*ALL ITEMS IN RED TYPE HAVE BEEN ADDED DURING THE CURRENT WEEK*
There will be a scheduled water outage on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the installation of a fire hydrant. A boil water advisory will be issued for Buildings 4096, 4098, 4099, 4100, 4101, 4102, 4103, 4105, 4106, and 4107 on Farragut St., but not until May 16th. The advisory will be lifted by the KY Division of Water if the bacteriological test results are negative. More information about the boil water advisory will be available on the door tags that will be placed in these areas. When the boil water advisory is lifted, additional green tags will be posted. For additional information, contact Hardin County Water District No. 1-Fort Knox at 502-799-1114.
The Main Post Exchange, to include food court, will begin store renovations starting April 29.
Welcome to the 2013 Privacy Act Campaign!
For the Month of May, every week, you will receive a series of valuable information and practical tips on how to protect yourself and the community from threats to your personal and organizational privacy. Let's get started!
Tip of the Week, Beware of job scams!
During times of fiscal uncertainties, people may become more vulnerable to scams. They may also seek means to supplement their income such as work they can do from home or fast cash solutions. Scammers may take advantage of the situation and develop scams designed to steal your hard earned money.
How do you spot a job scam? Scammers might:
Scammers always ask you to pay first - this is the biggest sign of any scam. Never pay in advance!
How can you avoid a job scam?
(adapted from Job Scams | http://www.consumer.gov/articles/1018-job-scams)
Contact your local Privacy Act Officer for more information.
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.
- Don’t feed wild animals; feeding them only draws them closer and increases the likelihood of a troublesome encounter.
- Don’t 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. 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 (799-6565) for any pest or wildlife problems. For wildlife problems in the cantonment area you should call in a service order at 624-1171. For road killed deer in the cantonment area contact the Provost Marshall’s office (624-1070) or the Fort Knox Natural Resources Branch (624-7373).
- If bats are encountered, contact the Natural Resources Branch. Fort Knox has two endangered bats, the Indiana 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. 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.
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.
TORNADO SAFETY TIPS
If you are in a tornado watch area, here are three quick tips to keep in mind:
1. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest information. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency management officials.
2. Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.
3. Look for the following danger signs:
If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately. If you are in a car during a tornado, you should take the following actions:
Stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows; cover your head with your hands and a blanket, coat or other cushion, if possible.
If you can safely get lower than the level of the roadway, leave your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands.
Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location.Never try to outrun a tornado in a car or truck.
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The Fort Knox Family Fitness Festival will be held on May 11 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Main Post Exchange and will be held in conjunction with the American Red Cross Run for the Red 5k/10k Run/Walk. Over 30 health and fitness business and agency booths will be available after the walk/run to provide information and tips on healthy living. If you are interested in fitness classes, there will be demonstrations of the latest and greatest exercise programs available at the Family and MWR Physical Fitness Centers. Family and MWR will also provide raffle prizes and giveaways throughout the day. Giveaways from Nike, Gatorade energy drinks, GNC, and special discounts will be available at the Post Exchange. There will also be food tastings and a "case lot" sale will be taking place at the Commissary.
The Devers Middle School & Teen Center will host a Karaoke Night on May 11 at 6 p.m. For more information, call (502) 624-6442.
Falls Landing Miniature Golf Course will be open on weekends only May 11 - 26. The hours of operation are Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The summer hours of operation run May 27 - August 1 and are Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., closed Wednesdays, Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The cost is $2 per round of golf, $5 all day golf, and $8 all day golf and swim. Host a party here! Call to make your reservations now. The Falls Landing Miniature Golf Course is located at 5536 Telephone Exchange Road, across from the Fort Knox Water Park. For more information, call (502) 624-2435 or (502) 624-6217.
CYSS will sponsor a Kindergarten Lock-In on May 11 from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m. at the Kouma CDC, Bldg. 1491. This event is free to the first 25 registered patrons and then others will be charged $25. The child must be Kindergarten and registered with CYSS. Please ensure your child has been fed dinner before being dropped off. For more information and to register, call (502) 624-1446 or (502) 624-6708.
The Saber & Quill presents "Dinner & A Magician" on May 17 featuring Kevin Viner, performer of unique magic, mentalism and comedy. Viner has appeared multiple times on the television program "Masters of Illusion." In 2011, Kevin became the world champion of close-up magic. A dinner buffet of Abra Cadabra Chicken, Steak Houdini, Magic Beans & Rice, Potatoes Copperfield , St. Edward Pick-Pocket Vegetable Mix, and Peach Ala Kazaam will be served from 6 - 7:30 p.m. with a pick-pocket performance. The Magic Show will begin at 8 p.m. The cost is $18.95 and you must be 18 years or older to attend. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are required. For reservations, visit www.knoxmwr.com and use Service Xpress or call (502) 942-0959 ext. 210/211. For more information on Kevin Viner, visit www.kevinvinermagic.com.
Show Mom how much you care and treat her to a special Mother's Day Buffet at the Saber & Quill on May 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy a scrumptious assortment of breakfast and lunch selections: made-to-order omelet station, fresh pancakes, waffles, French toast, a carving station with a well-seasoned steamship round and ham, shrimp, chicken, fish, brussel sprout casserole, salads, and a strawberry shortcake station. New this year, a Boody Mary and Champagne Cash Bar will be available. The cost is $18.95 for adults; $14.95 for children 11 - 16 years; $9.95 for children 5 - 10 years; and the children 4 and under cost is free. Reservations are required by May 10. To make reservations, use Service Xpress at www.knoxmwr.com or call (502) 942-0959 ext. 210/211.
Every Saturday night in May is Ladies Night at the Landing Zone! From 9 – 10 p.m. ladies get in free - no cover charge from 9 - 10 p.m. Ladies can also enjoy $1 drink specials. Enter the Ladies Dance Contest at the stroke of midnight. For more information, call (502) 942-0409.
Sign up for Dance Classes for May, June and July now! Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop dance classes will be offered at Hansen Community Center through Skies Unlimited for ages 2-18 years-old. Patrons can sign up for one month or for all three. Payment in full is expected at the time of enrollment. Enrollment is conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis by visiting Parent Central Services or by using Webtrac at www.knoxmwr.com. Participants must be registered with CYSS prior to enrolling in Skies Unlimited Classes. For more information, call (502) 624-7882.
The Fort Knox Equipment Checkout Center will be accepting sealed bids from May 1 until the close of business on May 15 for a 2004 Starcraft 16' ski boat with trailer. The model is C-Star 1600 OB with a 90HP Mercury motor. The boat requires some repairs. The starting bid price is $1950. The boat and trailer may be seen at the Equipment Checkout Center Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Bid forms are available at the Equipment Checkout Center. All bids are open to the public. For more information, call (502) 624-2314.
The 2013 Army Arts & Crafts Contest is accepting submissions from May 1 through June 30. Novice or accomplished artists of all ages are encouraged to participate in the following categories: ceramics, digital art, drawings, fibers/textiles, glass, metals/jewelry, mixed media, paintings, and wood. Enter online at https://apps.imcom.army.mil/apptracmain. For more information, call the Hansen Gallery at (502) 624-4725 or visit the online website at www.armymwr.com/recleisure/artsandcrafts.
Strong B.A.N.D.S. - Balance. Activity. Nutrition. Determination. Strength. Participate in a fitness event, wear your band to show your commitment to a healthy lifestyle and then visit www.armymwr.com/strongbands for fitness tips and prizes. Event 1: Free Blue Star Card ZUMBA at the Gammon PFC every Friday in May at 10:30 a.m. This event is open to all Blue Star Card Holders. Event 2: Fort Knox Family Fitness & Health Fair at the Fort Knox Main Exchange/Commissary on May 11 from 8 a.m. until noon. Fitness and health events for the entire Family will be available, including fitness demos, health screenings, giveaways, and healthy living techniques. This event is in conjunction with the American Red Cross, The Exchange and DECA. Event 3: Run for the Red 5k and 10k at the Fort Knox Main Exchange on May11 at 8:30 a.m. This event is open to everyone. Event 4: BOSS Day at Kilianski Park on May 31 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This event is for single Soldiers and will offer sporting events and games. The day will end with an after-party at the Landing Zone. For more information, call (502) 624-8180. Barr Memorial Library will offer Yoga every Wednesday in May at 9 a.m. Space is limited to the first 20 participants. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call (502) 624-1232. - canceled 04/23/13
Bring your children, up to five years of age, to the Fort Knox Community Playgroup at Devers Middle School & Teen Center on May 10 and May 17 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. This free playgroup encourages parent/child interactions through unstructured activities for children gives you an opportunity to enjoy indoor activities with your child and meet other parents. For more information, call (502) 624-4483.
Army Entertainment and Family and MWR proudly presents the 2013 Fort Knox Summer Concert featuring Trace Adkins plus "Special Guests" on June 22 at Godman Army Airfield. We will start off with Special Ticket prices of $20.00 from April 25-May 5th. From May 6-June 21 tickets will be $25.00. Day of show tickets will be $35.00. Tickets will be available for purchase at our ITR Leisure Travel Service located at 1053 Spearhead Division Ave (502-624-5030), online at www.knoxmwr.com (Service Express) or through Ticketmaster. Blue Star Card holders will be able to purchase tickets for $20.00 at any time starting April 25th. Mark your calendars for a great event and get your tickets early.
Play Planet Bingo everyday! Planet Bingo is available at the Saber & Quill, Landing Zone and Houston Bowling Center! You could win up to $4,000! Summer leagues are now forming at Houston Bowling Center. For more information, call (502) 624-1651 or (502) 624-4740.
Buy any combo meal and bowl for $1.50 per game, per person at the Houston Bowling Center Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. during the month of April. Pay only $1.50 per game, per person all day on Tuesdays. For more information, call (502) 624-4740.
Join the Lunch Bunch Book Discussion Group at Barr Memorial Library the first Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. For more information, call (502) 624-1232.
Massage Therapy is available at Gammon PFC through Health, Harmony & Nature massage therapy services. Swedish, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Reflexology, Chair, and Sports massages are available in 30, 60 or 90 minute increments. Whether you need a relaxation or therapeutic massage, there’s something for everyone! To schedule an appointment, visit www.healthharmonynature.com or call (270) 272-2494.
The Landing Zone Bingo program is going "Back to the Basics" every Thursday night beginning at 7 p.m. with a new paper bingo program for all skill levels. A fun and fair program for Soldiers, Family members, and Retirees has been implemented and will offer simple bingo for the beginners, monthly specials, business card drawings, prizes, and much more! A total of 21 games will be played. There must be at least 25 players for the Bingo session to start. Bundle packages and special games, such as caller's choice and progressive coverall, are available. Bingo cash payouts are dependent on the game and number of players. In addition to paper bingo, play Quick Play Bingo for a chance to win $18,000! The full-service bar and kitchen will be open for your convenience. On post shuttle service will be available from 5 p.m. until midnight. For more information, call (502) 942-0409.
FORT KNOX YOUTH SPORTS & FITNESS OFFERING THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:
BASEBALL & GIRLS SOFTBALL PROGRAM for ages 5-18 years old
SOCCER for ages 3 - Senior in high school
VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED FOR: Bowling, Soccer, Baseball and Softball. Call 502-624-4747 / 3025 to learn about coaches discounts!
CYSS Before & After School Transportation has openings at Kouma CDC (Kindergartners) and Donna Kirby School Age Center for students at Kingsolver, Mudge, Pierce, and Van Voorhis Elementary Schools, and MacDonald and Walker Intermediate Schools. CYSS provides full day childcare during FKCS inclement weather days, professional development and season breaks at no additional charge for children/youth enrolled in the Before & After School Transportation. Offerings include a safe, supportive and educational environment, USDA snacks and meals, indoor and outdoor opportunities, 4-H Clubs, and Character Counts. Fun, educational and recreational activities include: technology lab, homework center, electronics center, science area, manipulatives area, drama/dance area, art area, games area, library area, gymnasium, and outdoor playground. Before & After School fees are based on income category. Register at CYSS Parent Central Services located in Building 1384 Chaffee Avenue. For more information, call (502) 624-6703.
The Fort Knox Youth Sports and Fitness Program is recruiting volunteer coaches for the following Individual Sports:
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Caruso Youth Sports and Fitness Program at 502-624-4747 / 3025.
Youth in grades 6 – 12 are invited to sign up for a weekly, site-based mentoring program through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana. Meetings are one hour each week at the Devers Middle School & Teen Center. For more information, call (502) 624-6442.
Monday Madness at the Houston Bowling Center is the best deal in town! For only $25, you can bowl for two hours with shoe rental for up to four people and receive one 17" 1-topping pizza and a pitcher of soda. For more information, call (502) 624-4740.
The Houston Bowling Center hosts Open Bowling on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. for only $1.50 per game per person. For more information, call (502) 624-4740.
Check out Cosmic Bowling at the Houston Bowling Center every Friday night from 10 p.m. until 12 a.m. and Saturday nights from 8 a.m. until 12 a.m. For more information, call (502) 624-4740.
The Houston Bowling Center is the perfect birthday party spot! The Bowlopolis Birthday Party package is $55 for one lane and $45 for each additional lane and includes: two hours of bowling, shoe rental, one 17" 1-toping pizza, 60 oz. pitcher of soda, Bowlopolis theme invitations, plates, napkins, cups, goodie bags for guests, and a bowling pin with balloons for the birthday child. Group specials are also available. To schedule your party or group event, call (502) 624-4740.
5/10 - 6 p.m. FKHS Softball (V/JV) v. Washington Co. (A)
The Fort Knox Environmental Management Division (EMD) will host a Hazardous Material Amnesty Day May 14, at building 2949, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The intent is to assist military units, and government organizations with trouble-free turn-in of hazardous materials that are no longer needed. This will also help units keep a clean and manageable 30-day on-hand inventory of hazardous materials. This program helps ensure Fort Knox stays in compliance with environmental policies, minimize the costs incurred for waste disposal, and alleviate costly fines. The Environmental Management Division highly recommends all units participate in this program.
Products to be collected will include petroleum products, fuel cans, latex paints, oil-base paints, aerosols, misc. batteries, bleach, office cleaning supplies, propane cylinders, grease cartridges, anti-freeze and fluorescent light bulbs.
NOTE: No tires, pesticides, herbicides, ammunition, asbestos, fireworks/explosives, radioactive material, biomedical/infectious waste, medicine's or material from contractors or off-post entities will be accepted.
For more information contact EMD at 624-8379/3629.
Major General Jefforey A. Smith, Commanding General, United States Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox cordially invites Fort Knox and surrounding communities to a Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at the Cadet Command Headquarters Flagpole. The ceremony will pay tribute to Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen - past and present.
In keeping with Fort Knox tradition, this year’s ceremony will honor the memory of a fallen Soldier. That Soldier is Private First Class David P. Nash of Daviess County, Kentucky, a Medal of Honor recipient who served with 3rd Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. While serving on an ambush patrol on December 29, 1968 in Giao Duc, Vietnam, PFC Nash made the ultimate sacrifice when the 20-year old rolled onto an exploding grenade, sacrificing his life to save three fellow Soldiers. PFC Nash’s family will participate in the ceremony.
The 113th United States Army Band will play patriotic music throughout the ceremony that will include a 21-round cannon salute, wreath-laying and Taps.
Guests attending the ceremony may wear casual, business casual or duty uniform of the day.
The Commanding General’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
SOME LIKE IT HOT!
A night of Jazz Fusion by the 113th Army Band’s “Dragoons” Hot A’s Jazz Combo presents
Location: Saber & Quill’s Verandah
Time: June 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Other info: Bring your own beverages, hors d’oeuvres and lawn chairs.
FREE and OPEN TO EVERYONE!
The annual Fort Knox Motorcycle Safety Ride will be May 9. All those who ride motorcycles on the installation are encouraged to attend, although the morning instruction sessions at Patton Museum auditorium are mandatory for Soldiers and DoD Civilians. To participate in the afternoon group ride, riders are encouraged to register through their unit motorcycle mentors NLT May 7. In addition, a motorcycle rodeo and Bike Competitions will be hosted in the afternoon at Keyes Park. For more information, visit
https://apps.imcom.army.mil/AIRS/usg_disclaimer.aspx and select drop down menus as follow.
Region - Southeast
All retirement ceremonies begin at 3 p.m. For planning, the following dates are provided for retirement Ceremonies through FY2013 (Reference FK OPORD 13-01). Unless changed, the location for all retirement ceremonies is the Waybur Theater.
Sequestration Impact on Service Orders
*Now Responding Only to Priority 1 requests*
Priority 3 tasks are all other service orders not listed as priority 1 or 2.
The Fort Knox CPAC MER/LR Team will give a presentation on "Addressing Poor Performance". Target audience is supervisory personnel. This presentation will provide information on the steps supervisors should take to address performance problems. The presentation will be held on May 13, 9 to 11 a.m. and again on May 21, 9 to 11 a.m. at Haszard Auditorium. For more information, please call (502) 624-1444.
The below information provides links to various websites that provide information from general to specific information related to the effects an administrative furlough may have on Federal civilian personnel benefits and pay.
Fort Knox Chapel Protestant High School Youth Group
Chapel High School Youth Group meets at the Religious Education Center (Bldg. 4768) on Sunday mornings from 10:30 a.m. noon. The group will study “Courage” by Francis Chan. Future activities will be planned by the group. Call the Director or Religious Education, at 502-624-6145 for more information. All youth 9th grade to 12th are welcome to attend.
Spanish Bible Study, Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Religious Education Center, Bldg 4768. For more information, call (360) 480-4748.
PROTESTANT SUNDAY SERVICES:
Prichard Place Chapel, Bldg. 4769, Phone 624-4855
WEDNESDAY PROTESTANT SERVICE:
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Ages pre-school through adult, Sunday (Sep-May), 1045-1145, Religious Education Center, Stevens Elementary School, Bldg. 4768, Phone 624-6145
PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL (PWOC), meets Thursday, 0900-1130, Prichard Place Chapel, Bldg. 4768, Phone 624-4855
NAVIGATORS: meets Tuesdays, 1830, Prichard Place Chapel, Bldg. 4768, Phone 624-3399
YOUTH GROUP: meets Sundays, Stevens School. Junior High, 1705-1805; Senior High, 1830-2000. Phone 624-6463 (The Devers Youth Center officially dismissed all chapel activities as of November 2011.)
-Noon, Thursdays, Ireland Army Hospital Community Chapel
-No Noon Masses on Thursday and Friday at Main Post Chapel
-Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions): By appointment weekdays’ 1600 Saturdays. Please call 624-8551 or 624-6950 for details.
-Baptisms: Prior interviews and classes required. Please call 624-8851 or 624-6950 for details.
MARRIAGES: Preparation classes required 6 months prior to wedding date. Call 624-7493.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM:
-Pre-school through Adult: Sunday, 0930-1030, Religious Education Center, Bldg. 4768, Phone 624-6145
-Catholic Youth Group: 1600-1730, Prichard Place Chapel, Bldg. 4869, Phone 624-6145, 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.
-Military Council of Catholic Women (MCCW): meets Wednesdays, 0900 Rosary, 0930-1130 meeting, Prichard Place chapel, Bldg. 4769, Call 624-7493.
-Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): Sundays, 0930-1030, Religious Education Center, Bldg. 4768, Call 624-7493.
Chaplain Family Life Center, Bldg. 4768, Phone 624-5225
FVAP is Updating Key Forms for 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) (SF-76) and Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) (SF 182) forms are being updated to increase their ease-of-use and effectiveness. The two forms are available on the Federal Register for your review and comment.
We are seeking technical and design comments and recommendations from:
* Those that use the forms: military members, their spouses and overseas citizens;
Suggestions are welcome on all aspects of the forms: layout, flow and design, form instructions, wording, and technical issues. The goal is for the voter to provide all required information on the first submission and reduce the need for additional communication between voters and election officials.
A summary of the changes from the current versions of the FPCA and FWAB can be found in the Supplementary Information section of the Federal Register Notices. When you send your comments and suggestions, please indicate if you are a military or overseas citizen absentee voter, an election official, or a member of the public.
Form usability is an important part of this redesign process. Please download and complete the forms as if you were registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot or completing a back-up ballot to help ensure the forms are easy and intuitive to use. Provide any usability comments using the process below.
To view Federal Register Notices:
To view Draft Forms:
To submit comments and suggestions:
Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office
Please do not send comments directly to FVAP. For more information on FVAP or assistance with the absentee voting process, visit FVAP.gov, call FVAP at 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584 (CONUS)/312-425-1584 (OCONUS), or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, you also can contact your unit or installation voting assistance officers for assistance during any step of the process. The Fort Knox Voting Assistance Office is located at 26 Pershing Drive, Bldg 1379, Fort Knox, KY 40121, phone: 502-624-4034.
The Fort Knox Recycle Center (QRP) is now collecting Printer/Toner Cartridges at its new location at Building 2951 Frazier Road. The Fort Knox Recycle center will be moving permanently from 94 Dixie Street to Frazier Road between April 19 and May 15. As we are in a transition period, please contact the recycle center to clarify the correct collection location of materials to be dropped off. Office telephone number is 624-5026. We apologize for any inconveniences created by our move.
Explore the new Gen. George Patton Museum of Leadership with Museum Director Chris Kolakowski in this five-part series chronicling the remaking of the Patton Museum. Click the following links to watch the videos:
M: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Taxpayers may set up an appointment by calling (502) 624-0044. Walk-ins are accepted during business hours M-F. Advanced returns require an appointment.
Due to the late passage of legislation affecting this year's taxes, certain tax forms affecting some taxpayers (anyone who owns rental property, has qualified adoption expenses, is claiming energy credits, or is claiming education credits) are not yet available. This is an IRS issue, and using a different tax preparation service will not allow you to file these forms any sooner. Our personnel will be able to assess your individual situation when you make you appointment and schedule it for a time best suited to your tax circumstances.
The Tax Center is a FREE tax preparation service available to all Soldiers, Retirees and Dependents. Save money for you and your family by having your taxes prepared at the Tax Center rather than using a paid service.
2013 Post Guidebook/Telephone Directories are available at Barr Memorial Library in small quantities. If you require more than 10 books, contact the Public Affairs Office at 4-3051 to make arrangements.
Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, will be live on WQXE 98.3’s morning show with Greg and Hollie every Thursday at 7:45 a.m. During the segment, titled “The Fort Knox Update,” Maj. Gen. Smith will highlight important information and upcoming post events of interest to the Fort Knox and surrounding communities. Please tune in.
On July 5, 2012, the Transit Authority of Kentucky (TACK) began service of a Fare Free Post Shuttle. The Free Shuttles run Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., no weekends or holidays. This allows our Service Member and workforce who use the mass transit program to move around Fort Knox but the service is available to Service Members, Family Members, civilians, contractor and guest. The Shuttle is a space available service and Uniformed Service Members do have priority. While this is a new service, we have started out small but have the capability to grow and encourage feedback from the riders. If you have any comments, suggestions or concerns contact 624-2307.
The Human Resources Contact Center (HRCC) serves as the primary entry point into the Command for military related HR inquires. We assist HR professionals, Soldiers, Veterans, Family Members, and Civilians who contact the Command via telephone, email, fax, postal mail, or in person through the HR Center of Excellence Welcome Center. The HRCC is committed to providing outstanding customer service using a multi-tier process to receive and resolve all inquiries in a timely manner.Personnel can contact the HRCC from 0700-1900 EST, Monday thru Friday by calling 1-888-ARMYHRC (1-888-276-9472), or DSN 983-9500. These hours ensure we have representatives answering calls during a portion of operating hours around the world. We also provide 24 hour email access thru email@example.com. In the coming months we will complete our new website which will provide access to and search capability of our extensive HR Knowledge Base. This will provide our customers and HR professionals around the world the ability to get answers to most of the commonly ask questions that come into the command 24 hours a day via this web tool.
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