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Opinion

  • By GARY MORRIS

    Inspector General Office

    The Fort Knox and USAAC Office of the Inspector General has many responsibilities, but perhaps foremost among those is the responsibility to teach and train Soldiers and civilian employees what “right looks like.”

     Recently, this office has received an unusually large number of complaints regarding possible misuse of government-owned vehicles, and this article will attempt to educate readers concerning the use (or more accurately, the misuse) of GOVs.

  • By JIM GARAMONE

    American Forces Press Service

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates told troops worldwide May 28 that any repeal of the so-called “don’t ask don’t tell” law will be delayed until the ongoing Defense Department high-level review is completed, and only after he, the president, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff all can certify that the department is ready to make the change without hurting unit cohesion, military readiness, military effectiveness, and recruiting and retention.

  • By LAURA JOHNSON Ph.D

    Chief, Behavioral Health Clinic

    Ireland Army Community Hospital

    May is a most wonderful month. The sun shines more and the weather warms, the birds are back, and on the first Saturday in May the most amazing horses in the world are saddled up for the running of the Kentucky Derby. May is the time when we shake off the winter doldrums, venture outside, and reconnect with nature and our neighbors, recapturing that joy in life, which is an essential component to good mental well being.

  • By LT. GEN. BENJAMIN FREAKLEY

    Today’s Transfer of Authority ceremony marks a special and historic moment for Fort Knox, of which my wife Susan and I are honored to be a part. Fort Knox has officially transitioned from primarily a training installation (The Armor Center) to a multifunctional installation (The Human Resource Center of Excellence) with the Army Accessions Command as the senior command.

  • By MAJ. GEN. JAMES MILANO

    Memorial Day is a time for all Americans to remember and honor the U.S. troops who sacrificed for our nation.

    For Soldiers, it should serve as a poignant moment to appreciate those who came before us and reflect upon our own service.

    For Armor and Cavalry Soldiers, specifically, this Memorial Day weekend should take on an additional meaning with the casing of the Armor Center colors on Fort Knox today.

  • By ELAINE WILSON

    American Forces Press Service

    Defense officials have launched a large-scale survey in hopes of getting a better sense of how military Families are weathering nearly a decade of war.

    The Military Family Life Project, a longitudinal, department-wide survey, is designed to capture the long-term impact of deployment on Families and to improve the support provided to them, officials said.

  • By JACEY ECKHART

    CinCHouse.com

    Spouse Appreciation Day is the most awkward holiday ever invented.

    The military means well. After all, the research says that spouses are the No. 1 determinant of retention, thanks. So why do I cringe every time some admiral or general falls all over himself trying to thank us?

  • By MAJ. GEN. JAMES MILANO

    Fort Knox Commander

    This  is an extremely busy and historic month for Fort Knox.

    Today, we’re wrapping up the last Armor Warfighting Conference to be held here. On the 27th, we’ll have the post Transfer of Authority and the official opening and dedication of the Human Resource Center of Excellence.

  • We are nearing the time when many young people will celebrate accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals. Family and friends will gather for a festive occasion to commemorate the milestone.

    Traditionally, it’s also a time when alcohol frequently enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved. Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth, and it kills 5,000 teens every year.

  • By LT. GEN.

    RICK  LYNCH

    IMCOM Commander

    The Installation Management Community is committed to leveraging the power of information technology to expand our communication capabilities and enhance our ability to serve and support Soldiers, civilians, and Families.

    In today’s world, IT is at the core of all we do at work, at home, and at play. Smaller, more powerful, and less expensive IT products hit the market every day. Becoming savvy with state-of-the-art technology helps us work smarter, learn more efficiently, and play harder.

  • The American Red Cross “Run for the Red” Saturday was a huge success. More than 600 individuals participated in the event.

    We thank all of our sponsors and participants for making the event memorable.

    The winners were:

    Commander’s Cup Winner for the 5K: Marines.

    Commander’s Cup Winner for the 10K: MEDDAC.

    Jerry Fassett

    Administrative Assistant I

    American Red Cross –

    Fort Knox

  • By JERRY HARBEN

    U.S. Army Medical Command

    In May the Army annually recognizes Mental Health Month to help communicate the importance of psychological health and promote behavioral health services available to beneficiaries.

    Efforts include increasing the number of health providers and support personnel, keeping key personnel with deployed units after their return to the U.S. to ensure continuity of care, and countering the stigma that seeking behavioral health care may damage a Soldier’s image or career.

  • By MAJ. GEN. JAMES MILANO

    Fort Knox Commander

    I recommend that you make your way to the Radcliff Hooray for Heroes celebration Saturday in the parking lot between the Radcliff Walmart and Stithton Baptist Church. Our Soldiers and Families will receive a huge collective thank-you from our community neighbors for all that Family members sacrifice in defense of the nation. 

  • By LISA DANIEL

    American Forces Press Service

    Military compensation is competing well against the private sector, as evidenced by the high rate of recruitment and retention, a Defense Department official told a Senate subcommittee April 28

  • By KATE BRANNEN

    Defense News

    Affordability is gaining prominence in U.S. Army modernization plans, according to a strategy paper released April 28.

    The 91-page paper, “2010 Army Modernization Strategy,” presents a three-prong approach to acquisition: Develop and field new capabilities, procure upgraded capabilities, and field and distribute capabilities in accordance with Army priorities and the Army Force Generation model.

  • By LARRY BARNES

    Turret Editor

    You’ve no doubt been overwhelmed recently by local news, photos, broadcasts, and advertising focused on the fashions inspired by spring’s warm weather and the accompany-ing Kentucky Derby festivities.

  • By MAJ. GEN. JAMES MILANO

    Fort Knox Commander

    This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Contrary to popular belief, Mother’s Day was not conceived and fine-tuned in the boardroom of greeting card manufacturers. The earliest tributes to mothers date back to the annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to Rhea, the mother of many deities, and to the offerings ancient Romans made to their Great Mother of Gods, Cybele.

  • By MAJ. GEN. JAMES MILANO

    Fort Knox Commander

    May is We Stand Together for Mental Health Awareness Month.

    Your well-being and mental health are extremely important to me. It is essential to be at your best for your fellow Soldiers and for your Family. We need to support each other to continue mission-readiness.

  • By PAT WALSH and SARA JOHNSON

    Fort Knox Garrison

    Fort Knox was recognized with a bronze medal in the 2009 Army Communities of Excellence award competition, which resulted in a $250,000 award to fund community projects.

    The Garrison Executive Quality Council strategic-ally chose projects based on customer input, ability to enhance safety and Soldier, Family, and civilian readi-ness and well-being, and improve the environment.

  • Fort Knox Staff Judge Advocate

    Every year on May 1, Americans celebrate Law Day.

    Law Day is an opportunity for all Americans to reflect on the rule of law and the foundations of our legal system. It is a time to celebrate the rich history of our judicial system and a time to consider its future in this rapidly changing world.

    In 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower established Law Day as “a day of national dedication to the principle of government under law.” Commemorated annually since that date, Law