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Around Knox

  • U.S. Soldiers learn how to survive in jungle, kill snakes

    By SGT. BRIAN ERICKSON

    25th Infantry Division PAO

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, learned how to survive in the jungle through a day of survival training during Garuda Shield 14 at Puslatpur Asem Bagus, Indonesia, Sept. 4.

    The first classes of the day were taught by the Tentara Nasional Indonesia, referred to as the TNI soldiers. The afternoon class was taught by the U.S. Soldiers.

  • President to send more troops to Iraq as part of strategy

    By JIM GARAMONE

    DoD News, Defense Media Activity

    The United States will not hesitate to strike the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria, President Barack Obama said Sept. 10, and the U.S. military is ready.

    “Decisions about when to conduct these actions will be made at a prudent time as we continue to prosecute our comprehensive strategy against these ISIL terrorists,” said a senior defense official, speaking on background.

  • Employment opportunities in, around Knox

    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.

  • New norm at gates Oct. 1

    By RYAN BRUS

    Fort Knox PAO

  • Wearing earbuds, headphones prohibited when walking, jogging on Fort Knox

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    Running and walking are beneficial to one’s health. But, running or walking with earbuds can be dangerous and is against Army Regulation and Fort Knox policy.

    A recent study found that injuries among pedestrians wearing headphones tripled between 2004 and 2011, with most accidents occurring in urban areas, according to nymag.com.

  • 19th Engineer Battalion changes leadership

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    Friday marked another change for the 19th Engineer Battalion when Lt. Col. John Lloyd, the battalion commander, relinquished command to Lt. Col. James Handura. Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Ethan Dunbar also changed responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint.

  • AROUND KNOX

    Public invited to Patriot Day event

    Fort Knox PAO

    Fort Knox will pay tribute to the first responders, service members and civilians who lost their lives in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 during a Patriot Day Ceremony at 8:15 a.m. today at Fort Knox’s Fire Station No. 1.

  • Vehicle accidents claim lives of two Soldiers

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness Safety Center

  • 3-1 Soldiers mentor, share Army stories with JROTC cadets

    By 1ST LT. AUSTIN MANINI

    201st Brigade Support Battalion

    The heat index was more than 100 degrees Sept. 4, but the high temperatures failed to compare to the intensity of competition at this year’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Raider Cup Challenge in which four local high schools competed for first place.

  • Various aid available to attend college

    Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

    High school seniors and their parents beginning the college financial aid process will find there are many types of aid available. This list from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority provides short descriptions of the most common types.

    * Conversion scholarship/loan. This type of financial aid requires recipients to provide certain services or pay back the funds with interest.

    An example would be the KHEAA Teacher Scholarship.