As the commander of Ireland Army Community Hospital, it is my responsibility to inform you that due to the recent U.S. Army Medical Department Enrollment Policy 13-065, if you live within 30 minutes’ drive of our military treatment facility you and your Family are directed back to Ireland for all of your health care needs.
The holiday season is upon us, and I hope everyone has plans to enjoy much deserved time off with family and friends. Whether you are staying here in the greater Fort Knox area or traveling, please keep safety at the forefront to ensure this special time of year will be memorable for all the right reasons.
To the men and women of the Department of Defense:
Preventing military suicide is one of DOD’s highest priorities, and something I’m personally committed to as secretary of defense. As we observe Suicide Prevention Month, we must rededicate ourselves to actively working not only every month, but every day to fulfill our collective responsibility to watch out for each other and take care of each other.
By BRIG. GEN. PEGGY COMBS
Fort Knox Commander
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recently said, “The respect our military has earned is built on the character of our people—military and civilian alike. It must never be taken for granted.”