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  • Thackrey advances in youth contest

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON
    Gold Standard Staff Writer
    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil
    Richard Thackrey, a senior at Fort Knox High School and member of the Devers Middle School and Teen Center Boys and Girls Club, was recently named the Kentucky Military Youth of the Year in a competition hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
    Thackrey won the local Youth of the Year competition earlier this year, and will advance to the regional competition in Chicago this summer.

  • Readiness requires practice, training

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil
    The recent shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, are enough to make anyone stop and think: What would we do if that happened here?
    Actually, many members of the Fort Knox team ask themselves that precise question on a near-daily basis. They ask the questions, they plan drills, they test responses and procedures.

  • 3rd ESC deploys

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS GARY COOPER
    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) family and friends gathered in the early morning at Harris Hall to say goodbye to more than 100 Soldiers departing for Afghanistan, Saturday.
    In addition to Family members, the Vine Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 10281), the Hardin County Ladies Auxiliary, and the Fort Knox American Red Cross were there to wish the Soldiers well and provide snacks for the children.

  • Around Knox

    SAMC 5k run coming Saturday
    KnoxINFO
    The Fort Knox Sergeant Audie Murphy Club College Scholarship 5k run/walk will be Saturday
    at Keyes Park. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. For details of price and registration, visit http://racewire.com/home.php.
    Free workshop for law school bound
    KnoxINFO

  • JROTC cadets vie for titles at drill event

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER
    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    Junior ROTC cadets from all over the U.S. arrived in Louisville April 4 for the annual Army JROTC National Drill Classic event which pits the best exhibition drill, color guard, regulation drill and inspection teams against one another.
    Event director Justin Gates said the competition is always tough but at the beginning of the day he had his eye on a few programs he thought might rise above the rest, such as West Creek High School and Smith Cotton  High School.

  • Malaysian plane provides scam opportunities

    BBB
    The world is glued to the news about the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Now, scammers are taking advantage of curiosity over the missing flight. BBB is warning, don’t fall for click bait teasers promoting exclusive footage of found passengers.
    How the Scam Works
    You are on Facebook, and a post catches your attention. “Video of Malaysia MH370 plane found in Bermuda Triangle. Passengers alive,” it teases.

  • Annual warrior exercise keeps reserve Soldiers battle ready

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS ANTHONY TAYLOR
    army.mil
    The 86th Training Division, based out of Fort McCoy, Wis., with the 84th Training Command, Fort Knox; partnered with the 75th Training Command, Houston; the Medical Readiness and Training Command, San Antonio; and First Army, Rock Island, Ill.; with First Army, Division-West, Fort Hood, Texas; to launch this year’s Warrior Exercise at Fort McCoy, March 25.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Fort Knox schools schedule re-registration
    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    During April, the Fort Knox Community Schools will hold annual student re-registration for next school year.
    Parents and legal guardians of students presently enrolled will receive re-registration information to review, sign, and return to the child’s school.
    The following is each school’s re-registration schedule, location, and the phone number that student sponsors with questions may call:

  • UK, UofL offering joint MBA program for executives

    UofL
    Kentucky’s two largest business schools are ready to enroll students for the state’s first joint master of business administration program for executives.
    The University of Kentucky and University of Louisville will accept up to 40 students in the degree program to prepare midlevel executives at profit, nonprofit and government organizations for senior leadership positions. The 17-month program starts in August.

  • Rainwater seeks to make Fort Knox safer

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    For more than two years Fort Knox has been without a crucial part of the Garrison Team—a safety officer. Well that changed when Dr. Chris Rainwater with 27 years experience in the private, public, government sectors of safety and the six-year Air Force veteran, became the post safety officer March 10.