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Around Knox

  • Barr Library invests in technological upgrades

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Senior Staff Writer

    Technology has been beneficial to society because information is only a click away using the Internet. To some it has also made things such as a library seem antiquated, but the Fort Knox Barr Library is far from being archaic.

    In 2009-2010 the library went through an 18-month, $2 million renovation and expansion which included tearing down the original 1977 Barr Library and, rewiring and adding 7,200 square feet to the building.

  • SMA visits Louisville’s UPS headquarters

    By BRIAN LEPLEY and FONDA BOCK

    U.S. Army Recruiting Command PAO

    The Army’s Transition Assistance Program had a high-profile participant visit Louisville last week on a fact-finding mission.

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, who retires Jan. 30, met Jan. 7, at United Parcel Service headquarters with company officials, veterans, and transitioning Soldiers to promote hiring veterans and to obtain feedback on TAP.

    UPS launched an aggressive veteran’s outreach effort in October 2011 to hire 50,000 veterans by 2018.

  • AROUND KNOX

    Facebook Town Hall set

    Fort Knox PAO

    The Fort Knox commanding general will host a Fort Knox Facebook Town Hall from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22. This will provide installation personnel and commnity members an opportunity to ask questions about the post, to include its services, policies and facilities. The questions will be answered by post leadership and subject matter experts. To participate, community members must go to www.facebook.com/events/3834216 98486427/?ref=5.

    Buddy Bat to throw pitch

    Knox PAO

  • DA to conduct OCS selection panel

    Soldiers Actions Branch

    HQDA will conduct officer candidate school selection panels on or about May 11-15. Candidate Soldiers must submit their applications through their unit S-1 to the MPD, Soldiers Actions Branch, Bildg. 1379, IMKN-HRM-SA, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121. Applications may be submitted now through Feb. 12. Packets received after the submission window will be returned without action to the unit S-1.

    All applicants must appear before a local interview panel. The installation OCS structured interview panels will convene Feb. 19-20.

  • MFTC graduates first Knox class

    By 1ST LT. WILLIAM BRUESKE

    94th Training Command

    The very first Master Fitness Trainer Certification course conducted at Fort Knox successfully completed Dec. 19. The schoolhouse graduated 14 Soldiers from around the country, made up of both officers and non commissioned officers.

  • Mentorship key to cadet development

    By GEORGE WRIGHT

    U.S. Army Cadet Command

    More than a decade after the 9-11 attacks, doubts are being raised about the relevance of military service, and the associated job security, as the Army is set to get smaller in the next several years. Indeed, about every two decades since World War II, the Army’s end-strength expands and contracts to deal with the changing geopolitical situation and budget constraints.

  • Recruiting and Retention School move complete

    By FONDA BOCK

    USAREC Public Affairs Ofice

    The first Army Recruiter Course at the new Recruiting and Retention School now located at Fort Knox started Jan. 6, marking the completion of the RRS relocation that began in June.

    There are 65 students in the six and a half week recruiter course, which teaches prospective recruiters the interpersonal, conceptual, technical, and tactical skills to recruit future Soldiers.

  • SMA Chandler talks TAPS, employment concerns

    By MASTER SGT. MICHAEL CHANN

    U. S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III visited UPS Inc. world headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 7, to lead a roundtable discussion with company leaders and area Soldiers to hear feedback about the Army’s Transition Assistance Program.

  • Tax Center opening Jan. 26, free preparation offered

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Tax Center

    Happy New Year to you and your Family. With another holiday season in the books, the New Year brings another round of tax return preparation. Although most people do not consider taxes their idea of fun, there is no reason it has to be painful or impossible. We would like to give you a few tips to make the process as painless as possible and introduce you to the free benefit of the Fort Knox Tax Center for those that are eligible.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Scott Middle School hosts meeting

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

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

    The proposed agenda item is a presentation on the dress code for FKCS students in the middle and high schools.