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Opinion

  • 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

  • By JACEY ECKHART

    CinCHouse.com

    There used to be three kinds of chicks when it came to military spouse employment. The employed chick and the unemployed chick and the wannabe employed chick. Those were all the chicks the government could count.

    Not anymore.

  • American Forces Press Service

    The Defense Department released its Open Government Plan April 8, which articulates how the department seeks to make its operations and data more transparent to the public, officials said.

  • By MAJ. GEN. JAMES MILANO

    Fort Knox Commander

    Today marks the 40-year anniversary of Earth Day—an occasion for us all to consider the “boot print” we make and the impact our actions have on the environment, whether we’re at installations, our homes, or serving in different locations around the globe.

    Even if we think we’re already good stewards of the environment, we can and should strive

    to do more. It’s a moral obligation to take seriously. After all, the countless

  • National Volunteer Week is being celebrated through Saturday. This year’s theme, “Celebrating People in Action!” reflects the Army tradition of volunteerism, leadership, mentoring, and the President’s call to service.

  • By MAUREEN ROSE

    Turret Associate Editor

    Government employees have never liked April much.

    There are no federal holidays in April, taxes are due in April, and we can’t forget that this month harbors National Scoop the Poop week, World Rat Day, and National Hairball Awareness Week.

  • By ALLY ROGERS

    Turret Staff Writer

    ally.rogers@us.army.mil

    If being a Soldier allows you to jump out of helicopters, rappel down towers, ruck march 30 miles, beat the tar out of dummies, run through team development courses, take on a confidence course, and so much more, I’m in!

  • By LT. GEN. RICK LYNCH

    Commander

    Installation Management Command

    Resilience, among other definitions, is the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity. It’s mental toughness!

    Webster defines resilience as, “the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress” and “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.”