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Today's News

  • 3rd ESC deploys

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS GARY COOPER
    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) family and friends gathered in the early morning at Harris Hall to say goodbye to more than 100 Soldiers departing for Afghanistan, Saturday.
    In addition to Family members, the Vine Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 10281), the Hardin County Ladies Auxiliary, and the Fort Knox American Red Cross were there to wish the Soldiers well and provide snacks for the children.

  • Readiness requires practice, training

    By MAUREEN ROSE
    Gold Standard Acting Editor
    maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil
    The recent shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, are enough to make anyone stop and think: What would we do if that happened here?
    Actually, many members of the Fort Knox team ask themselves that precise question on a near-daily basis. They ask the questions, they plan drills, they test responses and procedures.

  • Thackrey advances in youth contest

    By LYNSIE DICKERSON
    Gold Standard Staff Writer
    lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil
    Richard Thackrey, a senior at Fort Knox High School and member of the Devers Middle School and Teen Center Boys and Girls Club, was recently named the Kentucky Military Youth of the Year in a competition hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
    Thackrey won the local Youth of the Year competition earlier this year, and will advance to the regional competition in Chicago this summer.

  • Around Knox

    SAMC 5k run coming Saturday
    KnoxINFO
    The Fort Knox Sergeant Audie Murphy Club College Scholarship 5k run/walk will be Saturday
    at Keyes Park. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. For details of price and registration, visit http://racewire.com/home.php.
    Free workshop for law school bound
    KnoxINFO

  • JROTC cadets vie for titles at drill event

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER
    U.S. Army Cadet Command
    Junior ROTC cadets from all over the U.S. arrived in Louisville April 4 for the annual Army JROTC National Drill Classic event which pits the best exhibition drill, color guard, regulation drill and inspection teams against one another.
    Event director Justin Gates said the competition is always tough but at the beginning of the day he had his eye on a few programs he thought might rise above the rest, such as West Creek High School and Smith Cotton  High School.

  • Malaysian plane provides scam opportunities

    BBB
    The world is glued to the news about the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Now, scammers are taking advantage of curiosity over the missing flight. BBB is warning, don’t fall for click bait teasers promoting exclusive footage of found passengers.
    How the Scam Works
    You are on Facebook, and a post catches your attention. “Video of Malaysia MH370 plane found in Bermuda Triangle. Passengers alive,” it teases.

  • Duke supply experts teach ANA Soldiers importance of logistics

    By CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER2 COURTNEY TOWNES
    Supply Technician, 201st Brigade Support Battalion
    During our last deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Soldiers from the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, worked shoulder to shoulder with Afghan National Security Forces in Regional Command-South to address shortcomings in their management of Class IX logistic items, which are repair parts.

  • Civilian professionals ensure mission success

    By CHARLIE WILSON
    Deputy Chief of Staff
    U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox
    What’s a DAC?
    Ever heard anyone called a DAC? What does that mean? Is it a bad word, is it derogatory, maybe it’s the name of an animal or the sound a duck makes? I have heard it used many times over the years—Oh, they’re just DACs! How many DACs do you have in your organization? Did you count the number of DACs at the meeting...they outnumbered the military!

  • Fort Hood officials supply details of shootings

    Fort Hood Press Center
    At a press conference 3 p.m. Monday, Col. Paul Reese, III Corps and Fort Hood (Texas) chief of operations, and Chris Grey, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman, gave further details of the investigation into the April 2 shooting incident.

  • Annual warrior exercise keeps reserve Soldiers battle ready

    By SGT. 1ST CLASS ANTHONY TAYLOR
    army.mil
    The 86th Training Division, based out of Fort McCoy, Wis., with the 84th Training Command, Fort Knox; partnered with the 75th Training Command, Houston; the Medical Readiness and Training Command, San Antonio; and First Army, Rock Island, Ill.; with First Army, Division-West, Fort Hood, Texas; to launch this year’s Warrior Exercise at Fort McCoy, March 25.