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  • Cadets commissioned as second lieutenants

    By TANNER COLE
    USACC Intern

    The 1st and 2nd Regiments of the Leader Development and Assessment Course graduated Sunday at Fort Knox. During the ceremony, 35 cadets commissioned as second lieutenants, beginning their careers as Army officers.

  • Four young Soldiers die in vehicle crashes

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    A 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Soldier, on block leave, died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash that occurred June 10 in Mount Vernon, Ga. The 20-year-old private was discovered by authorities after having been ejected when the pickup truck he was driving rolled numerous times. The Soldier was not wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Town Hall
  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools

    The Fort Knox Community Schools system seeks four parents or guardians to serve on the Board of Education. They will fill four vacancies on the five member board.

    Election Aug. 15 will be for two two-year positions and two one-year positions, completing unexpired terms of office. An applicant may file for either a one-year term or a two-year term.

    Board members serve at-large, representing all parents and legal guardians of students enrolled in the Fort Knox schools.

  • Distinguished alumni sought for HCS

    Hardin County Schools
    Hardin County Schools is still taking applications for its 2014 Class of Distinguished Alumni. If anyone would like to nominate a Hardin County Schools alum, go to the Hardin County Schools website, www.hardin.k12.ky.us. The link to the nomination form is on the front page of the district’s website. The deadline to nominate someone is tomorrow.

  • Four states conduct primary election Aug. 12

    Installation Voting Assistance Office

  • Pain-ridden veteran now healthy, competing in senior games

    By TIM HUDAK
    VAntage Point

    John Martinez had a pinched nerve, took medicine for pain in his legs and attended physical therapy at his local VA medical center in Fresno, Calif.

    “I never thought I was going to walk again,” John said.

    Then his doctors recommended surgery, something John couldn’t accept. He said, “When I was in the military you could always find me at the gym, and I felt great.”

  • Natick researches link between light, performance

    By JANE BENSON
    NSRDEC Public Affairs

    A light bulb drawn over someone’s head usually symbolizes an idea -- but could the type of light bulb, or type of lighting, actually affect how well someone is able to think?

  • Soldier preaches down range

    By STAFF SGT. JUSTIN SILVERS
    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs

    In the late morning, music filled the 401st Army Materiel Command chapel causing people to sway to the beat. A short prayer was said before Staff Sgt. Terriance Hamilton stepped up to the podium.

    Hamilton, the property non-commissioned officer in charge for the American Contract Air Transport Cell with the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), provided the sermon for the worship service. Hamilton’s energy was visible as he began with a song, his sermon.

  • Skin cancer defeated through daily defense

    BY. LT. COL. KARI BRULEY
    U.S. Army Public Health Command

    Attention sunbathers, golfers and outdoor enthusiasts!

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed annually. Ninety percent of all skin cancer diagnoses are associated with sun exposure. If you think your risk for developing skin cancer is low, the fact that one in five Americans is diagnosed in their lifetime may prompt you to better care for your own skin and that of your family members.