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  • Hospital welcomes, farewells command sergeants major

    By ANDRE BUTLER

    Public Affairs Officer

    The 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo., surgeon command sergeant major be- came the senior enlisted advisor of Ireland Army Community Hospital during a change of responsibility ceremony July 29 at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox.

    Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Garner replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Iteago Felton, who will retire during a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., later this summer after 32 years of military service.

  • 19th Engineers case colors

    By 1ST LT. ANDREW CAVALLO
    19th Engineer Battalion
    Since November 2013, more than 500 Soldiers from the 19th Engineer Battalion have served as the Army Central Command rotational engineer battalion headquartered at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. On Sunday the battalion officially passed the reins over to the 528th Engineer Battalion of the Louisiana National Guard during the Transfer of Author-ity ceremony at the camp’s event tent.
    The 19th Engineer Battalion has stayed busy during the deploy-ment, partnering with Kuwaiti

  • USARC team visits cadre on Knox for cadet training

    By STAFF SGT. SHEJAL PULIVARTI

    Task Force Wolf

    U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Ferdinand Irizarry and Sgt. Maj. Blaine Huston, operations and plans, U.S. Army Reserve Command, visited Task Force Wolf Soldiers who are supporting Cadet Summer Training at Fort Knox. The USARC plans and operations team visited multiple training sites and discussed the importance of training and readiness July 28.

  • Youth volunteer gains broadening experience

    By ANDRE BUTLER

    IRACH PAO

    Each year the American Red Cross hosts a group of teenagers from across the country wanting to volunteer or perform community service in various locations.

    And this summer has been no exception, Ireland Army Community Hospital provided the opportunity for 44 such volunteers to participate in the American Red Cross’s Extreme Summer Youth Program.

  • . . . hand grenades, rifles

    By STAFF SGT. SHEJAL PULIVARTI

    Task Force Wolf

    Firing a rifle and hitting a target with any certainty is a skill that can be learned. Mastering these skills take learning and utilizing the basic fundamentals, and practicing these skills.

  • Cadets learn to use weapons:

    By STAFF SGT. SHEJAL PULIVARTI

    Task Force Wolf

    The hand grenade is a hand-held, hand-armed, and hand-thrown weapon. There are six types of grenades and the U.S. Army uses each grenade with its different capability to provide Soldiers a variety of options to successfully complete the mission.

  • Recent crash highlights danger just seconds away

    By CHRIS RAINWATER

    Garrison Safety Director

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Information Guide now available online

    The Fort Knox Community Schools Information Guide is available. Guide contents for school year 2014-15 include key programs and services, the calendar, policies, immunization requirements, and much more. Download the FKCS Guide (433KB PDF) to print and keep. Go to www.am.dodea.edu/knox/ fkcsco/and then click on FKCS Guide.

    School board candidates introduced

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

  • 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.