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Around Knox

  • Humvee accident claims life of Soldier

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness Safety Center

  • Army Emergency Relief releases app for iPhone, Android operating system

    Army Emergency Relief

    Army Emergency Relief released an “app” for smartphones which will provide Soldiers and Families instant access to AER information, regardless of time of day or location.

    “Our analytics have been telling us that more and more of the visitors to our website are using mobile devices,” said retired Col. Guy Shields, AER’s chief of communications and public affairs. “In October of 2013, 24 percent of the visits to our website came from mobile devices. That grew to 40 percent in October.”

  • 3rd ESC Soldiers structure fitness to music through Zumba

    By STAFF SGT. RICHARD COLLETTA

    1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Public Affairs

    It’s 4 in the morning. The sun hasn’t even risen yet at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait and service mem-bers and civilians are doing some-thing a little strange … dancing.

    “It’s fitness structured to music,” according to Sgt. 1st Class Craig Schofield, an operations sergeant with the 3rd Sustain-ment Command (Expeditionary) who has been instructing Zumba classes for nearly a year.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Parents can contact FKCS board via web-based email system

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

    Parents and legal guardians of students attending the Fort Knox Community Schools are invited to contact the board of education via its web-based email system.

    Established in October 2008, the system aims to inform the board members and the superintendent of specific issues in a timely fashion.

  • Bazaar raises awareness for CFC

    By MAJ. ROBERT HAGERTY

    Fort Knox Garrison Executive Officer

    A holiday themed coffee and cookie booth was set up this year at the annual Holiday Bazaar to help raise awareness for the ongoing 2014 Combined Federal Campaign. The booth was sponsored by the garrison Fort Knox CFC team, who got into the spirit of the holidays with a clever mash between the upcoming winter holidays and Halloween by dawning costumes during the event.

  • Fall cleanup
  • Ireland Hospital adjusts hours for holidays

    By ANDRE BUTLER

    Public Affairs Officer

    Ireland Army Community Hospital

    Ireland Army Community Hospital announces it holiday hours for the clinics, pharmacies and hospital, as follows:

    Thanksgiving:

  • 200th Military Police complete readiness process

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS MARK BELL

    200th MP Command

    Nearly 400 Army Reserve Soldiers took a break from a Performance Triad program and spent the day completing a medical Soldier readiness process at Fort Knox.

    With hundreds of 200th Military Police Command Soldiers scheduled to mobilize during the next year, 290th Military Police Brigade leadership wanted to ensure Soldiers were medically ready to deploy if called.

  • 4th Cavalry Brigade focuses on fall, winter hotspots

    By CAPT. TIM SMOKE

    4th Cavalry Brigade Safety Officer

    As Soldiers enter the holiday season, units provide them with extra time to spend with the Family. It’s also the season which brings several safety hazards. As a result, 4th Cavalry Brigade focused on seven fall and winter hot spots concerning safety awareness during its annual Safety Stand down Day Nov. 7 at Sadowski Field House on Fort Knox.

  • AAFES rates in Top 100 military friendly employers

    AAFES

    After an exhaustive analysis, Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, has named the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to the 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer list.

    More than 5,000 eligible companies were ranked based on their long-term commitment to hiring former military service members, recruiting and hiring efforts as well as policies for National Guard and Reserve employees called to serve on active duty.