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Around Knox

  • Soldiers assist ‘Flying Tigers’ with weapon familiarization training

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    3-1 IBCT Public Affairs

    Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division supported training requirements for more than 100 reservists from Company D, 8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, Attack Helicopter Battalion, 11th Aviation Command during the unit’s drill weekend Sept. 13 on Fort Knox.

  • 100th Division changes command

    By 1ST LT. ALICIA CARVER

    100th Training Division

    The 100th Training Division (Operations Support) held a change of command ceremony Sunday on Fort Knox’s Brooks Parade Field.

    During the ceremony Brig. Gen. Mark Arnold relinquished command to Col. Jason Walrath.

    The 100th Training Division (OS) has been under the command of Arnold since 2011.

    Arnold said he was thankful for the Soldiers he’s encountered over the years.

  • HRC employees participate in company mud run

    By MASTER SGT. MICHAEL CHANN

    HRC PAO

    The noncommissioned officers of U.S. Army Human Resources Command gathered in the predawn mist for a fun run Sept. 5. What they experienced was not a typical company run.

    The group was separated into 10-person teams and released into the woods adjacent to HRC for a series of muddy obstacles.

    “I went to a Mud Run in Louisville and realized people were paying $40 to $60 to do this, when I can provide it for free,” said HRC 1st Sgt. Kevin McMullen.

  • Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony

    The monthly Fort Knox post retirement ceremony will be Friday at Waybur Theater at 3 p.m. The ceremony’s host will be U.S. Army Adjutant General Brig. Gen. David MacEwen and Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Jackson, the U.S. Army adjutant general sergeant major. Honored will be the following retirees:

    Rank & Name Unit Years of Service

    Col. Fred Johnson United States Army Recruiting Command 29

    Lt. Col. Kevin Payne United States Army Recruiting Command 24

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kevin Smock United States Army Human Resources Command 26

  • Job hazard analysis way to avoid injury at work

    By WENDY STEINHOFF
    Garrison Safety Office

    Every job, no matter whether in an office or in a factory, has hazards. A job hazard analysis is a process for identifying hazards inherent with each job (position) and mitigating or eliminating hazards before an injury or illness can happen. A well-written JHA should always accomplish three things:

    1. Identify all tasks associated with the job

    2. Identify the hazards associated with each task

    3. Identify ways to mitigate (minimize) or eliminate the hazards

    How to get started

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Scott Middle School participates in street painting festival

    By LINDSEY TILLMAN

    Scott Middle School

    Scott Middle School was the only school to participate in “Via Colori! Street Painting Festival” Sept. 13 in downtown Elizabethtown. “Via Colori!” was an event that benefited “New Beginnings Family Services” (an agency that provides foster care for abused, abandoned and neglected children).

  • Project Fit America makes difference

    Hardin County Schools

    Since Lakewood Elementary School began using the Project Fit America equipment and curriculum a year ago, the school’s fitness testing outcomes show substantial increases in cardiovascular endurance, upper body strength and abdominal strength.

  • Powers of Attorney allow one to act on another’s behalf

    By BRIAN EVANS

    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office

    Military members who are deploying, or individuals who are leaving the area either temporarily or permanently, often need to allow someone to do something for them in their absence. A power of attorney is a document which allows that to happen. The person giving the power is called the “grantor,” and the person who receives the power to act is known as the “agent” or the “attorney-in-fact.”

  • During tests, temptations—put faith in God to handle problems

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) PAUL WALKER

    3 BCT Provisional Brigade

    “The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived. Then they believed his promises and sang his praise. But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his plan to unfold. In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wilderness they put God to the test.” Psalm 106:11-14 (NIV)

  • Soldier found guilty of sexual assault

    U.S. Army Cadet Command Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

    Pfc. Jarrid R. Lovett of Fort Knox was found guilty of sexual assault July 18. He was sentenced to be reduced to private (E-1), forfeiture of all pay and allowances, performance of hard labor without confinement for three months, confinement for four years, and to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge.