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Today's News

  • Can jailed retiree still receive pension?

    Compiled by LELA WILLIAMS

    NARFE

    According to the Social Security Administration I have 38 credits, and 40 credits are required in order to receive Social Security benefits.

    I was not able to secure any employment in the last year so I could get the two additional credits.

    I want to know if I can pay in the two credits so I can receive reduced Social Security benefits. (Most countries have this option.) Do you have any suggestions?

  • AROUND THE FORCE

    DA Contracting, Expeditionary, relocating HQs to Redstone

    Department of Defense

    The Army announced Jan. 7 the decision to relocate Headquarters, Army Contracting Command and Headquarters, Expeditionary Contracting Command from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

    These force structure actions will result in the reassignment of 79 Soldiers and 234 civilians to Redstone Arsenal. The move is expected to be completed in August 2011.

  • CYSS offering free transportation to Devers

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Turret Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.francis@us.army.mil

    Helping and providing the best customer service. Those are the No. 1 priorities for Rayceil Oggs, the Fort Knox chief of Child and Youth School Services.

    When Soldiers and Family members call or visit her office to say thank you, Oggs said it brings tears to her eyes.

  • Knox dangers lurking in winter weather

    By VICKI ARNESON-BAKER

    U.S. Army Safety Center

    During the past 10 years, Soldiers have experienced an average of 361 cold weather-related injuries every year. Cold weather injury prevention is a command and leadership as well as a personal responsibility and successful management of cold depends on proper knowledge and understanding of problems associated with working in cold environments.

  • 2010 Census creating hundreds of thousands of temporary jobs

    Better Business Bureau

    The national unemployment rate is hovering around 10 percent, but the good news is that the upcoming 2010 Census will create hundreds of thousands of temporary part-time jobs across the United States.

    The Better Business Bureau offers the following advice on what it takes to work for the Census and tips on how to land a job.

  • Army Capstone Concept final version online

    By CARROLL KIM

    TRADOC Public Affairs

    The 2009 Army Capstone Concept, last updated in 2005, is now available in its final version online.

    Led by Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center’s Concepts Development and Experimentation Directorate, the Capstone Concept discusses the conditions of today’s battlefield and how the Army will address them.

    “The Capstone Concept aims to define the problem of future armed conflict and describes how the Army will function in the future,” said McMaster.

  • Gas grills, military toy figure recalled for hazards

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, has announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of product: Master Forge Five-Burner Gas Grills

    Units: About 10,000

    Manufacturer: Sagittarius Sporting Goods, of China

    Importer: LG Sourcing, Inc. of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

  • Employment Readiness Program offers resume writing tips

    By LARRY KEENE

    Employment Readiness Manager

    The Employment Readiness Program offers resume writing and employment assistance to dependent Family members who are relocating as a result of a military or civilian sponsor’s change of station.

    Other categories of personnel who are eligible for assistance include non-transitioning military personnel, retirees and their dependent Family members.

  • Muhammad Ali Center celebrates champ’s birthday

    By JEANIE KAHNKE

    Muhammad Ali Center

    Muhammad Ali turns 68 years old Sunday. To celebrate this occasion, the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville at Sixth Street and River Road, next to the Galt House invites the community to tour the center’s award-winning exhibits for free and to participate in the day’s activities.

    The center is also expanding its Sunday hours for this festive occasion; doors will open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

  • Targets acquired

    By SPC. MICHAEL BEHLIN

    3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs

    Fort Knox’s 233rd Transportation Company supported the installation’s range control with the movement of nearly 30 tanks Jan. 5-8 from the Ground Maintenance Division to several ranges on post.

    The movement of tanks served as a means of improving Fort Knox’s ranges, as well as giving 233rd Soldiers experience with transporting various types of equipment.