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Around Knox

  • Knox sets bar high for cemetery maintenance

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    When a loved one dies, visiting the deceased in the cemetery is sometimes a form of closure for those left behind, but a 2011 mix up at Arlington National Cemetery changed that for those who had no idea where some of their loved ones were buried.

  • Sense of community helps combat loneliness

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) MATTHEW OLIVER

    Medical Recruiting Brigade

    School is back in session. Summer is officially behind us. Halloween candies and decorations are in the stores. Football season is at hand. Before you know it the holiday season will be upon us. Where does the time go? Most of us are living such busy lives that time quickly slips away from us.

  • Tricare covers flu vaccine

    Tricare

    To prepare for the fall school year and the holiday season, Tricare beneficiaries can protect their families by using Tricare’s vaccine benefit. Vaccines lower the chances of catching serious diseases and reduce long-term health care costs. That’s why it’s good news Tricare is covering more vaccine claims than ever.

    One of the most contagious and common viruses during winter is the flu. Getting the flu vaccine protects you and those around you who are at higher risk from the flu, such as children, older adults and pregnant women.

  • Exchange hosts Prescription Take Back Day

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    For a second time this year, the Fort Knox Army Substance Abuse Program sponsored a successful Prescription Take Back Day, which coincided with the national event, Saturday in the lobby of the Main Exchange.

    Sue Lowrie, an ASAP prevention coordinator, said 133 pounds, which equated to 15 boxes, of expired and unused medications were collected.

  • New SJA aims to continue office excellence

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil

    There is a new face in the Staff Judge Advocate office on Fort Knox—Col. Eugene Bowen, who has been serving as the Staff Judge Advocate on post since July.

  • AROUND KNOX

    Fort Knox Army Wellness Center opens next week

    IRACH PAO

    The Public Health Command and Ireland Army Community Hospital leadership will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. for the grand opening of the Fort Knox Army Wellness Center.

    Army Wellness Centers are a U.S. Army Medical Command initiative that supports the Army Ready and Resilient and Patient-Centered Medical Home initiatives. The Army Wellness Center Operations Program is managed by Public Health Command.

  • Soldiers assist ‘Flying Tigers’ with weapon familiarization training

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    3-1 IBCT Public Affairs

    Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division supported training requirements for more than 100 reservists from Company D, 8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, Attack Helicopter Battalion, 11th Aviation Command during the unit’s drill weekend Sept. 13 on Fort Knox.

  • 100th Division changes command

    By 1ST LT. ALICIA CARVER

    100th Training Division

    The 100th Training Division (Operations Support) held a change of command ceremony Sunday on Fort Knox’s Brooks Parade Field.

    During the ceremony Brig. Gen. Mark Arnold relinquished command to Col. Jason Walrath.

    The 100th Training Division (OS) has been under the command of Arnold since 2011.

    Arnold said he was thankful for the Soldiers he’s encountered over the years.

  • HRC employees participate in company mud run

    By MASTER SGT. MICHAEL CHANN

    HRC PAO

    The noncommissioned officers of U.S. Army Human Resources Command gathered in the predawn mist for a fun run Sept. 5. What they experienced was not a typical company run.

    The group was separated into 10-person teams and released into the woods adjacent to HRC for a series of muddy obstacles.

    “I went to a Mud Run in Louisville and realized people were paying $40 to $60 to do this, when I can provide it for free,” said HRC 1st Sgt. Kevin McMullen.

  • Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony

    The monthly Fort Knox post retirement ceremony will be Friday at Waybur Theater at 3 p.m. The ceremony’s host will be U.S. Army Adjutant General Brig. Gen. David MacEwen and Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Jackson, the U.S. Army adjutant general sergeant major. Honored will be the following retirees:

    Rank & Name Unit Years of Service

    Col. Fred Johnson United States Army Recruiting Command 29

    Lt. Col. Kevin Payne United States Army Recruiting Command 24

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kevin Smock United States Army Human Resources Command 26