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Today's News

  • Two American teams a first for Italian baseball league

    By KENT HARRIS

    Stars and Stripes

    European Edition

    Baseball might be America’s game, but a group of youths whose parents are based at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza are learning some valuable lessons with the help of their Italian hosts.

    Two teams made up of American kids from the base are participating in Italian baseball leagues for the first time, according to base officials. And coaches say the kids are picking up skills and having fun.

  • Leaders Club hosting Relocation Fair, realtors will offer information

    Stateside Relocation Group

    The Stateside Relocation Group will sponsor a Relocation Fair in the Leaders Club Tankers Room May 16-18 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. each day.

    This group of realtors hold offices adjacent to military installations, and includes:

    Fort Benning, Ga., Realestaters, Inc.

    Fort Hood, Texas, Avalar Fort Hood Real Estate.

    Fort Rucker, Ala., Coldwell Banker Prestige Homes and Real Estate.

    Fort Campbell, Ky., Crye-Leike Realtors.

    San Antonio, Texas, Lark Realtors.

  • Derby day impressions: Big Brown, Twin Spires, beautiful hats, disaster

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Turret Staff Writer

    maureen.rose@us.army.mil

    Saturday I attended my first Kentucky Derby.

    The day started out sadly; the overnight rain deposited a chilly, sodden dawn. As a photographer looking for good shots, I held little hope for the day.

  • Operation Slugger II needs transport of donations

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Turret Staff Writer

    maureen.rose@us.army.mil

    USA Cares hit a home run with its initial Operation Slugger.

    So Operation Slugger II was born; think of it as a doubleheader.

    USA Cares is a nonprofit organization, based in Radcliff and run entirely by volunteers, organized specifically to support service members.

  • Retirement from federal service raises many questions

    By LELA WILLIAMS

    NARFE

    National Active and Retired Federal employees Association

    Spouse Equity Act

    In 2006, my husband resigned after two years of federal government service. He was under the Federal Employees Retire-ment System. He was shocked to find that, in order to take a refund of the $700 in his FERS account, he was required by law to contact his former spouses and basically get their approval, stating that no money was due them.

  • Around Knox

    Company C, 2-81 Armor graduating 105 new tankers

    Company C, 2-81 Armor

    Tomorrow at 9 a.m. in Olive Theater, Company C of 2-81 Armor will graduate Class 08-003 and send 105 new Tankers to the Armor Force.

    The Draper Armor Leadership Award Winner is Pfc. Travis Daddato, who demonstrated outstanding leadership and military bearing throughout the training cycle.

  • Around the Force

    New AAFES MasterCard authorizes off-post purchases

    Stars and Stripes, Pacific Edition

    A new credit card offered through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service will allow users to charge purchases at any stores—on or off base—that accept MasterCard.

    The new Military Star Rewards MasterCard also will allow users to earn points for purchases, according to AAFES spokesman Master Sgt. Donovan Potter.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Baccalaureate

    service May 22

    The Fort Knox High School Baccalaureate Service will be held May 22 starting at 4:30 p.m. in Prichard Place Chapel, Bldg. 4768, 8th Armored Division Road.

    A reception will follow in the Chapel Fellowship Hall in the basement.

    For more information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Mike Lewis at (502) 624-3399.

    Jackson named

    Fort Knox High

    athlete of the week

    Fort Knox High School selected Breezy Jackson for student athlete of the week for April 18-24.

  • Non-profit, Heisman winner team up for troops

    American Forces Press Service

    Service members, veterans, and military families across the country will have the opportunity to gain insight into life after combat through a series of seminars and appreciation dinners, thanks to a Texas-based troop-support organization.

    United We Serve is teaming with football legend Herschel Walker and therapist Jerry Mungadze to offer “Managing Life After Combat.” The seminar will take place May 25 in Killeen, Texas, and registration with United We Serve is required.

  • Benning commander addresses Armor School’s transition

    By JOHN NEVILLE

    Turret Staff Writer

    john.neville@us.army.mil

    The Armor School’s transition to Fort Benning, Ga., has been talked about for several years now. That talk has become a reality now that construction is underway in Georgia.

    Fort Benning Commander Maj. Gen. Walter Wojdakowski gave a Waybur Theatre crowd reassurances and updates on the transition to the Maneuver Center of Excellence Monday, the first day of the Armor Warfighting Conference.