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Historic Timeline of Fort Knox Unveiled at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

March 24, 2023

Click here for media gallery and click here for video of the unveiling event. Images and video provided by Fort Knox Public Affairs Office.

Today a display featuring the 105-year history and contributions of Fort Knox was unveiled at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF).

Maj. Gen. Johnny Davis, U.S. Army Recruiting Command & Fort Knox commanding general, unveiled the display along with Louisville Regional Airport Authority Executive Director Dan Mann, and Knox Regional Development Alliance President/CEO Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Jim Iacocca.

Showcasing Fort Knox – and the U.S. Army at large – the display aims to illustrate to worldwide travelers the special relationship that the Army post, Louisville Regional Airport Authority and commonwealth of Kentucky share.

The project also shows the missions and people of Fort Knox are an integral part of Kentucky’s story. As a single enterprise and location, the post ranks second only to UPS as the commonwealth’s largest employer, and its annual economic output is about $4.8 billion. Since its establishment in 1918, Fort Knox has played a critical part in national defense where today it is a multi-functional installation fulfilling a central role in recruiting, training, human capital management and supporting the warfighter.

Meanwhile, SDF continues its tradition of actively supporting tens of thousands of Fort Knox-related travelers each year, including military families being assigned to the post, their loved ones coming to visit, ROTC cadets participating in the U.S. Army’s single-largest training exercise, and senior military leaders serving on promotion and selection boards.

The Fort Knox display also incorporates the new U.S. Army branding which was launched earlier this month and is featured across the city of Louisville, including within other areas of SDF.