The Fort Knox Middle High School Drama Program to perform “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” Dec. 7 and 8
05 Dec 2023 13:44
The Fort Knox Middle High School Drama Program will be performing a play - “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” - an adaptation by Joseph Robinette from the classic story by C.S. Lewis. Shows will take place Dec. 7 and 8, starting at 6 p.m. each night at the Olive Theater (5928 Rhineland St). All the proceeds from ticket sales go to the Fort Knox MHS Drama Program Student Activity Fund which will be used to put on a musical in the spring of 2024. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit:
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Cutting down Christmas Trees on post
01 Dec 2023 11:37
Cedar trees and cedar greenery may be cut for use only in on- and off-post housing of active duty military and civilian employees. Participants must furnish their own cutting tools and transportation. Cutting may continue through Dec. 25. The Christmas tree cutting area is located on Radio St. from Spearhead Division Ave. to 9th Cavalry Regiment Ave. Maps are available from the Hunt Control Office, Building 9297, on the north end of Wilson Road past the tank wash and MATES, or on the Fort Knox iSportsman Home Page at Contact the Hunt Control Office at (502) 624-7311/7137 for more information.

First Lights Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Trees for Troops
01 Dec 2023 11:36
Mark your calendars – the installation’s annual First Lights Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place Thursday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Post Gazebo located across from Brooks Parade Field. For the first time, the event will feature a Menorah lighting as the event falls on the first night of Hanukkah. A Jewish chaplain will also have a table setup at the event to distribute Menorahs, candles, chocolate coins, and dreidels for those who are interested. The event will have snacks and refreshments, and of course, Santa will also make a special appearance for all the children in attendance. Additionally, attendees can view the 4-foot by 8-foot holiday cards surrounding Brooks Parade Field; courtesy of Fort Knox units, organizations and schools as well as area businesses and municipalities. This event is free and open to the public. Immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, real Christmas trees will be distributed to Active-Duty Service Members and their families at no cost courtesy of Trees for Troops and the Christmas Spirit Foundation. You must present your ID card to participate. Limit one tree per family.

SANTA FIRE TRUCK TOUR on Dec. 18 and 19
28 Nov 2023 14:25
Santa is coming to Fort Knox! Fort Knox Fire Department cordially invites the Fort Knox community to participate in the SANTA FIRE TRUCK TOUR on Dec. 18 and 19 starting at 6 p.m. each evening. On behalf of the Fort Knox and Radcliff Fire Department's, Santa will conduct a fire truck tour throughout the Knox Hills housing areas. Community members wishing to observe the event and track Santa real-time, can download the phone application called "Glympse" or as we like to call it “Santa's Tracker”. A link will be provided on Fort Knox Fire Department’s Facebook Site about an hour prior to the event each night. Stay tuned and we can't wait to see you (from a responsible distance, of course)!

Upcoming Patton Museum Closures
28 Nov 2023 14:24
The Patton Museum will be closed on the following dates: -Dec. 16 to Jan. 1.

Listing of this year’s Holiday Card Competition participants
17 Nov 2023 13:45
A special thanks to this year’s participants in the Holiday Card Competition. The 4-foot by 8-foot holiday cards will be setup around historic Brooks Parade Field between Nov. 20 and 22 and will remain up through Jan. 7. The winners of the respective categories will be announced at the First Lights Festival & Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Post Gazebo. Of particular note: From Nov. 22 to Dec. 5, people can visit Fort Knox Facebook to view all the holiday cards and vote for their favorite as part of “The People’s Choice” award. Here are this year’s participants... Military units/organization (Category 1): • V Corps • U.S. Army Cadet Command • 1st Theater Sustainment Command • U.S. Army Recruiting Command • U.S. Army Human Resources Command • First U.S. Army Division East • 84th Training Command • Army Reserve Aviation Command • U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Knox • 83rd U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Training Center • 1st Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command • 7th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command • Fort Knox MEDDAC • Medical Recruiting Brigade • DENTAC • Public Health Activity • 4th Multi-Functional Training Brigade • Army Reserve Careers Group • 1-409th BSB • 1-410th BEB • 3-409th BSB • 3-337th TSBN • 2-340th TSBN • 19th Engineer Battalion • 34th Military Police Detachment • U.S. Army Human Resources Command, TADD Sustainment Division, Ordnance Branch • Force Shaping Directorate • The Adjutant General Directorate Civilian agencies on post (Category 2): • Directorate of Public Works • Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation • Installation Safety Office • Public Affairs Office • Ability One Base Supply Store • AAFES Exchange • Mission and Installation Contracting Command • Fort Knox Fire Department • Logistics Readiness Center • Fort Knox Spouses and Community Club • Religious Support Office • Ginn Group • Red River Science & Technology • Taylor Motors Schools and children-related agencies (Category 3) • St. James Catholic School • Fort Knox Middle High School • Scott Intermediate School • Kingsolver Elementary School • Van Voorhis Elementary School Off-post civilian agencies (Category 4) • Team RWB • Hardin County Water District No. 1 • Communicare, Inc. • City of Shepherdsville Community Planning and Development • USA WOA Derby Chapter

Federal Open Benefits Season is here!
16 Nov 2023 11:45
Federal Open Benefits Season is here! Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (DCFSAs) can help service members save on eligible dependent care expenses such as child care, preschool, summer day camps and more. DCFSA enrollment opens for Service members during the Federal Benefits Open Season (November 13 – December 11). Enroll in the new DCFSA to allocate as little as $100 and up to $5,000 per household in tax free earnings for expenses like day care, before and after school care, preschool, elder care, and nanny or au pair services, and other dependent care expenses. Enrollment is now open! For more information and to enroll, visit
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ATTENTION Knox Hills residents: Meade County Recycle recently dropped off three community recycle bins in post neighborhoods
16 Nov 2023 11:44
Meade County Recycle recently dropped off three community recycle bins at the below locations: • Historic Community – The Godman Neighborhood off Walsh St. parallel to Warhawk and Sumner. • Oak Park Community – The open in road in Oak Park (North Tulip). • Dietz Community – In the gravel parking lot of the Dietz Community Center. These bins were added in addition to the bins that are being used to collect cardboard by post recycle. The new bins will accept #1 and #2 pre-rinsed plastics (the number type of plastics can be located in the middle of the recycle triangle on the item), white paper, newspaper, aluminum and steel cans, cardboard, milk jugs, magazines and all small metal pieces that fit in the provided bins. Residents should rinse out plastics prior to disposing. Knox Hills also expects to receive three more recycle bins in the near future for glass products.

Fort Knox Inclement Weather Information Delay/Closure Information
09 Nov 2023 13:50
1. Purpose: To explain Fort Knox’s inclement weather plans and reinforce all personnel’s responsibility to always understand their organization’s associated plans. 2. The Garrison Commander, in coordination with the Senior Commander and Fort Knox DoDEA Schools superintendent, directs installation-level and/or Fort Knox Community Schools delays in reporting, early releases or closures. However, individual on-post organizations still ultimately make independent determinations. 3. The Garrison Commander sets cantonment and range road conditions. While BLACK denotes the most severe road conditions, at least one installation gate remains open for those needing to travel by POV to and from the cantonment. Dial 502-624-KNOX (5669) for cantonment road conditions and 502-624-COLD (2563) for range road conditions. 4. The workforce must understand their organization’s notification procedures for delay in reporting, early release and closure, and how that affects their work responsibilities. 5. Supervisors must identify and notify in writing their “weather essential” emergency employees (a subset of emergency employees as defined by 5 CFR 630). Those needed to continue mission essential operations and/or provide support to severe weather response operations are examples of “weather essential” emergency employees. Employees on telework are expected to continue working normal duty hours regardless of closures, delays or early releases. 6. The Fort Knox website ( is the primary site for information on installation/Fort Knox Community Schools (FKCS) operating status, road conditions and closures/hours of service-oriented organizations and facilities when weather conditions or emergencies necessitate a change in installation operations. The ALERT! Mass Warning Notification System, 502-624-KNOX (5669), Fort Knox Facebook and X (formerly Twitter), workforce email ("Knox Ops Center Msg" and/or "KNOXINFO"), Digital Garrison app and area news media also post delays/closures announcements. a. The ALERT! mass notification system should already be on work computers and prompt users to sign up to receive messages on weather/emergency actions. If the ALERT! icon is not on the taskbar, email the IOC ( for instructions. Those with sign-up completion issues should contact their information management officer (IMO) for assistance. 7. FKCS-specific delays, early releases and closures announcements are also disseminated via the district’s notification system. 8. Government facility managers may pick up ice melt and salt from DPW for use in areas outside their buildings. Provided ice melt or salt shall not be used for personal use or in housing areas. a. Ice melt and salt in bags are available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Richardson Hall (Building 1730), located between Phantom Division and Famous 4th Division roads. b. Bulk loads of regular road salt (i.e., for motor pools and unit formation areas) are available from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Marshall Hall (Building 1726), also located between Phantom Division and Famous 4th Division roads. c. In each case, facility managers must sign in at the pick-up sites to request the ice melt or salt. If requiring bulk loads, the requesters must supply buckets or barrels from their organizations and arrange for their own appropriate transportation. 9. A comprehensive overview of Fort Knox’s inclement weather plans is at: 10. Personnel with questions about any of the above information should contact their supervisor.