20 April 2018

Submitted by: Knox PAO

Kentucky Department for Public Health recommends area residents receive the Hepatitis vaccine

The Kentucky Department for Public Health has issued a recommendation that residents of Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd counties receive the Hepatitis vaccine. The current hepatitis A outbreak is occurring primarily within specific at-risk populations, including people who use illicit drugs (both injection and non-injection) and the homeless, through person-to-person transmission, however approximately 30 percent of cases do not report any risk factors. Therefore, it was recommended that children and adults in counties with local transmission of the virus receive the hepatitis A vaccine.

Ireland Army Health Clinic's Allergy and Immunization Clinic, located on the 7th floor, will offer Hepatitis vaccines to all Tricare beneficiaries should they want one. If you have already received the vaccine you are allowed to get boosters if desired. Non-Tricare beneficiaries are encouraged to see their primary care provider for a vaccination. Its highly recommend that all "at risk" individuals get immunized.

For more information please contact the local Kentucky Health Department or the IRAHC Preventive Medicine Clinic at 502-624- 9355/9741 or visit www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/patienteduhav.htm.

13 April 2018

Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: Post Events

Soldiers, Department of Defense civilian employees and area community members will gather on Fort Knox's Brooks Parade Field May 22 and form the letters FORT KNOX in recognition of the Army post’s 100 years of contributions to the U.S. military and partnership with the region.

Thousands of Soldiers in nearby West Point, Kentucky made a CAMP KNOX formation for a photo in 1918 as a salute to the military installation’s establishment. This historic image served as the inspiration to create a similar centennial photo but that also includes the greater Fort Knox community in appreciation of the active support that the surrounding communities and commonwealth have provided to the post through the years.

“We’re honored and humbled that Fort Knox is inviting area citizens,” said Brad Richardson, Hardin County Chamber of Commerce president/CEO. “It speaks to just how intertwined and close our communities really are. There’s a lot of excitement out there about the event, and we’re glad to play a part in celebrating 100 years of Fort Knox.”

Association of Defense Communities leaders will be present to make a flag presentation, recognizing the greater Fort Knox’s region’s status as one of just five military communities named a Great American Defense Community for 2018. The distinction highlights communities that have excelled in working together to improve the quality of life for service members and their families.

“We encourage everyone to come be a part of history,” said Maj. Gen. Chris Hughes, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox commanding general. “It’s a great way for people to show their pride in Fort Knox and the incredible contributions to our local communities and their support for our Soldiers and their families over the last 100 years.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about notable Fort Knox history, buy commemorative centennial items and participate in other fun-filled activities. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

Civilians wishing to participate – whether Department of Defense civilian employees, military family members living on post or civilians from the surrounding communities – must go to the following website by April 27 for additional details and to sign up:

• Link: https://hardinchamber.com/fortknoxphoto

Soldier participation is being coordinated internally at Fort Knox.

Fort Knox officials anticipate thousands to participate.

NOTE: In case of inclement weather May 22, this event will occur May 23.

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9 April 2018

Submitted by: Knox PAO

Construction on both northbound lanes of Wilson Road will begin April 23 and is expected to be completed by the end of July. The construction zone will begin about 0.5 miles south of the Vinnedge Street intersection. Drivers should expect delays during this timeframe. Access from Vinnedge Street to Wilson Road may be blocked periodically. To avoid delays, drivers are encouraged to use the Chaffee (Main) Gate.

31 October 2017

Submitted by: Knox PAO

The Patton Museum will be closed for about six months starting Wednesday, Nov. 1 for renovations and other improvements. For more information, read The Gold Standard story at the following link:

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11 September 2015

Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: FMWR

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