Director

  • Consider fire safety in holiday plans

    By DOUG BANKSTON

    Fort Knox Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention

    With the Christmas season quickly approach-ing it is important to this department that you incorporate safety into your Christmas holiday traditions. A few preparations will go a long way in ensuring that your Family will have a wonderful and safe holiday season.

  • Beware of con artist during #GivingTuesday

    Better Business Bureau

    #GivingTuesday, the National Day of Giving, kicked off the holiday giving season Dec. 2. Before donating to a charity this season, it is wise to carefully review a charity and ensure it is a trustworthy organization. BBB Wise Giving Alliance http://www.give.org along with Better Business Bureaus across North America, is sharing five tips to help donors give with confidence.

  • Tax regulations are complex, exceptions to all rules

    By BRIAN EVANS

    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office

    In last week’s article we discussed what probate is, how one becomes a personal representative and what property gets administered in probate. In this week’s article we will discuss settling the probate estate.

    Once a person is appointed as the personal representative, Kentucky law requires the representative to inventory the decedent’s estate property. A formal inventory must be filed with the probate court within two months of the representative being appointed by the court.

  • ECTC spring semester begins Jan. 12, registration open

    ECTC

    Spring semester starts Jan. 12, at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Current students should be sure to take advantage of early registration opportunities now. Students at ECTC can choose from more than 30 career programs or complete two years that will transfer into bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges and universities.

  • Now is the time to prepare for tax season

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Tax Center

    Before you know it, tax time is coming around again. You can set yourself up for success by gathering important tax documents now, for example receipts and other documents you have collected throughout the year. Then, as other important tax documents such as W-2s and 1099s come in by mid-February, you can add these to your filing system. Investing the time to get organized up front will help ease complications with what is often the stressful enough task of preparing your tax return.