Historic First:  Naturalization Ceremony Conducted at Fort Knox
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Historic First:  Naturalization Ceremony Conducted at Fort Knox
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FORT KNOX, KY - Marking an historic first, Fort Knox in-conjunction with Human Resources Command and the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services hosted a Naturalization ceremony at the Patton Museum Sept. 19.

During the ceremony, 17 Soldiers from both Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, KY, took the oath of citizenship.

Attended by dignitaries to include Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes; Magistrate Judge Regina Edwards; U.S. Army Recruiting Command Deputy Commanding General-Operations, BG Kevin Vereen; U.S. Army 3rd Recruiting Brigade commander, COL Eric Lopez; and USCIS Regional and District Directors, this was the first-ever Naturalization ceremony to be conducted at Fort Knox.

Assessment is ongoing for future Naturalization ceremonies to be conducted at Fort Knox for Soldiers from throughout the state of Kentucky.

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