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Around Knox

  • Engineer Soldiers win contest in Kuwait

    By CAPT. MATTHEW MCDANIEL
    19th Engineer Battalion
    The bright orange sun rises over the desert landscape in Kuwait, bringing with it another day at Camp Arifjan. Two Soldiers are already up and moving, Sgt. Scott Dumas and Spc. Alexis McClure. Their day started at 4:30 a.m. with a physical fitness test, part of a larger contest to determine the best Soldier and noncommissioned officer in Kuwait.

  • National Guard crew deploys

    Compiled by CAPT. STEVEN MARTIN
    Kentucky National Guard
    Detachment 1 of Company C, 238th Aviation (KYNG), based out of Frankfort, deployed to Kuwait in July 2013. The unit flied UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters in support of medical evacuation in a variety of conditions, to include over water hoists from the Arabian Gulf.
    The detachment is led by Capt. Jimmy Caniff, who is from Ashland, Ky. The unit has performed numerous medevacs while in country to include numerous deck landings on ships based off shore.

  • Resources plentiful for college degree seekers

    By KARLA RICHARD
    ACAP Counselor
    For some service members transitioning out of the military, education is a top priority. Some realize the need for a college degree initially and plan for it accordingly. Others realize that an education is essential to obtain the job they desire only after participating in the Transition Assistance Program Week. Regardless of when the decision was made, earning a college degree is a beneficial and sometimes necessary challenge.

  • Scholarships available for care providers

    KHEAA
    Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.
    The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week or provide training in early childhood development at least 12 times per year for an approved organization. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Fort Knox schools
    schedule re-registration

    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    During April, the Fort Knox Community Schools will hold annual student re-registration for next school year.
    Parents and legal guardians of students presently enrolled will receive re-registration information to review, sign, and return to the child’s school.
    The following is each school’s re-registration schedule, location, and the phone number that student sponsors with questions may call:

  • Safety class brings training command Soldiers to Knox

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS PHILLIP EUGENE
    80th Training Command Public Affairs
    Maj. Woodrow Anderson did not expect to graduate with honors from the Army Safety and Composite Risk Management Course he attended at Fort Knox, but he plans on using his new-found knowledge to implement new measures that will improve his unit’s safety program.

  • POV accident claims life of JBLM Soldier

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
    A 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Soldier died from injuries sustained in a PMV-4 crash that occurred March 21 in San Clemente, Calif. The 30-year-old private first class was driving a 1984 pickup, towing a 1950 Oldsmobile on a tow dolly, when his vehicle was struck from behind by a flatbed lumber truck. The Soldier’s vehicle was crushed and fire ensued. He was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene.

  • April highlights ways to prevent sexual assaults

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men. Those numbers only tell part of the story—more than 1 million women reported being raped in a year.

  • Could you be one of the next 35,000?

    By DR. CHRIS RAINWATER
    Director, Garrison Safety

  • Military discounts? Merchants apply own rules

    By CLINT MESHEW
    Fort Knox Veterans Services
    Many of the merchants in the local area provide discounts to active duty military personnel or others who have served the nation. This is their way of showing their appreciation for the service and sacrifices of the military. Those who have served are very grateful for this honor.