http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Last summer class graduates http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/last-summer-class-graduates <p> By ALEX MCLAUGHLIN</p> <p> U.S. Army Cadet Command Intern</p> <p> Cadet Summer Training at Fort Knox ended Aug. 12 after the Leader&rsquo;s Training Course Regiment 6 graduation ceremony.</p> <p> This was the first summer that the entire CST program was conducted at Fort Knox with the arrival of Leader Development and Assessment Course from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. At the conclusion of CST, a total of 7,580 cadets graduated from their respective training programs&mdash;6,123 cadets were in LDAC, with the remaining 1,457 in LTC.</p> Knox’s veterinary clinic still going strong http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/knox%E2%80%99s-veterinary-clinic-still-going-strong <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vtf.jpg" alt="SPC. BEKY ROUTOWICZ, ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST at the Fort Knox Veterinary Treatment Facility, takes a look at a cat in one of the facility’s examination rooms. The VTF has not closed and will continue to provide veterinary care for service members’ pets and to sick or injured strays through Knox Hills. " title="SPC. BEKY ROUTOWICZ, ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST at the Fort Knox Veterinary Treatment Facility, takes a look at a cat in one of the facility’s examination rooms. The VTF has not closed and will continue to provide veterinary care for service members’ pets and to sick or injured strays through Knox Hills. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> By CAPT. CASSANDRA FRAMSTAD</p> <p> Chief of Veterinary Treatment Facility</p> <p> Since the closing of the Fort Knox Stray Animal Facility in June, the responsibility of stray animals on post has been appointed to Knox Hills who then contracted with Hardin County Animal Control to support Fort Knox. The Fort Knox Veterinary Treatment Facility has not closed and will continue to provide veterinary care for service members&rsquo; pets and to sick or injured strays through Knox Hills.</p> Teen panel briefs training commander http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/teen-panel-briefs-training-commander <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/teen_reps_0.jpg" alt="ABBY SMALLWOOD, SECOND FROM LEFT, AND TAEISHA WYNDER POSE with Maj. Gen David Puster, commanding general, 84th Training Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Jennings, command sergeant major, 84th Training Command, after providing a youth programs briefing to Puster Aug. 7, at the command’s headquarters on Fort Knox. " title="ABBY SMALLWOOD, SECOND FROM LEFT, AND TAEISHA WYNDER POSE with Maj. Gen David Puster, commanding general, 84th Training Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Jennings, command sergeant major, 84th Training Command, after providing a youth programs briefing to Puster Aug. 7, at the command’s headquarters on Fort Knox. " align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> By KATHLEEN BROUGH</p> <p> School Services Specialist, 84th TC</p> <p> Army Reserve Family Programs and Army Reserve Child, Youth and School Services staff collaborated with teen representatives Aug. 7 to provide a youth programs briefing to 84th Training Commander Maj. Gen. David Puster. Puster, whose command is based at Fort Knox, was provided a slide presentation from the ARTP representative, Taeisha Wynder, and the teen council representative, Abby Smallwood, to aid in the discussion points.</p> AROUND KNOX http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/around-knox-304 <p> <strong>Country music stars performing Aug. 30</strong></p> <p> Fort Knox PAO</p> <p> Country music stars Darius Rucker and Jennifer Nettles will headline the 2014 Fort Knox Summer Concert with special guest Brandy Clark at Godman Army Airfield here Aug. 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m.</p> 19th Engineer Battalion redeploys http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/19th-engineer-battalion-redeploys <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tight_twins.jpg" alt="THE REDEPLOYMENT CEREMONIES SAW A WIDE RANGE OF EMOTIONS, most joyful but some apprehensive. A few dozen fathers held their babies for the first time, as above. The twins are 3 months old." title="THE REDEPLOYMENT CEREMONIES SAW A WIDE RANGE OF EMOTIONS, most joyful but some apprehensive. A few dozen fathers held their babies for the first time, as above. The twins are 3 months old." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By MAUREEN ROSE</p> <p> Gold Standard Acting Editor</p> <p> maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil</p> <p> The 450 Soldiers of the 19th Engineer Battalion who had been deployed to Kuwait returned over the weekend in three flights and the unit colors were uncased. The unit spent nine months supporting construction missions to build retention ponds, living facilities and protective berms in Southwest Asia.</p> Religious Support Office moves across post http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/religious-support-office-moves-across-post <img src="http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/sites/www.fkgoldstandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/stainless_steel_kitchen.jpg" alt="THE INDUSTRIAL STOVES, STEAM TABLES, dishwasher and warmers make the Religious Support Office a convenient location for banquets and other food service events. " title="THE INDUSTRIAL STOVES, STEAM TABLES, dishwasher and warmers make the Religious Support Office a convenient location for banquets and other food service events. " align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> By MAUREEN ROSE</p> <p> Gold Standard Acting Editor</p> <p> maureen.a.rose2.civ@mail.mil</p> <p> The Religious Support Office has moved to new quarters. Well, new for them.</p> <p> The team moved out of its former location in Pike Hall to the Stevens School building where the Religious Education Center is located, at 226 S. 8th Armored Division Dr., near the Prichard Place chapel. Additionally, the Family Life Center is next door.</p> More Americans switch to vegetarian lifestyle http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/more-americans-switch-vegetarian-lifestyle <p> By KATE BENNETT</p> <p> VA Dietetic Intern</p> <p> It&rsquo;s likely that you&rsquo;ve known or met someone in your life who is a vegetarian. The vegetarian diet has been around for a while and is becoming more and more popular due to research on the benefits of this diet. Even the idea of following a diet more closely related to the vegetarian diet is popping up in the minds of meat-eating adults across the country, due to the diet&rsquo;s researched health benefits.</p> Consumer bureau warns about virtual currency http://www.fkgoldstandard.com/content/consumer-bureau-warns-about-virtual-currency <p> Consumer Financial Protection Bureau</p> <p> The Consumer Finan-cial Protection Bureau issued a consumer ad- visory warning consum-ers about the risks of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.</p>