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  • Army Emergency Relief accepting applications for college scholarships

    AER

    Army Emergency Relief is accepting applications for next year’s scholarships and the application period will remain open through May 1.

    Last year, AER awarded 3,637 scholarships, totaling more than $8.8 million to the spouses and children of Soldiers.

    AER supports the Spouse Scholarship Program, as well as the Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Specific details on the scholarship and the applications are available on AER’s website.

  • Blue Star scholarships available to high school seniors

    Lend Lease

    A special scholarship opportunity is now available to sons and daughters of service members who live in a Lend Lease privatized military community, like Knox Hills, and attend the installation’s Deparment of Defense Education Activity high school. Sponsored by Lend Lease (US) Community Fund, BlueStar Scholarships will award scholarships up to $5,000 to eligible high school seniors. The BlueStar Scholarships program is now open and accepting applications through April 1.

  • Kentucky National Guard participates in 1812 re-enactment

    By STAFF SGT. SCOTT RAYMOND

    Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs

    In a sugar cane field along the meandering Mississippi River just outside New Orleans 200 years ago, citizen-Soldiers fought along side Choctaw Indians, free African-Americans and criminal privateers, prevailing against the most powerful army in the world.

  • Spiritual TA-50 reinforces combat armor

    By CHAPLAIN (1ST LT.) WARREN SIBLEY

    Battalion Chaplain, Warrior Transition Battalion

  • Science directorate partners with ROTC

    By VICKEY MOUZE

    U.S. Army Cadet Command

    One man’s mission to have an impact on the next generation of leaders has led him to view the Army as an opportunity to develop more leaders among the Asian heritage community.

    As a chemical engineer, Khanh Vu once worked at Amoco where he oversaw 350 gas wells in the San Juan in New Mexico and Colorado. He explored and researched effects of cavitation—cavities or bubbles forming in a liquid that’s being pumped—on high production coal-bed methane.

  • AROUND KNOX

    Debts settled

    2nd Lt. Patrick Bamber

    Anyone with debts owed to or by the estate of Staff Sgt. Alex N. Bahmandeji, 76th Engineer Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, must contact 2nd Lt. Patrick Bamber, the summary court-martial officer for the Soldier. Staff Sgt. Bah-mandeji died on Fort Knox on Dec. 9.

    For information, call (502) 626-8715, (314) 299-7424.

    Inventory to alter AAFES hours

    Shannon Friend - AAFES

    These Exchange facilities will alter hours due to annual inventory.

  • Knox Hills hosts resident holiday celebration

    By STACI MURPHY

    Knox Hills

    Of the many resident events held throughout the year, none is more rewarding to Knox Hills’ employees than Home for the Holidays. In December, the Lend Lease privatized military family housing community, saw more than 600 residents come out to celebrate the holidays at the Sadowski Center on Fort Knox.

  • CSM bids farewell to 83rd during change of responsibility

    By NORMAN JOHNSON
    83rd USARRTC
    In a change of responsibility ceremony at Skidgel Hall on Dec. 12, the 83rd USARRTC said good bye to Command Sgt. Maj Peter Brooks and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj Robert Swift. Swift takes over as senior enlisted leader of the organization as Brooks retires this spring.
    Col. Ernest Parker, commander of the 83rd USARRTC, received the unit colors from Brooks and passed them to Swift.

  • 84th Training Command welcomes new commander in Jan. 4 ceremony

    By SPC. ALYSSA BLOM

    86th Training Division Public Affairs

    On a blustery Jan. 4 day, at Fort Knox’s Waybur Theater, Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter assumed responsibility of the 84th Training Command from Maj. Gen. David Puster in a ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Peter Lennon, Deputy Commanding General (Support) of U.S. Army Reserve Command.

  • Knox future discussed, Army prepares for cuts

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Editor

    Representatives from local and Kentucky state government as well as local community leaders, educators, business leaders and citizens, gathered at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center in Elizabethtown Tuesday night before representatives of the Headquarters Department of the Army to layout their concerns for any further reductions and cutbacks at Fort Knox that might occur.