FORT KNOX, Ky. – The Fort Knox U.S. Army Garrison has received the Safety Excellence Streamer Award after maintaining 12 consecutive months without any serious accidents for its fifth year in a row.

The Fort Knox U.S. Army Garrison has receives the Safety Excellence Streamer Award after maintaining 12 consecutive months without any serious accidents for its fifth year in a row.
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“Looking back just in my time here, we have had some close calls,” said Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. C.J. King, “I challenge the organization and all organizations to try to work toward this, and maintain this safety record.”

The 5-year safety streamer is presented when an organization not only remains free of any serious accidents in the timeframe, but also has 100% of its personnel Risk Management training completed at the time of submission.

According to the installation Safety Office, this is the first time the Garrison has received the safety award in 15 years.