FORT KNOX
Fort Knox, KY 40121, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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Welcome to Fort Knox

Fort Knox is one of the most multifunctional installations in the Army. The units and organizations stationed here run the gamut from U.S. Army Forces Command warfighting units and Reserve component training units to commands such as U.S. Army Cadet Command and U.S. Army Recruiting Command, which are responsible for

Newcomer Information

  Preplanning is essential for newcomers to Fort Knox, whether for a permanent change of station, a temporary duty assignment or a school tour. Two excellent online sources of information for military moves are Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.mil and the Fort Knox website at www.knox.army.mil . Military OneSource provides information

Housing

SINGLE SOLDIER HOUSING Single Soldiers in grades E-1 through E-5 must reside in single Soldier housing. Service members must report to their units prior to being assigned barracks space. Soldiers reporting to the installation after duty hours will be provided temporary housing until the next duty day. After reporting to

Health Care

  Ireland Army Community Hospital, at Building 851, 289 Ireland Ave., is an acute and general care hospital, providing managed health care for all eligible beneficiaries living on Fort Knox and in the surrounding communities. Accredited by the Joint Commission (formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare

Dining, Recreation, Fitness

  www.knox.armymwr.com The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation encompasses a wide range of activities and programs designed to improve the quality of life for its active-duty military personnel and their families. Family and MWR is comprised of Army Community Service; business programs; Child, Youth and School Services;

Child, Youth and School Services

  Child, Youth and School Services includes the Child Development Center, Family Child Care, Parent and Outreach Services, the School Age Center, Youth Education and School Support Services, Youth Sports and Fitness, the Middle School/Teen Program, EDGE! and HIRED!, and the Soldier & Family Assistance Center Child Care Program. Children

Education

  More than 1,500 children of military families attend the four schools that comprise Fort Knox Community Schools. Established in 1932, the school system provides a comprehensive program for children of military personnel stationed at Fort Knox. Fort Knox schools are a part of the Kentucky District, one of five

Support Programs

  The Fort Knox American Red Cross office is located at 1131 Fifth Ave. It offers 24-hour communications to obtain health and welfare reports and the verification needed for emergency leave or extension purposes. New arrivals should let their families know that the quickest and easiest way to reach them

The Garrison

  The Fort Knox Garrison provides the greater Fort Knox community with essential services, support and facilities necessary for quality of life and organizational mission. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES The Directorate of Emergency Services supports those who support our nation by delivering first-class law enforcement, fire protection, physical security and

Post Units and Organizations

  In all, Fort Knox has more than 30 units, commands and organizations and employs more than 19,000 Soldiers and civilian employees. While each has a different mission, Fort Knox’s slogan “Strength Starts Here” captures a common thread and connects the Army post under a common purpose and pride.

US Army Reserve Units

  11TH AVIATION COMMAND The 11th Aviation Command, an Army Reserve unit at Fort Knox, provides air traffic services, airfield management, aeromedical evacuation, combat aviation brigade reinforcement, theater aviation support, and coordination of aviation staging and onward movement in order to support corps, Army or joint operations. The 11th AC

The United States Bullion Depository

A vast amount of the U.S. gold reserves is stored in the vault of the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox. It is one of six facilities under the supervision of the director of the United States Mint, an official of the United States Department of the Treasury. Located

A Look Back... Fort Knox History

  America’s involvement in World War I made it necessary to establish new military installations. In April 1918, the War Department looked to the area of West Point, Kentucky, to establish a permanent artillery camp. According to the Louisville Courier, “The West Point range would become the artillery training center

Life in "My Old Kentucky Home"

  www.hccoky.org Hardin County is situated slightly west of central Kentucky and was formed in 1792. Hardin was the 15th Kentucky county in order of formation. The county was named for John Hardin, a Continental Army officer during the American Revolutionary War who was wounded at Saratoga and was killed

The Early History of the Fort Knox Area

  The initial Euro-American entry into the Fort Knox area is uncertain, but by the last quarter of the 18th century, numerous hunters, surveyors, explorers and fortune seekers had traversed that part of Kentucky. By that time, such well-known pioneers as Thomas Bullitt, Michael Stoner, and Daniel and Squire Boone

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Story by SFC Matthew Chlosta on 03/16/2017 KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Sgt. 1st Class John Wessely and Sgt. 1st Class Mark Korte were promoted Jan. 21, 2017 and not by coincidence. The two Soldiers, both civil affairs noncommissioned officers with Company D, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, 7th Mission Support Command, knew each

Rakkasans seize airfield

Story by SSG George Gutierrez on 03/15/2017 More than 100 Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) joined forces with U.S. Army Reserve aviators from Bravo Company, 8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, Fort Knox, Ky., to conduct an airfield seizure on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ, March 13, 2017 during

HRC expands Call to Active Duty

Story by LTC Janet Herrick on 02/16/2017 The most recent Regular Army Call to Active Duty program is expanded for commissioned officers and warrant officers this year. The program allows Army Reserve and National Guard members in select grades and specialties to go on active duty. "The Army looks to
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