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Today's News

  • CinCHouse earns Webby Award

    By SAMANTHA QUIGLEY

    American Forces Press Service

    A troop-support organization’s Web site earned top honors in the annual Webby Awards competition as the top lifestyle site of 2008.

    The CinCHouse.com Web site—which derives its name from military shorthand for “commander in chief of the house”—beat out such corporate giants as Epicurious and Reebok to take top honors in the 12th annual awards.

  • Community anticipates Hooray for Heroes

    By BRIG. GEN. DON CAMPBELL

    Fort Knox Commander

    Saturday is Armed Forces Day, and our civilian neighbors are taking the time and making a great effort to recognize our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines with a day-long event, Hooray for Heroes.

  • Around the Force

    Tricare policies change for ‘distant’ travel treatment

    Stars and Stripes, Mideast Edition

    Overseas service members with a serious illness or injury no longer must travel to distant military treatment facilities if closer, quicker medical help is available.

    Under changes made to Tricare policies, troops and their families can use local clinics and physicians when the nearest military treatment facilities are short-staffed or too far away for quick response, provided they get advance permission.

  • PCS tips should help overwhelmed spouse

    By CROOKS & HENDERSON

    My husband and I just received our orders to PCS. The move is very unexpected. He just returned from a deployment and our house is unorganized, to say the least. Even though we have PCS’d before, I am totally overwhelmed and have no idea where to start to get ready for the movers. HELP!

    Ariana; Fort Stewart, GA;

    Active Army spouse; five years

  • Around Knox

    Tolliver leaving Turret tomorrow,

    Rose appointed associate editor

    Turret staff report

    After nearly three years as the Turret’s award-winning associate editor, Rachael Tolliver is relinquishing that position to accept a writer-editor job with the Accessions Command on Fort Knox.

    Her last day with the Turret is tomorrow.

    Turret staffer Maureen Rose will assume the duties of associate editor.

  • 22nd annual fishing derby scheduled at Wolf Creek

    US Fish & Wildlife Services

    What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the entire country, and as in past years, volunteers and staff are excitedly gearing up for the annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby.

    This year’s event is scheduled for June 7 at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Jamestown, Ky.

  • BOSS launches new Safety Factor program, focus on 18-25 age group

    By N. JOAN

    BLACKWELL

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command have teamed to launch the BOSS Safety Factor presentation, an initiative designed to build awareness of hazards that can befall single Soldiers during off-duty activities.

    Off-duty accidents claimed the lives of 76 single Soldiers in fiscal 2007, and hundreds more were injured or suffered adverse mental or physical results due to engaging in careless or high-risk behavior.

  • Words can be dangerous, use with caution

    By CHAPLAIN (LT. COL.) JAMES LEWIS

    Garrison Chaplain

    There is one sure way I can tell I’m getting older. I’ve started quoting my dad!

    Among his favorite bits of paternal wisdom, frequently repeated, was “Don’t put your mouth in motion until you have your brain in gear.” Of course, as a kid, I didn’t understand what he was talking about. But after many years I realized Dad was simply affirming something the Bible had declared centuries ago.

  • DA Public Affairs chief encourages wise use of information

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Turret Staff Writer

    catrina.francis@us.army.mil

    In 2007, the Multinational Corps in Iraq issued simple yet direct counterinsurgency guidance: Be first with the truth.

    Because Soldier actions speak louder than what Army public affairs officers say, Army personnel must be mindful of the impact that their daily interactions with Iraqis have on global audiences via the news media.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools

    Knox High’s Raney

    athlete of week

    Fort Knox High School has selected Abby Raney as its student athlete of the week for April 25-May 1. Raney is ranked No. 1 in the region in the high jump at 5-0. She has finished no worse than second in any meet this season.

    Raney was nominated by Karl Olive, the head girls track coach.

    Schedule school

    physicals now