http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en 3rd ESC deploys http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/3rd-esc-deploys <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/3rd_esc_deploys.jpg" alt="THIRD SUSTAINMENT COMMAND (EXPEDITIONARY) REAR DETACHMENT COMMANDER, LT. COL. STEVEN TOTH (left) wishes Sustainers well as they depart Harris Hall, Saturday, and load onto buses. The buses’ departure began the Soldiers’ movement to Afghanistan." title="THIRD SUSTAINMENT COMMAND (EXPEDITIONARY) REAR DETACHMENT COMMANDER, LT. COL. STEVEN TOTH (left) wishes Sustainers well as they depart Harris Hall, Saturday, and load onto buses. The buses’ departure began the Soldiers’ movement to Afghanistan." align="left" hspace="6" width="59" height="85" /><p> By SGT. 1ST CLASS GARY COOPER<br /> 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs<br /> Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) family and friends gathered in the early morning at Harris Hall to say goodbye to more than 100 Soldiers departing for Afghanistan, Saturday.<br /> In addition to Family members, the Vine Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 10281), the Hardin County Ladies Auxiliary, and the Fort Knox American Red Cross were there to wish the Soldiers well and provide snacks for the children.<br /> Readiness requires practice, training http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/readiness-requires-practice-training <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/airfield_training.jpg" alt="THE FORT KNOX FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINS ON AIRFIELD FIRES at Godman Army Airfield along with firefighters from surrounding communities. Airfield fires are just one of the many emergency scenarios that Fort Knox planners use to test skills from first responders and others on post." title="THE FORT KNOX FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINS ON AIRFIELD FIRES at Godman Army Airfield along with firefighters from surrounding communities. Airfield fires are just one of the many emergency scenarios that Fort Knox planners use to test skills from first responders and others on post." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> By MAUREEN ROSE<br /> Gold Standard Acting Editor<br /> maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil<br /> The recent shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, are enough to make anyone stop and think: What would we do if that happened here?<br /> Actually, many members of the Fort Knox team ask themselves that precise question on a near-daily basis. They ask the questions, they plan drills, they test responses and procedures.<br /> Thackrey advances in youth contest http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/thackrey-advances-youth-contest <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/youth_of_the_year.jpg" alt="RICHARD THACKREY" title="RICHARD THACKREY" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> By LYNSIE DICKERSON<br /> Gold Standard Staff Writer<br /> lynsie.m.dickerson.ctr@mail.mil<br /> Richard Thackrey, a senior at Fort Knox High School and member of the Devers Middle School and Teen Center Boys and Girls Club, was recently named the Kentucky Military Youth of the Year in a competition hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.<br /> Thackrey won the local Youth of the Year competition earlier this year, and will advance to the regional competition in Chicago this summer.<br /> Around Knox http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/around-knox-286 <p> <strong>SAMC 5k run coming Saturday</strong><br /> KnoxINFO<br /> The Fort Knox Sergeant Audie Murphy Club College Scholarship 5k run/walk will be Saturday<br /> at Keyes Park. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. For details of price and registration, visit http://racewire.com/home.php.<br /> <strong>Free workshop for law school bound</strong><br /> KnoxINFO<br /> JROTC cadets vie for titles at drill event http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/jrotc-cadets-vie-titles-drill-event <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/xavier_color_guard_7122.jpg" alt="NEW YORK’S XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL “SABER GUARD” COLOR GUARD TEAM PRACTICE its presentation at the Army JROTC National Drill Classic held at the Louisville International Convention Center April 5. " title="NEW YORK’S XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL “SABER GUARD” COLOR GUARD TEAM PRACTICE its presentation at the Army JROTC National Drill Classic held at the Louisville International Convention Center April 5. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> By RACHAEL TOLLIVER<br /> U.S. Army Cadet Command<br /> Junior ROTC cadets from all over the U.S. arrived in Louisville April 4 for the annual Army JROTC National Drill Classic event which pits the best exhibition drill, color guard, regulation drill and inspection teams against one another.<br /> Event director Justin Gates said the competition is always tough but at the beginning of the day he had his eye on a few programs he thought might rise above the rest, such as West Creek High School and Smith Cotton&nbsp; High School.<br /> Malaysian plane provides scam opportunities http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/malaysian-plane-provides-scam-opportunities <p> BBB<br /> The world is glued to the news about the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Now, scammers are taking advantage of curiosity over the missing flight. BBB is warning, don&rsquo;t fall for click bait teasers promoting exclusive footage of found passengers.<br /> How the Scam Works<br /> You are on Facebook, and a post catches your attention. &ldquo;Video of Malaysia MH370 plane found in Bermuda Triangle. Passengers alive,&rdquo; it teases.<br /> Duke supply experts teach ANA Soldiers importance of logistics http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/duke-supply-experts-teach-ana-soldiers-importance-logistics <p> By CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER2 COURTNEY TOWNES<br /> Supply Technician, 201st Brigade Support Battalion<br /> During our last deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Soldiers from the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, worked shoulder to shoulder with Afghan National Security Forces in Regional Command-South to address shortcomings in their management of Class IX logistic items, which are repair parts.<br /> Civilian professionals ensure mission success http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/civilian-professionals-ensure-mission-success <p> By CHARLIE WILSON<br /> Deputy Chief of Staff<br /> U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox<br /> What&rsquo;s a DAC?<br /> Ever heard anyone called a DAC? What does that mean? Is it a bad word, is it derogatory, maybe it&rsquo;s the name of an animal or the sound a duck makes? I have heard it used many times over the years&mdash;Oh, they&rsquo;re just DACs! How many DACs do you have in your organization? Did you count the number of DACs at the meeting...they outnumbered the military!<br />