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Our Readers Write

  • Sponsors thanked

    I personally thank the FKLA and CWF members and our local businesses for their support in the annual Hot Dog & Ice Cream Social held June 16. This annual event affords the FKLA & CWF an opportunity to recognize and honor our civilian workforce for its dedication and selfless service to the Fort Knox installation.  
    Due to the many donations provided by the following local community businesses, we were able to successfully recognize our civilian workforce.  The following local businesses and vendors provided items as door prize drawings.

  • Stay tuned for Armor Act 3 coming in July

    The second act of a very significant three-act play took place Friday at Fort Knox, truly my Kentucky home off and on over the last 60 years.
    The colors of the operational training units of the Armor School were cased. The head-quarters and the subordinate commands of the 194th Armor and 316th Cavalry Brigades have now also been moved to Fort Benning, Ga., as was the Armor School Headquarters—the first act—in the spring.

  • Federal workers shouldn’t be under verbal attack

    I applaud you, Maureen Rose, for your column in the April 21 Turret.
    We do pay our congressional representatives very well and, as you mentioned, their health care and pension are not included in their $174,000 salary. A free lifelong pension, you say, for some, after only two years of service! And many are verbally attacking the federal workers, in and out of uniform.

  • Abandon ‘failing upward’ syndrome

    “Failing upward” is an idea that denotes one’s inability to thrive, despite all efforts required to assist in the forward movement necessary for the completion of a task; however, one is still moved to the next level without all the foundational skills and knowledge.
    This notion applies to many aspects of one’s life. However, it’s most prevalent in regard to education. Failing upward influences student success.

  • our readers write

    After 44 years absence, it was my great pleasure to recently visit Fort Knox.
    I recall in the 1960s that Fort Knox was a beautiful post, well-run, efficient, and full of friendly people (even with the pressure of thousands of neophyte Soldiers—like me—first exposed to Army life). I was pleased to see a modernized facility, no longer overrun by recruits (like me), even more beautiful and well-run.

  • Knox transplants welcome in Columbus

    Columbus, Ga., and the Valley are eagerly awaiting the arrival or our new friends and neighbors from Fort Knox.
    All over Columbus you can see the preparations in progress, as companies rush to finish hotels, apartments, schools, and homes to give you a proper Columbus welcome. 
    Put up the packing tape, and pick up the Turret. Each week I will be bringing you information on

  • Red Cross thanks donors, supporters

    The results are in for the American Red Cross/ASBP Fort Knox   Community Blood Drive. One hundred and thirty nine Fort Knox personnel gave blood on Feb. 15 resulting in 116 productive units of blood for area hospitals.
    More than 330 lives will be affected by the generous donations. On behalf of those patients, we thank you. It took everyone doing their part to make this blood drive a success.
    So many departments and Fort Knox personnel gave us the opportunity to work with them

  • Future success requires education

    No education, no hope.
    Hope and education go hand in hand. In today’s times, hope and possibility are at the pillar of achieving success; however, at one point in history education was not the pillar to success. People were able to prosper, own land, achieve status and financial security without what we would consider “a proper education.”
    Education generally leads to a positive future, a place to eat, to study, and to take responsibility of the world, which are all things that one hopes for in life.

  • Women’s conference was success