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Today's News

  • Running with purpose

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    A break in the weather was needed April 12 for the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club’s inaugural 5k run/walk that was held at Fort Knox’s Keyes Park.
    Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, the SAMC 5k run/walk co-lead, said the idea for the run was borne out of club’s pillars.

  • Walker speaks about NFL career, DID illness

    By GAVIN LAPAILLE
    Gold Standard Staff Writer
    gavin.lapaille.ctr@mail.mil
    The persona of Herschel Walker goes beyond that of a bruising tailback who punished defenders for two decades in college and professional football.
    Many are familiar with the athletic version of Walker, who won the Heisman Trophy, competed in the Olympics and does mixed martial arts. Not as well known is the Walker who suffers from mental illness and used to threaten his wife without even realizing what he was doing.

  • Around Knox

    ‘Let’s Move’ at Sadowski Sunday
    KnoxINFO
    The Fort Knox community will celebrate the Month of the Military Child Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at Sadowski Center. There will be inflatables, arts and crafts, snacks, and a “Nutty Scientist” show at 1:30 p.m. The events are all free; for more information, call (502) 624-1784.
    Army Reserve Readiness Center reflagging
    KnoxINFO

  • Turn in expired meds Saturday

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil
    People with expired and unused prescription drugs have an opportunity to return those medications during the National Prescription Take Back Day Saturday in the Exchange lobby from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    National Prescription Take Back Day was initiated Sept. 24, 2010, by the Drug Enforcement Administration to ensure prescription drugs were properly destroyed without harming the environment or water systems.

  • Thunder Over Louisville

    Gold Standard Staff
    The stars aligned to provide perfect weather for the Thunder Over Louisville event last weekend. A record-breaking crowd turned out to enjoy the sunshine, air show and carnival-like atmosphere at the kick-off event of the Kentucky Derby Festival  on Louisville's Waterfront Park.

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  • Grandparenting has advantages, adjustments

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil
    I am not a grandparent yet, but from everything I read on Facebook, I’m led to believe the experience is the next best thing to … well, you know … the thing that makes one a parent in the first place. I am eagerly looking forward to it and my first grandchild is on his way, with an ETA of Easter.

  • Spotlight
  • Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony

    The monthly retirement ceremony will be tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Waybur Theater. Hosted by 84th Training Command, Maj. Gen. David Puster will deliver the farewell remarks. The public is invited to attend this ceremony, which serves to honor the retirees.
    Name    Unit    Years of Service
    Col. Kristen Cox    84th Training Command    22
    Lt. Col. Edward Ospital    Corps of Engineers    20

  • Army mission success relies on trust, respect

    By BRIG. GEN. PEGGY COMBS
    Fort Knox Commander
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recently said, “The respect our military has earned is built on the character of our people—military and civilian alike. It must never be taken for granted.”