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Today's News

  • JOBS FOR MILITARY FAMILY MEMBERS - Jobs available for family members relocating to Fort Knox area

    ACS Employment Readiness Program

    The ACS Employment Readiness Program provides employment information and other supportive services primarily to family members who are relocating as a result of a military or civilian sponsor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are non-transitioning military personnel, retirees, and their spouses.

  • Army targets poor-performing senior NCOs for dismissal

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Turret Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.francis@us.army.mil

    According to Army message ALARACT 203/2009, last Friday the Army reinstated the Qualitative Management Program which is designed to deny senior noncommissioned officers continued service on qualitative grounds.

    It isn’t intended to, nor does it relieve commanders of their responsibilities to take appropriate action against senior NCOs who clearly, in the best interest of the Army, do not meet retention standards for continued service.

  • Kids Cafe offers free haircuts for back-to-school

    Feeding America

    Kids Cafe, a local feeding program for children sponsored by New Hope Community Church has launched its S’Hair-A-Cut Program to provide area children in need a new haircut for the new school year.

  • VETERANS NEWS - Pension, compensation different programs for service disabilities

    By CLINT MESHEW

    Fort Knox Veterans Service Office

    On Aug. 13, 2003 the Turret printed my column headlined “Low income vets may receive monetary support for combat service.”

     I received several phone calls concerning that column. Most wanted to know if a veteran could receive compensation for service-connected disabilities and a pension. The answer is no, and I will attempt to clarify that answer today.

    First, both benefits are based on disability. The difference is as follows:

  • Hubner leaving mark at Knox High

    By ALLY ROGERS

    Turret Sports Editor

    ally.rogers@us.army.mil

    As the only Eagles baseball player to participate in this summer’s prestigious Ohio Valley Showcase of high school talent for representatives of more than a dozen area college programs, an advanced program student with a 3.7 grade point average, and the starting quarterback for the football team, Scott Hubner has certainly made his mark at Fort Knox High.

  • Around the Force

    H1N1 flu test for 2009 authorized for overseas military personnel

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that it has issued an emergency use authorization that allows a 2009 H1N1 influenza virus test to be used to detect the virus in troops serving overseas.

  • Benning to begin posting jobs for BRAC over next 2 years

    Fort Benning Bayonet

    Fort Benning’s Civilian Personnel Online, which vets candidates for civil employment, will soon begin posting the first of more than 700 job vacancies that will become available over the next two years.

    The jobs are a result of the post’s transformation to the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

    Janice Richardson, the U.S. Army Infantry Center’s director of Resource Management, likened the new job listings to “a trickle.” The flood will come late next year and in early 2011.

  • COMMENTARY: Stressed by kids, deployments? Break out the snacks

    By JACEY ECKHART

    CinCHouse.com

    I’d like to sit at a table dressed in white linen. I’d like real silver, please. White candles. A sommelier with keys jingling at her belt. I’d like to hand a leather-bound menu back to the waiter and say softly, “I think I’ll take the gastric bypass, please. Or, oh, wait… does the liposuction look particularly good tonight?”

  • Deputy commander wore two hats all summer, ready to resume former job

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Turret Associate Editor

    maureen.rose@us.army.mil

    For the last four months, Col. David Teeples has been in an unusual position.

    It’s not so much that he’s had to wear two hats—it’s the size of the hats that is so impressive.

    “Essentially, he’s been doing the job of a one-star and a two-star general—and he’s a colonel,” said Capt. Jerry Wood, Teeples’ aide and frequent companion on temporary duty trips.

  • NARFE NEWS - Retirement taxes, eligibility, waiting periods, jobs listing explained

    Compiled by LELA WILLIAMS

    NARFE

    I hope to retire soon from the U.S. Postal Service. I understand that I will be paying taxes on my annuity, including the part that has already been taxed.