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Around Knox

  • Record of strong memories root of PTSD

    By CAPT. DONELL BARNETT

    U.S. Army Public Health Command

    Do you remember what you were doing on 9/11? Who were you with? What were you wearing when you found out about the towers? I bet most of those details are pretty clear to you.

    Now ask yourself, “What was I doing on 10/11?” Unless that’s your birthday or anniversary, chances are you don’t remember that day at all.

  • Flu vaccination especially important to protect children

    By JACQUELINE WATKINS

    U.S. Army Public Health Command

    Parents, have your children received their annual influenza vaccines? Influenza, commonly known as “the flu,” is defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a contagious disease that is seasonally spread throughout the United States. Everyone is susceptible to contracting the influenza virus. However, research shows risk is highest among children.

  • Two die in collisions

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness Safety Center

    A 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA), Fort Campbell, Ky., Soldier was killed in a M1151A1 HMMWV mishap that occurred July 24 on Fort Polk, La. The 20-year-old sergeant (vehicle commander) was riding as a passenger in the right front seat of the HMMWV when it rolled over during a convoy movement. Three other Soldiers were also in the vehicle and received non-fatal injuries.

  • AAFES doubles discount at gas pump

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

    As military shoppers load up their students’ backpacks with pencils, notebooks and other back-to-school gear, MILITARY STAR® card users can fill up on savings at pumps at Fort Knox Express locations.

    From Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, the Fort Knox Exchange is doubling the everyday 5-cents-per-gallon gas discount MILITARY STAR® cardholders receive when fueling up. On those three days, drivers paying for gas with their MILITARY STAR® card will receive 10 cents off per gallon.

  • Legal residence issue can present financial, tax problems for Soldiers

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office

    In my last article in the July 31 edition of “The Gold Standard” I introduced the concept of legal residence or domicile. In this article, I will discuss the impact of legal residence of a service member and a service member’s spouse as it relates to income taxation. This article will cover some of these issues in general, but for your individual situation you should always seek the services of a qualified professional, such as those with the Legal Assistance Office.

  • Chaplain Corps uses anniversary to honor those who served in Vietnam

    By CORY HANCOCK

    JFHQ-NCR/MDW Public Affairs

    Vietnam era members of the Chaplain Corps were honored during the 239th Chaplain Corps anniversary celebration at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Summer, season changes bring ways to thank God

    By CHAPLAIN (MAJ.) MARK EAST

    Human Resources Command

    “Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!”

    Psalms 107:8 NKJV

    Been thinking about summer the last few days; summer is winding down, school starts back, Labor Day’s around the corner. You know how much we longed for the sun last winter here in Kentucky. It was much colder than usual and colder longer than usual.

    God made the sun!

  • AROUND KNOX

    Combs promotion tomorrow at 4:45 p.m.

    KnoxPAO

    The public is invited to attend the promotion ceremony of Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, tomorrow at 4:45 p.m. at Cadet Park in front of the

    U.S. Army Cadet Command headquarters building. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be in Waybur Theater.

    Army Reserve CSM hosts town hall

    KnoxINFO

  • Cadet Command hails new CSM

    By VICKEY MOUZE

    USACC Public Affairs

    The U.S. Army Cadet Command hosted a change of responsibility for its senior enlisted leader in a formal ceremony at Cadet Park July 25.

    Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, commander, USACC and Fort Knox, presided over the ceremony that transferred responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Howard to Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Arnold.

    After the ceremonial transfer of unit colors that symbolizes the responsibility the commander places on the command sergeant major, Combs addressed the audience.

  • Gen. Perkins talks mission command

    By KAYLA BOYD

    U.S. Army Intern