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Today's News

  • Vehicle accidents claim lives of six Soldiers

    Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Accidents for the week of April 17-23

    A Soldier was killed in a motorcycle accident April 17 near Rineyville, Ky. The Soldier was operating a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he collided with a vehicle that turned into his path.

    The Soldier had been issued a motorcycle permit two days prior which required him to wear a helmet. However, he was not wearing a helmet.

  • 194th Armored Brigade holds senior leadership training

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Turret Staff Writer

    catrina.francis@us.army.mil

    Leaders of Fort Knox’s 194th Armored Brigade participated in senior leadership training Friday to see which team would win the “Mungadi,” which is the brigade skull-looking statue.

    The day began with a common task road march at 5:30 a.m., stretching from the brigade headquarters to Pell Range.

  • Knox’s 4th Cavalry Brigade welcomes Command Sgt. Maj. Bergmann

    By CAPT. AMY BISHOP

    4th Cavalry Brigade Public Affairs Officer

    The 4th Cavalry Brigade welcomed another outstanding new leader to its ranks at a change of responsibility ceremony held in Otto Gym April 25.

    Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Bergmann Jr. replaced Sgt. Maj. Carlos Soto Bonilla, who had been acting command sergeant major since December, 2007.

  • Names of four GIs added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    By JOE GROMELSKI

    Stars and Stripes Online Edition

    The names of four U.S. service members who died years after they were wounded during the Vietnam War were added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial last week.

    May 7 at the Wall, the widow of one of those added—Raymond Mason—was on hand to talk about her husband and watch as stoneworker James Lee sandblasted the Marine lance corporal’s name onto panel 41E, line 64.

    “I can’t even put it into words,” Priscilla Mason, from Riverside, R.I., said after watching Lee at work.

  • Close Combat

    By JOHN NEVILLE 

    Turret Staff Writer

    john.neville@us.army .mil

    Because you don’t know what’s beyond the door.

    That’s why Fort Knox Soldiers are getting “attacked” inside a mock Iraqi neighborhood that is actually the NCO shoot house located off Brave Rifles Avenue on post.

    But these Soldiers aren’t firing their weapons. In fact, they can’t.

  • Ireland admin officer wins Hatkoff Award

    By MAUREEN ROSE

    Turret Staff Writer

    maureen.rose@us.army.mil

    This year’s Paul Hatkoff Award winner is Ireland Army Community Hospital’s Chief of Patient Administration Division, 1st Lt. Mahealani McFarland.

    The award is named in honor of a PAD officer who died in 1991 at Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Presented every two years, the honor goes to the junior Army officer in the patient administration field who best displays these attributes: 

  • Law Day celebrating 50th anniversary

    Fort Knox Staff Judge Advocate

    Fifty years ago President Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 as the first “Law Day,” and stated that it was a “day of national dedication to the principle of government under law.”

    Due to the importance of law to military operations around the world, this year Fort Knox is celebrating Law Day, throughout May and June.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    The Fort Knox High School junior class and sponsors thank the parents and community for supporting this year’s prom.

    A special thanks goes to Theresa Cota-Robles, the junior class parent representative, who spent much time ensuring that the prom would be a success.

    FKHS is fortunate to have such a great support system from our community.

    Fort Knox High junior class

     

    Clara Barton’s legacy lives on One hundred and twenty seven years ago this month, on May 21, 1881, a 60-year-old woman founded the American Red Cross.

  • Fine dining with a classic, railroad touch

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Turret Associate Editor

    rachael.tolliver@us.army.mil

    What if you could swap “dinner and a movie” for something less familiar and experience a date-night that was off the beaten track?

    My Old Kentucky dinner train might be just the solution. It’s a leisurely train ride through the central Kentucky countryside, complete with fine dining and a view of sights once common but now almost forgotten.

  • Real life Private Ryan denied benefits, star power

    Stars and Stripes

    Mideast Edition

    The stars of the hit movie “Saving Private Ryan” have declined to support legislation that parallels their film, according to The Hill, a daily newspaper that reports on Congress.

    Hollywood’s top GIs have spurned an effort by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., to help real Soldiers who have lost family members in Iraq and Afghanistan, the paper noted. Those Soldiers returned home under the “sole survivor” policy, which was a storyline in the 1998 Oscar-winning film.