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Opinion

  • By JACEY ECKHART

    CinChouse.com

    Your appliances are against you.

    They resent your constant demands. Your complaints. Your baked-on, caked-on, dried on spaghetti stains.

    So the moment they detect that your service member is about to deploy, your major appliances gather while the two of you make wild passionate love. Or sleep. Or whatever it is you do late at night. I hope it has nothing to do with polishing grout.

  • I thank all participants and local businesses for making the seventh annual Spring Fling motorcycle run a success this year.  It benefits the Interlink Counseling Services homeless veterans shelter in Louisville, the biggest and one of only two state licensed homeless veterans shelters in the state.

    There were nearly 300 motorcycles involved in the ride with more than 350 participants registered with a $10 poker hand.

  • By MAJ. GEN. DON CAMPBELL

    Senior Commander

    Monday we celebrate Memorial Day, a day designated to honor our veterans who have died while serving this great nation.

    Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start of summer and the transition of our safety focus to hazards of highway travel, hot weather, and water activities.

  • By DAWN MORELAND

    Fort Knox Public Affairs Office

    Two weekends ago, I was in awe of the number of bikers who attended a ride that benefited a local homeless veterans shelter.

    I saw bikers of every age, on every brand of bike, and from many different backgrounds.  Some rode solo, while others rode with an association, organization, or club. But their identification didn’t mean as much as the reason they were there.

  • By MAJ. GEN. DON CAMPBELL

    May is always an important month at Fort Knox. The Armor Conference, National Military Appreciation Month, Spouse Appre-ciation Day, Armed Forces Day, and Memorial Day are among the important recognitions included annually in the month.

  • Fort Knox Employee Assistance Program

    The views within this article were rewritten from comments in a recent BBB newsletter to local business owners. If you have any comments about this article or suggestions for future articles contact the Fort Knox Employee Assistance Program Office at 624-8361.

  • By JACEY ECKHART

    CinCHouse.com

    Dear Michelle Obama:

    You have the best job in the world. Not only do you have it, not only do you know it, but your approval rating during your first 100 days as First Lady has been through the roof. In an April 2009 USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, 79 percent of those polled said they approve of the way you are handling the job.

  • By MAJ. GEN. DON CAMPBELL

    Yesterday, I took command of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command as Fort Knox said farewell to Maj. Gen. Tom Bostick and prepared for the upcoming Armor Confer-ence.

    Fort Knox and the Recruiting Command are truly grateful for the leadership provided by Maj. Gen. Bostick. He has advanced many programs aimed at relieving some of the stress of recruiting and ensured that his recruiters enjoy the best quality of life so they can bring the best qualified individuals into the Army.

  • By TIM SHANNON

    Ireland Army Community Hospital

    I have a confession to make. I was wrong, but have seen the error of my ways.

    You see, when I was in the Navy, I used to slightly roll my eyes when military spouses were given letters of appreciation for their sacrifices while their Sailors were deployed.

    I also used to scoff a little bit whenever I saw a Navy spouse wearing a t-shirt reading, “Navy Wife—the hardest job in the Navy.”

  • By COL. MAUHEE EDMONDSON

    USA MEDDAC, Fort Knox

    Nursing is a proud, highly-prized profession.

    Nurses have many roles—from staff nurse to educator, to nurse practitioner, or nurse researcher—and serve all of them with a passion for nursing and a strong commitment to patient safety.

    Nursing, today, also has these challenges: 

    * The need to establish staffing levels that promote a safe and healthy working environment for nurses and help deliver the highest possible patient care.

  • In the 19th century, the Army protected settlers moving west. Army spouses braved the journey and life on the frontier to be with their Soldiers.

    When relocating, they rode oxen or horse-drawn carts and wagons and, sometimes, even walked. They confronted harsh climate, disease, and attack while coping with military life.

    While times have changed, today’s Army spouses still confront many challenges. In the 21st century the Army has a global presence in 80 countries.

  • By BRIG GEN. DON CAMPBELL

    Fort Knox Commander

    The Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared April as Alcoholism Awareness Month. This year’s focus is on the pre-vention of under-age drink-ing.

    As most already know, underage (under 21) drinking is against the law. What you may be interested to know is that it is becoming more and more prevalent in our communities and posts.

  • By CAPT. RAYMOND ADAMS

    Legal Assistance Attorney

    Fifty years ago President Dwight Eisenhower proclaimed the first Law Day a “day of national dedication to the principle of government under law.”

    This year’s theme, “A Legacy of Liberty- Celebrating Lincoln’s Bicentennial” strikes close to our community. Many of you may not know, but President Lincoln and his family held strong roots to this area and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • By COL. RICK SCHWARTZ

    Garrison Commander

    Construction, renovation, and building are second nature to most of us at Fort Knox. Through all of our growing pains, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the good nature of the personnel who make adjustments and accommodations for temporary construction inconveniences.

    You all seem to recognize that the changes being made on post are all for the good of the Soldiers, civilians, and family members who live and work on this post.

  • By MAUREEN ROSE

    Turret Associate Editor

    I had the privilege to observe and report on the Fort Knox NCO exercise called Mangudai this week. Although I was a military spouse for more than 20 years, I had never heard of anything this rigorous outside of Special Forces or Ranger school.

  • By KELLIE ETHERIDGE

    Turret Staff Writer

    One year ago I arrived on Fort Knox as a cub reporter for the Turret. I was terrified, extremely nervous—and late.

    My first challenge as a newbie was the Wilson Road traffic and gate procedures. Luckily, my car was already registered, but I didn’t have a Common Access Card (and I couldn’t obtain one for quite awhile).

  • By MAJ. GEN. DON CAMPBELL

    Fort Knox Commander

    April is the Month of the Military Child, recognizing the courage and sacrifices of military children.

    Each year since 1986, the U.S. Army has design-ated April as the month to focus on the rights and needs of our children and their families.

  • By MAJ. GEN. DON CAMPBELL

    Fort Knox commander

    Tuesday, I officially transitioned from being the commander of the Armor Center to prepare to take command of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

    Later this summer, Maj. Gen. James “Mike” Milano is slated to become the chief of armor and

    commander of Fort Knox and the Armor Center.

    Because of the lack of an overlap period between the incoming Armor Center commander and me, I will remain the Fort Knox senior commander while Col. Dave Teeples will command the Armor Center.

  • By JACEY ECKHART

    CinCHouse.com

    Brad and I stood in the passport line at the post office envying our sons.

    “Sure wish I was living their life,” Brad said. “I was 30 before I needed a passport.”

    “Yeah, and our parents were in their 40s before they had passports,” I said. “My grandparents never even left the country. They didn’t dream of it. And look at our kids.”

  • By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    U.S. Army Accessions Command

    rachael.tolliver@usaac.army.mil

    I wasn’t very old on April 3, 1974, but it made a heck of an impression on me. That was the year I added the word “tornado” to my vocabulary.

    It is remembered as “the year of the great tornado outbreak” because of the 148 tornadoes that were spawned in 13 states over a 16-hour period. I was too young to understand anything but “hide from the wind.”