FORT KNOX, Ky. — Congressional, Army and Fort Knox leaders are calling the installation’s energy resilience test on October 24 a huge success. Prior to this most recent test, Fort Knox engineers had performed several smaller shutdown tests to the post’s individual substations. A handful of other installations have also attempted smaller shutdowns. For the October 24 test, the plan was for Fort Knox energy provider Nolin RECC to shut down all of Fort Knox’s substations, unplug from Louisville Gas & Electric — the electric and natural gas provider for the region — and independently stand up the Fort Knox grid, something no other Army installation has tried. “At 10 a.m., the external power will get turned off to Fort Knox, and we’ll stand up on our own decentralized power generation at all of our substations, to include emergency generation,” said R.J. Dyrdek, energy manager for Fort Knox’s Directorate of Public Works, … [Read more...] about Congressional, Army leaders praise success of Fort Knox energy resiliency
U s army human resources command
At any moment, the overturned fuel truck could explode.The driver didn't have enough time to brake when a car in front of him swerved left, and then right. The tractor-trailer carrying 8,000 gallons of gasoline had flipped over, burst into flames and was blocking the intersection of Highways 150 and 70 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.The truck driver was trapped inside, and struggling to escape as the inferno around him intensified.And time was running out.The scene unfolded quickly in front of Army Sgt. 1st Class Mario King and his wife, Army Sgt. Adriane King, who had taken the two-lane highway as a detour on their drive home to Fort Knox from vacation.After the crash, they pulled over and got out of the car. As his wife shouted to others to get back from the tanker, Mario King said one thought entered his mind: "If I was in that situation, I would want someone to help me.""That took everything into perspective and blocked out any fears or concerns for myself," … [Read more...] about He saved a man from a burning truck. Now the Army is honoring the North Charleston native.
July 8, 2018 | Written by Col. John P. Cogbill Fort Belvoir, VA – Innovation in the Army needs to come from the top down and the ground up, and Soldiers at all levels need freedom, time and equipment to make it happen. Maintaining overmatch against any and all potential adversaries—known as an offset strategy—places a premium on new, potentially disruptive technologies. However, technology alone will not maintain the offset. An effective and enduring offset will require a culture of innovation that enables critical thinking and the application of the myriad emerging military and commercial technologies to address the full spectrum of national security challenges in an increasingly hostile and complex world. Col. John P. Cogbill, right, and Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, 101st Airborne Division deputy commanding general (Support), discuss 3rd BCT training inside the brigade tactical operations center in May. Hands-on training like this helps reinforce classroom instruction … [Read more...] about U.S. Army Culture as an offset
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByEric Schmitt and Thomas Gibbons-Neff June 10, 2018 WASHINGTON — A medical evacuation helicopter reached five United States Special Forces soldiers in Somalia on Friday roughly 20 minutes after they radioed that they were being shelled by Islamist militants, according to a military spokesman, a prompt response that underlines the disparity in American military resources spread across Africa. One of the soldiers, Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Ariz., who was identified by the Pentagon on Saturday, died from his injuries shortly after he arrived at an American base in Kismayo, a town about 225 miles southwest of Mogadishu. The four other Americans were wounded in the attack by the militant group the Shabab. The response to the firefight stood in stark contrast to the one after a bloody ambush … [Read more...] about Quick Evacuation in Somalia Firefight Shows Disparity in U.S. Resources in Africa
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 30, 2018)—Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect transitioning veterans and/or military spouses to jobs and careers, announced today that its first 2018 cohort and fifth cohort overall of an 8-week Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship Program will graduate from the program on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The graduation ceremony will be held at 10:00am ET at Palma Hall at Fort Knox. Where Opportunity Knox, in partnership with Fort Knox Education Services, launched the new eight-week Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship Program in February 2017. In this program, senior military leaders, in the beginning stages of their transition to a civilian career, have the opportunity to spend four days a week working in a regional business where they work on projects, shadow business leaders and experience the civilian workplace. Each Fellow also receives weekly classroom training on Mondays at Fort Knox to learn about resume writing, interview skills, using … [Read more...] about Where Opportunity Knox to graduate first 2018 cohort from Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship Program on May 2