Today's News

  • AWC hears from SMA Preston


    Turret Staff Writer


    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston addressed attendees at the Armor Warfighting Conference Tuesday afternoon.

    His speech addressed four major points that are strategic imperatives for Gen. George Casey, the chief of staff of the Army and Preston’s boss. 

    * Sustain the all-volunteer force and ensure that the quality of life is commensurate with the quality of service rendered by our troops.

  • Unexploded munitions deemed safe by experts

    Fort Knox Public Affairs

    WWI era munitions uncovered by construction workers Friday were deemed safe by Army explosive ordnance experts and pose no danger to Fort Knox personnel.

    Construction workers at the site of the future building for the Human Resources Center of Excellence discovered the mortar shells when moving soil for a sewer system. 

    Working with state of the art equipment and historical munitions data, members of the 20th Support Command

    team determined the mortar shells could be safely moved to a disposition site on post

  • Two American teams a first for Italian baseball league


    Stars and Stripes

    European Edition

    Baseball might be America’s game, but a group of youths whose parents are based at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza are learning some valuable lessons with the help of their Italian hosts.

    Two teams made up of American kids from the base are participating in Italian baseball leagues for the first time, according to base officials. And coaches say the kids are picking up skills and having fun.

  • Leaders Club hosting Relocation Fair, realtors will offer information

    Stateside Relocation Group

    The Stateside Relocation Group will sponsor a Relocation Fair in the Leaders Club Tankers Room May 16-18 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. each day.

    This group of realtors hold offices adjacent to military installations, and includes:

    Fort Benning, Ga., Realestaters, Inc.

    Fort Hood, Texas, Avalar Fort Hood Real Estate.

    Fort Rucker, Ala., Coldwell Banker Prestige Homes and Real Estate.

    Fort Campbell, Ky., Crye-Leike Realtors.

    San Antonio, Texas, Lark Realtors.

  • Derby day impressions: Big Brown, Twin Spires, beautiful hats, disaster


    Turret Staff Writer


    Saturday I attended my first Kentucky Derby.

    The day started out sadly; the overnight rain deposited a chilly, sodden dawn. As a photographer looking for good shots, I held little hope for the day.

  • Operation Slugger II needs transport of donations


    Turret Staff Writer


    USA Cares hit a home run with its initial Operation Slugger.

    So Operation Slugger II was born; think of it as a doubleheader.

    USA Cares is a nonprofit organization, based in Radcliff and run entirely by volunteers, organized specifically to support service members.

  • Retirement from federal service raises many questions



    National Active and Retired Federal employees Association

    Spouse Equity Act

    In 2006, my husband resigned after two years of federal government service. He was under the Federal Employees Retire-ment System. He was shocked to find that, in order to take a refund of the $700 in his FERS account, he was required by law to contact his former spouses and basically get their approval, stating that no money was due them.

  • Around Knox

    Company C, 2-81 Armor graduating 105 new tankers

    Company C, 2-81 Armor

    Tomorrow at 9 a.m. in Olive Theater, Company C of 2-81 Armor will graduate Class 08-003 and send 105 new Tankers to the Armor Force.

    The Draper Armor Leadership Award Winner is Pfc. Travis Daddato, who demonstrated outstanding leadership and military bearing throughout the training cycle.

  • Around the Force

    New AAFES MasterCard authorizes off-post purchases

    Stars and Stripes, Pacific Edition

    A new credit card offered through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service will allow users to charge purchases at any stores—on or off base—that accept MasterCard.

    The new Military Star Rewards MasterCard also will allow users to earn points for purchases, according to AAFES spokesman Master Sgt. Donovan Potter.

  • Fort Knox Community Schools


    service May 22

    The Fort Knox High School Baccalaureate Service will be held May 22 starting at 4:30 p.m. in Prichard Place Chapel, Bldg. 4768, 8th Armored Division Road.

    A reception will follow in the Chapel Fellowship Hall in the basement.

    For more information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Mike Lewis at (502) 624-3399.

    Jackson named

    Fort Knox High

    athlete of the week

    Fort Knox High School selected Breezy Jackson for student athlete of the week for April 18-24.