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Around Knox

  • Safety tips for fire-free Thanksgiving meal

    By CHRIS RAINWATER
    Garrison Safety Director

    Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated and joyous holidays celebrated by Americans. It allows us time to pause and come together as families and communities to take stock of the blessings bestowed upon us during the year. The traditions we all enjoy, including the huge feast of turkey, watching (or even playing) football, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and countless other family traditions added on throughout the ages make the day extra special.

  • HRC requires employees to display badge at all times

    By RAY GALL

    Human Resources Command Public Affairs

    The Army Human Resources Command will add an additional level of force protection at the Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude Complex effective Dec. 1, requiring all HRC and tenant unit employees, as well as visitors, to have and display an identification badge while in the complex buildings.

    “This new measure will allow officials as well as employees in the complex to quickly and easily identify if a person is authorized to be in the complex,” said Mr. Keith Cobb, chief of the HRC Security Office.

  • Soldier dies after injuries from car crash

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    A U.S. Army Reserve Command Soldier died from injuries sustained in a PMV-4 crash that occurred Oct. 19 in Fulton County, Ohio. The 58-year-old lieutenant colonel was en route to his home from training when his vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-tractor trailer while stopped in traffic at a construction site. The Soldier was wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Employment opportunities available on, 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 spon-sor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses.

  • HCS transportation performs at exemplary level

    Hardin County Schools

    The Hardin County Schools student transportation team is on top of its game according to a recent review performed by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    KDE Pupil Transportation Section Supervisor Elisa Hanley sent the formal review to HCS Superintendent Nannette Johnston this week.

  • Tricare using milConnect to notify beneficiaries

    Tricare

    Tricare beneficiaries need to watch their email and ensure they have a milConnect account to receive information about changes to their Tricare coverage. The Department of Defense is no longer sending paper letters to notify beneficiaries about changes to their coverage and eligibility status. Beneficiaries will now receive emails or post cards directing them to online resources where they can view their information.

  • IRACH holds spiritual leadership seminar

    By ANDRE BUTLER

    IRACH Public Affairs Officer

    The Ireland Army Community Hospital Department of Ministry and Pastoral Care team held a spiritual senior leadership training seminar Oct. 24-26 in Louisville, Kentucky for senior leaders and spouses of Ireland.

    Forty-nine couples attended the event, said Chaplain (Capt.) Abrahamyoungki Kim, Ireland’s chaplain. It began with a meet-and-greet Oct. 24, a prayer dinner Oct. 25 and ended with a forum addressing spiritual fitness.

  • SAMC inducts newest NCOs
  • Army Reserve promotes newest GO
  • ‘Launch day’ celebrates MRB’s seventh anniversary

    By GINI SINCLAIR

    Medical Recruiting Brigade

    In a virtual meeting Oct. 1, the Medical Recruiting Brigade held its yearly “launch day” in conjunction with the celebration of its seventh anniversary as a brigade.

    Congratulatory messages included highlighting the top producing company—Pittsburgh—and battalion, 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion, for last year. The launch itself outlined the recruiting requirements aimed at meeting the fiscal year 2015 mission, and included the need to sustain processes that lead to past successes.