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  • AROUND KNOX

    Public invited to Patriot Day event

    Fort Knox PAO

    Fort Knox will pay tribute to the first responders, service members and civilians who lost their lives in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 during a Patriot Day Ceremony at 8:15 a.m. today at Fort Knox’s Fire Station No. 1.

  • Vehicle accidents claim lives of two Soldiers

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness Safety Center

  • 3-1 Soldiers mentor, share Army stories with JROTC cadets

    By 1ST LT. AUSTIN MANINI

    201st Brigade Support Battalion

    The heat index was more than 100 degrees Sept. 4, but the high temperatures failed to compare to the intensity of competition at this year’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Raider Cup Challenge in which four local high schools competed for first place.

  • Various aid available to attend college

    Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

    High school seniors and their parents beginning the college financial aid process will find there are many types of aid available. This list from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority provides short descriptions of the most common types.

    * Conversion scholarship/loan. This type of financial aid requires recipients to provide certain services or pay back the funds with interest.

    An example would be the KHEAA Teacher Scholarship.

  • FORT KNOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

    FKCS board meeting Wednesday

    By JERRY LEITZELL

    Fort Knox Community Schools

    The Fort Knox Community Schools Board of Education will meet Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the all purpose room at Crittenberger, Bldg. 4553, 281 Fayette Ave., in Keyes Park.

    Parents elected to the board Aug. 15 will take the oath of office. They are Michael Aloisi, Eric Rasmussen, Robert “Jason” Smith and James Stephenson. All four have children enrolled in the Fort Knox schools.

  • Registration still open for ECTC’s fall term

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students who would like to take an additional class or two, or even new students not currently enrolled in classes, can still register for fall classes at ECTC.

  • Speaking out against cruelty helps end bullying

    StatePoint Media

    With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine—bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.

    With online social media so widely available to kids today, bullying doesn’t necessarily stop after school, and often takes place round-the-clock. The repercussions can be missed days of school, depression and even suicide.

  • AFAP seeks volunteers for upcoming conference

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    Each year Fort Knox hosts the Army Family Action Plan Conference, which is used to address concerns and quality of life issues of Soldiers, Family members and Department of the Army civilian employees. This year’s conference will be held Oct. 28-29 at Bldg. 67, the Quartermaster Stewart Training Center.

    Yolande Jackson-Smalls, the AFAP program manager, said AFAP has made a lot of great changes in the Army.

  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 27

    Fort Knox ASAP

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place in the lobby of the Fort Knox Exchange Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The Army Substance Abuse Program encourages active duty Soldiers, Family members, civilian employees and retirees to use this free and anonymous service to drop off any unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

    Fort Knox is just one of many military installations throughout the world that is participating in this semiannual event, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • Soldiers use study sessions to prepare for Board

    By CAPTS. PAT GORHAM and ANDREW KING

    1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment

    As the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, prepares for full inactivation in January, the unit continues to ensure its Soldiers and leaders depart fully qualified and prepared for the next duty assignment. In 3rd IBCT, it’s called “Maintaining the Duke Legacy.”