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Around Knox

  • Knox Hills hosting free swim event, get tickets

    Knox Hills
    Tickets are now available to pick up at your community office for our Splash Into Summer event being held July 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Anderson Aquatics Center. Join us for a night of free swimming, food and family fun. Tickets are limited to 400, so get yours early.

  • Volunteer teachers lifeblood of religious education program

    By FRANK LEON
    Director of Religious Education
    July is regrouping month for Army Religious Educators. It is a time to reflect on the past year and strategically plan for fall programming. As I evaluate, I think of our dedicated religious education teachers. Our teachers have faced a daunting year with the renovations and DoD background check procedures. Through it all, they have remained faithful and patient as we have created a Gold Standard Religious Education program.

  • Army solicits comments on environmental impact

    USAEC Public Affairs
    The Department of the Army has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 force structure realignment and is making a draft Finding of No Significant Impact available for public comment. All interested members of the public, federally-recognized Indian or Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiian groups, federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review and provide comments.

  • War correspondent talks about Vietnam experiences at local post

    By CLINT MESHEW
    Fort Knox Veterans Services
    Writer Joe Galloway never imagined that a ride on a First Cavalry Division helicopter would transport him into the pages of history.
    In November 1965 some 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry were dropped into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese Soldiers. Thus began one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War and Galloway’s ride into the pages of history.

  • Sustainers exercise fuel logistics at Fort A. P. Hill

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS GARY COOPER
    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
    The 959th Quartermaster Detachment traveled from Fort Knox to participate in a Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise, or QLLEX, at Fort A. P. Hill, Va., from June 4-20, where it provided petroleum laboratory support.
    The 959th QM Det. sent two teams of five personnel to participate in the QLLEX, where they were attached to the 475th Quartermaster Petroleum Group, and provided petroleum laboratory testing support to bulk fuel sites on Fort A.P. Hill.

  • Jobs available in, around Knox community

    ACS Employment Readiness Program
    The Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program provides employment information and other supportive services primarily to Family members who are relocating as a result of a military or civilian sponsor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • Soldier, NCO of Year named for Fort Knox

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil
    The Fort Knox Soldier/Noncom-missioned Officer of the Year competition was conducted last week. With many of the installation’s units deployed, the body of competitors was smaller than normal, but the standards and challenges were not. The NCO in charge of the event was Master Sgt. Phillip Mays, of U.S. Army Cadet Command, who said his goal for this contest was virtuosity.

  • Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony

    The Fort Knox installation retirement ceremony will be tomorrow at Waybur Theater, at 3 p.m. Honored will be these retirees:

  • Spotlight
  • Commander: ‘dooah’ better than ‘hooah’

    By Lt. Gen. DAVID HALVERSON
    IMCOM Commander
    Let’s talk about customer service. It is about the Golden Rule—“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, and you must love Soldiers and Families.
    Members of the Installation Manage-ment Command must understand their role in delivering customer service to Soldiers, Army civilians, wounded warriors, retirees and their Families, and survivors. The IMCOM team builds a ready and resilient Army. We take care of people, and make them self-reliant.