Brigadier General, U.S. Army


    Over the recent Independence Day holiday period, the active Army experienced zero recordable fatalities resulting from off-duty accidents. To put this into perspective, this is the first recorded fatality-free Fourth of July holiday period the Army has experienced since the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center began keeping records in 1974.

    Unfor-tunately, there were three reserve component, not in-duty status Soldiers, who lost their lives in motorcycle accidents.



    My mother knelt beside me on the carpet. This is never a good sign.

    In the past, this behavior usually meant that I was six weeks pregnant. Or that Mom was praying about my terrible habit of playing Quarters endangering my immortal soul. This particular day she was reading aloud to me from “Positive Living” magazine.

    Which was kind of worse.


    Fort Knox Commander

    Like many others on this post, I’ve been here a couple of other times in my career. I was here as a new lieutenant in the 1980s and again a few years ago as the deputy command-ing gen-eral for USAREC. I like Fort Knox. I like the Armor history here and I love the Kentucky countryside, and I have to say I have never seen this post look as good as it does today. It is a thriving, changing, growing Army post with a very bright future. This is a great time to be the Fort Knox commander and I am proud to have that title.

  • Provost Marshal Office

    For guidance on motorcycle personal protective equipment and registration, refer to Fort Knox Regulation 190-5.

    All motorcycle riders will be required to wear the proper PPE and be in possession of an approved Army motorcycle safety course card, valid motorcycle license, valid proof of insurance, and a valid state registration.  Soldiers not in compliance with the PPE requirements will be required to park their motorcycle at the gate until the deficiencies are corrected. All others not in proper PPE will be denied access.


    Turret Editor

    Of all God’s creatures that shed their skins, humans do the most revolting job of it.

    A snake has the decency to shed its skin in a forest or creek bed. A cicada sheds its skin on a tree. Humans, however, apparently enjoy shedding theirs in public, preferably while talking with someone.

  • Tomorrow we celebrate the 232nd anniversary of our nation’s independence—an independence won by our Founding Fathers who pledged their lives and honor to pursue liberty and freedom from oppression.

    Rest assured, that commitment and dedication is still alive today.

    But defending our country’s way of life doesn’t always come easy, and that is why our brave Soldiers are actively fighting terrorism around the world. In fact, our Soldiers are also fighting for the freedoms of other nations so they too can enjoy what we celebrate every July.


    BRAKE, PH.D.

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute

    Director of University Stewardship

    As we move toward the conclusion of a landmark presidential election and the nation continues to contemplate its role in the Iraq conflict, Independence Day presents an ideal moment to reflect on the historical events and people that have led to, and continue to define, our independence as a nation.

  • Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks

    The use of fireworks by individuals on Fort Knox is strictly prohibited. Only garrison approved contractors licensed by the state of Kentucky for a specific function are exempt.

    See Fort Knox Reg. 420-1, 14-6.

    As the July 4 holiday approaches, there is good news and bad news about injuries from fireworks.

    The good news: These injuries dropped by 15 percent between 2005 and 2006.

    The bad news: There were still 9,200 people treated for fireworks-related injuries in emergency departments in 2006. 


    Fort Knox Commander

    The 101 days of summer are upon us, and undoubtedly everyone on post has plans to take the time to enjoy the gorgeous Kentucky weather.

    I ask you to continue to be vigilant during your well-deserved time off. I want you to come back to work and continue your important missions.


    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Driving while fatigued may be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated, researchers believe, prompting Army and national awareness of the perils of fatigued driving.

    According to the National Sleep Foundation, many Americans are too tired to drive. In a recent NSF poll, 36 percent of participants admitted to nodding off or falling asleep while driving. Fatigued drivers endanger not only themselves but everyone on the road.


    Fort Knox Commander

    School is out and the summer surge is upon us once again. 

    At Fort Knox, we expect approximately 10,000 new recruits by the end of September. That’s almost three times our normal load of trainees.  I’m very pleased to see so many fine future Soldiers eager to serve their country. 

    I welcome all of you to the Army family.  Thank you for your voluntary service.  Your decision to join the U.S. Army will be a rewarding experience for you, mentally and physically. 



    For more than a year, my senior in high school talked about joining the military. She’d met some women who served on the ship with my husband and suddenly saw herself as one of them—strong, tough, and doing jobs a lot more important than making copies at the copier.


    CinChouse editor

    A few years back, on one of our summer vacation travels, my husband and I stopped by an Army post to pick up some items from the PX.

    As we drove through the parking lot, I saw a familiar sight. I made an immediate emotional connection to a group of strangers.


    Fort Knox Commander

    Saturday we celebrate the 233rd birthday of the United States Army. We will also observe Flag Day and honor the American flag, our treasured national symbol of patriotism, pride, hope, and perse-verance.

    Our Army was born in 1775, one year before the founding of our nation and two years before the birth of our national colors.

    The excerpt below is from the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution. It embodies the very reason our Army exists and why the strength of our Army is more important than ever.


    Fort Knox 911 Center

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since we began upgrading Fort Knox’s Fire Department facilities and equipment. A part of those upgrades, as you may recall, is the new 911 Center.

    We have incorporated numerous systems to better serve our community, and we have also hired staff to man the center. Twenty-four hours a day there are two operators on staff in the center.


    Canadian Liaison Officer and

    Fort Knox High Project Grad Coordinator

    How many times have we seen a news report on a tragedy and wished that something positive could come out of it? That some lesson could be learned and that similar tragedies could be avoided?

    It’s not always possible, but I’ll share with you an example of one positive outcome that has come from a tragedy, and how the community leaders in the Fort Knox area have helped make that positive outcome a reality.


    Fort Knox Commander

    Gen. B. B. and Katie Bell are national treasures.

    For 39 years Gen. Bell has donned the uniform of a United States Soldier and served this nation with integrity, class, and a dedication to excellence. It is a tremendous honor for Fort Knox to recognize this great leader’s accomplishments as we host his retirement ceremony Monday.

  • Women With a Mission is a group of 23 from Fort Knox (active duty, DoD employees, active duty spouses, reservists, and retired spouses).

    We thank everyone who has supported us and donated to us. You have made it possible for us to exceed our goal.

    We ask that you join us at North Hardin High tomorrow and Saturday from 5 p.m.-5 a.m. as we walk the track to fight cancer.

    Women With a Mission

    Fort Knox


    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    The Army remains steadfast in its commitment to foster an environment of responsible motorcycle riding by providing Soldiers with the education and tools to help prevent accidents and stay safe on the road.

    One aspect of motorcycle safety, however, is often beyond the control of riders.



    A few months ago I was in the middle of an interview with a therapist when she popped out with a notion I could not believe.

    “I just feel so sorry for you military wives,” the therapist mused. “Your lives are not your own.”

    “I beg your pardon?” I replied, looking up from my notebook.

    “You wives. You aren’t living your OWN life. You’re really living HIS life.”