Post Tagged with: "101st Airborne/Ft Campbell"

Ft. Campbell Soldier Receives Posthumous Honor

by / on January 15, 2013

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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Body Armor for Her Shields Frontline Females

Body Armor for Her Shields Frontline Females

by / on September 25, 2012

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.

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Fort Campbell Soldier to Receive Distinguished Service Cross

Fort Campbell Soldier to Receive Distinguished Service Cross

by / on April 9, 2012

An Army sergeant from Fort Campbell is scheduled to receive the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest award in the U.S. military.

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USO Center Gives Fort Campbell Soldiers Room to Relax

by / on November 29, 2011

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.

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Two Fort Campbell Soldiers Awarded Bronze Star

by / on September 30, 2011

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.

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Virtual Ammunition Saving Fort Campbell $4 Million a Month

by / on September 14, 2011

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.

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New Fort Campbell Commander Preps for More Time Home, Fewer Programs

New Fort Campbell Commander Preps for More Time Home, Fewer Programs

by / on September 12, 2011

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.

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Spc. Brandon Kirton Falls in Attack

by / on May 19, 2011

Another Fort Campbell soldier has died in Afghanistan.

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President Makes Plans to Visit Fort Campbell

by / on May 5, 2011

President Barack Obama will travel to Fort Campbell Friday to address soldiers recently back from deployments to Afghanistan.

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Fort Campbell Soldiers, Families Vent Retaliation Concerns after Bin Laden Killing

Fort Campbell Soldiers, Families Vent Retaliation Concerns after Bin Laden Killing

by / on May 2, 2011

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.

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Fort Campbell Bronze Star Winner Killed in Afghanistan

by / on April 25, 2011

A Bronze Star winner and a Purple Heart recipient from Fort Campbell was killed Friday in Afghanistan.

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Soldiers Prescribed Yoga to Recover from War Wounds

Soldiers Prescribed Yoga to Recover from War Wounds

by / on March 8, 2011

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.

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Fort Campbell Soldier Killed as Casualties Slow

by / on March 1, 2011

A 21-year-old infantry soldier out of Fort Campbell was killed Sunday in Afghanistan.

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Fort Campbell Remembers 14 Soldiers

by / on January 12, 2011

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.

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Rakkasans Return to Fort Campbell

by / on January 6, 2011

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.

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First Wave of Fort Campbell Soldiers to Return Next Week

by / on December 30, 2010

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.

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Fort Campbell Soldiers Respond to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal

by / on December 20, 2010

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.

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Fort Campbell Preps for Homecoming after Deadly Year

Fort Campbell Preps for Homecoming after Deadly Year

by / on December 20, 2010

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.

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Six from Fort Campbell Killed by Suicide Bomber

by / on December 14, 2010

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.

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Army Piling Up Reasons for Wives to Stay Close to Post

Army Piling Up Reasons for Wives to Stay Close to Post

by / on December 6, 2010

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.

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