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Around Knox

  • IRACH remembers those who make ultimate sacrifice

    By ANDRE BUTLER

    IACH PAO

    The Ireland Army Community hosted a Patriot’s Day Prayer Luncheon Sept. 11 to remember those killed during terrorists attacks on the U.S. Sept. 11, 2001.

    “Thirteen years have passed since that day when 2,977 innocent Americans lost their lives as a result of the attacks at World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93 crash in a Pennsylvania field,” said Col. Matthew Rettke, IRACH commander.

  • 83rd ARRTC, safety office train Soldiers

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil

    Col. Ernest Parker, commander of the 83rd Army Reserve Readiness Training Center, recently presented Dr. Chris Rainwater, the Fort Knox director of safety, with a Commander’s Coin as a way to thank him for his support with safety training.

    During the summer, the 83rd ARRTC hosted safety personnel from multiple installations, along with its own Soldiers, for yearly training, Parker said. This year’s training, however, went beyond classroom instruction.

  • Soldiers build bridge, clear trail at Saunders Springs

    By 1ST LT. WILLIAM GOATLEY
    2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment
    Whether for physical training or weekend hobbies, Soldiers often go off post to enjoy the trails at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve in Radcliff. On Aug. 8, Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, headed to Saunders Springs to get their hands dirty by volunteering to help build a bridge and clear a trail for mountain bikers.

  • Vaccinations provide protection against illnesses

    Tricare

    Although National Immunization Awareness month has ended and most children have returned to school, this is still a good time of year to review required vaccines and check immunization schedules to be sure everyone is adequately protected.

    For most, immunization starts early. Infants receive a series of six primary immunizations from birth to 6 months:

    * DTaP, the vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis

    * Hib, the vaccine for haemophilus influenza type b

    * PCV, the vaccine for pneumococcus

  • U.S. Soldiers learn how to survive in jungle, kill snakes

    By SGT. BRIAN ERICKSON

    25th Infantry Division PAO

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, learned how to survive in the jungle through a day of survival training during Garuda Shield 14 at Puslatpur Asem Bagus, Indonesia, Sept. 4.

    The first classes of the day were taught by the Tentara Nasional Indonesia, referred to as the TNI soldiers. The afternoon class was taught by the U.S. Soldiers.

  • President to send more troops to Iraq as part of strategy

    By JIM GARAMONE

    DoD News, Defense Media Activity

    The United States will not hesitate to strike the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria, President Barack Obama said Sept. 10, and the U.S. military is ready.

    “Decisions about when to conduct these actions will be made at a prudent time as we continue to prosecute our comprehensive strategy against these ISIL terrorists,” said a senior defense official, speaking on background.

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

  • New norm at gates Oct. 1

    By RYAN BRUS

    Fort Knox PAO

  • Wearing earbuds, headphones prohibited when walking, jogging on Fort Knox

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    Running and walking are beneficial to one’s health. But, running or walking with earbuds can be dangerous and is against Army Regulation and Fort Knox policy.

    A recent study found that injuries among pedestrians wearing headphones tripled between 2004 and 2011, with most accidents occurring in urban areas, according to nymag.com.

  • 19th Engineer Battalion changes leadership

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    Friday marked another change for the 19th Engineer Battalion when Lt. Col. John Lloyd, the battalion commander, relinquished command to Lt. Col. James Handura. Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Ethan Dunbar also changed responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint.