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Around Knox

  • Make charitable giving work for you

    By SPC. MURRAY BROWN
    Tax Center Volunteer

    Many people talk about getting rewarded “in the next life” for the good they do now. Many people also think the IRS is stingy—but the IRS offers a way for you to start claiming your reward now! That is right: you can claim your charitable donations as deductions on your tax forms!

  • Saturday declared as National Gold Star Wives Day

    By WILLIAM BRADNER
    FMWRC
    “It’s heartbreaking to think of someone asking ‘What a beautiful pin, where can I get one?’” said Gold Star wife Donna Engeman.
    “We need to ensure the nation—the world—recognizes what that pin really signi-fies,” she continued.
    April 5 has been designated by Congress as “Gold Star Wives Day.” The intent is to publically recognize the sacrifices made by our service members in support of our nation.

  • Spring God’s reminder spiritual rebirth always possible

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) MATTHEW OLIVER
    Medical Recruiting Brigade

  • Alabama scheduling State Primary June 3

    FVAP
    The 2014 Alabama State Primary elections are scheduled for June 3 with potential primary runoff elections scheduled for July 15. For this election only, Congressional District 6 Republicans will be sent a special instant run-off ballot by the office of the Alabama Secretary of State. The Congressional District 6 Republican ballots will be transmitted, received and counted by the Secretary of State’s office to ensure compliance with a court ruling enforcing the 45-day mandate for sending Federal Office ballots to all military and overseas citizens.

  • Permanent change of station moves peak soon

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil
    The peak season for moving is approaching soon and a very large chunk of Fort Knox’s active duty population will be making permanent change of station moves. One of the key pieces of information to remember is that the Army is not the only one on the move during the summer months.

  • Around Knox

    Lane to close today on Wilson Road
    KnoxINFO
    Today, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., the northbound lane of Wilson Road at the Knox Boulevard intersection in Radcliff will be closed, just prior to the entry of Wilson Gate. All northbound traffic will be diverted to the west side of the median. This construction may cause some temporary delays. Appropriate signage and traffic signal control will be implemented.
    Keeneland offers military discount
    KnoxINFO

  • Republic of Korea general visits HRC

    By CAPT. TIM IRVIN
    HRC PAO
    North Korea’s invasion of the Republic of Korea June 25, 1950, prompted U.S. President Harry S. Truman to order U.S. ground forces into South Korea on June 27. Three long years later on July 27, 1953, the Korean War armistice was signed, ending the three-year conflict. The Armistice allowed South Korea to finally be a free republic and to continue the alliance with the U.S. To this day, South Korea is one of the closest allies of the U.S. Army.

  • Commander credits ROTC for her success, loves training mission

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil
    Q: How do you feel about being the first female commander of Fort Knox?

  • Blue Ribbon School

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    The red carpet and banners greeted everyone as they entered Kingsolver Elementary School’s gym Friday as staff, parents and students celebrated the school being named a National Blue Ribbon School.
    Last year Laura Gibson, the school’s principal, was notified that they would receive the esteemed award.

  • Walker honors Sustainer women for public service, volunteer spirit

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS GARY COOPER
    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
    Five 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Family Readiness Group members received the Commander’s Award for Public Service in a small ceremony at the Sadowski Center, March 14.
    Third ESC Commander Flem B. “Donnie” Walker presided over a brief ceremony. The Commander’s Award for Public Service is the fourth highest honor the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian, ranking directly below the Outstanding Civilian Service Award.