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  • Duke Brigade status officially provisional

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Gold Standard Acting Editor

    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil

    By now, most of the Fort Knox community—on and off the installation—knows that the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, cased its colors in May.

    What readers may not know is that the Duke Brigade is still here—for now.

  • Exchange ensures prices remain stable throughout its global facilities

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service Corporate Communications

    Whether stationed at home or abroad, servicemembers can expect to find the same, or very similar, prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide.

    Known as pricing parity, this practice ensures Exchange prices are established centrally.

  • Duke Soldier steps into void to coach youth basketball

    By CAPT. JOHN QUARFELD
    3-1 BCT
    With the deactivation of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and downsizing of thousands of Soldiers on Fort Knox, the local community has also lost numerous volunteer coaches. These Soldiers have been vital to the positive relationships that have been strengthened with the public and area businesses. One of these Soldiers is Pfc. Jerraysheya Fox, who has volunteered hundreds of hours during her off-duty time to develop young athletes.

  • NATO commander visits HRC to emphasize assignments

    By LT. COL. CHEVELLE THOMAS

    HRC Public Affairs Office

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command hosted Lt. Gen. Frederick B. “Ben” Hodges, commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Allied Land Command, July 18 to discuss NATO’s role in the Army at the Maude Complex.

  • Sustainers transfer property to help Afghan unit

    By MAJ. KERRY HOUCK and STAFF SGT. JUSTIN SILVERS

    3rd ESC

    The Foreign Excess Personal Property program is a process used by the U.S. government to transfer unneeded property permanently to a foreign government; in this case, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

    Items which fall under the FEPP inventory are often accumulated during base closures and base realignments, where excess property is found and inventoried. This process is helpful in saving taxpayer money, in addition to being able to offer assistance to foreign forces.

  • Safety offers calendar of classes: sign up now

    By CHRIS RAINWATER

    Garrison Safety Officer

    This week, the Garrison Safety Office published a Calendar of Safety Training Classes through Decem-ber 2014. The calendar was devel-oped using YOUR feed-back. In April, we sent out safety training surveys, and we asked everyone to tell us which classes they would like to see offered. You spoke, and we listened! The calendar represents the most demanded classes from the survey.

  • 'Sparky's' artistic success proves perseverance usually pays off

    By CHAPLAIN

    (LT. COL.) TIMOTHY WALLS

    U.S. Army Garrison

    Have there ever been times in your life when you felt that no matter how hard you try to do something, it never seems to make a difference or that no one seems to appreciate your efforts at trying to make something happen? All of us have been there. It’s easy to get discouraged and feel all alone.

  • Allied sergeant major visits CST

    By STAFF SGT. SHEJAL PULIVARTI

    Task Force Wolf

    Since the 1940s the United States and the United Kingdom have forged a special relationship. The two nations, which are bound together by shared history, developed close political, diplomatic, cultural, economic, military and historic relationsduring World War II. Their relationship is unparalleled among major powers, and this alliance is just as strong today.

  • Legal residence not same as home of record

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office

    What is your “state of legal residence?” Is it different from your home of record? What does domicile mean? These are common questions Soldiers and their Families have as they move around the country—and the world—pursuant to military orders.

  • Green Dot program aims to prevent violence

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Gold Standard Acting Editor

    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil

    The issue of sexual assault—especially between people 18 and 24 years of age—is problematic on college campuses and in the military. Finding specific numbers for either group isn’t easy, as statistics can be couched in so many different terms, one ends up comparing apples with oranges.

    But no one is denying the fact that violence against women is a problem in the U.S. In 2013, the Pentagon reported more than 5,000 cases of sexual assault.