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Around Knox

  • Student ID comes with benefits

    By TIM BALLARD
    KHEAA

    If you’re headed to college this fall, you’ll most likely be issued a student ID card during orientation or registra-tion. Most likely, your card will have your photo and student number on it. Most colleges require students to carry their ID cards with them at all times while on campus. Use it well, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority advises.

  • New commander, Hedges, returns to familiar environment

    By VICKEY MOUZE

    U.S. Army Cadet Command Public Affairs Office

    As a senior Army ROTC cadet attending the University of Louisville, Blaine Hedges set a goal for himself—he would strive to become the best platoon leader possible.

    Getting an assignment as a brigade commander was not even in his thoughts.

    “I just didn’t think that far out as to the future, seeing myself as a colonel, or a brigade commander. That was pretty high up there for me,” he said. “And, now here I am.”

  • Sustainers keep 'eyes in the sky' flying in Afghanistan

    By STAFF SGT. JUSTIN SILVERS
    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs

    The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or drone, is considered to be one of the most technically advanced assets the Army has at its disposal and has been used to support combat, security and stability operations throughout Afghanistan. From 2001 to 2008 alone the amount of UAVs in the military increased 25-fold, putting the total UAV assets at more than 5,000. With such a large increase in the use of UAVs, the importance of Sgt. 1st Class Lee Priest’s job cannot be overemphasized.

  • Detachment provides lane safety for CST

    By STAFF SGT. SHEJAL PULIVARTI

    Task Force Wolf

    From the largest city in the state of Arkansas—Little Rock—comes a small detachment of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with a big mission this summer—safety.

    This team of more than 40 Soldiers from Detachment 2, 2-379th Training Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 104th Training Division, traveled to Fort Knox to provide safety over watch for the Squad Live Fire lane conducted during Cadet Summer Training.

  • Medical Service Corps celebrates 97 years

    By CAPT. LOUISA SLAYDEN

    3-1 IBCT

  • AROUND KNOX

    Soldier Show opens here July 26

    KNOXInfo
    The 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show will be held at Fort Knox’s Sadowski Center (6607 Wilson Road) July 26 and 27. The Soldier Show is free and open to general public. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and both shows start at 7 p.m.

    Seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call (502) 624-1838.

    CYSS Open Enrollment has begun

  • ASB's senior enlisted advisor leaves Fort Knox

    U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade

    Command Sgt. Maj. Donnel Daniels hands over duties as the top enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army’s only recruiting support brigade, July 18, at 11 a.m. in the Abrams Auditorium at the Patton Museum.

    Daniels will pass the sword as the brigade’s senior noncommissioned officer to Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Hamilton. Brigade Commander Col. Brian Cavanaugh will preside over the event.

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  • First course graduates

    By TANNER COLE
    USACC Intern

    The cadets of the first regiments of the Leader Development and Assessment Course graduated Sunday to the applause of their families and loved ones.

    Now that they have graduated, the cadets only need to finish their college education to achieve the rank of second lieutenant.

    The ceremony took place under the bright morning sun at Brooks Field. This is the first LDAC graduation to take place at Fort Knox. The event attracted a crowd of friends and family from all over the country.

  • Drill sergeants train, encourage

    By STAFF SGT. SHEJAL PULIVARTI
    Task Force Wolf

    Grass still wet from the morning dew, thick fog hovering over the ground, the darkness of the night fighting against the rising sun, a line of drill sergeants march out in perfect precision. Once reaching the physical training pit, they immediately assume their grading positions to administer the record Army Physical Fitness Test for cadets attending Leader Development and Assessment Course during Cadet Summer Training held at Fort Knox.