15 July 2019



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: Environmental

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11 July 2019



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Training (P3T) Program: The P3T Program holds education classes every Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Margetis building classroom covering a different education topic each week.

The education classes are mandatory for pregnant soldiers but are open to anyone interested in attending. Spouses of pregnant soldiers are encouraged to attend.

If any organization has helpful information or would like to present a topic; please contact Ms. Angela Thomas at (502) 624-6314 or Public Health Nursing at (502) 624-6243. You can also email Ms. Thomas at angela.k.thomas.civ@mail.mil.

The education classes are open to anyone interested in attending, including nonmilitary persons and spouses.

Upcoming Classes:

July 18 - Safe Baby
July 25 - WIC Program
August 1- Postpartum Psychological Issues
August 8 - Budgeting for Baby





8 July 2019



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Your child’s future looks bright. You’ve planned well. You’ve praised and shared in their successes and taught them the value of honesty and ethics. Grades are good. Teacher reports are good. Social skills are good. You’ve protected them from evil elements of society and taught them stranger danger.

Their future is, indeed, bright. You thought of everything – you thought. But did you think about your child’s identity? Your child’s credit history? My child has a credit history, you ask, slightly confused. Maybe so. In 2017, more than 1 million children were victims of identity fraud.

Cybercriminals compromise various data sources and steal the personal identifying information of millions of people every year. Children are not immune. Anything a thief can do with an adult’s identifying information can be done with a child’s information – open credit cards, obtain mortgages and auto loans, open lines of credit like utility accounts, apply for government benefits and more.

From the identity thief’s perspective, children make excellent targets. Their lives and their credit are blank slates – no entries, good or bad and parents are unlikely to monitor or even check their child’s identity or credit. Dark marks a cybercriminal might make on your child’s credit history probably won’t be discovered for years, perhaps even decades. By then, the cybercriminal has moved on and any evidence that might have been is gone.

In about half of child identity frauds, the child discovers the theft themselves when they apply for credit as an adult and find they’re not creditworthy – years of bad debts, debt collections and credit chargeoffs have taken a toll. On the surface it might seem that correcting the problem should be easy. Any debt or loan attributable to a nine year old must be a mistake! But 10 years later, one quarter of child identity fraud victims are still dealing with the credit issues.

Watch for Warning Signs
* Your child is denied government benefits because the benefits are already being distributed to someone else.
* Your child receives preapproved credit offers.
* You receive an IRS or state tax authority’s notice that you’re no longer allowed to claim your child on your tax return because the child’s SSN has already been filed.

Protect Your Child’s Identity
* Protect your personally identifying information. Tell your children to do the same and do so in terms they can understand.
* Be aware of where and how you release your child’s PII. Some school forms require PII. Ask if there is a policy to protect that PII.
* Ask how PII will be used. Is the PII released to third parties like booksellers, discount health insurance providers or others.
* On forms that request social security number, leave the field blank until you are told the field is required – and ask what happens if you don’t provide a social security number. Often there are no consequences.
* Consider freezing your child’s credit. A credit freeze makes it much more difficult for cybercriminals to exploit PII.
* Ask the three major credit reporting companies if your child has a credit file.





1 July 2019



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Effectively immediately, the Samuel Adams Brewhouse will no longer be open on Mondays.





24 May 2019



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: Environmental

GOOD TO KNOW: Below are resources on ways to effectively protect against and best handle tick bites…

ONLINE REFERENCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage on ticks. The site covers such information as tick bite prevention, symptoms of tick bites, how to remove ticks, where different types of ticks can be found, and types of tickborne diseases in the United States.

https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/index.html

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STORY: Tick season underway across Kentucky

By the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

https://kentucky.gov/Pages/Activity-stream.aspx?n=FishandWildlife&prId=279

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COLUMN: The lone star tick and ticks in general: what to know to be safe

By Dr. James Stephens, Ireland Army Health Clinic Preventive Medicine Department Chief

https://www.army.mil/article/222345/the_lone_star_tick_and_ticks_in_general_what_to_know_to_be_safe

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ONLINE REFERENCE: University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment webpage on ticks and disease in Kentucky

https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef618





22 May 2019



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Thousands of additional personnel and visitors will be in the Fort Knox area through August as part of Cadet Summer Training missions and activities. As such, higher traffic volume is anticipated on days when CST Family Days and graduations occur on post. Everyone is asked to exercise patience and plan accordingly for longer-than-normal wait times at Fort Knox's three primary entrance gates (Chaffee (main), Wilson and Brandenburg gates).

Listed below are the scheduled CST Family Days and graduations. Those with additional questions or concerns about wait times at the gates should contact the Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services at (502) 624-4982.

Family Days:

June 28; July 3, 8, 13, 18, 21, 23, 26, 28, 31; Aug. 2, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17


CST Graduation Days:

June 29; July 4, 9, 14, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29; Aug. 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18





17 April 2019



Submitted by: Knox PAO

Category: Well Being

The U.S. Army Medical Command is establishing a Housing Environmental Health Response Registry to address housing health or safety concerns of current or former Army housing residents.

The registry will allow the Army Public Health Center to provide current or former residents information on environmental health hazards, assist them in seeking medical care for any housing related illnesses or concerns, and serve as a two-way exchange of information for all potential enrollees.

Anyone interested in enrolling in the registry can call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-984-8523 where they will be able to voice their concerns. The registry will be manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additional registry numbers:

• Overseas: DSN (312) 421-3700
• Stateside: DSN 421-3700
• Stateside Commercial: 210-295-3700

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1 October 2018



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.





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