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From around Fort Knox
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FREEDOM FIGHTSFort Knox Family and MWR presented the �rst mixed martial arts Freedom Fights on November 11. 300 community members attended the heart throbbing, adrenaline pumping action. Participants reported by an average of4.00 out of 5 that they experienced an increase in their levels of camaraderie and 4.05 out of 5 that they experienced a decrease in theirlevel of stress.
WARRIOR ADVENTURE QUEST- WATER SKIING
WARRIOR ADVENTURE QUEST- PAINTBALL
POOCH PLUNGE 2012
by Terrill AlexanderDeployments are inevita-
ble. The stress of knowing your Soldier is away can be over-whelming. Knowing that they may be deploying may double the stress. There are many re-sources available to help allevi-ate the stress of Military life.
Army Community Service (ACS) has all the resources you need to survive Military life. ACS o�ers the most compre-hensive, hands-on, hassle-free experiences you need to feel empowered. One of the most important things you can do is to identify your needs. If you need help identifying your needs or you feel you need everything, your �rst call is to Community Information Ser-vices. Community Information Services will guide you through the process and get you to the right agency. They have con-nections to many agencies on and o� the installation that can be of assistance.
“Just give us a call and we can take it from there,” said Rhonda Randall, the IR point of contact. “Spouses often make the mistake by not calling until things spiral out of control.”
Transit ion/Relocat ion Support Services is for Fam-ily members new to the area. This service includes newcom-er orientations, pre-departure counseling, automated des-tination information, re-inte-gration, and multicultural pro-gramming. Relocation Services provides assistance before, during and after a move for Military and their
Family members. Get to know your community with a guid-ed tour and information ses-sion called Navigating Knox. If you’re a spouse new to the area or you’ve been here for a while and have never had the opportunity to see what the installation has to o�er, this is for you.
Become a volunteer by contacting the Army Volun-teer Corp at ACS. Through volunteering, you will meet new people that may be or have been in your shoes. Vol-unteers gain the experience of assisting the Army in vari-ous positions. Volunteers can add to their resumes by learn-ing new skills and gapping the bridge between work assign-ments while contributing to the Army mission.
Family and MWR o�ers the Blue Star Card Program. This program o�ers the Fam-ily members of deployed Soldiers many exclusive rec-reational opportunities as well as discounted fees and services on some of the MWR programs and events.
If your Family is facing de-ployment or extended duty, Army Community Service will be there for you, what-ever your needs may be. For more information on ACS and its services, call (502) 624-8391/6291 or visit Bldg 5101, Park Road, Fort Knox. Also, visit www.knoxmwr.com for
additional details about Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
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by Tracy Whitaker With the start of the New Year and everyone making New Year’s resolutions about losing weight, people start trying to decide what �tness center would work best for them. On average, people spend almost $420 annually on a �tness membership o� Post. That is around $35 dollars a month. This is for one �tness center, where it is crowded, limiting your options of where to work out. Most of them don’t even have day care. So you have to �nd a babysitter, which becomes a hassle. This causes many people to just give up. Fort Knox Physical Fitness Centers are free and you have your choice of four di�erent centers to choose from: Natcher, Gammon, Otto or Smith. In the last year, many new things have hap-pened to the Physical Fitness Centers on Post. Smith PFC was completely remodeled. Smith received an ad-dition of a rock climbing wall. Certi�cation classes are o�ered in both rock climbing and belay. Smith also has two racquetball courts to have an intense battle with your friends. A new addition was built to include all new cardio, weight and selectorize equipment. Don’t forget about Gammon’s face lift either. Gammon will soon be adding a full service snack bar for your convenience. A child care area was also added to Gammon. Kids on Site day care makes it easy for you to drop your children o� for $4 per child, per hour, while
you have a stress free work out. For more information on hours and registration, please contact Kids on Site at (502) 624-7413. Gammon o�ers a variety of classes at a vari-ety of times. Classes are $3 a class, ten classes for $25, or $40 for unlimited classes for 30 days. Enjoy a boot camp, spin class, or Zumba. We have those classes and many more. Did you get sore from one of the classes? No problem, we now o�er massage through Health, Harmony & Nature at Gammon to help ease that pain. Saunas are also available at Gammon, Otto, and Smith. Are you new to the workout world and not sure where to begin? Then hire one of our personal train-ers for $13 for 30 minutes or $25 for an hour at any of the four �tness centers. They will show you how to use all the state-of-the-art cardio, weight and selectorize equipment and put you on a program that is right for you. Don’t enjoy working out but still looking to get into shape? Visit Otto, Smith, and Natcher gymna-sium for a quick lunch time pickup game or join one of our many intramural sports teams. We have a range of sports you can play from �ag football to bowling to soccer. Come check out the Fort Knox Physical Fitness Centers and visit our website at www.knoxmwr.com for more information on classes.
MEET NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS AT FORT KNOX PFCs
New York Times Bestselling suspense author Lisa Gardner headlines the January - May 2013 Authors at Your Library schedule, which also in-cludes a motivational speaker, a local historian, authors who’ve compiled an oral history of women in World War II, a local television personality, and the acclaimed author of the book Army Wives. 2013 is shaping up to be the most exciting author lineup to date, with several more programs planned for later in 2013, including an appearance by another international and New York Times bestselling author.
Meet Fort Knox Soldier SGT Steve, who will be discussing Operation: Motivation, which provides insight into how to adopt better life choices and sticking with them.
The #1 New York Times Bestselling suspense author visits Fort Knox to discuss and sign her just released 28th novel, Touch & Go. She is the author of 16 bestsellers, including two series: the "Detective D. D. Warren" novels and the "FBI Pro�ler" series.
Author and historian Ron Elliott turns his attention to the local area in his new book American El Dorado, which tells the story of Hardin County native Philip Arnold, who turned the Gold Rush to his bene�t in 1872, suc-cessfully swindling people out of nearly $500,000 with an elaborate hoax.
Join the authors for a special Women’s History Month author pro-gram. They will discuss his book Star-Spangled Hearts: American Women Veterans of World War II, which is a collection of oral histories of women who served in various capacities during World War II.
Local TV personality Barry Bernson discusses his Bernson's Corner: A Reporter's Notebook, which recounts his 47 years in broadcast journalism.
Tanya Biank, the nationally known author of Army Wives: The Unwrit-ten Code of Military Marriage, visits Fort Knox as part of Spouse Apprecia-tion Month. Her newest book, Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Ser-vicewomen in Today's Military, will be published February 2013. Her work is acclaimed by Army spouses for its realistic, un�inching, and inspiring look at being a member of a Military family. In addition to her work drawing critical acclaim from major national newspapers, Booklist, and Publishers' Weekly, Army Wives was adapted into the long-running television series broadcast by the Lifetime network. This program is presented in associa-tion with ACS.
All events are free and open to the public. A limited number of books will be available for sale, which the author will autograph at the conclu-sion of the event. For further information, please contact the Library at (502) 624-1232.
AUTHORS AT YOUR LIBRARY SETS 2013 LINEUP
SGT STEVE | JAN 24
LISA GARDNER | FEB 7
RON ELLIOTT | FEB 28
JEFFREY & JEANNE SUCHANEK | MAR 28
By Michael Steinmacher
By Jennifer PalalayThis is the time of year many of us pick New Year’s resolutions and re�ect on the
things we can do to improve our quality of life for ourselves and our community. The celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday the third Monday of January is not only a federal holiday, but is it also known as a Day of Service and a good reminder to improve ourselves by helping others.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King was a Baptist minister who championed the civil rights movement and protested racial dis-crimination through non-violent civil disobedience. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Fifteen years after his death, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing the third Monday of every January as a federal holiday to honor King and his e�orts. This national day of service is observed as a “day on, not a day o�.”
According to the website mlkday.gov, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday will be observed on January 21, 2013. “This milestone is a perfect opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individu-als, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.”
There are many opportunities in our community to serve. According to Yolande Jackson-Smalls, the Fort Knox MWR Army Volunteer Corps Manager, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a great way to unite and work with other volunteers to make a di�erence in our community.
“Volunteers all over the nation connect with organizations and agencies to provide assistance with speci�c projects. Vol-unteers who would like to serve the local community in honor of this great observance may contact agencies like the Hearts of Hope Homeless Shelter which will be the �rst homeless shelter in Hardin County at (270) 982-3030. Extend yourself and lend a helping hand!”
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Why We Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
RECIPE OF THE MONTH by Saber & Quill Executive Chef Craig Osterhoudt
OHIO VALLEY WHITE CHILI1 pound chicken Breast (diced small)1 medium diced onion2 teaspoons chopped garlic2 tablespoons margarine2 cans (4 oz) green chilies2 cans (15 oz) northern beans2 cups chicken stock1 cup sour cream½ cup heavy cream¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper½ teaspoon white pepper1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon ground cuminTo taste – salt
In large sauce pan, sauté the chicken, onion and garlic in margarine until chicken is done and onion are transparent. Add the beans, broth, chilies, and seasonings. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 30 minutes. Last, add the heavy cream and sour cream. Yields about 7 servings.
By Tracy Whitaker
Family Readiness Groups, or FRG as many in the Military world know it, is a command sponsored organization of Family members, volunteers, Soldiers and civilian employees as-sociated with a unit. FRGs were established to provide activities and support to enhance the �ow of information, increase the resiliency of the unit Soldiers and their Families, provide practical tools to adjusting to Military deploy-ments and separations, and enhance the well-being and esprit-de-corps within the unit. Run-ning a FRG for a unit takes a great deal of hard work, patience, compassion, and understand-ing. Lynette Anderson is the FRG leader for 1/26 Infantry Charlie Company and possesses these characteristics and has been chosen as Janu-ary’s Volunteer of the Month.
Anderson served seven years in the Mili-tary and has been stationed in Korea, Germany and all over the U.S. She is married to Chase An-derson and has three boys: Darius (25), Quint-en (21), Ezra (2), and a two year-old grandson, Devaria. She loves to spend time with her Family, gardening and re�nishing furniture. Anderson enjoys volunteering because she doesn’t like to see people in need.
“I have been where some of these Families are now, wondering how I was going to buy Christmas for my children or wondering if I had enough money to buy groceries until the next payday. Seeing the smile on their faces, knowing that at least for that moment, everything will be ok, makes it all worth it,” said Anderson.
Anderson has been the FRG leader for the 1/26 Infantry Charlie Company since May 2010 and has devoted over 228 hours. She has organized numerous fundraisers, meetings and also created the battal-ion holiday card display at Brooks Field. Anderson has pulled this FRG together, not only for events, but also for friendship and support.
Tamara Langley, the Community Liaison of Operation Homefront, recently wrote a special correspondence to 1/26 Infantry Battalion and 3rd Brigade detailing the accomplishments and hard work of Anderson.
“Mrs. Anderson tries hard to make every Soldier and Family member feel welcome and overcome the stigma of the word “FRG.” She cares with her heart about the Charlie Company Families. She is one of the most genuine people and greatest FRG leaders I have come across. I have been involved with the FRG since 2009. I truly can say she’s the most caring and dedicated spouse I have met here. Charlie Company 1/26 Infantry couldn’t have had a better leader for our Families and a great role model for our wives,” states Langley.
FRG LEADER IS VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
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On Thin Ice by George Wyatt
It’s easy to get that kid-like feeling at the sight of the glittering beauty of snow and ice. I still find myself getting excitedabout the prospect of snow. However, I’ve also learned that snowand ice are not always so grand if we fail to take time to observea few precautions.
My mother used what I think is an old southern phrase“all stoved up” to describe a myriad of sore, painful, or achingbones and muscles resulting from overwork or an accident. Myhope is that you will be able to protect yourself and prevent being“all stoved up” this winter because of a fall on snow and ice in thewinter wonderland that is surely on its way.
Although statistics vary among national recordkeepingagencies, it is accurate to say thousands of Americans become victims of snow and ice-related falls each year. These accidents result in days, months and even years of pain and agony and insome cases, result in permanent disability and death. Typical injuries related to these type falls include pelvis, arm, elbow andwrist fractures. Other common injuries include concussions, facial bone fractures and broken teeth.
It’s easy to prevent these types of accidents with a littleawareness and some precautions. One of the simplest safety measures you can take is wearing the proper shoes for theweather conditions. Common sense should tell us all that smoothleather or plastic-soled shoes are not conducive to successful foot
navigation overpacked snow andice. Instead, weara nonslip rubber
or neoprene-soled shoe orboot that has grooves. Rubber overshoes or bootsare fine if they have similar specifications. If you mustwear street shoes to work,consider carrying them withyou and changing when youget inside the building. Thesame logic applies to womenwith respect to heels.
Another thing toconsider is the temperatureof the soles. The heater inyour car warms your shoes toa comfortable temperature.When you reach your snow-packed or icy parkingplace, human nature tells youto fling open the door andmake a mad dash to thewarmth inside. Here’s what’s happening when you do this: Thewarm shoe sole hits the ice and immediately melts the surface,creating a thin pool of water between the surface and the shoeand sets up a treacherously hazardous condition. Instead, plantyour feet firmly on the icy surface while still sitting in the car seatfor a few moments until the shoe temperature cools down anddoesn’t pool water under your shoes. Maintain a good two-handhold on the car door when you get out and establish firm footing before walking.
You should dress for the occasion. Winter conditions callfor more clothing; in addition to providing warmth, thick bulkylayers will provide protection in case you do fall. Consider a goodcold weather hat, thick knit hat or ski hat for warmth and headprotection. Gloves, scarves, and earmuffs are also useful.
Fresh snow is usually easy to traverse without falling, butconditions such as partial melting and packing of the snow canchange the situation in short order. Freezing rain, sleet and thosewintery mix conditions can be particularly hazardous. Rememberto treat walking surfaces that look wet or are shaded by trees orbuildings as if they’re still frozen, even if you have observed melting in other areas.
There are some simple and helpful techniques to remember when walking on packed snow and ice. Choose designated walkways, preferably walkways that have already
been de-iced. Now is not the time tobe taking shortcuts across snowbanks and negotiating untraveledareas where hidden obstacles maylurk under the snow and ice. In somecases, walkways may be extremelyslippery from melting and refreezingor other weather phenomenon inwhich the best option for tractionand ease of travel could be the grassyarea adjacent the walkway.
Hopefully you will find some-thing that I have mentioned usefulfor this and future winters to helpkeep you safe when the skies openup to freezing rain, sleet, snow or thewintery mix.
IF YOU FALL• Thick clothing, gloves and hats will help cushion the impact on your body.
• Try to relax the muscles in your body when you fall.
• If you’re falling forward put your arms in front of your face and turn head left or right.
• If you’re falling backward tuck your chin into your chest to minimize the whiplash effect on your neck and the back of the head. If possible, put your hands behind your head.
• If you fall sideways, allow your upper arm to take the impact.
• Don’t use the hands and arms for anything other than protecting the face and head during a fall.
Starting January 2013, all Privately Owned Weapons (POW) must be registered through the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES). According to IAW Army Regulation 190-11, the physical security of arms, ammunition, and explosives (RAR 28 June 2011), to include �rearms belonging to personnel residing o� Post who transport �rearms onto the installation for the purpose of hunting or marksmanship shooting, must be registered.
Those wishing to register their weapons can download the required form (Fort Knox Form 2759-E) from the Fort Knox webpage at http://www.knox.army.mil/garrison/dhr/asd/forms.asp. The form and a copy of their drivers license are to be submitted to the Weapon Registration O�ce at Bldg 298, Mon-Fri (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM) or drop o� at the MP Desk.
Once approved, the form documenting �rearms registration will be provided to the owner, after registration, and will be valid for three years. As a reminder, individuals must declare �rearms at the gate upon entry and have the registration document whenever the �rearm is transported onto the installation. They must present the registration permit to range or hunt control o�cials prior to conducting activities utilizing the �rearm.
For more information, contact the Physical Security Section of DES at (502) 624-6118/6818.
By Kerry Weintraub
New Year’s Resolutions, where did they start, what are they, and what are some tips for sticking with it. New Year’s Resolutions started back in the Babylonian days. The Babylonians would make promises to their gods each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay debts. As time passed, di�erent cultures put their own twist on making resolutions. Today, instead of making the promise to a god, it is more of a personal commitment to make changes to improve certain areas of one’s life. For example: losing weight, saving money, going back to school, or volunteering more.
Registration of Weapons for Hunting/Marksmanship Shooting on Fort Knox
Here are �ve tips to keep up with those resolutions. Tip 1: Aim low. A large goal sounds great on paper, but if you don’t reach it, discouragement sets in and it is game over. Set smaller goals which can be attained easier. This will keep the momentum going.Tip 2: Don’t overload yourself with a laundry list of resolutions. Pick the most pressing or most important to you and stick with that one. Tip 3: Don’t keep your resolutions a secret. Share what your goal is and your friends and family will be
cheering you on to stick with it. Tip 4: Reward yourself for working so hard and following through with the resolution. Tip 5: Set a date to start the resolution. No one said it has to start on January 1st. Make it for a time that will work for you. Just make sure when that day comes you start.
CDC EVENING CHILDCARE
FORT KNOX COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP
CYSS FAMILY MOVIE
TRAINING FOR PARENTS
CDC CHILDCARE FOR FRG NIGHTS
CHILD & YOUTH ACTIVITIES
GAMMON KIDS ON SITE HOURLY CHILDCARE
DEVERS MIDDLE SCHOOL & TEEN CENTER ACTIVITIES
OPEN TO FAMILY MEMBERS OF:Active Duty Military Fort Knox Employees and Contractors
Military Retirees Reservists/National Guard Participation subject to all CYS Services policies and procedures. For more information about CYS Services, please call (502) 624-6703.
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Jan 11Jan 18Jan 19Jan 19
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BARR LIBRARY ACTIVITIESSGT. STEVE (AUTHORS AT YOUR LIBRARY)
DINNER & A MOVIE
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU, MOTIVATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THE LOUISVILLE ZOO
NFL SUNDAY TICKET AT S&Q
NFL SUNDAY TICKET AT LZ
HANSEN GALLERY FRAMING CLASS
AFTB LEVEL I
HOW TO PROMOTE YOURSELF/HOW TO FIND A JOB/IDENTIFY YOUR SKILLS
GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE .
RESUME WRITING .
BANKING AND CREDIT UNION SERVICES
INFORMAL FUND CUSTODIAN TRAINING
CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE
INFANT SAFETY CLASS
CARE TEAM TRAINING
FRG LEADERSHIP F.U.N. Wednesday,
PERSONAL FINANCIAL READINESS TRAINING
Classes with insu�cient registration will be rescheduled orcanceled. Please call to register.
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