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Around Knox

  • Sustainers welcomed home after Iraq deployment

    By MAJ. JARED AUCHEY

    3rd Sustainment Command

    Soldiers from the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) were greeted by Family and friends during a redeployment ceremony Dec. 20 at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox.

    The Sustainers, who deployed to Kuwait in April of 2014, provided critical sustainment support throughout the Middle East; specifically in Iraq as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. This included essential logistical support for items such as fuel, water and rations.

  • OPM experiences breach, conducts investigation and notifies 48,439 employees

    Nextgov Staff

    The Office of Personnel Management is alerting more than 48,000 federal employees their personal information may have been exposed following a breach at KeyPoint Government Solutions, which conducts background investigations of federal employees seeking security clearances.

    The total number of employees affected is 48,439, according to an email from OPM Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour obtained by Nextgov.

  • 83rd USARRTC participates in schools food drive

    By LT. COL. DEBBIE LIPSCOMB

    83rd USARRTC

  • Pets aren’t immune to cold, wipe paws after walks

    By CAPT. CASSANDRA FRAMSTAD

    Fort Knox Vet Clinic

    The majesty of winter is upon us. But, the low temperatures, snow, and wind can make for crisp days and very chilly nights. And while we think of ourselves and Family members when it gets cold—do we think about our pets?

  • Take charge of your finances

    By ROSEMARY FREITAS WILLIAMS

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy

    Whether you’re a newbie recruit or an old salt, managing your money takes some time and attention. Despite the regular paycheck, it doesn’t happen on its own. Forgive the pun, but the effort will pay off.

  • Employment opportunities plentiful in, around Fort 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 spon sor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • Chaplains assistants celebrate milestone anniversary

    By CHAPLAIN (LT. COL.) TIMOTHY WALLS

    Deputy Senior Chaplain

    The professionals who have earned the chaplain assistant military occupational specialty of 56M, will celebrate 105 years of service to God and country as an integral part of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Dec. 28. But even before their official designation as Chaplain Assistants in 1909, Soldiers providing religious support to the unit chaplain were making a significant difference.

  • Hardin County Schools weather plan

    By JOHN WRIGHT
    Community Relations Specialist
    Hardin County Schools
    During the winter months several factors come into play that could delay the start of school or cause school to be closed all together. One such factor is the wind chill on a given day. On particularly cold mornings we continuously monitor the National Weather Service and closely monitor the weather conditions.
    There are two possible scenarios that come from the National Weather Service: a Wind Chill Advisory and a Wind Chill Warning.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Scott Middle School hosts meeting

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

    Scott Middle School will host the Jan. 21, 1:30 p.m. meeting of the Fort Knox Community Schools Board of Education.

    The proposed agenda item is a presentation on the dress code for FKCS students in the middle and high schools.

  • IRACH to realign beneficiaries

    By ANDRE BUTLER

    Ireland Army Community Hospital

    Patient and family centered care is Ireland Army Community Hospital’s healthcare team top priority. In keeping with Ireland hospital standards, it is always important to provide the necessary resources to ensure the Fort Knox community health needs are met.

    As the Knox military treatment facility decreases providers in order to provide the best access to care Ireland healthcare leadership has made the decision to realign beneficiaries with the appropriate providers.