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Members of the 159th CAB practice slingloading a Chinook helicopter in August. Credit: 159th via Facebook

Fort Campbell Units Get The Call: You’re Going Back To Afghanistan

September 25, 2013 at 4:51 am

The Department of Defense is sending units from Fort Campbell back to Afghanistan. Roughly 4,800 soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division make up a majority of a rotation announced by the Pentagon Tuesday, scheduled to deploy over the winter.

Casulaties Mount In Afghanistan For 101st Airborne

Casulaties Mount In Afghanistan For 101st Airborne

August 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm

The 101st Airborne is continuing to take casualties in Afghanistan. Three Fort Campbell soldiers were killed this week by what the Department of Defense describes as “indirect fire” from enemy forces.

Ft. Campbell Inspector Indicted For Impersonating A Dead Soldier

Ft. Campbell Inspector Indicted For Impersonating A Dead Soldier

July 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm

An assistant inspector general at Fort Campbell is accused of taking out bank loans using the identities of deployed soldiers, including one who was killed in combat. Sgt. 1st Class James R. Jones was indicted on federal fraud charges.

Even With Afghanistan Wind-Down, Fort Campbell Families Expect More Deployments

May 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm

There’s a scene playing out at the Fort Campbell airfield like clockwork. Wives, husbands, parents and kids line up along portable fencing. And as soldiers begin filing off the plane from nine months in Afghanistan, a cheer erupts.

Father, Son Spend Christmas Together in Afghanistan

Father, Son Spend Christmas Together in Afghanistan

December 26, 2012 at 6:33 am

Hundreds of Fort Campbell soldiers spent Christmas Day in Afghanistan. But a few were still able to share a meal with family. Stephen and Zachary Givens are a father/son pair deployed together with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

Body Armor for Her Shields Frontline Females

Body Armor for Her Shields Frontline Females

September 25, 2012 at 5:15 am

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.

Fort Campbell Troops Maintain Training Through Joint Mission Questions

September 19, 2012 at 5:56 am

Even as U.S. troops scale back joint operations with Afghan forces, soldiers soon to deploy from Fort Campbell continue training for their partnering role. Their mission calls for embedding with Afghan units, despite a rash of insider attacks.

Franklin Soldier Dies from Wounds Sustained in Afghanistan

Franklin Soldier Dies from Wounds Sustained in Afghanistan

April 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

State officials are offering their condolences to the family and friends of a soldier from Franklin who died Thursday. Specialist Jason Edens was wounded in Afghanistan two weeks ago during an attack on his unit.

Fort Campbell Teams Prepare to Deploy Amid Questions of Trust

Fort Campbell Teams Prepare to Deploy Amid Questions of Trust

March 16, 2012 at 6:00 am

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. will stay the course in its current exit strategy from Afghanistan, despite the recent massacre of women and children by an Army staff sergeant. That means the specialized teams of soldiers who’ve been training at Fort Campbell will deploy this spring as scheduled. Their goal is to put Afghans in the lead and get beyond a string of trust-breaking incidents..

101st Airborne Rescue Team to Receive Silver Stars

101st Airborne Rescue Team to Receive Silver Stars

December 9, 2011 at 5:18 am

A trio of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will receive the Silver Star Friday during a ceremony at Fort Campbell. All three are being recognized for gallantry during a nighttime fire-fight in Afghanistan.

Alexander Stays Neutral on Troop Withdrawal Question

June 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

President Barack Obama’s plans to pull troops out of Afghanistan have generated a lot of reaction today-both good and bad. But Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is noncommittal.

Guard Sending Air Traffic Controllers to War Zone

June 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm

An airfield operations battalion from the Tennessee National Guard leaves Smyrna Wednesday for a deployment in Afghanistan.

Nashville Marine Dies in Afghanistan

May 17, 2011 at 5:08 am

The Department of Defense is confirming the death in Afghanistan of a Marine from Nashville.

President Visits Ft Campbell Troops

May 6, 2011 at 5:02 pm

After getting an account of the operation to kill Osama Bin Laden from the special forces units that carried out the mission. President Obama addressed more than 2,000 soldiers packed into an airplane hangar.

Fort Campbell Bronze Star Winner Killed in Afghanistan

April 25, 2011 at 6:14 am

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

Six Fort Campbell Soldiers Killed Tuesday

March 31, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Six members of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell were killed this week during an operation in Afghanistan involving as many as a thousand soldiers.

Soldiers Prescribed Yoga to Recover from War Wounds

Soldiers Prescribed Yoga to Recover from War Wounds

March 8, 2011 at 6:20 am

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.

Fort Campbell Soldier Killed as Casualties Slow

March 1, 2011 at 7:05 am

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

Expansion of Fort Campbell WTU Follows Spike in Medical Evacuations

February 28, 2011 at 6:41 am

The unit at Fort Campbell that rehabilitates wounded soldiers is increasing its capacity as the 101st Airborne returns from Afghanistan. Elements of the division have been fighting more than a year, and the violence sent many home early to get treatment.

Fort Campbell Remembers 14 Soldiers

January 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm

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.