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Today's News

  • 101st headed to Liberia

    By AIR FORCE MAJ.DALE GREER
    Joint Task Force Port Opening Senegal
    The commander of the 101st Airborne Division and more than 30 of his troops departed from Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal Sunday in route to Liberia, where they will join hundreds of U.S. service members engaged in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

  • Knox celebrates diverse Hispanic heritages

    By GAVIN LAPAILLE
    Gold Standard staff wirter
    gavin.lapaille.ctr@mail.mil
    Lt. Col. Victor Melendez wants everyone to know not all Hispanic heritages are the same. That was Melendez’s message as he spoke to those who attended the Hispanic Heritage Month Observance at the Saber & Quill, hosted by the Fort Knox Garrison Com-mand on Fort Knox Oct. 15.

  • Future recruiting efforts under review

    U.S. Army Recruiting Command Public Affairs
    U.S. Army Recruiting Command gathered leading public and private sector thinkers to study the future of recruiting as the quality of the prospect pool dwindles.
    During the Recruiting 2020 Forum at RAND Corporation in September, Defense and Army officials, researchers, and human resources professionals discussed the challenges facing Army recruiting in the future and potential solutions to those challenges.

  • Whistleblowers protected, law includes subcontractors

    By JIM GARAMONE
    DOD News, Defense Media Activity
     Military and civilian personnel who expose wrongdoing in the government should not become victims, said Nilgun Tolek, the director of whistleblower reprisal investigation at the DOD Inspector General’s Office in Washington D.C. Sept. 16.
    The common understanding of a whistleblower “is somebody who brings wrongdoing to light in general,” Tolek said during a recent interview.

  • 201ST BSB NCOs get ‘physical’ with JROTC cadets

    By 1st Lt. AUSTIN MANINI
    201st Brigade Support Bn. Executive Officer
    Noncommissioned officers from the 201st Brigade Support Battalion got “physical” with Central Hardin High School JROTC Friday in Elizabethtown.  
    Sgt. 1ST Class Justin Hill and Staff Sgt. Felipe Muzquiz spent the day teaching the Army’s Physical Readiness Training program to 125 JROTC cadets in the school’s gymnasium.

  • New uniformed disability claims form introduced by the VA

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it’s introducing a uniformed disability claims form to better serve veterans, Families and survivors.
    Standardizing the process by which veterans file claims and initiate appeals will make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state what benefits they are seeking from VA and provide information necessary to process their claims and appeals.

  • Early detection crucial for women and breast cancer

    Tricare
    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in treating breast cancer.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report  breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about 1 in 8 women born in the U.S. today will get breast cancer at some point. It is important that all women, especially those with a higher risk of breast cancer, get screened and know when to start getting mammograms.

  • Domestic violence affects many victims

    By YVONNE LEVARDI
    Vantage Point
    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
    That we need to dedicate a month to promoting awareness of this issue at all is tragic, but to ignore it is to look away from the thousands who are abused and need help.

  • Report recommends changes for student loan repayments

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    On Oct. 16 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Student Loan Ombudsman released a report highlighting complaints by struggling private student loan borrowers who describe being driven into default. Distressed borrowers report that they receive very little information or help when they get in trouble, that there are no affordable loan modification options available, and that the alternatives to default are temporary at best.

  • Price change policy saves millions

    AAFES
    Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers who price matched in 2013 saved $6.4 million. Whether shopping in stores or online, Soldiers, Air-men, retirees and their families get the lowest price at the Exchange.