The U.S. Army promoted Marcia Anderson to a major general at Fort Knox on Thursday. It makes Anderson the highest ranking African-American woman in the Army and also marks the first time the Army has promoted an African-American woman to the rank of two-star general. Anderson’s goal when she entered the service in 1979 was… Continue reading U.S. Army Promotes First African-American Woman to Two-Star General
The top U.S. civil rights attorney is requesting amendments to legislation protecting military service members’ rights. Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez spoke to soldiers at Fort Knox on Wednesday. Perez reviewed what legal rights soldiers have while on active duty and introduced new amendments being considered. The amendments protect military personnel from various predatory… Continue reading U.S. Justice Department Visits Fort Knox Supporting Military Rights
The Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor is no more. Instead, there will be an armor museum in Fort Benning, Georgia and a Patton Museum of Military Leadership at Fort Knox.
The armor school is moving to Ft. Benning, Georgia, in March, to make room for a multi-functional U.S. Army command center at Ft. Knox. As armor units move out, human resources, officer recruitment, cadet command and marksmanship units are moving in.
The fires burned a wooded training area at the fort, and could have been caused by tracer bullets, which contain burning phosphorous. The subsequent smoke and ash blew northward to Louisville, where an air quality alert was issued for the weekend.
The U.S. Army’s Armor Center and School is moving from Fort Knox to Fort Benning, Georgia, and the collection of historic cavalry and armor exhibits will move, too. The exhibits were used to educate troops, but were also in the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, which was open to the public.
by Stephanie Crosby The University of Louisville Board of Trustees meets over the next two days for their annual retreat. It’s being held this year at Fort Knox. University spokesperson Mark Hebert says the trustees wants to visit the expanding base. “To give our Board of Trustees a look at the vast array of housing… Continue reading U-of-L Trustees to Meet at Ft. Knox Thursday and Friday
The Fort Knox region is bracing for one of the biggest population booms in its history. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland investigates how so much growth, so fast, could help—or hurt—the region.