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  • Having a will guarantees your wishes honored

    By CAPT. RAYMOND ADAMS

    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office

    Many Soldiers think of a will as only a legal document allowing someone to specify who takes that person’s property at death. However, a will is much more than a piece of paper directing the distribution of your assets. It could be a document that makes a significant difference for your family for years to come.

  • ‘Question 21’ erased from clearances

    By LISA BURGESS

    Stars and Stripes

    Mideast Edition

    Security clearance applicants will no longer have to disclose whether they have sought treatment for mental health counseling due to military combat service, according to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

    Gates announced the change during a news conference at Fort Bliss, Texas, where he was visiting a center for troops recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Fort Knox’s Dragoons entertain Derby crowd

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Turret Staff Writer

    maureen.rose@us.army.mil

    The 113th Army Band Dragoons from Fort Knox played Saturday for the day-long race card and for 134th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

    Given that there were some

  • Budget shortfall affecting DoDEA schools overseas

    By SCOTT SCHONAUER

    Stars and Stripes

    European Edition

    The weak U.S. dollar has put Defense Department schools overseas in one of the biggest financial binds in years, causing a budgetary shortfall that could require additional help from the Pentagon.

    The Department of Defense Educational Activity’s spokesman said the financial situation is worse than past years because the dollar has plummeted, but officials are positive they can overcome the deficit by “realigning funds.”

  • KYNG hosts “138th” Kentucky Derby—in Iraq

    By SPC. ELVYN NIEVES

    MND-B PAO

    Determination filled the faces of the decorated stick horses and their jockeys as they approached the starting line—and as fast as they rode in, they were off.

    This was the big one, the one everyone had been preparing for. And even though this wasn’t the most traditional Kentucky Derby ever held, it was close enough for the Soldiers of Multi-National Division—Baghdad and the 4th Infantry Division.

  • Do an honest spring cleaning for the soul

    By CHAPLAIN (MAJ.)

    JEFFREY BROOKS

    Chaplaincy Resource Manager

    I wonder if there is anyone besides me who has ever walked around the house and realized that there is a lot of stuff that you need to get rid of?

  • ZZ Top appearing May 31 at Fort Knox

    Fort Knox Public Affairs

    Rock icon group ZZ Top is scheduled to play their southern-style music at 7 p.m. May 31 at Fort Knox’s Godman Army Airfield.

    Blind Melon will also perform. Gates will open at 6 p.m., and the general public is invited.

  • Delay, exemption requests formal process

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command

    Recent headlines have indicated that some Soldiers in the Individual Ready Reserve do not fully understand the process by which to request a delay or exemption from service, should they consider themselves non-deployable.

    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command explains there is a formal process for those Soldiers who feel a need to submit such a request.

  • Online video portrays Bragg barracks in disrepair

    By C. TODD LOPEZ

    Army News Service

    The poor conditions in a barracks at Fort Bragg, N.C., have largely been corrected, said an Army general responsible for maintaining such facilities.

    “Most of those shortfalls have been corrected, as a matter of fact, they were corrected two weeks ago and there are some things that are still ongoing,” said Brig. Gen. Dennis Rogers, the deputy director of operations for the Army Installation Management Command.