Staff Sgt. Eric B. Shaw was killed while defending a platoon of Afghan Army soliders. June 2010 was a time of heavy fighting in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province, as the as a surge of US troops began a new offensive against Taliban forces.
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This year the Pentagon opened up new jobs that could land more females on the frontlines. So now the military is tailoring body armor for a smaller silhouette – an improvement over the previous generation for women of the 101st Airborne Division.
An Army sergeant from Fort Campbell is scheduled to receive the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest award in the U.S. military.
The nonprofit long known for flying musical groups and comedians to entertain deployed troops will cut the ribbon on a support center at Fort Campbell Wednesday. The USO was drawn to the post – in part – because it’s been the front line in a battle against soldier suicides.
Two Fort Campbell soldiers are being awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor this afternoon for their combat service in Afghanistan. Both men are from the 101st Airborne’s 3rd Brigade or Rakkasans.
The military has moved many training exercises into the virtual world. And simulations – in some instances – have cut costs. An indoor shooting range at Fort Campbell is saving $4 million a month in ammunition.
The new commanding general at Fort Campbell will have his troops home for longer than any period since 9/11. He plans to make the most of the time.
Another Fort Campbell soldier has died in Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama will travel to Fort Campbell Friday to address soldiers recently back from deployments to Afghanistan.
Military installations around the country have raised the threat level and increased security as a result of Osama Bin Laden’s death. At Fort Campbell, soldiers have largely holstered any excitement about the news that one of the world’s most wanted men is dead.
A Bronze Star winner and a Purple Heart recipient from Fort Campbell was killed Friday in Afghanistan.
For many wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, push-ups, pull-ups and platoon runs have become impossible. For them, the Army has been developing what it calls “enhanced” physical training.
A 21-year-old infantry soldier out of Fort Campbell was killed Sunday in Afghanistan.
Wednesday Fort Campbell holds one of its largest remembrance ceremonies since the monthly events began. Families and soldiers on post honor 14 killed in Afghanistan.
Homecoming ceremonies 12-months in the making begin Thursday night at Fort Campbell. The first flight of soldiers returns from Afghanistan. Many come home to wives who’ve become accustomed to the cycle of deployments.
The 101st Airborne Division is scheduled to start coming home from Afghanistan next week. A release from Fort Campbell Thursday says about 275 soldiers will return home January 6th.
Repeal of the military’s 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy concerning gay service members could mean big changes at Fort Campbell over the next few months.
Fort Campbell families are more anxious than ever to get their soldier back from Afghanistan safely. Businesses are eager too. They’ve come to depend on homecomings to make up for the slowdown during deployments.
Six soldiers killed Sunday by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan were from Fort Campbell. The Department of Defense released the names of the young enlisted men Tuesday.
Army wives are free to move back to their hometowns while their soldier is deployed and many do, but staying near an installation has become more attractive. Families are choosing to stay close to posts like Fort Campbell, where nearly 20,000 soldiers are gone to Afghanistan.