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Around Knox

  • Home smoke alarms focus of Fire Prevention Week

    By DOUG BANKSTON

    Fort Knox Fire Department

    Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

    Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, Fort Knox is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly.

  • DOD promotes healthy eating, living habits for readiness

    By NICK SIMEONE

    DOD News, Defense Media Activity

    A full 25 percent of applicants to the military are disqualified because they are overweight, and issues related to fitness are the No. 1 reason for early discharges for those on active duty, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said at Fort Belvoir, Virginia Sept. 18.

  • Employment opportunities in, around Fort Knox

    ACS Employment Readiness Program

    The Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program provides employment information and other supportive services primarily to Family members who are relocating as a result of a military or civilian spon-sor’s permanent change of station. Other categor-ies of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • AROUND KNOX

    Cadet Command hosting Hispanic Heritage month

    USACC EO

    U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox will host the 2014 His-panic Heritage Month Observance at the Saber & Quill today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme for this year is “Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action, and a future of success.” The observance is open to all civilians, military and their Family members.

    For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Lautieri, Fort Knox Equal Opportunity Office at (502) 624-3510.

  • Fort Knox remembers, reflects on nation’s worst terrorist attack

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

  • HRC welcomes new deputy

    By BILL COSTELLO

    HRC PAO

    A career that began more than 32 years ago as an enlisted Soldier from Mississippi ended Sept. 10 with a retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. Margarett Barnes, who served as deputy commander of U.S. Army Human Resources Command since October 2011.

  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides safe disposal

    By LESLIE SWEENEY

    IMCOM Army Substance Abuse Program

    Nearly one out of 20 Soldiers misuse painkillers, according to the website Army Thin Line.

  • Military Wives Apprecation Day honors spouses of those who serve our nation

    By CLINT MESHEW
    Fort Knox Veterans Services

    On Nov. 9 the Vine Grove Baptist Church in conjunction with the Fort Knox Veteran Service Office will sponsor a “Military Wives Appreciation Day.” This is a day set aside to honor those who have given so much in support of those who have defended our nation.

    For more than 200 years now those who have married military men have stood by and watched their spouses march off to war, to deployments, to assignments around the world to protect our country and our way of life.

  • Mental health resources available to those contemplating suicide

    Tricare

    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans, and military veterans make up 20 percent of suicide deaths each year. Tricare works with the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, the Department of Defense’s oversight authority to reduce the impact of suicide on service members and their Families, to provide mental health resources to all Tricare beneficiaries.

  • Rules at Tioga Falls protect visitors’ safety

    By CHRIS RAINWATER

    Garrison Safety Director

    One of the very first tours I was given when I arrived at Fort Knox to assume the position of safety director was of the beautiful Tioga Falls.