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  • Youth volunteer gains broadening experience

    By ANDRE BUTLER

    IRACH PAO

    Each year the American Red Cross hosts a group of teenagers from across the country wanting to volunteer or perform community service in various locations.

    And this summer has been no exception, Ireland Army Community Hospital provided the opportunity for 44 such volunteers to participate in the American Red Cross’s Extreme Summer Youth Program.

  • . . . hand grenades, rifles

    By STAFF SGT. SHEJAL PULIVARTI

    Task Force Wolf

    Firing a rifle and hitting a target with any certainty is a skill that can be learned. Mastering these skills take learning and utilizing the basic fundamentals, and practicing these skills.

  • Cadets learn to use weapons:

    By STAFF SGT. SHEJAL PULIVARTI

    Task Force Wolf

    The hand grenade is a hand-held, hand-armed, and hand-thrown weapon. There are six types of grenades and the U.S. Army uses each grenade with its different capability to provide Soldiers a variety of options to successfully complete the mission.

  • Recent crash highlights danger just seconds away

    By CHRIS RAINWATER

    Garrison Safety Director

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Information Guide now available online

    The Fort Knox Community Schools Information Guide is available. Guide contents for school year 2014-15 include key programs and services, the calendar, policies, immunization requirements, and much more. Download the FKCS Guide (433KB PDF) to print and keep. Go to www.am.dodea.edu/knox/ fkcsco/and then click on FKCS Guide.

    School board candidates introduced

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

  • Record of strong memories root of PTSD

    By CAPT. DONELL BARNETT

    U.S. Army Public Health Command

    Do you remember what you were doing on 9/11? Who were you with? What were you wearing when you found out about the towers? I bet most of those details are pretty clear to you.

    Now ask yourself, “What was I doing on 10/11?” Unless that’s your birthday or anniversary, chances are you don’t remember that day at all.

  • Flu vaccination especially important to protect children

    By JACQUELINE WATKINS

    U.S. Army Public Health Command

    Parents, have your children received their annual influenza vaccines? Influenza, commonly known as “the flu,” is defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a contagious disease that is seasonally spread throughout the United States. Everyone is susceptible to contracting the influenza virus. However, research shows risk is highest among children.

  • Two die in collisions

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness Safety Center

    A 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA), Fort Campbell, Ky., Soldier was killed in a M1151A1 HMMWV mishap that occurred July 24 on Fort Polk, La. The 20-year-old sergeant (vehicle commander) was riding as a passenger in the right front seat of the HMMWV when it rolled over during a convoy movement. Three other Soldiers were also in the vehicle and received non-fatal injuries.

  • AAFES doubles discount at gas pump

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

    As military shoppers load up their students’ backpacks with pencils, notebooks and other back-to-school gear, MILITARY STAR® card users can fill up on savings at pumps at Fort Knox Express locations.

    From Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, the Fort Knox Exchange is doubling the everyday 5-cents-per-gallon gas discount MILITARY STAR® cardholders receive when fueling up. On those three days, drivers paying for gas with their MILITARY STAR® card will receive 10 cents off per gallon.

  • Legal residence issue can present financial, tax problems for Soldiers

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office

    In my last article in the July 31 edition of “The Gold Standard” I introduced the concept of legal residence or domicile. In this article, I will discuss the impact of legal residence of a service member and a service member’s spouse as it relates to income taxation. This article will cover some of these issues in general, but for your individual situation you should always seek the services of a qualified professional, such as those with the Legal Assistance Office.