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Today's News

  • Non-profit, Heisman winner team up for troops

    American Forces Press Service

    Service members, veterans, and military families across the country will have the opportunity to gain insight into life after combat through a series of seminars and appreciation dinners, thanks to a Texas-based troop-support organization.

    United We Serve is teaming with football legend Herschel Walker and therapist Jerry Mungadze to offer “Managing Life After Combat.” The seminar will take place May 25 in Killeen, Texas, and registration with United We Serve is required.

  • Benning commander addresses Armor School’s transition

    By JOHN NEVILLE

    Turret Staff Writer

    john.neville@us.army.mil

    The Armor School’s transition to Fort Benning, Ga., has been talked about for several years now. That talk has become a reality now that construction is underway in Georgia.

    Fort Benning Commander Maj. Gen. Walter Wojdakowski gave a Waybur Theatre crowd reassurances and updates on the transition to the Maneuver Center of Excellence Monday, the first day of the Armor Warfighting Conference.

  • 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

  • NBA playoffs? Lakers predicted as champs

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Turret Staff Writer

    catrina.francis@us.army.mil

    At the risk of sounding like a commercial, the NBA is fantastic!

    Sorry, Larry and John, but this is what it’s all about—the NBA playoffs.

    Now that the first round has been dispensed and all of the pretenders have gone fishing, it’s time for the remaining eight teams to start playing for that ultimate goal—the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

  • Isom would’ve been pleased with win

    By JOHN NEVILLE

    Turret Sports Editor

    john.neville@us.army.mil

    The USAARMC’s two runs in the first inning in Tuesday night’s opening softball game against USAREC was modest, but not something to be ashamed of.

    Unfortunately for USAARMC, USAREC scored 14—in the first inning—on its way to a 31-11 romp at Kilianski Sport Complex.

  • 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.”

  • Recruiting Command posts emotional win for intramural league opener

    By JOHN NEVILLE

    Turret Sports Editor

    john.neville@us.army.mil

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command softball team began its season Tuesday night at Fort Knox’s Kilianski Sport Complex, but one veteran player was noticeably absent.

    Frank Isom, the team’s player-coach for six seasons, died from kidney renal failure last December. 

  • Mudge students adopt birds of prey

    By KELLIE ETHERIDGE

    Turret Staff Writer

    kellie.etheridge@us.army.mil

    Fort Knox’s Mudge Elementary School was invaded by some impressive raptors April 30, but not raptors of the Jurassic Park Velociraptor variety.

    Raptors are birds of prey and include eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures.