Ft. Knox http://wkyufm.org en Army Recruiting and Retention Center Coming to Ft. Knox http://wkyufm.org/post/army-recruiting-and-retention-center-coming-ft-knox <p>Fort Knox will become the new home of the U.S. Army's Recruiting and Retention School come October.</p><p>The Department of the Army is moving the school from Fort Jackson, S.C., to the military post in central Kentucky where the U.S. Army Recruiting Command is housed.</p><p>The school's mission statement is to train and educate military and civilian leaders and develop complementary concepts, doctrine, organization, materiel and training across the spectrum of recruiting and retention.</p><p>Army officials say the move will improve synchronization within the command, enhance the training needs of Army recruiters and better support the development of recruiting doctrine and curriculum development.</p><p>The relocation will also result in an annual savings of $14 million and a projected savings of $138 million to the Army over a 10-year period. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:41:56 +0000 Associated Press 44999 at http://wkyufm.org Ft. Knox to Welcome Home Soldiers from Afghanistan http://wkyufm.org/post/ft-knox-welcome-home-soldiers-afghanistan <p></p><p>Soldiers from a Fort Knox-based infantry brigade combat team are set to return home from Afghanistan.</p><p>The 110 members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division are scheduled to arrive at Ft. Knox Friday at midnight. They’ll be welcomed home during a ceremony at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center at the army post.</p><p>The event will be the final redeployment ceremony for the brigade, signaling the end of its nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.</p><p>The unit has been stationed in the Zabul province in southern Afghanistan, an area larger than the state of Connecticut. The soldiers have been assisting Afghan security forces, government members, and police forces in the province. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:48:55 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 44709 at http://wkyufm.org Ft. Knox to Welcome Home Soldiers from Afghanistan Court-Martial at Ft. Knox to Begin Over Civilian Shooting Death http://wkyufm.org/post/court-martial-ft-knox-begin-over-civilian-shooting-death <p>A U.S. Army sergeant faces a court-martial hearing this week at Fort Knox in the shooting death of a civilian employee last year.</p><p>Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs of Radcliff is charged with premeditated murder and aggravated assault in the April 3 death of 51-year-old Lloyd R. Gibert of Elizabethtown. Investigators say Jacobs approached Gibert in the parking lot near the Human Resources Command building where Gibert worked.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/K7hTZF" target="_blank">The News-Enterprise reports</a> Jacobs' court-martial begins at 8:30 a.m. EST Thursday and Friday. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:43:59 +0000 Associated Press 42229 at http://wkyufm.org Ft. Knox Soldiers Welcomed Back Home After Serving in Afghanistan http://wkyufm.org/post/ft-knox-soldiers-welcomed-back-home-after-serving-afghanistan <p>Nearly 300 Ft. Knox soldiers are home for the holidays after serving a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.</p><p>The soldiers assigned to the 3<sup>rd</sup> Brigade Combat Team, 1<sup>st</sup> Infantry Division were honored during a ceremony Sunday night at the Hardin County Army post. The 285 troops had been operating in the roughly 7,000–square-mile Zabul Province in southern Afghanistan, assisting Afghan security forces, government representatives, and police forces.</p><p>The unit will continue to send soldiers home through next May, with the majority of the brigade home before March. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:13:52 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 41256 at http://wkyufm.org Batter Up! Wounded Fort Knox Soldiers Can Still Enjoy America's Favorite Pastime http://wkyufm.org/post/batter-wounded-fort-knox-soldiers-can-still-enjoy-americas-favorite-pastime <div><p>Inside a gym on the Fort Knox Army post, a group of soldiers show up ready to play ball, but not in jerseys and cleats.&nbsp;</p><p>The uniform here is camouflage.</p></div><p>BJ Levis has come to Fort Knox to introduce Beep Baseball.&nbsp; Levis works for Metro Parks and Recreation in Louisville.&nbsp; One of the programs she oversees is adaptive sports for people with disabilities.&nbsp;</p><p>“A lot of times when people have a recent injury and their life has changed it’s like 'I’m not going to be able to do anything I could do before,'" says Levis.&nbsp; "We like to introduce different sports and say 'Yes you can.'&nbsp; There’s just some simple adaptations or some simple equipment you might need so you still can participate in sports or start some you’ve never even done before which is really cool.” Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Lisa Autry 40456 at http://wkyufm.org Batter Up! Wounded Fort Knox Soldiers Can Still Enjoy America's Favorite Pastime