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Around Knox

  • Inactivating unit steps up volunteerism

    By 1ST LT. CORY TITUS

    6-4 Cav Operations Officer

    The old Boy Scout saying, “Leave the campsite better than how you found it,” resonates with many Soldiers and leaders of the 3rd Infantry Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division who are ending their time at Fort Knox.

  • Two Soldiers, others die in traffic accidents

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center

  • CFPB takes action against Amerisave Mortgage Corp.

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    On Aug. 12, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took action against Amerisave Mortgage Corporation, its affiliate, Novo Appraisal Management Company and the owner of both companies, Patrick Markert, for engaging in a deceptive bait-and-switch mortgage-lending scheme that harmed tens of thousands of consumers.

  • Recruiters have unique opportunities

    By CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) JOSEPH EFFIONG

    U.S. Army Recruiting Command

  • AAFES pays $208 million in morale, welfare, recreation dividends

    Army & Air Forces Exchange Service Public Affairs

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced it paid a dividend of $208 million in 2013 to morale, welfare and recreation efforts for the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs.

  • BBB warns against ‘free’ government money scam

    BBB

    Local residents have reported getting calls from scammers claiming they have qualified to receive a “free” government grant for thousands of dollars, just for being a “good citizen” and staying out of jail, or paying their taxes on time. Of course the grants are too-good-to-be-true. The caller asks the victim to wire hundreds of dollars via MoneyGram for processing fees. BBB warns to NEVER wire fees to someone you do not know.

    Here’s how the scam works:

  • Bureau ends USA Discounters, Ltd. fee scam

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put an end to a service member fee scam, run by USA Discounters, Ltd., a company that operates a chain of retail stores near military bases and offers financing for purchases Aug. 14.

  • Employment opportunities plentiful 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.

  • CWF promotes morale, welfare of AF, NAF employees

    Civilian Welfare Fund

    The Civilian Welfare Fund directly and indirectly promotes the morale and welfare of the appropriated and nonappropriated civilian employees located on Fort Knox.

    The (CWF) council is governed by a council of 10 civilian employees (with alternates) appointed from various organizations on the installation.

    The CWF currently provides the following services:

    * Microwaves and refrigerators for civilian break areas;

  • AROUND KNOX

    Water Park open only weekends

    KnoxINFO

    Beginning Saturday, the Fort Knox Water Park will be open weekends only until Sept. 1.

    The hours of operation will be Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The Water Park is open to the public. The cost is $4 for military and $5 for civilians. For more information, call (502) 624-1908.

    NFL preseason on Landing Zone TVs

    KnoxINFO

    Catch all four weeks of the 2014 NFL Preseason at the Landing Zone.