http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en First course graduates http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/first-course-graduates <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ldac_graduation_7jul14.jpg" alt="CADETS OF 1ST AND 2ND REGIMENT OF THE LEADER DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT COURSE STAND in formation before marching onto Brooks Field for their graduation ceremony July 6." title="CADETS OF 1ST AND 2ND REGIMENT OF THE LEADER DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT COURSE STAND in formation before marching onto Brooks Field for their graduation ceremony July 6." align="left" hspace="6" width="232" height="85" /><p> By TANNER COLE<br /> USACC Intern</p> <p> The cadets of the first regiments of the Leader Development and Assessment Course graduated Sunday to the applause of their families and loved ones.</p> <p> Now that they have graduated, the cadets only need to finish their college education to achieve the rank of second lieutenant.</p> <p> The ceremony took place under the bright morning sun at Brooks Field. This is the first LDAC graduation to take place at Fort Knox. The event attracted a crowd of friends and family from all over the country.</p> Your turn http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/your-turn <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/7th_brigade.jpg" alt="(FROM LEFT) COL. BLAINE HEDGES RECEIVES THE COLORS FROM BRIG. GEN. PEGGY COMBS, COMMANDER OF U.S. ARMY CADET COMMAND AND FORT KNOX, as Command Sgt. Maj. David L’Elie, incoming senior enlisted leader, Col. Leona Knight, outgoing commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Mitchell, outgoing senior enlisted leader, look on during the change of command of Cadet Command’s 7th Brigade July 2 at Cadet Park. Hedges has held a variety of assignments to include with Office of the Secretary of Defense, joint and Army staffs and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. L’Elie comes to Fort Knox from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry at Fort Hood, Texas. Combs thanked Knight for her contribution, saying “Your impact to your country will be felt long after you’re gone.” During her tenure, Knight commissioned more than 1,400 second lieutenants. " title="(FROM LEFT) COL. BLAINE HEDGES RECEIVES THE COLORS FROM BRIG. GEN. PEGGY COMBS, COMMANDER OF U.S. ARMY CADET COMMAND AND FORT KNOX, as Command Sgt. Maj. David L’Elie, incoming senior enlisted leader, Col. Leona Knight, outgoing commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Mitchell, outgoing senior enlisted leader, look on during the change of command of Cadet Command’s 7th Brigade July 2 at Cadet Park. Hedges has held a variety of assignments to include with Office of the Secretary of Defense, joint and Army staffs and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. L’Elie comes to Fort Knox from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry at Fort Hood, Texas. Combs thanked Knight for her contribution, saying “Your impact to your country will be felt long after you’re gone.” During her tenure, Knight commissioned more than 1,400 second lieutenants. " align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /> ASB's senior enlisted advisor leaves Fort Knox http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/asbs-senior-enlisted-advisor-leaves-fort-knox <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/farewell_to_csm.jpg" alt="BEFORE HIS FIRST AND ONLY JUMP, COMMAND SGT. MAJ. DONNEL DANIELS PREPARES for his tandem jump in June 2013 at Fort Bragg, N.C. " title="BEFORE HIS FIRST AND ONLY JUMP, COMMAND SGT. MAJ. DONNEL DANIELS PREPARES for his tandem jump in June 2013 at Fort Bragg, N.C. " align="left" hspace="6" width="83" height="85" /><p> U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade</p> <p> Command Sgt. Maj. Donnel Daniels hands over duties as the top enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army&rsquo;s only recruiting support brigade, July 18, at 11 a.m. in the Abrams Auditorium at the Patton Museum.</p> <p> Daniels will pass the sword as the brigade&rsquo;s senior noncommissioned officer to Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Hamilton. Brigade Commander Col. Brian Cavanaugh will preside over the event.</p> AROUND KNOX http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/around-knox-298 <p> <strong>Soldier Show opens here July 26</strong></p> <p> KNOXInfo<br /> The 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show will be held at Fort Knox&rsquo;s Sadowski Center (6607 Wilson Road) July 26 and 27. The Soldier Show is free and open to general public. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and both shows start at 7 p.m.</p> <p> Seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call (502) 624-1838.</p> <p> <strong>CYSS Open Enrollment has begun</strong></p> Town Hall http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/town-hall <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/town_hall_combs_edwards_9jul14.jpg" alt="FROM LEFT: COL. T.J. EDWARDS, GARRISON COMMANDER, AND BRIG. GEN. PEGGY COMBS, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox commanding general, answer community members&#039; questions online during the installation&#039;s first Facebook Town Hall July 9. " title="FROM LEFT: COL. T.J. EDWARDS, GARRISON COMMANDER, AND BRIG. GEN. PEGGY COMBS, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox commanding general, answer community members&#039; questions online during the installation&#039;s first Facebook Town Hall July 9. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Drill sergeants train, encourage http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/drill-sergeants-train-encourage <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cadets_afpt.jpg" alt="SGT. JESSICA BATEMAN ADMINISTERS THE SIT-UP PORTION of the Army Physical Fitness Test to cadets attending Leader Development and Assessment Course during cadet summer training June 12." title="SGT. JESSICA BATEMAN ADMINISTERS THE SIT-UP PORTION of the Army Physical Fitness Test to cadets attending Leader Development and Assessment Course during cadet summer training June 12." align="left" hspace="6" width="166" height="85" /><p> By STAFF SGT. SHEJAL PULIVARTI<br /> Task Force Wolf</p> <p> Grass still wet from the morning dew, thick fog hovering over the ground, the darkness of the night fighting against the rising sun, a line of drill sergeants march out in perfect precision. Once reaching the physical training pit, they immediately assume their grading positions to administer the record Army Physical Fitness Test for cadets attending Leader Development and Assessment Course during Cadet Summer Training held at Fort Knox.</p> Cadets commissioned as second lieutenants http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/cadets-commissioned-second-lieutenants <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ldac_commissions.jpg" alt="CADETS RAISE THEIR RIGHT HANDS in order to take the oath for commissioning officers. " title="CADETS RAISE THEIR RIGHT HANDS in order to take the oath for commissioning officers. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By TANNER COLE<br /> USACC Intern</p> <p> The 1st and 2nd Regiments of the Leader Development and Assessment Course graduated Sunday at Fort Knox. During the ceremony, 35 cadets commissioned as second lieutenants, beginning their careers as Army officers.</p> Four young Soldiers die in vehicle crashes http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/four-young-soldiers-die-vehicle-crashes <p> U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center</p> <p> A 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Soldier, on block leave, died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash that occurred June 10 in Mount Vernon, Ga. The 20-year-old private was discovered by authorities after having been ejected when the pickup truck he was driving rolled numerous times. The Soldier was not wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.</p>