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Today's News

  • National Fire Prevention Week commemorates Chicago fire

    Fort Knox Fire Department

    A pot holder too close to a lit burner, or a space heater left on overnight, could be all it takes to start a home fire.

    In fact, cooking and heating are among the leading causes of home fires in the United States, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association.

    That’s why the Fort Knox Fire Department has teamed up with NFPA through Saturday to urge Fort Knox residents to “Prevent Home Fires” during Fire Prevention Week.

  • Human Resources Command jobs do exist, are coming

    By MARTY FINLEY

    Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

    With BRAC progressing toward its scheduled completion in 2011, new jobs will open up at Fort Knox in coming years—and the Human Resources Command plans to jumpstart the process in spring 2009.

  • American, Afghanistan Soldiers working together

    By STAFF SGT.

    DAVID HOPKINS

    3rd BCT, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs

    At times of international conflict and war, cultures are brought together for a common cause, to restore peace. This is apparent everywhere you go in Afghanistan, where International Security Assistance Forces are working with Afghan National Security Forces, blending experiences and completing the joint mission.

  • The Army Bowl

    By JOHN NEVILLE

    Turret staff writer

    John.neville@us.army.mil

    The annual Army Bowl Friday night on Fort Knox High’s McAdams Field didn’t turn out to be a game to remember.

    Defending 2A state champion Fort Campbell rolled over, through, and around the Eagles for a 70-0 expunging before a packed stadium crowd.

    For more on that, check out the commentary that begins on page 1B.

    But, there was life beyond the sidelines.

  • Concertina removed from Baghdad as security improves

    By JAMES WARDEN

    Stars and Stripes

    Mideast Edition

    The Soldiers had been out on the streets since about 6 p.m. that day. They’d patrolled through trash-strewn streets to mark abandoned houses on a map, and they’d inspected passing vehicles after setting up roving checkpoints.

    But Company E, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment still had one more job to do as the clock ticked closer to 10:30 p.m.: Clear a rat’s nest of concertina wire that their battalion commander had spotted in the area.

  • Retiree appreciation slated for OCt. 31 at Leaders Club

    By Kyle Hodges

    Turret staff writer

    kyle.hodges@us.army.mil

    The annual Fort Knox Retiree Appreciation Days are scheduled for the Fort Knox Leaders Club Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. - noon.

    The event is intended for military retirees and their families from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and Illinois.

  • October focusing on domestic violence causes

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Turret Staff Writer

    Catrina.Francis@us.army.mil

    He’s stressed because of me. It won’t happen again.

    If I had kept the house cleaner, he wouldn’t be so angry.

    I don’t do a good job with the children.

    Those types of statements are frequently attributed to women who attempt to justify why they have become victims of domestic violence.

    There is a national focus on the problem during October, which is Domestic Violence and Prevention Month and is symbolized by purple ribbons.

  • Army ‘stability’ doctrine folded into new FM 3-07

    By JOHN HARLOW

    TRADOC News Service

    The commander of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William Wallace, unveiled new Army doctrine Monday at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army in Washington, D.C.

    The new Stability Operations field manual, FM 3-07, puts stability operations into doctrine after it was recently introduced in FM 3-0, Operations, where its importance was elevated to the same level as offensive and defensive operations.

  • Army declares 2009 year of the NCO, honoring contributions

    By C. TODD LOPEZ

    American Forces Press Service

    The Army will recognize the value of its enlisted leaders at all levels of command as it observes “The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer” in 2009, Army Secretary Pete Geren said Monday.

    Geren made the announcement during his keynote address at the opening of the 2008 Association of the United States Army annual meeting and exposition in Washington, D.C.

  • Risk management works—off duty or on

    By BRIG. GEN. DON CAMPBELL

    Fort Knox Commander

    Because fall is upon us and winter is nearing, I felt it prudent to remind everyone once again how important it is to use our Composite Risk Management procedures and Oak Tree counseling to remain safe during the change in seasons.