Army News Service

    If you owned a 1978 Chevy Impala, you’ll remember that it was big, powered by a 12-mile-per-gallon V-8 engine. Its advanced safety features were lap seatbelts and drum brakes. It had a push-button radio and—if you were lucky—an 8-track player.

  • Fort Knox High School thanks the following organizations and individuals for their continuous support and dedication to the school’s annual Celebration Day:

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union; Wal-Mart; McDonald’s; Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Army National Guard Recruiting Center in Brandenburg; Marines Recruiting Center in Elizabethtown; Mission Support Battalion; USAREC and ROTC, Jose Rivera; Army Recruiting Center in Radcliff, 113th Army Band; parents of FKHS, and the 16th Calvary Regiment.

    Fort Knox

    High School



    Picture me in a huge white bathtub plopped right under an enormous window.

    On sunny Sunday afternoons, I fill that bad dog with bubbles, open the window, and lean back until I can see the hot air balloons cresting Black Mountain. I tend to drink frosty lemonade and wear sunglasses during this activity. Believe me, it is as decadent as it sounds.

    And that’s why I want a picture of me loving it—because I’m losing it. We are PCSing in just a few weeks and moving to a house with a much less fabulous bathtub.


    Special to the Turret

    Somewhere out there is the mind that will produce the next great American novel.

    If, however, that would-be author is under the age of 18, the words he or she writes may be more of “SOZ” and “TGGTG” than beautiful, flowing prose.


    Fort Knox Commander

    Decoration Day began on May 5, 1868, to commemorate the fallen Soldiers of the Civil War.

    On that day, Gen. John Logan declared in General Order No. 11 that:

    The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land.

  • On May 8 Sigrid Duffy was shopping for a baby shower gift at the main PX when her heart went berserk. As a result, she stopped breathing, passed out, and fell, breaking her nose, smashing her lip and bruising her jaw.

    Two heroes (one a staff sergeant, the other an EMT certified) brought my wife back to life and attended to her until EMS arrived. She was transported to the emergency room at Ireland Hospital.

    Those humble Soldiers would not leave their names, saying that

    they were just happy to help.

  • Twenty-thousand U.S. flags will fly in downtown Louisville this weekend as hundreds of Kentuckiana citizens place the flags at Jefferson Square to honor America’s fallen veterans, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel.

    The Flags4Vets Organization, the administrator of the event, along with spokesperson and Miss America 2000 Heather French Henry, began placing 20,000 flags on the square, one-by-one Thursday morning.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    Fort Knox Commander

    Saturday is Armed Forces Day, and our civilian neighbors are taking the time and making a great effort to recognize our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines with a day-long event, Hooray for Heroes.

  • Fort Knox Safety Office

    The weather’s turning warmer as the days are getting longer, and more and more cyclists are taking to the roads.

    Along with using personal protective equipment, rider actions and reactions play a major role in contributing to injury-free cycling enjoyment. The following safety tips will help ensure safe summer cycling:

    n Bicycle helmets that have been approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission must be worn by all personnel on bicycles, including family members who ride bicycles on Army installations.

  • Duty to your country, or football?

    Good question.

    U. S. Military Academy star senior safety Caleb Campbell and the U.S. Army, however, gave the wrong answer. And  sports editor John Neville had the gall to use David “the Admiral” Robinson’s name in  his  whimsical  column last week on the matter.

    I remind  him  that Robinson served two years on real active duty prior to jumping his Navy ship to NBA stardom.


    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.


    Fort Knox Commander

    Sunday begins the 23rd annual Public Service Recognition Week, and I want to be among the first to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the federal, state, county, and local employees servicing Fort Knox and the surrounding communities.  

  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions Of America

    While drunk driving continues to be one of our nation´s deadliest acts, killing nearly 13,500 people each year, the latest version of the popular Grand Theft Auto video game allows players to get behind the wheel and experience drunk driving.

    Substance abuse prevention advocates and national organizations, including CADCA, are concerned that the game normalizes a behavior that costs thousands of lives and injuries.