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  • HRC establishes program, combines elements of ACS

    By RAYMOND GALL

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs

    Army Human Resources Command has established a Ready and Resilient Campaign to support its Soldiers, civilians, contractors and Family members that works in conjunction with the Army campaign.

    The program emphasizes the belief that the creation of an environment where every Soldier, Army civilians and family member is treated with dignity and respect and given the opportunity to fulfill their potential is fundamental to the readiness and health of the Army.

  • April 15 tax extensions possible, tax liability still owed on time

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Tax Center

    Time is running out for tax season. For most people, the federal income tax deadline is April 15. This deadline is different for taxpayers in a combat zone or someone who is stationed outside the country. Although you can get an extension to file your income tax return, any tax due is owed by the due date. If you do not pay by the due date and you later find out you owe money when you file your return, even if you file for an extension, you may be charged interest and penalties on tax you did not pay by that date.

  • No pit so deep God can’t find us

    By CHAPLAIN (MAJ.) MARK EAST

    Human Resources Command

    Corrie and Betsy Ten-Boom were sisters that found themselves swallowed up by the erupting chaos of the Nazi party. They were placed in concentration camps because they created a hiding place

    for Jews in their home which was located in Holland. Their father, who was arrested with them and well into his eighties, soon perished. They were starved, diseased, and at times beaten.

  • Love of travel, education leads to career in Guard

    By STAFF SGT. VICKY SPESARD

    123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

    As the nation honored the accomplishments of women in the military during National Women’s History month in March, the Kentucky 123rd Airlift Wing reflects on one of its own, Master Sgt. Zakiya Taylor, a mentor to young people, an acknowledged leader among her peers and a decorated Airman answering the call to duty around the world.

  • 2015 Tough Ruck March at Minute Man National Historical Park

    By PHIL LUPSIEWICZ

    National Park Service

    Hundreds of veterans and active military members will come together to honor and remember our fallen comrades while raising funds to support their Families and service members in times of need. They are making the best of the news that they won’t be allowed to march along the Boston Marathon course with their rucksacks by mapping out a new travel route through an exclusive partnership with the National Park Service.

  • KNCC to represent all branches of health care

    By MARY JO KING

    ECTC

    “It’s about having a seat at the table,” said Kim Dees, co-chair of Kentucky’s Center to Champion Nursing’s Action Coalition and chairwoman of the Kentucky Nursing Capacity Consortium, a statewide organization that supports and advocates for nurses and the nursing field.

  • President announces ‘Solar Ready Vets,’ takes advantage of infrastructure rebuilt

    By AMAANI LYLE

    DOD News, Defense Media Activity

    As the solar industry continues to create new jobs and spur the economy, President Barack Obama announced today at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, significant strides to prime separating service members for entry into the workforce.

    Obama reported an overall goal to train 75,000 workers for the renewable energy industry by 2020.

  • Local employment opportunities for spouses, Family

    ACS Employment Readiness Program

    The Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program provides employment information and other supportive services primarily to Family members who are relocating as a result of a military or civilian sponsor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • TRADOC commander tells cadets how to gauge leadership success

    Fort Leavenworth Public Affairs Office

    The No. 1 metric of leader success is how your subordinates regard you, Gen. David Perkins told some 300 ROTC and U.S. Military Academy cadets.

    “Will they curse you or claim you?” is the central question, he said.

    Perkins, commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command spoke at the George C. Marshall Award cere-mony, March 30.

  • Navy visits HRC to discuss management

    By DAVID RUDERMAN

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office

    Senior Navy Human Resources officers visited U.S. Army Human Resources Command March 26 to review best practices with sister branch practitioners as both branches transform personnel management in an era of budget constraints and force downsizing.