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Today's News

  • A royal visit
  • Tricare changes compound drug policy

    By ANDRE BUTLER

    Ireland Army Community Hospital

    Tricare will be making changes to its compound drug policy starting May 1.

    The agencies website outlines the changes to include a screening process for individual ingredients in compound drugs which is the procedure for all other prescriptions.

    “Express Scripts will electronically screen each ingredient to make sure Tricare covers it, the ingredient is safe and effective and if it doesn’t exceed the cost standard,” the website states.

  • 3rd ESC Soldiers meet with pen pals

    By STAFF SGT. JUSTIN SILVERS

    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs

    For more than six months, children from Mrs. Karen Gonterman’s class wrote to their pen pals located half way around the globe. On March 20, the children had an opportunity to meet their pen pals face to face.

  • Army uses energy efficiency as tool to manage budget

    By J.D. LEIPOLD

    Army News Service

    Editor’s note: For information on Fort Knox’s net-zero ability and its energy conservation journey, see Solving Fort Knox's Energy Equation link.

    Katherine Hammack opened the Association of the U.S. Army’s “Hot Topics” forum on installation management, March 10, by telling the packed house about what she had recently testified before the House Appropriations Committee.

  • VA updates Veterans Choice Program

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    In order to expand eligibility for the Veter-ans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs today announced that it will change the calculation used to determine the distance between a veteran’s residence and the nearest VA medical facility from a straight line distance to driving distance. The policy change will be made through regulatory action in the coming weeks. The Veterans Choice Program was authorized by the Veterans Access, Choice, and Account-ability Act of 2014.

  • Rushing for a good cause
  • Energy security on IMCOM’s ‘Hot Topic’ discussion list

    By GARY SHEFTICK

    Army News Service

    Editor’s note: For information on Fort Knox’s net-zero ability and its energy conservation journey, see the link Solving Fort Knox's Energy Equation.

    Solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable-energy projects are springing up across the Army, but there’s no affordable way yet to store the power for when it’s needed, experts said.

  • Solving Fort Knox's Energy Equation

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    Fort Knox Public Affairs

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that “strength starts here.” After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army’s energy conservation starts here as well.

    After 20 years of implementing green conservation technologies across the post, Fort Knox prepares to officially declare energy independence this spring by “pulling the plug” during a public demonstration to showcase the post’s ability to operate autonomously without reliance on outside power providers.

  • Spotlight
  • Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony

    The monthly post retirement ceremony will be tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Waybur Theater and hosted by the U.S. Army Recruiting Command commander, Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet, and his senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Clemmons. The public is invited to attend this event, which serves to honor the following retirees.

    NAME ORGANIZATION YEARS OF SERVICE

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Richard Scott U.S. Army Human Resources Command 31

    Sgt. Maj. Rodney Allen U.S. Army Cadet Command 29