Around Knox

  • Tuition assistance announces changes


    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    For many Soldiers joining the military has its advantages—free medical and dental care and free educational benefits which makes higher education affordable.

    According to dcmilitaryed.com, military tuition assistance has been an important benefit available to service members since the late 1940s.


    Debts settled

    2nd Lt. Patrick Bamber

    Anyone with debts owed to or by the estate of Staff Sgt. Alex N. Bahmandeji, 76th Engineer Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, must contact 2nd Lt. Patrick Bamber, the summary court-martial officer for the Soldier. Staff Sgt. Bahmandeji died on Fort Knox on Dec. 9.

    For information, call (502) 626-8715, (314) 299-7424.

    Hospital holiday hours


  • Beanies for babies educates new parents, links in volunteers


    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    With Child Abuse Prevention Month starting in April, Army Community Service Director Melinda Roberts and her team wanted to think of a way to help prevent incidents of shaken baby syndrome and violent head trauma. Enter the Beanie for Babies project, which conjoins the ACS mission of education, awareness and volunteerism all in one.

  • Wreaths Across America marks seventh anniversary, thousands turn out


    DOD News, Defense Media Activity

    Amid crisp air and the aroma of pine needles, thousands gathered to lay remembrance wreaths on veterans’ headstones here to mark National Wreaths Across America Day, and in doing so drew one of the annual event’s largest turnouts in its 23 year history.

  • NORAD offers apps to track Santa

    North American Aerospace Defense Command

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org/, launched Dec. 1 featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more.

    The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.

  • Cadet Command and Fort Knox CG promoted Friday

    Fort Knox Public Affairs Office

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox received her second star at a ceremony Friday at the Pentagon.

    Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs—who took command of USACC and Fort Knox on March 6—was promoted to major general by Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Spoehr, director of the Army’s Office of Business Transformation.

  • The most important part of the day


    Gold Standard Editor

    It used to be frequently said that in the Army, “We do more before 7 a.m. than most people do in a day.” That saying couldn’t be truer for the cooks, managers and staff at the Cantigny Dining Facility on Fort Knox—and their days start at 5 a.m.

    “The time it takes to prepare meals depends on what we are preparing and if there is a special event,” said Antwane Cross, the Cantigny dining facility manager.


    Knox students spread holiday cheer at nursing home


    Fort Knox High School

    On Dec.1 the Fort Knox High School chapter of the National Honor Society visited local assisted living centers to spread holiday joy. Twenty-nine students volunteered for the chapter’s annual service project. The students were split between Allegro Assisted Living Center and Helmwood Healthcare Nursing Home. Club sponsor Katharine Higgins helped to plan the event and provided the necessary supplies for making Christmas ornaments.

  • CHHS ranks second in world in programming skills category


    Community Relations Specialist

    Robotics success is becoming common-place for students in the Hardin County Schools.

    The Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center hosted its first VEX Robotics competition over the weekend. Two Central Hardin High School teams formed an alliance with another Kentucky school to win the event.

  • BBB gives advice to avoid holiday scams


    ‘Tis the season for scammers and schemers! Whether it’s on the internet, at the store, or at your very own front door, BBB warns to “watch out” for these holiday scams.