3 October 2018



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Trick or Treat hours for Fort Knox this year will be Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Halloween Safety

1. Smaller children should always be accompanied by an older responsible child or an adult while they are trick-or-treating. Individuals should use the sidewalks rather than walk in the street, and they should walk, not run from house to house.

2. Always wear fire retardant costumes and children should be able to see well through their masks. Reflective tape and flashlights should be used after dark in order to see and be seen. Costumes should be short enough to prevent children from tripping and falling. Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be of soft or flexible material.

3. Only go to houses that are lit and be aware that pets are excited by the bright costumes, so watch out for them. Trick-or-treaters should not enter homes or apartments unless they are accompanied by an adult.

4. Do not let children eat any of their candy until it has been inspected. All unwrapped or opened candy should be discarded. Suspect candy should be examined carefully by the parents.

5. Those receiving trick-or-treaters should remove anything that could be an obstacle from steps, lawns and porches. Candlelit jack-o'-lanterns should be kept away from landings and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame. Indoor jack-o'-lanterns should be kept away from curtains, decorations, or other furnishings that could be ignited.





Submitted by: Knox PAO

The Fort Knox Army Personnel Testing Center located at the Fort Knox Education Center, Bldg. 65, Rm 107, will offer the ACT on Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. The test is available at no cost for Active Duty , Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers. The deadline to register for the ACT will be noon Oct. 25. ****PLEASE NOTE: this offer only applies to Service Members****





1 October 2018



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: Miscellaneous

What: The Military Child of the Year® (MCOY) Award celebrates and recognizes the tremendous achievements of seven outstanding military children, one from each branch of service and a special Innovation Award sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton.

Who: Each year, 500+ children (ages 13-18) are nominated by a parent, teacher, mentor or guardian. Nominated candidates for the MCOY Award demonstrate resilience, strength of character, and the ability to thrive in the face of the challenges of military life.

When: April 18, 2019 - The Awards Gala is held every April during the Month of the Military Child.

Award Winners: MCOY winners receive a $10,000 cash award, a laptop computer, and are flown with a parent or guardian for a 2-night stay in Washington, D.C.

Nominations accepted September 13—December 5, 2018. Ages 13—18 are eligible.

Nominate an outstanding military child today at MilitaryChildoftheYear.org





Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: Miscellaneous

ARMY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

A domestic violence victim advocate is a trained professional who provides non-clinical advocacy services and support to Soldiers and Family members experiencing domestic abuse. Victim advocates are available to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, non-judgmental support, assistance in securing medical treatment for injuries, information on legal rights and proceedings, and referrals to military and civilian resources. The victim advocate will empower those to make informed and independent decisions to support their recovery process. For more information or assistance, contact a domestic violence victim advocate at (502) 624-2635 or call the 24-hour line at (502) 310-9351.

ARMY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH PROCLAMATION

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is recognized October of each year. Our goal is to raise awareness of the warning signs of relationship abuse and help individuals and couples address problems early. No one deserves to be abused and anyone can suffer. Any time an Army Family member suffers from abuse, we fall short of our goals for readiness.

Everyone plays a role in upholding the Army values and standards that support safe, healthy relationships in the military community. Without every one of us doing our part, we cannot say our Army is fully ready to meet the mission of preventing domestic violence.

Therefore, the message to everyone in the Fort Knox community for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018 is clear and simple:

KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS TO HELP PREVENT DOMESTIC ABUSE.

Simple actions can help protect victims. Take action and get help in your own relationships through the Family Advocacy Program, Military OneSource and the National Domestic Hotline. Through outreach, we can raise awareness of domestic abuse with family, friends, coworkers and community members.

Join me in making this October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month the beginning of a year-round campaign to avoid domestic abuse. Let the Fort Knox Family Advocacy Program be your partner in preventing and reducing the risk of domestic abuse, and restore valued relationships that are deteriorating.

Take a stand to avoid domestic violence and keep our community safe.

PATRICK N. KAUNE
Fort Knox Garrison Commander





Submitted by: Knox PAO

3rd Avenue, in front of 1st TSC Headquarters, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22-25.





Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: Miscellaneous

The Department of Homeland Security has granted Kentucky a REAL ID Act extension through Aug. 1, 2019. As a result, Fort Knox visitors may continue to use legacy Kentucky driver licenses to obtain Automated Installation Entry passes.





Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: Well Being

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

A domestic violence victim advocate is a trained professional who provides non-clinical advocacy services and support to Soldiers and Family members experiencing domestic abuse. Victim advocates are available to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, non-judgmental support, assistance in securing medical treatment for injuries, information on legal rights and proceedings, and referrals to military and civilian resources. The victim advocate will empower those to make informed and independent decisions to support their recovery process. For more information or assistance, contact a domestic violence victim advocate at (502) 624-2635 or call the 24-hour line at (502) 310-9351.

FORT KNOX DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH PROCLAMATION

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is recognized October of each year. Our goal is to raise awareness of the warning signs of relationship abuse and help individuals and couples address problems early. No one deserves to be abused and anyone can suffer. Any time an Army Family member suffers from abuse, we fall short of our goals for readiness.

Everyone plays a role in upholding the Army values and standards that support safe, healthy relationships in the military community. Without every one of us doing our part, we cannot say our Army is fully ready to meet the mission of preventing domestic violence.

Therefore, the message to everyone in the Fort Knox community for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018 is clear and simple:

KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS TO HELP PREVENT DOMESTIC ABUSE.

Simple actions can help protect victims. Take action and get help in your own relationships through the Family Advocacy Program, Military OneSource and the National Domestic Hotline. Through outreach, we can raise awareness of domestic abuse with family, friends, coworkers and community members.

Join me in making this October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month the beginning of a year-round campaign to avoid domestic abuse. Let the Fort Knox Family Advocacy Program be your partner in preventing and reducing the risk of domestic abuse, and restore valued relationships that are deteriorating.

Take a stand to avoid domestic violence and keep our community safe.

PATRICK N. KAUNE
Fort Knox Garrison Commander





11 September 2015



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: FMWR

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