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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 9:13 pm
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Anything going on at Fort Knox this weekend?? Thank you
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Yesterday was pretty much the only 'event' with reenactors set up in front of and thru out the museum.

Oh and Toby Keith was in concert last night at Godman Field.

Public invited to Knox cemeteries:
www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/...53001+News

There will be a Memorial Day Ceremony at Brooks Field.

Sign of the times,.....The Transfer of Authoriy Ceremony on Thursday. The Armor Center Commander turned over Command to Accessions Command. The Armor Center colors have been cased.....gone forever (!?)

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Don, Thank you and it is sad...........................
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Here are some shots taken at the Transition of Authority Ceremony on Thursday.

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 9:32 am
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In the last picture the M4 is driving in the wrong direction.

It should be driving off into the sunset Crying or Very sad

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Actually it is driving in the right direction,......south

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DamnYankees doing it again Shocked

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BTW

In this photo, notice that the M4 (105) has a 'hedgerow cutter' mounted.

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Army's tank school leaves Fort Knox after 70 years

By DYLAN LOVAN (AP) – 5 days ago

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Fort Knox has long been known for its heavy metals — gold bricks and armored tanks.

But the tank's 70-year connection to the Army post in the hills of central Kentucky ended Thursday as the Armor Center, the training school for generations of tank soldiers, began its move to Fort Benning in Georgia.

"It's a bittersweet day," said retired Lt. Col. Richard Ardisson, a former tank commander who attended the transfer of command ceremony. "You always hate to see change, especially change that's as symbolic as this is for old tankers and cavalrymen."

The ceremony symbolized the shift of authority over Fort Knox from the Armor Center to Accessions Command, making the base the Army's home for recruiting, training and human resources. The changes are part of a military reorganization announced by the Pentagon five years ago.

More than 180 M1 tanks and about 1,000 other vehicles will depart Fort Knox over the next year and a half.

The tank's history at Fort Knox stretches back to the eve of the country's entry into World War II, when military leaders noted the successes of German tank divisions that conquered France in 1940.

"The high profile, high visibility use of German armored formations in the destruction of France, it (sent) a shock wave through the U.S. Army," said Robert Cameron, the Army's Armor Branch historian.

Cameron said at the time, Knox had already become the Army's home for mechanized cavalry.

The post's vast acreage, varied landscapes and its road and rail access made it a perfect spot for tank training and firing, Cameron said.

Tank training will merge with Fort Benning's infantry school to create what the military calls the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

Under the Army reorganization announced in 2005, the Human Resources Command and the 3,400 members of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division were moved to Fort Knox.

The Army will begin taking tanks, Humvees, Bradleys and other vehicles out of Fort Knox once facilities and infrastructure changes are finished at Fort Benning, said Michael Gillette, who is coordinating the Armor Center's move.

Some of the post's armor legacy will stay behind, namely a collection dedicated to Gen. George S. Patton at Fort Knox's Patton Museum. And several tanks and other armored vehicles used as monuments around the post will also stay.

The gold vault, which has about 4,600 tons of gold bullion, will also remain.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:10 pm
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An interesting note to the re-alignment. With the TOA ceremony, alot of the onpost signs have been changed or removed.

All the Armor Center & Home of Armor signs & markers have been removed.

Makes for some possible unique collectors items.

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Don,
Does that include the old Chaffee Gate signs - which appeared to have already been forgotten?

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Actually 'Chaffee Main Gate' is not the former Chaffee Road Gate, BUT the Main Entry Access on Bullion Blvd (by the Gold Vault)

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Okay, now you've confused me. I thought Chaffee Gate was no longer in use, but still had the M48A2Cs and "Home of Armor" signs up. Are you telling me its still in use?

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Chaffee Road has no entry to Ft Knox. It was closed years ago. The two M48A2C's are still in place. The Home of Armor Signs have recently been taken off the brick stands that the tanks are on.

When Chaffee Road (entry or gate) was closed & Bullion Blvd entry was rebuilt, That Entrance (formally known as BULLION GATE) was renamed as Chaffee Main Gate.

I know this is a bit confusing, it took me a few years to really get it straight.

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Man,

That explains why I keep confusing the two gates, and I was stationed there 3 years.

So Bullion Blvd has the Chaffee gate, and yet all the other gates are still named after their respective roads (Wilson, Brandenburg Station). Like the Budweiser radio comercials go.... "Real men of Genius".

Maybe it was time for the school house to leave for Benning after all. Since Recruiting Command arrived the place has been steadily going down hill Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green

Sorry, couldn't resist Don

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