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Opinion

  • By SARAH SANDIFER

    CinCHouse

    Marriage has always fascinated me; it is such a unique relationship. I love seeing newlyweds walk down the street hand in hand. I think that I love it even more though to see an older man and his wife still holding hands after 50 years together. There is something beautiful in the longevity. There is something significant in two people dedicating their lives to each other through thick and thin, and following through on that promise.

  • By STEVEN CARRERAS

    Social Worker

    U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional)

    With summer at its peak, many people will be outside enjoying the warm weather. For those who like being outside, whether gardening, mowing the lawn, playing sports, boating, or just getting some sun, it’s wise to remember that reaching for a “cold one” should be reaching for a non-alcoholic drink such as water or a sports beverage.

  • By LT. GEN. BENJAMIN FREAKLEY

    Fort Knox Commander

  • By ANITA TEPALDI

    homefrontonline.com

    The images are heart-rending and horrifying. Birds covered in oil, plumes of inky black gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, and people outraged over corporate and governmental responses to the worst oil disaster in U.S. history.

    Since April 20, when an explosion tore through BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig 50 miles from the Louisiana coast, oil has been spilling into the Gulf, and experts have yet to figure out a way to stop it.

  • No one can make you serve customers well. That’s because great service is a choice.

    Harvey Mackay tells a wonderful story about a cab driver that proves this point.

    He was waiting in line at the airport for a taxi when a cab pulled up. The first thing Harvey noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for Harvey.

  • By LT. GEN. BENJAMIN FREAKLEY

    Fort Knox Commander

    Our Army has shown remarkable resolve in the face of nine years of sustained combat, despite multiple deployments and rigorous training during dwell time.

    There’s no sugar-coating war. It’s a trying time. Yet we have kept rolling along because of our unwavering dedication to accomplishing the missions at hand.

  • By LT. GEN. RICK LYNCH

    IMCOM Commander

    Army Families deal with unique challenges associated with military life, especially when it comes to relocation. Not only do Families have to find a new place to call home, they also have to find new health care and child care providers, enroll children in new schools and activities, and build new networks of friends and support.

    These challenges are not easy for any Army Family, but for Families with special needs, they are magnified.

  • By ELLIE KAY

    homefrontonline.com

    When I married my husband, we had five babies in seven years and moved 11 times in 13 years. I left a nice job as a broker to have a more rewarding career as a stay-at-home mom. One of the questions I frequently heard was: Do you work?

    “What do you mean do I work?” I would think even though I politely answered, “Yes, I work very hard as a stay-at-home mom.” Sometimes, an unsuspecting troglodyte would say something totally thoughtless such as “Well, I meant do you really work. Do you have a job?”

  • By LT. GEN. BENJAMIN FREAKLEY

    Fort Knox Commander

    There are defining moments in history that shape our sense of who we are as a nation. Sunday we celebrate one such moment. On July 4, 234 years ago, a group of brave American colonists took a bold step: the Second Continental Congress voted to adopt Thomas Jefferson’s revolutionary document, the Declaration of Independence.

  • By JACEY ECKHART

    CinCHouse.com

    When Kelsey was 6 days old, we argued. I wanted to sleep. She wanted to be up all night cooing at the world.

    When she was in sixth grade, we argued. I wanted her to look like a 12-year-old. Kelsey wanted to wear daisy dukes that showed off all but six inches of her entire body.

    Now that she is living 6,000 miles away, we are still arguing.

  • The History Place—Great Speeches Collection

    Following the Boston Tea Party of Dec. 16, 1773, in which American Colonists dumped 342 containers of tea into the Boston harbor, the British Parliament enacted a series of acts in response to the rebellion in Massachusetts.

    In May 1774, Gen. Thomas Gage, the commander of all British military forces in the colonies, arrived in Boston, followed by the arrival of four regiments of British troops.

  • By LT. GEN. BENJAMIN FREAKLEY

    Fort Knox Commander

    The strength and determination required of the nearly 1,500 men and women going through the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Leader’s Training Course this summer at Fort Knox is seen in their faces as they strive to complete the course. They are learning firsthand what it’s like to be a future leader in today’s Army.

  • By LT. GEN. RICK LYNCH

    IMCOM Commander

    As the assistant chief of staff for installation management, one of the most important duties I have is overseeing the Army Family Action Plan process.

    The AFAP is the Army’s grassroots effort in which members of the Army community (Soldiers, civilians, families, and retirees) identify and elevate significant quality of life issues affecting the Army community to senior leaders for action.

  • By LT. GEN. BENJAMIN FREAKLEY

    Fort Knox Commander

    Sunday is Father’s Day, a great time to reflect on the importance of Family in our lives and how fathers shape our destiny and direction.

    In talking to our Soldiers and civilians, they tell me that learning the Army Values was not something new to them. Those values were taught to them early in life by fathers or father figures.

  • By COMMAND SGT. MAJ. JOHN TROXELL

    Accessions Command

    I’ve been asked by a few people on post about the fact that the U.S. flag isn’t flying over Brooks Field and in front of buildings on post.

    The post’s official flag pole is now in front of the LTG Maude Complex, home of the Human Resources Center of Excellence and Accessions Command, which is the Senior Command Headquarters for Fort Knox.

    Other organization flags have been taken down to ensure compliance with Army Regulation 840-10, section 2-2, paragraph B, which states:

  • By JACEY ECKHART

    CinCHouse.com

    My college sophomore is studying abroad this summer. We paid her tuition, but she had to earn all her own travel and living expenses. And earn them she did.

    So I’ve been inundated with pictures of my child in a bikini swimming in the French Riviera. I’ve heard

    stories of trains nearly missed, of students on the lawns “studying accounting,” of salsa dances with strangers. And I am pea-green with envy.

  • By Lt. Gen. RICK LYNCH

    Commander, U.S. Army IMCOM

    I have moved many times in my career, within the United States and overseas. I have deployed several times, leaving my wife to pull double duty at home. I know the good, the bad, and the ugly of moving firsthand from my Family’s experience and the stories shared by other Soldiers, civilians, and Family members.

    Every move brings new opportunities, but also challenges and stress that can have a negative impact on work and home life.

  • Fort Knox Voting Assistance Office

    June has been designated Army Voter Registration Month. It should serve as a reminder to all Soldiers and their voting age Family members to square away all voting requirements by visiting www.fvap.gov, talking to unit voting assistance officers, and mailing in the Federal Post Card Application.

  • By LT. GEN. BENJAMIN FREAKLEY

    Fort Knox Commander

    Monday our Army celebrates its 235th birthday.  “America’s Army: The strength of the Nation” is a theme that resonates with every Soldier, civilian, veteran and Family member.  

  • By LT. GEN. BENJAMIN FREAKLEY

    Fort Knox Commander

    The May 27 Transfer of Authority and dedication of the LTG Maude Complex took place with the military tradition that we celebrate in our Army.  These ceremonies were truly exceptional.  Many of you on Fort Knox had a hand in making them dignified and, honestly, momentous.  I am proud to lead our team.