Around Knox

  • Passing the Baton to the next generation
  • AAFES rates in Top 100 military friendly employers


    After an exhaustive analysis, Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, has named the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to the 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer list.

    More than 5,000 eligible companies were ranked based on their long-term commitment to hiring former military service members, recruiting and hiring efforts as well as policies for National Guard and Reserve employees called to serve on active duty.

  • ‘Welcome Home A Hero’ program recognized for war efforts


    U.S. Army Human Resources Public Affairs

    Adjutant General of the Army Brig. Gen. David MacEwen, representing U.S. Army Human Resources Command, spoke in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 25 at the dedication of displays commemorating the volunteer efforts of that city in support of America’s uniformed service members.

  • Executive Order mobilizes National Guard and Reserve troops

    Office of the Chief of Public Affairs

    The Secretary of Defense has approved the mobilization of Army National Guard and Army Reserve units from 12 states in support of Operation United Assistance. The units identified below will deploy as part of the second rotation of OUA forces in spring 2015 as part of a joint and interagency team supporting the lead federal agency, USAID, as we collectively respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • Better Business Bureau, AFDCB partner locally


    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    The Fort Knox community has several resources at their disposal to assist in disputes with local businesses. The Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board and the Better Business Bureau have teamed together to provide information to Soldiers and the Fort Knox community to help them make good decisions about where to do business.

  • Loading up and moving out

    Commissary Thanksgiving hours


    Commissary “Thanksgiving” week hours of operation: Sun.—10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mon.—9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (All Early Birds 7-9 a.m.); Tues.—9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Wed.—7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Closed - THANKSGIVING; Fri.—Closed; Sat.—9 a.m.-8 p.m.

    USAREC hosts observance


  • Fort Knox Exchange closed Nov. 27


    With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving will be on family.

  • Veterans can expect 1.7 percent compensation increase


    Fort Knox Veterans Services

    It’s that time again, the end of the year is coming and that triggers many things for the veteran community in our area.

  • Holiday reminder, drinking and driving involves choices


    Last year the Fort Knox Army Substance Abuse Program published a couple of articles in The Gold Standard recogniz-ing the impor-tance of abstain-ing from drinking and driving during the holiday season. Many of us attend the parties and various functions that highlight the season with the intent to have a good time that often involves drinking alcohol. Good or bad, that’s just the way it is.