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Today's News

  • Things that go “boom”
  • Knox WTU slated for inactivation

    By ANDRE BUTLER

    Ireland Army Community Hospital

    The Department of the Army announced Friday its ongoing efforts to consolidate Warrior Transition Units as the military continues to experience a decline in the number of personnel supporting contingency operations and a continued decline in the number of combat wounded.

    The Fort Knox WTU is one of several scheduled for inactivation.

  • Knox schedules 5k run, Denim Day to raise awareness of sexual assault

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Editor

    To bring awareness to the dangers of sexual assault, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox will host an inaugural “Stomp out sexual assault 5K run.”

    The run, which will be coordinated with all the JROTC units across the U.S., and will honor the Army JROTC’s 99th anniversary, is designed to be the biggest of its kind and attempt to break a Guinness World Record. Participants can register at www.jrotc5krun.com/?registration to be counted toward the goal.

  • Military allotment processor to pay $3.1 million in relief

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken action against Fort Knox National Company and its subsidiary, Military Assistance Company, for charging service members millions of dollars in hidden fees. The military allotment processor did not clearly disclose various recurring fees, which could total $100 or more. Under a consent order entered into with the bureau, Fort Knox National Company and Military Assistance Company will pay about $3.1 million in relief to harmed service members.

  • Career Day at Van Voorhis
  • AROUND KNOX

    Dancing through the decades Saturday

    Fort Knox PAO

    The 113th Army Band’s Gold Fusion Band will host “Dancing Through the Decades” Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at the Saber & Quill. The band will perform Latin, jazz, rock and pop hits to entertain music and dance enthusiasts. A short order menu and cash bar will be available as well. The event is free and open to everyone ages 18 and older. Call (502) 624-0959 for more information.

    Units must schedule unit runs

    DPTMS

  • DHA warns beneficiaries of potential scam

    www.health.mil

    The Defense Health Agency, Office of Program Integrity has re- ceived a significant number of con- cerns from our Tricare beneficiaries regarding unsolicited attempts by “Call Centers” to encourage them to provide personal identifying information and health information so that they can allegedly provide prescribed cream medications to the Tricare beneficiary.

  • 52nd EOD visits Knox for competition

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Editor

    The 52nd Ordnance Group, based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, visited Fort Knox April 13-17 for its annual explosive ordnance disposal competition to determine who will compete on its behalf at the DOD coopetition.

    The events included finding and disposing of a weapons cache, chemical decontamination and transportation for disposal, and locating and making safe unknown ordnance. Participates included the top teams from earlier competitions from Fort Drum, New York; Fort Campbell Kentucky; and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

  • 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 adjutant general, Brig. Gen. James Iacocca, and his senior enlisted advisor, Sgt. Maj. Roland Dore.  The public is invited to attend this event, which serves to honor the following retirees.
    NAME    ORGANIZATION    YEARS OF SERVICE
    Lt. Col. Corey Griffiths    U.S. Army Human Resources Command    22

  • When does information sharing become too much?

    By AIR FORCE STAFF SGT. JESSICA HINES

    USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs

    We’ve all done it; in a vain sense of curiosity to see if our social presence has made any kind of impact on the world. Just admit it—you’ve Googled yourself.

    Since entering the golden age of social media, it seems that now it’s not hard to gather a handful of information on just about anyone, even ourselves.