Santa is coming to Fort Knox Veterinary Treatment Facility Nov. 30
17 Nov 2023 13:46
On Nov. 30 the Fort Knox VTF will be hosting pet pictures with Santa in the clinic lobby from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Props will be available. Bring your own phone or camera to take the photos. A small polaroid camera will also be available for use. All personnel with base access are welcome.

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

Fort Knox Thanksgiving Lunch on Nov. 22
16 Nov 2023 14:53
Service members, military retirees, military dependents and DOD civilians are invited to the annual Fort Knox Thanksgiving Lunch, which will be from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 in Cantigny Dining Facility. Costs (cash or debit/credit card only): • $8.30 for service members E1-4 and their immediately family members as well as personnel on field duty with no per diem • Free for children younger than 5 years of age • $11.20 for all other service members, military retirees, military dependents and DOD civilians Unit/organization designated meal times: • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Group A: V Corps, U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Human Resources Command and U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Knox • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Group B: First U.S. Army Division East, U.S. Army Reserve Aviation Command, U.S. Army Reserve Careers Group, 4th Cavalry Brigade and 19th Engineer Battalion • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Group C: 84th Training Command, 100th Training Division, Fort Knox Medical Department Activity/Ireland Army Health Clinic, Dental Activity, Public Health Activity and 19th Engineer Battalion The blessing of the food will be at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 502-624-3549/3330. NOTE: The dining facility’s continental breakfast and dinner hours that day for meal card holders will be 6-8 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m., respectively.

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.

Upcoming Patton Museum Closures
15 Nov 2023 13:32
The Patton Museum will be closed on the following dates: -Nov. 18 -Nov. 23-27 -Dec. 16 to Jan. 1.

Gate closures for Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend
14 Nov 2023 15:00
The Brandenburg and Wilson gates will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 26. The Chaffee (main) Gate will remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Chaffee Avenue’s on-ramps to US 31W (Dixie Highway) will be closed Nov. 23 as well as Nov. 25 and 26. (NOTE: This is NOT to be confused with the Chaffee (main) Gate’s road – Bullion Boulevard – that leads to US 31W.)

KY Derby Museum free admission Nov. 15
09 Nov 2023 13:50
The Kentucky Derby Museum will be offering FREE admission to the museum for veterans and active duty service members all day on Nov. 15.

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.

Native American Heritage Month event Nov. 15
09 Nov 2023 13:49
The Fort Knox community is invited to the installation’s Native American Heritage Month event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Sadowski Center (6607 Wilson Road, Fort Knox, KY 40121). The event will include a posting of the colors, demo dancing, drumming, artifacts, and other activities. Today, more than 8,000 Soldiers of American Indian or Alaska Native descent serve in the Army. This event is an opportunity to learn more about and honor the rich cultures and enduring contributions of the tribal nations and to show gratitude to the more than 150,000 veterans of American Indian and Alaska Native descent.

Fort Knox Wreath Laying Ceremony at noon Saturday, Dec. 16
01 Nov 2023 13:05
Location: Main Post Cemetery on Fort Knox (map:,-85.9679549/@37.892889,-85.9691202,308m/data=!3m1!1e3) The public is invited to attend and help lay wreaths. NOTE 1: Families of those interred have priority for placing wreaths. NOTE 2: It is recommended that attendees arrive early due to parking and site access considerations. Those attending are asked to park in the Lindsey Golf Course parking lot (map:,-85.9601018/@37.8897877,-85.9656886,1111m/data=!3m1!1e3) and walk to the Main Post Cemetery. Volunteers will be on hand to tell people where to go.

Fort Knox Holiday Card Decoration Contest – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
31 Oct 2023 14:00
Deadline to participate o Call 502-624-3104 to confirm participation no later than Nov. 7 Competition categories: 1. Military units (Company level and higher) 2. All on-post civilian agencies (Directorates, businesses, colleges, churches) 3. On- and off-post schools and other children-related agencies 4. Off-post civilian agencies (Municipalities, businesses, colleges) 5. People’s Choice (Individuals can go to Fort Knox Facebook between Nov. 22-29 to vote by “liking” the image of their favorite holiday card) Holiday card requirements o Limit of one holiday card per organization (NOTE: Units that company level and higher may have additional cards) o Must use 4’X8” sheets of 5/8” thick, pre-primed plywood set up in portrait or landscape form o Back must be painted white with the appropriate competition category (1-4, as mentioned above) painted in black. (NOTE: All cards are automatically entered into category 5) o Must have a holiday theme o Must be in good taste o Must be consistent with Army Values (loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage) o Must not contain messages that could serve to offend people or convey political or ideological stances o Must not contain sales advertisements, pitches or slogans, and also must not include contact information (phone numbers, email addresses) o Organization names must be included in the holiday messages or listed separately on the card (NOTE: If the name is part of a logo for a for-profit organization, it must be no larger than 12”X12”) o Logos/trademarks for a for-profit organization must be no larger than 12”X12” o Particular religious content – to include images – is not authorized because the displays will be in a Fort Knox command-sponsored area that is not part of a chaplain program (Messages like “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hanukkah” are the maximum extent to which any religiously-affiliated content is allowed) o Lighting as part of the holiday cards themselves is permissible but must be lit by using C or D cell batteries. No automotive batteries or generators are allowed Holiday card turn-in information o All holiday cards must be turned in at Brooks Parade Field at one of the following times  Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 21 or between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Nov. 22 o Directorate of Public Works crews will be on site to retrieve the cards. They will set up the cards and also provide spotlight illumination • Holiday card pick-up information o All holiday cards must be picked up at Brooks Parade Field at one of the following times  Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 8-10. Holiday Card Decoration Contest announcement details o The winners will be announced at the Fort Knox Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will be at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Post Gazebo adjacent to Brooks Parade Field o All participants are invited