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Around Knox

  • President announces ‘Solar Ready Vets,’ takes advantage of infrastructure rebuilt

    By AMAANI LYLE

    DOD News, Defense Media Activity

    As the solar industry continues to create new jobs and spur the economy, President Barack Obama announced today at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, significant strides to prime separating service members for entry into the workforce.

    Obama reported an overall goal to train 75,000 workers for the renewable energy industry by 2020.

  • Local employment opportunities for spouses, Family

    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 sponsor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • TRADOC commander tells cadets how to gauge leadership success

    Fort Leavenworth Public Affairs Office

    The No. 1 metric of leader success is how your subordinates regard you, Gen. David Perkins told some 300 ROTC and U.S. Military Academy cadets.

    “Will they curse you or claim you?” is the central question, he said.

    Perkins, commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command spoke at the George C. Marshall Award cere-mony, March 30.

  • Navy visits HRC to discuss management

    By DAVID RUDERMAN

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command Public Affairs Office

    Senior Navy Human Resources officers visited U.S. Army Human Resources Command March 26 to review best practices with sister branch practitioners as both branches transform personnel management in an era of budget constraints and force downsizing.

  • Changes coming to ‘use or lose’ leave

    By GARY SHEFTICK

    Army News Service

    The temporary authority allowing Soldiers to carry over 75 days of leave from one fiscal year into the next will expire, Sept. 30.

    Most Soldiers will only be allowed to carry 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year.

    Soldiers will lose it, if they don’t use it by Oct. 1, Army personnel officials said of leave in excess of 60 days, unless special leave accrual applies.

  • Built to float
  • AROUND KNOX

    Possible road delays April 10

    Kentucky Career Center

    The 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) will be conducting a cohesion run next April 10. The 4-mile run will occur on usually non-PT approved roads and may cause some delay as it crosses Eisenhower Avenue around 6:40 a.m., and on to Old Ironsides Avenue.

    Road guards will be out at crossing locations along the run route.

    IRACH allergy clinic

    IRACH PAO

  • Army nursing program open to all qualified candidates

    By RANDY LESCAULT

    A&PA, MRB, USAREC

    After eight years serving as a combat medic then Staff Sgt. Clinton Bunker decided to advance in his career, obtain his nursing degree and become an Army officer. As a nurse in the U.S. Army, 1st Lt. Bunker, now works in the intensive care unit at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • Walking on water

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    Fort Knox PAO

    During a five-day field training exercise last week, the 502nd Multi-Role Bridge Company of the 19th Engineer Battalion conducted a bridge-building operation at Fort Knox’s Tobacco Leaf Lake. The unit kicked off the bridge training with an assault boat crossing and rafting operations March 25 to initiate construction of the full enclosure bridge, allowing Soldiers of the 42nd Route Clearance Company ability to cross the waterway driving their heavy route clearance equipment.

  • THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    Fort Knox PAO

    Last weekend, volunteers from Louisville, Fort Knox and Fort Campbell came together to walk 139 consecutive miles to raise awareness of suicide among military Soldiers and veterans.

    Most participants carried water, food and extra clothes. Others carried flags and banners. Some carried a heavier load though.

    Walking under the weight of struggling with suicide in his own life, Staff Sgt. James Lloyd signed up for the event knowing the march would offer a much-needed cathartic opportunity.