19 May 2017



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: Post Events

The United States Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox conducts an Army Birthday Run on June 14 starting at 6:10 a.m. on Brooks Field. It is the Installation CSM’s intent for all available Soldiers to attend and participate in this event. The purpose of this run is to promote esprit de corps & camaraderie throughout all the ranks on Fort Knox. The intended audience for this event are all units & their family members to include DA Civilians.





Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: Environmental

Please be aware this is the time of year for white-tailed deer to give birth and fawns may be found alone on areas of the installation. It is important to know that if a fawn is found to leave it alone. Many people think when they find a young fawn hiding in the vegetation it has been abandoned; this is far from the truth. Young fawns survive by having very little scent and hiding very still in cover to evade predators. The doe will leave the fawn alone for extended periods returning periodically to nurse.

If a person sees a fawn hiding (often you can walk right up to it) they should leave the area and do not disturb the animal in any way. Aside from potentially causing the mother to abandon the fawn, it is illegal to possess or harass all species of wildlife without a permit, and potentially dangerous. If a fawn is picked up it must be cared for in captivity and only licensed wildlife rehab centers are authorized to possess wildlife. Rearing a wild animal in captivity is very time and cost intensive.

Please do wildlife a favor and do not try to "help" the young of any species. Nature and the natural parents are much better at caring for wild offspring than humans are.





Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: Environmental

While most people enjoy viewing wildlife, they can become a problem around homes and housing areas. With urban expansion and development, wildlife encounters have become more frequent in recent years. Many wildlife species have become very successful at coexisting with humans in urban and suburban environments. In particular, raccoons, opossums, skunks, gray squirrels, deer, and even foxes and coyotes. Many of the problems can be minimized or eliminated by doing a few simple things around the house.

- Do not feed wild animals! Feeding them only draws them closer and increases the likelihood of a troublesome encounter.

- Do not feed pets outside, or if you do, remove food bowls immediately after your pet has finished eating.

- Secure garbage and garbage cans; use cans that have latches, or use bungee cords to secure lids.

- Seal all cracks and crevices in your house and outbuildings, especially the soffit. You would be surprised at how small a crack a bat or mouse can get into, not to mention snakes.

- If you have a chimney, be sure to install a chimney cap or use ¼ inch hardware cloth to cover it. Also, use the hardware cloth to cover all house vents.

- Keep bird feeders clean to prevent disease transmission and clean the ground under feeders regularly to prevent seeds from building up and attracting unwanted rodents.

If you have an encounter or conflict with wildlife around your home, don’t touch the animal, touching them can be potentially dangerous to you and/or the animal. Much of the time, if left alone, the animal will simply move on without any problem, especially if the precautions outlined above are followed and potential food and shelter is removed. Most wildlife poses an extremely low risk to people. If the animal does not leave on its own and continues to be a problem you will need to contact a pest management professional. If you live on Fort Knox in base housing, you should contact Knox Hills Maintenance (502-799-6565) for any pest or wildlife problems. For wildlife problems in the cantonment area you should call in a service order at 502-624-1171. For road killed deer in the cantonment area contact the Provost Marshall’s office (502-624-1070) or the Fort Knox Natural Resources Branch (502-624-7373).

If bats are encountered, contact the Natural Resources Branch. Fort Knox has three threatened or endangered bats (Indiana bat, northern long eared bat, and gray bat) so any bats found in offices or houses must be released alive, and if possible identified by Natural Resources Branch biologists. Please do not kill bats; they are very beneficial, consuming almost half their body weight in insects each night. Snakes also are beneficial; they eat lots of mice and other small rodents. If a snake is encountered, don’t kill it; let it go, or call the appropriate pest management office for your area.

Hopefully, by doing some of these relatively simple things around our homes and offices we can minimize or eliminate problems with wildlife.





3 May 2017



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: FMWR

Reebok Spartan Race – the obstacle course race with a worldwide following – will be coming to the central Kentucky Army post for the first time July 22.

The 3-mile course will be at Atcher Drop Zone in the training range complex, which features undulating topography along with Spartan’s signature obstacles designed to provide physical and mental challenges for athletes of all fitness levels.

Open to everyone, racers and spectators are encouraged to pre-register online to secure a spot; however, in-person sign-ups will be accepted the day of the race beginning at 6 a.m. on a space available basis. There also will be two special courses for children – a ½-mile course for ages 4-8 and a 1-mile course for ages 9-13. Complete race information, including directions, hotel information and limited-time discount codes can be found at knox.armymwr.com.

Parking will be $10 per car, $20 per van and $50 per bus/RV and is cash only.

Fort Knox also will host a Spartan Workout May 20 at Kilianski Sports Park (6201 Wilson Road) where attendees can learn bodyweight fitness training techniques from Spartan SGX-certified coaches in preparation for race day.

The two-hour event is free and open to everyone; however, pre-registration must be made at Spartan.com. Attendees only need to bring a signed waiver (form can be found at the link below), a bottle of water and towel.

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27 April 2017



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: Miscellaneous

The submission deadline for the survey regarding the Gold Standard and other Fort Knox information products has been extended to May 31. Visit the link below to take the survey - it only takes about five minutes. The results will be reviewed those who produce the newspaper and the other information products to help improve what and how information is disseminated.

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1 March 2017



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Effective March 1, firearms registration will be available at the Visitors Center, located at the Chaffee (Main) Gate, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week. With this change, firearms registration will become a DROP-OFF ONLY system. Drop off will still be available at DES Headquarters (Bldg. 298) at any time, but all resulting registrations will be picked up at the Visitors Control Center. Registrations will be ready for pick up in 7 calendar days. All registrations must be picked up by the requester or by an immediate family member.

Visitors must have original copies of their firearms registration when bringing the firearm on the installation. All firearms must be declared to the guard upon entering the installation, and there must be a valid reason/purpose for bringing a firearm on post - hunting or going to French Range for example. For more detailed information on all requirements, visit www.knox.army.mil.





20 January 2017



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Kentucky has received a limited extension for REAL ID Act enforcement, allowing federal agencies - including Fort Knox - to accept driver's licenses from Kentucky. The extension currently runs through June 5, 2017. Non-military affiliated residents of non-compliant states will still be required to present another acceptable form of supplemental documentation in order to gain access to Fort Knox and other military installations. Link to Department of Homeland Security REAL ID Act site:

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11 September 2015



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: FMWR

Get the most up-to-date information on all FMWR events, recreational activities and programs with the FMWR Calendar.

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