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Around Knox

  • Around Knox

    Volunteers needed
    for clean-up
    Army Volunteer Corps Program
    The Garrison team needs your help to keep the Fort Knox community beautiful and safe.
    The Army Volunteer Corps Program is looking for strong, willing, and dependable volunteers who are willing to work throughout the installation picking up trash, leaves, tree limbs, and ensure that all media, sidewalks, and grounds are trash and debris free.
    Those who are interested in volunteer-ing, contact the Army Volunteer Corps Program office at (502) 624-6779/3918.  

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    ITEM SUBMISSION: All items for this page should be submitted to Jerry Leitzell at Jerry.Leitzell@am.dodea.edu.

  • Lack of reader response may force column cancellation

    In my column of March 31, I wrote that I am accepting questions from readers concerning veterans issues.
    To date I have received zero questions.
    I can only conclude one of three things as a result:
    * That the 50 to 60 columns I have written since January 22, 2009 have been so well written and packed with such good information that no questions needed to be asked or answered.
    * The Fort Knox veterans community is so knowledgeable that the columns are no longer required.

  • April Fools celebrate dog show, parade

    By CHRIS RASMUSSEN
    Fort Jackson Leader
    Sunshine, cute doggies, and excited children filled the Fort Jackson Youth Sports Complex Sunday during Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation’s annual April Fool-ish Dog Show.
    The event, which is in its fifth year, attracted dozens of canines competing in a variety of categories such as Most Unique Trick, Best Kisser, Least Obedient, Longest Tail, Best Costume, Best Vocal Performance, and Most Patriotic.

  • In memory
  • GIs must meet criteria before transfering benefits

    By MASTER SGT. CHRISTINA STEINER
    Public Affairs Office
    U.S. Army Human Resources Command
    christina.steiner@conus.army.mil
    Service members wanting to transfer their post 9-11 G.I. Bill benefits to dependent children must do so before they retire and before their children turn 23 years old.

  • Chaplain covers 24 combat posts in Afghanistan

    By SPC. TOBEY WHITE
    Task Force Duke
    Public Affairs Office
    In a little chapel made of plywood and nails, a small congregation gathers for Mass after a long day’s work.
    The chapel isn’t fancy. It’s barely able to hold eight unfinished wooden pews, but for the first time in several weeks a Catholic priest has made the journey to Forward Operating Base Goode, Afghanistan to hold services, March 28.

  • Soldiers killed in accidents, pilot crashes private plane

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
    A U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Soldier was fatally injured in a MRAP (Cougar) rollover March 28 in Afghanistan. The 26-year-old specialist was traveling in the gunner station of the Cougar when it rolled over as the vehicle’s driver swerved to avoid an oncoming truck. The vehicle rolled over into a building and the specialist was pinned. He was air evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany where he was eventually removed from life support April 1. He was using the gunner’s restraint system.

  • SAS children ‘walk’ to support Soldiers

    By CATRINA FRANCIS
    Turret Senior Staff Writer
    catrina.francis@us.army.mil
    For many school age children spring break is a time to relax and decompress. But the children from Fort Knox’s School Age Services “walked” to Afghanistan last week.
    April Everett, a SAS program assistant, wanted the children to become more involved in the military community.

  • Knox’s Training Command Soldiers haul in trophies at All-Army contest

    By MASTER SGT. D. KEITH JOHNSON
    84th Training Command PAO
    Army Reserve Soldiers from the Fort Knox’s and 84th Training Command’s 91st and 78th Training Divisions took home several of the top team and individual trophies from the All-Amy Small Arms Championship held at Fort Benning, Ga. For the third year in a row, Master Sgt. Russell Moore, Detachment 1, Company A, 2nd Battalion (Small Arms Readiness), 91st Training Division, headquartered at Camp Bullis, Texas, won the overall individual championship.