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Around Knox

  • AROUND KNOX

    Health Fair Nov. 6, research open season options
    HRC PAO
    The Army Human Resources Command will host the annual Fort Knox Health Benefits Fair  Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HRC Café.  
    The fair offers all federal and non-appropriated fund employees an opportunity to research the many health plans available to them prior to the 2015 Open Season which runs from Nov. 11 to Dec. 9.
    In addition to the FEHB Program providers, there will be other local health care vendors on hand.

  • Make a note:

    Daylight Savings time changes Sunday at 2 a.m. Before you go to bed, set your clock back one hour.

    If you’ve never had to worry about a time change, remember, “spring forward” fall, “fall back.”

  • USACC senior NCO retires after 32 years of service

    By VICKEY MOUZE

    U.S. Army Cadet Command Public Affairs

    A former senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Kentucky, retired after 32 years of service in a ceremony on post Oct. 24.

    Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Howard, who had recently served as USACC’s eighth com-mand sergeant major, was surrounded by family and friends as two of his former commanders lauded the career of a man who had grown up in Goodman, Mississippi.

  • New app provides timely FMWR information

    By GAVIN LAPAILLE

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    gavin.lapaille.ctr@mail.mil

    Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation has a new tool for users keen on surfing the web using digital platforms. A recently released smartphone application, available for iOS/iPhone and Android devices, gives users an alternative way to interact with the many FMWR programs.

  • ROTC discussed at annual AUSA Expo

    By LISA FERDINANDO

    ARNEWS

    The Army is training the officers of tomorrow to face the challenges of an increasingly complex world, the commander of the U.S. Army Cadet Command said.

    The cadets in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC, will be the leaders in those conflicts of the future, said Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, in an interview last week at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • A DAY WITH THE 19th Engineers

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Gold Standard Editor

    rachael.l.tolliver.civ@mail.mil

    An Army engineers’ job can be multifaceted—one week they can be building things and the next week they might be blowing things up.

    Recently, Fort Knox’s 541st Engineer Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, conducted training for live-fire certification in preparation to assume a global response force mission next month—training to blow things up.

  • 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 hosts will be Cadet Command’s commander, Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, and senior enlised adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Arnold. Honored will be the following retirees:

    Rank & Name - Unit - Years of Service

    Lt. Col. Curtis Garner II- Cadet Command - 20 years

    Maj. Terrill Mcgee - West Virginia National Guard - 24 years

    Sgt. 1st Class Darrell Kramer - 19th Engineer Battalion - 25 years

  • CYSS fees increasing Saturday, policy DOD driven

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    Next month when Fort Knox Child, Youth and School Services’ parents pay their fees they will notice a slight increase. The new changes are effective Saturday.

    Rayceil Oggs, the chief of CYSS, said the Department of Defense has always been responsible for setting child care categories and fees, and in the past the Army would sometimes lower the fees and send that information out to the different installations.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Board of Education to meet about dress code

    The Fort Knox Community Schools’ Board of Education will meet Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the All-Purpose Room of the Crittenberger Bldg. 4553, 281 Fayette Ave., in Keyes Park.

    The meeting’s subject will be the dress code for FKCS students in the middle and high schools.

    The special meeting is open to the community, and the public is invited to attend.

    BOE to hear budget report

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

  • Wills more than legal document, need for estate planning

    By BRIAN EVANS

    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office

    Many people think of a will as only a legal document allowing someone to specify who takes that person’s property at death. However, a will is much more than a piece of paper directing the distribution of your assets. It could be a document that makes a significant difference for your family for years to come.