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  • Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony

    The monthly Fort Knox post retirement ceremony will be Friday at Waybur Theater at 3 p.m. The ceremony’s host will be U.S. Army Adjutant General Brig. Gen. David MacEwen and Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Jackson, the U.S. Army adjutant general sergeant major. Honored will be the following retirees:

    Rank & Name Unit Years of Service

    Col. Fred Johnson United States Army Recruiting Command 29

    Lt. Col. Kevin Payne United States Army Recruiting Command 24

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kevin Smock United States Army Human Resources Command 26

  • Job hazard analysis way to avoid injury at work

    By WENDY STEINHOFF
    Garrison Safety Office

    Every job, no matter whether in an office or in a factory, has hazards. A job hazard analysis is a process for identifying hazards inherent with each job (position) and mitigating or eliminating hazards before an injury or illness can happen. A well-written JHA should always accomplish three things:

    1. Identify all tasks associated with the job

    2. Identify the hazards associated with each task

    3. Identify ways to mitigate (minimize) or eliminate the hazards

    How to get started

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    Scott Middle School participates in street painting festival

    By LINDSEY TILLMAN

    Scott Middle School

    Scott Middle School was the only school to participate in “Via Colori! Street Painting Festival” Sept. 13 in downtown Elizabethtown. “Via Colori!” was an event that benefited “New Beginnings Family Services” (an agency that provides foster care for abused, abandoned and neglected children).

  • Project Fit America makes difference

    Hardin County Schools

    Since Lakewood Elementary School began using the Project Fit America equipment and curriculum a year ago, the school’s fitness testing outcomes show substantial increases in cardiovascular endurance, upper body strength and abdominal strength.

  • Powers of Attorney allow one to act on another’s behalf

    By BRIAN EVANS

    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office

    Military members who are deploying, or individuals who are leaving the area either temporarily or permanently, often need to allow someone to do something for them in their absence. A power of attorney is a document which allows that to happen. The person giving the power is called the “grantor,” and the person who receives the power to act is known as the “agent” or the “attorney-in-fact.”

  • During tests, temptations—put faith in God to handle problems

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) PAUL WALKER

    3 BCT Provisional Brigade

    “The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived. Then they believed his promises and sang his praise. But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his plan to unfold. In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wilderness they put God to the test.” Psalm 106:11-14 (NIV)

  • Soldier found guilty of sexual assault

    U.S. Army Cadet Command Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

    Pfc. Jarrid R. Lovett of Fort Knox was found guilty of sexual assault July 18. He was sentenced to be reduced to private (E-1), forfeiture of all pay and allowances, performance of hard labor without confinement for three months, confinement for four years, and to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge.

  • 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.