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  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    FKCS meeting scheduled for Wednesday

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

    Scott Middle School will host the Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. meeting of the Fort Knox Community Schools Board of Education.

    The board meeting is open to the community, and public participation is encouraged.

    The meeting will be videotaped and then telecast on Fort Knox’s TV channel 98 at 12:30 p.m. daily April 20-24.

    Scott Middle School is located in Bldg. 7474, 266 Mississippi St.

  • Policy for tattoos to change soon

    By C. TODD LOPEZ

    Army News Service

    The Army will update its policy on tattoos during the coming weeks, making it more accommodating to current social norms, the Army’s chief of staff said.

    During a press conference at the Association of the United States Army Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said the service regularly reviews and makes updates to Army Regulation 670-1.

  • FORSCOM commander speaks to cadets, cites Lombardi’s advice

    By DAVID VERGUN

    Army News Service

    Clearly dating himself, Gen. Mark Milley told 300 ROTC and U.S. Military Academy cadets that his childhood hero was Green Bay Packers’ winning football coach, Vince Lombardi.

    And, he added, Lombardi had advice that can make Soldiers champions too, on or off the field of battle.

    Milley, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, spoke during the George C. Marshall Award and Leadership seminar here, March 31.

  • Area drug use on rise, development of teens’ brains at risk

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Senior Staff Writer

    Some teens believe there are certain drugs that are completely harmless and it’s OK to not only experiment but use them on a consistent basis.

    What teens don’t know is taking drugs at a young age has a lifelong effect on the body, mainly the brain.

  • Benefits of a control burn

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Editor

    Not all fire is bad but all fire produces smoke and the safety and health of people in the surrounding areas is one of the primary concerns for the Natural Resources Branch when they plan a prescribed burn on Fort Knox.

  • 11th Aviation/84th TC hold combined warrior competition

    By SGT. CHRISTOPHER SOFIA

    244th Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

    Nineteen competitors representing various commands all across the Army Reserve descended upon Fort Knox, Kentucky to take part in the first 84th Training Command/11th Aviation Command Army Reserve Careers Division Combined Command 2015 Best Warrior Competition March 30-April 3.

  • AKO email ended, updating Enterprise info is important

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Senior Staff Writer

    For more than 15 years Soldiers and civilians have relied on Army Knowledge Online to meet their email needs, especially during deployments. On March 31 that era ended when AKO mail was discontinued per an Army CIO/G-6 published memorandum, which directed the shutdown of all nontactical legacy email systems.

    Although AKO will no longer use its email options, email from this account will be forwarded until June 30. After that date email will be returned to senders as undeliverable.

  • Volunteer ‘thank you’ event scheduled through April 18

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Senior Staff Writer

    “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope,” said President Barack Obama about volunteering.

    Beginning Sunday through April 18 the nation and Fort Knox will celebrate and honor what Yolande Jackson-Smalls, the Fort Knox Volunteer Corps Program manager, calls “the heart of America.”

  • AAFES to give away cruise package

    By SHANNON FRIEND

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping one lucky shopper embark on a fantastic voyage with its latest contest—a cruise package worth $7,500.

    The “Choose Your Cruise” giveaway is part of the Exchange’s “Because of You” program, a yearlong effort to recognize and reward service members for their sacrifice and dedication to America. One grand-prize winner will receive:

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