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Around Knox

  • Power of resurrection available to faithful

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) BERNARDINO YEBRA
    Catholic Community Chaplain

  • Lifeguard uses emergency training

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON
    Gold Standard Staff Writer
    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil
    When a teenager at the Anderson Aquatics Center pool began to sink, lifeguard Erin Griffin dove into action…literally.

  • Primaries coming to West Virginia, Nebraska

    Installation Voting Office
    West Virginia will hold its primary election May 13. If you are a West Virginia resident and want to vote in the primary, you must be registered by April 22. If you live outside West Virginia and need to register to vote absentee, you can do so using the Federal Post Card Application available at FVAP.gov. If you complete and return this form,
    West Virginia will register you as an absentee voter and send you your ballot
    for all elections this year.

  • Employment opportunities plentiful in, around Knox

    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.

  • Volunteers change lives, communities

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    Changing lives and communities is a fitting theme for the annual National Volunteer Week. It describes the dedication and hard work of those who selflessly volunteer their time with various on- and off-post organizations.
    The week kicks off Sunday at Houston Bowling Center with a free volunteer bowling party for volunteers and their Family members and a volunteer information fair Wednesday at the Post Exchange to discuss future volunteer position descriptions.

  • Army issues new grooming standards

    By DAVID VERGUN
    Army News Service
    The number, size and placement of tattoos have been dialed back under the revised Army Regulation 670-1,  which tightens Army grooming standards and uniform policy.
    The revised reg was published March 31 outlining the new standards. Effective dates for the various changes can also be found in All Army Activity message or ALARACT 082-2014.
    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond  Chandler III addressed why the changes were made:

  • First wave deploys

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS GARY COOPER
    3rd ESC Public Affairs
    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Family and friends gathered at Harris Hall to say goodbye to the advance echelon, or ADVON, Soldiers departing for Afghanistan Saturday.
    In addition to Family members, the Vine Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 10281), the Hardin County Ladies Auxiliary, and the Fort Knox American Red Cross were there to wish the Soldiers well and provide snacks for the children.

  • Around Knox

    Keeneland offers military discount
    KnoxINFO
    On Sunday all active duty, reserve, veterans and military Families may receive free general admission with a military I.D., DD214, veteran I.D. or other form of military I.D. at any pass gate at Keeneland Race Track. The Military Family Zone will be in the North Terrace from noon to 4 p.m. for free food, live music and more. There will be special giveaways and activities for children throughout the day.
    SAMC 5k run coming April 12
    KnoxINFO

  • 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.