Fort Knox is a secure United States Army post in Kentucky, that’s why term “Fort Knox” is used in general discussion as a synonym for a secure location.
What is Fort Knox?
It is the site of the United States Bullion Depository, which is used to house a large portion of the United States’ official gold reserves. The 109,000 acre (441 km²) base covers parts of Bullitt, Hardin, and Meade counties. It currently holds the Army Human Resources Center of Excellence to include the Army Human Resources Command.
For 60 years, It was the home of the U.S. Army Armor Center and the U.S. Army Armor School (now moved to Fort Benning), and was used by both the Army and the Marine Corps to train crews on the M1 Abrams main battle tank. The history of the U.S. Army’s Cavalry and Armored forces, and of General George S. Patton’s career, is located at the General George Patton Museum on the grounds of Fort Knox.
Films such as Goldfinger (1964) and Stripes (1981) have been filmed in it.
The George S. Patton Museum and Center of Leadership at Fort Knox includes an exhibit highlighting leadership issues that arose from the attacks of 11 September 2001, which includes two firetrucks. One of them, designated Foam 161, was partially charred and melted in the attack upon the Pentagon.
Fort Knox is also the location of the United States Army’s Human Resources Command’s Timothy Maude Center of Excellence, which was named in honor of Lieutenant General Timothy Maude, the highest-ranking member of the U.S. military to die in the attacks of 11 September 2001.
Image : Public Domain
Text : Wikipedia contributors. “Fort Knox.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 May. 2018. Web. 2 Jun. 2018._