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  • Sullivan University recognized as military-friendly school

    Sullivan University

    In tribute to a dedicated commitment to active duty military personnel and veterans, the Sullivan University System as well as three of its member schools have been recognized as a Military Friendly School.

  • Eyeball essential for religious perspective

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) IVAN ARREGUIN

    U.S. Army Cadet Command

    What was that? I quickly rubbed my eye to remove a little bug that somehow made contact with my left eyeball as I rode my bicycle to class. The little bug didn’t have a chance because in one fast swoop, it was dead. The irritation was enough to raise an alarm in my head that communicated to my left hand to take action, now. I didn’t see it coming nor did the little bug expect to meet death that day.

  • Feliciano shares experience of Afghanistan deployment

    By NORMAN JOHNSON

    83rd ARRTC PAO

    Robert Feliciano, Department of the Army civilian, volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan as a Department of Defense Civilian and deployed at the end of November 2013. Feliciano is a retired Army veteran of 22 years and teaches the Army Reserve Civilian Entry Training Course at Fort Knox’s 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center. His one year tour in Afghanistan ends Nov. 28. Feliciano shared his experiences in the following interview.

  • POV accident claims life of Fort Campbell Soldier

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

  • VA introducing uniformed disability claims form for veterans

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Sept. 24 that it’s introducing a uniformed disability claims form to better serve veterans, families and survivors.

    Standardizing the process by which veterans file claims and initiate appeals will make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state what benefits they are seeking from VA and provide information that is necessary to process their claims and appeals.

  • AAFES giving away $3,000 in gift cards

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service invites shoppers to see what lurks on its shelves as it gives away $3,000 in Exchange gift cards.

  • LSB hosts ‘Truck Rodeo’ on post

    BY MAJ. BILL DREW
    80th Training Command Public Affairs
    Staff Sgt. Jason O’Farrell, Company C, 4th Battalion, 321 Regiment and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Wierzbick, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 399th Logistical Support Brigade, were the top performers, respectively, in the driver and mechanic categories of the 800th LSB’s Logistical Training Exercise, also known as a “Truck Rodeo,” on Fort Knox Sept. 18-20.
    Staff Sgt. Jason O’Farrell and Spc. Brian Daniels, Company C, 4-321st were the event’s top performing team.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Macdonald Elementary hosting Wednesday FKCS BoE
    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    Macdonald Elementary School will host the Wednesday board of education meeting at 1:30 p.m. The school is located in Bldg. 7729, 128 McCracken St.
    The board’s business agenda includes the dress code, for students in the middle and high schools - presented by board members, and new school construction (Fort Knox) - presented by Kathleen Sanchez, education operations manager.

  • KHEAA provides tips on transferring schools

    KHEAA
    Many college students end up transferring from one school to another. Some students plan it that way, going to a two-year school to complete their basics, then finishing  at a four-year school. Others find the school they chose really isn’t the best fit for them, or perhaps family circumstances changed.
    The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority offers these tips for making sure a student’s  transfer goes smoothly.

  • HCS names Corder as new Radcliff Elementary School principal

    Hardin County Schools
    The Radcliff Elementary School Site-Based Decision Making Council
    asked Chris Corder to be the school’s new principal Sept. 16. He is currently the assistant principal at James T. Alton Middle School.
    “I couldn’t be
    more excited,” Corder said.  “This is a wonderful opportunity and I can’t wait to get there and start the work. Radcliff Elementary School is a great place for students to grow.  The students are eager and ready to learn.”