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Around Knox

  • LG&E, KU launching aggressive campaign to fill positions in Kentucky

    LG&E and KU Energy LLC
    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are launching an aggressive hiring campaign to fill various open positions across its Kentucky facilities.
    As part of that campaign, the company is seeking active and former members of the U.S. military to join more than 300 fellow service members currently employed by the utilities.

  • HRC establishes professional cyber branch

    By LT. COL. CHEVELLE THOMAS
    HRC PAO
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command established a provisional Cyber Branch March 20 to provide career management, development and readiness of the Army’s cyber forces.
    The establishment of the branch will ensure the Army maintains visibility of those Soldiers with unique skills and talents and will perform the critical functions associated with career management. The new branch will also provide Soldiers with cyber skills a focal point within HRC, said Maj. Gen. Richard Mustion, commanding general, HRC.

  • Local Guard unit tests communication in Florida exercise

    By STAFF SGT. SCOTT RAYMOND
    Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs
    The Army has a plethora of communication systems. Soldiers with the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade’s signal section participated in a multi-state communication exercise in Pensacola, Fla., March 7-9 to ensure that they could connect as many as they could in a potential crisis situation.

  • Be aware of route, rules for physical training

    Garrison PAO
    People entering Fort Knox during the morning rush hour should be aware of the following road closures due to unit physical training.
    To see the PT route, visit this website: http://goo.gl/2LdwM, click “Download the Original size of this photo” at the top of the page, and click the open button in the dialog box that appears, then zoom in and out on the map using the computer’s photo viewer.

  • Job-hunting? Look here first

    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.

  • Homeowners entitled to major deduction of interest

    By CAPT. MIKE WINN
    Fort Knox Tax Center
    “The most important game of all—Life.” Well, sure, Life is a pretty important game. From an historical standpoint, though, there are more important games: checkers, marbles, Monopoly, Battleship. Some would say Hungry Hungry Hippos, but I wouldn’t go that far.

  • Carbon monoxide kills one, another drowns

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
    A 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Soldier died from carbon monoxide poisoning March 16, after being removed from life support. On March 8 the 33-year-old first lieutenant and another Soldier were found unconscious in his Jeep which was stuck in the mud at Kaena Point, Hawaii. They were pulled from the vehicle by people who came on the scene who administered CPR and notified EMS. Both Soldiers were transported to the hospital, where the first lieutenant was then placed on life support until his death.

  • Army Emergency Relief takes care of Soldiers

    By SHANNON WILSON
    Army Emergency Relief & Financial Readiness Program Manager
    The Fort Knox Annual Army Emergency Relief campaign officially kicked off Feb. 25, and will run through May 15. Active duty Soldiers are being given the opportunity to give over the course of the next few months through their units. Retirees are receiving their invitation to contribute in mail.

  • Marine reservists test tank firing accuracy on Wilcox

    By GAVIN LAPAILLE
    Gold Standard Staff Writer
    gavin.lapaille.ctr@mail.mil
    While most of the artillery units moved off Fort Knox several years ago, tanks and loud booms still have a presence on post. Marines from the Company E, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division are in the process of completing their annual artillery training at Wilcox Range.

  • Contracting command specialist loves learning, saving tax dollars

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command Public Affairs Office
    Spotlight on …
    Staff Sgt. Frank-Ray Perez
    412th Contracting Support Brigade’s 904th Contingency Contracting Battalion contract specialist, Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Knox.
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