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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
An airfield operations battalion from the Tennessee National Guard leaves Smyrna Wednesday for a deployment in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense is confirming the death in Afghanistan of a Marine from Nashville.
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.
A Bronze Star winner and a Purple Heart recipient from Fort Campbell was killed Friday in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.
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.