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Oh... Hello Spring! Fort Knox is ready for May flowers with all these April showers.

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Photos by: Eric Pilgrim Gold Standard Editor

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Lt. Col. Daniel Krebs, the German liaison for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency event held April 20-22, 2018 at Fort Knox, Ky., speaks to competitors before the start of the road march event. Soldiers have to complete a total of eight events to earn the GAFBF in either gold, silver or bronze.

Photos by: Master Sgt. Marisol Walker 83rd ARRTC

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#DenimDay2018

Fort Knox will observe Denim Day on April 25. Denim Day is an internationally recognized Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event that gained support following the 1998 decision by the Italian Supreme Court to overturn a rape conviction. The justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The next day, women in the Italian Parliament protested by wearing jeans. The protests quickly spread, and in April 1999, the Los Angeles social service agency established the first U.S. Denim Day. By wearing denim in unison, those who participate provide an outward expression of support for sexual assault survivors and display a visible refutation against the myths and misconceptions surrounding the crime of sexual assault.

Fort Knox leadership encourages commanders and directors at all levels to authorize their military personnel and civilian employees to wear jeans and other denim apparel April 25 if mission permits. In accordance with AR 670-1, 3-7a, leaders may authorize military personnel to participate in this event. The wearing of denim must be voluntary and must meet appropriate attire guidance outlined in the regulation.

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From the Fort Knox Schools maintenance department:

Herbicides will be added to the the Fort Knox High School Soccer Field, #7470 that will result in a total kill of all of the grass. Additional top soil is going to be brought in to level the low spots and the field will then be reseeded and straw covered. The work began on Friday, Apr. 20, with an initial application of herbicide. As the work progresses, unless there is an application of herbicide in-progress or heavy equipment work taking place, the Track surface around the field will remain open.

Once the field has been reseeded and the straw applied, there will be caution tape and signs placed around it stating that the "Soccer Field is Closed". While the on-site work should be completed within four to six weeks (weather dependent), the Soccer Field will remain closed throughout the spring/summer and possibly into the fall depending on the establishment of the new grass on the playing surface. We do not have a completion date for the project.

For more info, call, (502) 624-2345 or (502) 624-7030

Capt. Jake Gerber, assigned to the 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center, holds on for as long as he can during the flexed-arm hang event of the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, April 21, 2018 at Fort Knox, Ky.

Soldiers have to complete a total of eight events to earn
the GAFBF in either gold, silver or bronze.

After the three-day competition, Gerber earned the gold GAFBF.
Photo Courtesy, MSG Marisol Walker

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Vice President George H.W. Bush visited Fort Knox on Apr 21, 1987.

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Military mom sneaks into lunch room

This 6th grader thought his mom was still deployed… until this moment.https://post.cr/2H8PTaA

Posted by Militarykind Stories on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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NCO Academy commandants converge on Fort Knox for training conference

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's top enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Dave Davenport, speaks April 12 to commandants from NCO academies worldwide about numerous issues concerning the academy attendance and the NCO 2020 Strategy, including the Expert Soldier Badge, the new Army physical fitness test called the Army Combat Fitness Test, facility investment and the One Army School System.

For more on this story and others, checkout the website at: www.fkgoldstandard.com

Photo by Master Sgt. Marisol Walker | U.S. Army

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Kuwait Minister of Defense Visits Camp Arifjan | April 11, 2018

Kuwait's Minister of Defense visited Camp Arifjan on Wednesday, April 11th to discuss interoperability and cooperation between the U.S. and our Kuwaiti hosts.U.S. Embassy Kuwait's Ambassador Silverman and #USARCENT's Maj. Gen. Walker reflect on the visit and the strength of our #partnership:

Posted by U.S. Army Central on Monday, April 16, 2018

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E-Scrap Recycling Event.
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Embry Chapel will host an 3K "I Walk to end?" on May 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at John Hardin High School.
384 West A. Jenkins Rd, Elizabethtown, KY

The event is open to all. Participants are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that speaks to the cause you are walking to support (i.e. to end cancer, violence, diabetes.)

On-site registration will be from 9:00-10:00 a.m. the day of the walk.

The cost is $20 for adults and/or $30 per family of 4.

For more information visit us on Facebook at @EMBRYCHAPELAMEC

The #USArmy is considering lengthening the time trainees spend at basic training. What are your thoughts?

What is your best or worst memory of basic training when it was here at Fort Knox?

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BE A PART OF FORT KNOX CENTENNIAL HISTORY!

**Veterans and retirees are of course welcome to attend. Please sign up using the off-post civilians link if you live off post and the families living on Fort Knox link if you reside on the installation. Thank you for your service!**

hardinchamber.com/fortknoxphoto

for full instructions and to sign up. Signups are open April 13-27 and capped at 2,500 civilians.

The greater Fort Knox community is planning to celebrate the post's centennial in a manner similar to how Soldiers 100 years ago honored the post's establishment...with a human formation of the words FORT KNOX.

The event is scheduled for the afternoon of May 22 (NOTE: In case of inclement weather May 22, the event will occur May 23.)

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING? HERE'S WHAT YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

As we approach the summer months here on @FortKnox, there will be a large number of future leaders taking this oath.

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Alvin York visited Fort Knox on Apr 13, 1943.

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Youth Leadership Hardin County from the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce spent some time at Fort Knox today. They were able to hang out with some Soldiers from the 19th Engineer Battalion Army Reserve Aviation Command and the Military Working dogs and their handlers!

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BE A PART OF FORT KNOX CENTENNIAL HISTORY!

The greater Fort Knox community is planning to celebrate the post's centennial in a manner similar to how Soldiers 100 years ago honored the post's establishment...with a human formation of the words FORT KNOX.

The event is scheduled for the afternoon of May 22 (NOTE: In case of inclement weather May 22, the event will occur May 23.)

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING? HERE'S WHAT YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

*Soldiers --> Soldier participation is being coordinated through operations channels, so contact your organization's operations office for additional details.

*Department of Defense/Army civilian employees, families living on Fort Knox, and off-post civilians --> you MUST go to

hardinchamber.com/fortknoxphoto

for full instructions and to sign up. Signups are open April 13-27 and capped at 2,500 civilians.

NOTE: While activities directly related to the photo op don't kick off until 1 p.m., the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will have food and drinks for sale at Brooks Parade Field beginning at 11:30 a.m. DFMWR will also have other fun-filled activities for attendees.

Again, on- and off-post civilians interested in participating must go to the following link to sign up: hardinchamber.com/fortknoxphoto

Story on upcoming centennial photo op here: http://www.knox.army.mil/KnoxInfo/Event.aspx?ID=2ec73c88-4c72-4dc7-a1cd-dd98e0219097

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Army secretary visits Fort Knox for the first time

Esper joins members of 15th Engineer Company for some rigorous physical training.

Maj. Gen. Chris Hughes, commanding general of Cadet Command and Fort Knox, talks to Esper about the mission and personnel at the post.

For more on this story and others, checkout the website at: www.fkgoldstandard.com

Photos by Daniel Torok U.S. Army

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Best Warrior Competition Fort Knox, Ky.
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#HAZMATAmnestyDay

The Fort Knox Environmental Management Team , would like to thank everyone who took advantage of the Hazardous Material Amnesty Day on April 10, which supported the Garrison Spring Clean-up initiative. The hazardous materials amnesty day program assisted the Fort Knox community in an easy “no questions asked“ collection of hazardous materials. They collected an array of materials including household cleaners, paints, motor oil, all types of batteries, fluorescent lamps and aerosols. This one day event processed over 2,300 pounds of hazardous materials that were re-purposed, recycled or properly packaged for hazardous waste disposal.

Photos by: Brian Faber Environmental Management Division

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