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Today's News

  • TRADOC commander addresses AWC, FM 3-0

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Turret Staff Writer

    catrina.francis@us.army.mil

    Gen. William Wallace, the commander of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, Va., visited Fort Knox last week and spoke to armor leaders and Soldiers May 7 in Waybur Theater during the annual Armor Warfighting Conference.

    Wallace’s message to the Soldiers centered on  operational environment and the affect it has on the current deployment of Soldiers.

  • Campbell opens annual Armor Warfighting Conference

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Turret Associate Editor

    rachael.tolliver@us.army.mil

    The Army’s chief of Armor, Fort Knox Commander Brig. Gen. Don Campbell, hammered home two points during Monday’s opening remarks kicking off the annual Armor Warfighting Conference—at the Home of Armor.

    The first point was that the Armor and Cavalry force must be a learning organization, and the second was that tough questions were not only welcomed of attendees, but expected.

  • Bus, van pools beat costs of post commutes

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Turret Associate Editor

    rachael.tolliver@us.army.mil

    As congestion at post access gates increases and the price of fuel skyrockets, personnel at Fort Knox who are wondering how to cope should consider taking advantage of the mass transportation options now available in the area.

  • Sundeen earns IMCOM award

    By KELLIE ETHERIDGE

    Turret Staff Writer

    kellie.etheridge@us.army.mil

    If one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, then Dan Sundeen is, figuratively speaking, a rich man.

    And his figurative wealth continues to accumulate.

     Sundeen, the manager of the Fort Knox Recycling Center, was recently presented with the Installation Management Command Excellence in Management Award. He said he was told it was the highest award he could earn.

  • Sports Pulse

    The Radcliff Youth Soccer Association is presenting Major League Soccer Camps June 9-13 in Radcliff’s Dawley Park.

    Programs include:

    * Ages 4-5, 5:30-6:15 p.m., $53.

    * Ages 6-7, 6:30-8 p.m., $68.

    * Ages 8-up, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $102.

    Campers receive a ball, t-shirt, evaluation, and free companion ticket to a MLS game.

    Shin guards and a water bottle are required.

    Graduation ceremony held June 13.

    Make checks payable to RYSA and mail with registration to Steve Harlan, P.O. Box 474, Radcliff, Ky. 40159.

  • Volunteer process is key to Armor move

    By KELLIE ETHERIDGE

    Turret Staff Writer

    kellie.etheridge@us.army.mil

    Should I stay or should I go?

    The question is no longer simply a rock and roll classic from The Clash. It’s a question that’s on the minds of many Fort Knox employees who are debating whether to relocate to Fort Benning, Ga., with the Armor Center and School.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Duty to your country, or football?

    Good question.

    U. S. Military Academy star senior safety Caleb Campbell and the U.S. Army, however, gave the wrong answer. And  sports editor John Neville had the gall to use David “the Admiral” Robinson’s name in  his  whimsical  column last week on the matter.

    I remind  him  that Robinson served two years on real active duty prior to jumping his Navy ship to NBA stardom.

  • Have you properly designated your SGLI beneficiaries?

    By 1st LT. ANTHONY OSBORNE

    Fort Knox Legal Assistance Office

    If something were to happen to you today would your family members have the financial support they need to recover from the loss of your income?

    Service members Group Life Insurance  is designed to help your surviving family by providing income replacement in the event of your death.

  • Commentary sells Tank crew guns perfectly, scores 1,000 on Table VIII

    By ERIK SLAVIN

    Stars and Stripes

    Pacific Edition

    A preacher, a Korean, a rock ’n’ roller, and a country guy.

    The 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment’s top tank crew is a diverse bunch, says Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Ortiz—and they’ve achieved something he’s never seen in 26 years in the Army.

    The Company C crew scored a perfect 1,000 points during their Table VIII gunnery—a 30- to 45-minute exercise requiring fast movements and dead-on accuracy against a wide array of targets.

  • Association pushes for more troop, family counseling

    By JEFF SCHOGOL

    Stars and Stripes

    European Edition

    After her husband deployed to Iraq three years ago, Monique Rizer started suffering from migraines, sleeping problems, and unexplained numbness in her face.

    Mental health counselors told her it was related to stress and depression, and recommended more exercise and socialization. The mother of two said it helped almost immediately.