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Around Knox

  • Changes coming to ‘use or lose’ leave

    By GARY SHEFTICK

    Army News Service

    The temporary authority allowing Soldiers to carry over 75 days of leave from one fiscal year into the next will expire, Sept. 30.

    Most Soldiers will only be allowed to carry 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year.

    Soldiers will lose it, if they don’t use it by Oct. 1, Army personnel officials said of leave in excess of 60 days, unless special leave accrual applies.

  • Built to float
  • AROUND KNOX

    Possible road delays April 10

    Kentucky Career Center

    The 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) will be conducting a cohesion run next April 10. The 4-mile run will occur on usually non-PT approved roads and may cause some delay as it crosses Eisenhower Avenue around 6:40 a.m., and on to Old Ironsides Avenue.

    Road guards will be out at crossing locations along the run route.

    IRACH allergy clinic

    IRACH PAO

  • Army nursing program open to all qualified candidates

    By RANDY LESCAULT

    A&PA, MRB, USAREC

    After eight years serving as a combat medic then Staff Sgt. Clinton Bunker decided to advance in his career, obtain his nursing degree and become an Army officer. As a nurse in the U.S. Army, 1st Lt. Bunker, now works in the intensive care unit at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • Walking on water

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    Fort Knox PAO

    During a five-day field training exercise last week, the 502nd Multi-Role Bridge Company of the 19th Engineer Battalion conducted a bridge-building operation at Fort Knox’s Tobacco Leaf Lake. The unit kicked off the bridge training with an assault boat crossing and rafting operations March 25 to initiate construction of the full enclosure bridge, allowing Soldiers of the 42nd Route Clearance Company ability to cross the waterway driving their heavy route clearance equipment.

  • THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    Fort Knox PAO

    Last weekend, volunteers from Louisville, Fort Knox and Fort Campbell came together to walk 139 consecutive miles to raise awareness of suicide among military Soldiers and veterans.

    Most participants carried water, food and extra clothes. Others carried flags and banners. Some carried a heavier load though.

    Walking under the weight of struggling with suicide in his own life, Staff Sgt. James Lloyd signed up for the event knowing the march would offer a much-needed cathartic opportunity.

  • With an eye to training
  • Mechanics of officer election board explained

    By DAVID RUDERMAN

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs

    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command disseminated teaching materials across the Army March 18 to explain the mechanics of the Officer Selection Board process.

    An exportable mock board and related training material are available on the HRC public website, www.hrc.army.mil. Unit S1s and G1s can download and use the material to help officers understand the selection process and properly prepare themselves for boards that will determine their career path.

  • Standard deduction allows tax payers to reduce income

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Tax Center

    Another way to reduce taxible income, next to adjustments and exemptions, is the deduction. The deduction comes in one of two forms: the standard deduction and the itemized deduction. A tax return can only use one of these forms of deductions, and anyone doing married filing separately, both spouses must do standard or itemized.

  • Airmen follows footsteps of combat medic mother

    By AIR FORCE SENIOR AIRMAN KYLE GESE

    82nd Training Wing

    An Airman who is in technical training at Sheppard Air Fore Base, Texas, for aircraft electrical and environmental systems draws his inspiration from his mother, a Soldier who was killed in Iraq.

    Airman Treyton-Thomas Juopperi joined the Air Force a few months ago despite having lost his mother during her last tour in Iraq. He was shattered by her death, he said, but her memory inspired him to follow in her footsteps.