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Opinion

  • On behalf of the Fort Knox Eagles wresting team, we would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time during the 2017 Fort Knox Invitational Wrestling Tournament held Jan. 28. The support provided from various organizations and individuals across Fort Knox was greatly appreciated. This event would not have been successful without the time and effort sacrificed by everyone. This is an annual event and we hope to see you again Jan. 27, 2018.

  • Every season has its own inherent seasonal fire risk as we can see from the dry windy conditions that fueled the largest fire in Tennessee in more than 100 years. Our hearts go out to those who have lost so much.

  • With the start of a new year, tax season is once again upon us. We are excited to announce that construction has just completed on a renovated tax center located in the basement of Pike Hall.

  • Where are you in the military life cycle? No matter your step in the journey—from serving at your first permanent duty station to preparing for retirement—there may be Veterans Affairs’ benefits that you and your Family can access today.

  • The monthly post retirement ceremony will be Friday at 3 p.m. in Waybur Theater and hosted by the 84th Training Command commander, Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, and his senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Jennings. The public is invited to attend this event, which serves to honor the following retirees.

  • I’m sure you’ve all seen political posts in full effect on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat recently. The opinions are just going to get louder, too, before the election this November.

  • We all know we should be eating more produce, but it’s easier said than done. It’s estimated that only 10 percent of us consume adequate amounts. As an outpatient registered dietitian, I hear many reasons why veterans I work with are not able to reach the recommended five-nine servings each day. Some of these reasons are myths that we hear on television or from well-meaning friends and family. In honor of National Fruit and Vegetable Month this June, let’s debunk some of these myths.

  • “Mom, can someone finally do something about my dresser?” my daughter Lilly demanded.

  • So you’re scared of heights, yet somehow you’ve found yourself in line to jump out of a C-130. Your mind is reeling with all the stuff you’ve been taught to land safely, but still, if you screw it up, it could mean your life. No big deal, right?

  • By LISA SMITH MOLINARI

  • By LUWANDA KNUCKLES \Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Women’s Veterans Coordinator

  • What is it going to take for the Soldiers and civilians of Fort Knox to start abiding by Army Regulation 190-5 which states “(3) Driver distractions: Vehicle operators on a DOD installation and operators of government owned vehicles will not use cell phones unless the vehicle is safely parked or unless they are using a hands-free device.”

  • Army Reserve has
    strong Kentucky ties

  • On this day in 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed Executive Order 5398, elevating what was then the Veterans Bureau to a federal administration, and creating the Veterans Administration — with the purpose to “consolidate and coordinate Government activities affecting war veterans.” This, the second consolidation of federal veterans programs, included the National Homes and the Bureau of Pensions of the Interior Department. These three component agencies became bureaus within the Veterans Administration.

  • Moments in Asian-Pacific American History:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.