Around Knox

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  • Leadership visits Knox to observe cadet training

    Task Force Wolf
    U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Glenn Lesniak, deputy commanding general (support), U.S. Army Reserve Command, visited Task Force Wolf Soldiers who are supporting Cadet Summer Training at Fort Knox. Lesniak visited multiple training sites and discussed USARC’s top principles June 23.
    Lesniak observed training and interacted with Soldiers and cadets at the Basic Rifle Marksmanship range, First Aid Course, and the bath and laundry site.

  • Sugar now called Soldiers’ ‘new tobacco’ for health woes

    Consultant to the Surgeon General for Dental Public Health
    Sugar is being called “the new tobacco.” Its many forms have been linked to the increasing rates of diabetes, heart disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and other chronic diseases in the U.S. Army dentists have been fighting on the front lines against sugar for decades. Despite their best efforts, tooth decay continues to be the main cause of dental disease and non-battle injuries among deployed Soldiers.

  • Knox Hills hosting free swim event, get tickets

    Knox Hills
    Tickets are now available to pick up at your community office for our Splash Into Summer event being held July 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Anderson Aquatics Center. Join us for a night of free swimming, food and family fun. Tickets are limited to 400, so get yours early.

  • Volunteer teachers lifeblood of religious education program

    Director of Religious Education
    July is regrouping month for Army Religious Educators. It is a time to reflect on the past year and strategically plan for fall programming. As I evaluate, I think of our dedicated religious education teachers. Our teachers have faced a daunting year with the renovations and DoD background check procedures. Through it all, they have remained faithful and patient as we have created a Gold Standard Religious Education program.

  • Army solicits comments on environmental impact

    USAEC Public Affairs
    The Department of the Army has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 force structure realignment and is making a draft Finding of No Significant Impact available for public comment. All interested members of the public, federally-recognized Indian or Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiian groups, federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review and provide comments.

  • War correspondent talks about Vietnam experiences at local post

    Fort Knox Veterans Services
    Writer Joe Galloway never imagined that a ride on a First Cavalry Division helicopter would transport him into the pages of history.
    In November 1965 some 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry were dropped into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese Soldiers. Thus began one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War and Galloway’s ride into the pages of history.

  • Sustainers exercise fuel logistics at Fort A. P. Hill

    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
    The 959th Quartermaster Detachment traveled from Fort Knox to participate in a Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise, or QLLEX, at Fort A. P. Hill, Va., from June 4-20, where it provided petroleum laboratory support.
    The 959th QM Det. sent two teams of five personnel to participate in the QLLEX, where they were attached to the 475th Quartermaster Petroleum Group, and provided petroleum laboratory testing support to bulk fuel sites on Fort A.P. Hill.

  • Jobs available in, around Knox community

    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.

  • Soldier, NCO of Year named for Fort Knox

    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    The Fort Knox Soldier/Noncom-missioned Officer of the Year competition was conducted last week. With many of the installation’s units deployed, the body of competitors was smaller than normal, but the standards and challenges were not. The NCO in charge of the event was Master Sgt. Phillip Mays, of U.S. Army Cadet Command, who said his goal for this contest was virtuosity.