http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Knox celebrates diverse Hispanic heritages http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/knox-celebrates-diverse-hispanic-heritages <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hispanic_heritage_1.jpg" alt="THE BAND APPALATIN, A LATIN-INFUSED GROUP THAT COMBINES elements of music from Kentucky and Latin American into their songs, performs at National Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Oct. 15 at the Saber &amp; Quill. The observance included a speech by Lt. Col. Victor Melendez, while Appalatin performed the national anthem and four of its songs for the crowd. " title="THE BAND APPALATIN, A LATIN-INFUSED GROUP THAT COMBINES elements of music from Kentucky and Latin American into their songs, performs at National Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Oct. 15 at the Saber &amp; Quill. The observance included a speech by Lt. Col. Victor Melendez, while Appalatin performed the national anthem and four of its songs for the crowd. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By GAVIN LAPAILLE<br /> Gold Standard staff wirter<br /> gavin.lapaille.ctr@mail.mil<br /> Lt. Col. Victor Melendez wants everyone to know not all Hispanic heritages are the same. That was Melendez&rsquo;s message as he spoke to those who attended the Hispanic Heritage Month Observance at the Saber &amp; Quill, hosted by the Fort Knox Garrison Com-mand on Fort Knox Oct. 15.<br /> Future recruiting efforts under review http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/future-recruiting-efforts-under-review <p> U.S. Army Recruiting Command Public Affairs<br /> U.S. Army Recruiting Command gathered leading public and private sector thinkers to study the future of recruiting as the quality of the prospect pool dwindles.<br /> During the Recruiting 2020 Forum at RAND Corporation in September, Defense and Army officials, researchers, and human resources professionals discussed the challenges facing Army recruiting in the future and potential solutions to those challenges.<br /> Whistleblowers protected, law includes subcontractors http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/whistleblowers-protected-law-includes-subcontractors <p> By JIM GARAMONE<br /> DOD News, Defense Media Activity<br /> &nbsp;Military and civilian personnel who expose wrongdoing in the government should not become victims, said Nilgun Tolek, the director of whistleblower reprisal investigation at the DOD Inspector General&rsquo;s Office in Washington D.C. Sept. 16.<br /> The common understanding of a whistleblower &ldquo;is somebody who brings wrongdoing to light in general,&rdquo; Tolek said during a recent interview.<br /> 101st headed to Liberia http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/101st-headed-liberia <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/united_support_assistance.jpg" alt="U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Dale Greer A GROUP OF 30 U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL, INCLUDING MARINES, AIRMEN AND SOLDIERS from the 101st Airborne Division, board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Sunday. More than 70 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group are part of the Joint Task Force Port Opening Senegal, which is supporting this mission. The service members are bound for Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. " title="U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Dale Greer A GROUP OF 30 U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL, INCLUDING MARINES, AIRMEN AND SOLDIERS from the 101st Airborne Division, board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Sunday. More than 70 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group are part of the Joint Task Force Port Opening Senegal, which is supporting this mission. The service members are bound for Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By AIR FORCE MAJ.DALE GREER<br /> Joint Task Force Port Opening Senegal<br /> The commander of the 101st Airborne Division and more than 30 of his troops departed from Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal Sunday in route to Liberia, where they will join hundreds of U.S. service members engaged in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.<br /> 201ST BSB NCOs get ‘physical’ with JROTC cadets http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/201st-bsb-ncos-get-%E2%80%98physical%E2%80%99-jrotc-cadets <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/army_prt_009.jpg" alt="Retired Lt. Col. Roland Haun, Central Hardin High School JROTC senior instructor STAFF SGT. FELIPE MUZQUIZ (BOTTOM) AND SGT. 1ST CLASS JUSTIN HILL (standing) of the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team demonstrate the ‘bent leg body twist’ preparation exercise during physical readiness training for JROTC cadets Friday at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown. " title="Retired Lt. Col. Roland Haun, Central Hardin High School JROTC senior instructor STAFF SGT. FELIPE MUZQUIZ (BOTTOM) AND SGT. 1ST CLASS JUSTIN HILL (standing) of the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team demonstrate the ‘bent leg body twist’ preparation exercise during physical readiness training for JROTC cadets Friday at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By 1st Lt. AUSTIN MANINI<br /> 201st Brigade Support Bn. Executive Officer<br /> Noncommissioned officers from the 201st Brigade Support Battalion got &ldquo;physical&rdquo; with Central Hardin High School JROTC Friday in Elizabethtown. &nbsp;<br /> Sgt. 1ST Class Justin Hill and Staff Sgt. Felipe Muzquiz spent the day teaching the Army&rsquo;s Physical Readiness Training program to 125 JROTC cadets in the school&rsquo;s gymnasium.<br /> New uniformed disability claims form introduced by the VA http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/new-uniformed-disability-claims-form-introduced-va <p> U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs<br /> The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it&rsquo;s introducing a uniformed disability claims form to better serve veterans, Families and survivors.<br /> Standardizing the process by which veterans file claims and initiate appeals will make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state what benefits they are seeking from VA and provide information necessary to process their claims and appeals.<br /> Early detection crucial for women and breast cancer http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/early-detection-crucial-women-and-breast-cancer <p> Tricare<br /> October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in treating breast cancer.<br /> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report&nbsp; breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about 1 in 8 women born in the U.S. today will get breast cancer at some point. It is important that all women, especially those with a higher risk of breast cancer, get screened and know when to start getting mammograms.<br /> Domestic violence affects many victims http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/domestic-violence-affects-many-victims <p> By YVONNE LEVARDI<br /> Vantage Point<br /> October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.<br /> That we need to dedicate a month to promoting awareness of this issue at all is tragic, but to ignore it is to look away from the thousands who are abused and need help.<br />