Post Tagged with: "Fort Campbell"

Fort Campbell soldiers from the 902nd Engineer Company begin to build the Buchanan Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia. Credit: DVIDS

Fort Campbell Soldiers On Ebola Mission Swing Hammers In Liberia

November 4, 2014 at 6:44 am

Fort Campbell soldiers wearing hardhats and fatigues have already gotten to work in Liberia building Ebola treatment units.

Soldiers at Fort Campbell listen to briefings Thursday before leaving for Liberia later this month. Soldiers have been told they won't be in contact with the local population, but they are learning how to wear protective gear just in case. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Fort Campbell Soldiers In Liberia Knew 21-Day Isolation Was Likely

October 28, 2014 at 6:30 am

The Pentagon says a dozen soldiers – including a two-star general – are being held on a base in Italy before being allowed to come home. The Department of Defense says this will be the policy for the time being, though it’s not required by Pentagon guidelines.

Commander of U.S. Africa Command General David M. Rodriguez conducts a press briefing about the Department of Defense response to Ebola at the Pentagon Wednesday. Credit: Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz

Fort Campbell Troops On Ebola Mission Won’t Get Full Protective Gear

October 8, 2014 at 8:42 am

Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly virus, so said Gen. David Rodriguez at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday.

Maj. Gen. James McConville (left) has been promoted to a job in the Pentagon. Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky (right) took over command of the 101st Airborne Division in a ceremony Friday.  Credit: Larry Noller / U.S. Army

How Will Fort Campbell Troops Protect Themselves From Ebola? First, No Handshakes

October 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm

The 700 soldiers are being sent to Liberia to build hospitals, but they will be working with locals who could be infected.

Fort Campbell soldiers assemble on the parade grounds at a change of command ceremony for the 101st Airborne Division. Credit: 101st Airborne via Facebook

Clarksville Reigns As Country’s Best Marriage Market For Women

October 3, 2014 at 6:56 am

Tennessee has what is – in theory – the best city for women looking to marry. Clarksville – home to Fort Campbell – has a higher ratio of employed bachelors to single women than any other place in the country. For every 100 women, there are 145 men with jobs age 25 to 34, according to a survey from Pew Research.

U.S. Army Captain Sharika Labrie from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital administers a flu vaccine to retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Troy Johnson during Retiree Appreciation Day in 2010. In 2004, BACH had to quit seeing retirees on a regular basis because so many doctors and nurses were deployed. Credit: Army Medicine via Flickr

Fort Campbell Hospital Makes Room To Treat Retirees

August 4, 2014 at 4:03 am

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital has reopened its facilities to a limited number of retirees for the first time in a decade. Enrollment was cut off to veterans in 2004 because so many doctors and nurses were deployed to the Middle East.

Kimberly Daub, left, is now the first woman to be in charge of a brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. Credit: Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs

One New Commander At Fort Campbell Will Be Addressed As ‘Yes Ma’am’

June 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

The guard is changing at Fort Campbell, with a ceremony Friday to install Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky as commander of the 101st Airborne Division. Throughout the division, officers are being promoted to new roles, including the first woman to ever serve as a brigade commander at Fort Campbell.

The federal indictment alleges James R. Jones stole the identities of soldiers deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year. Credit: 101st CAB via Flickr

Ex-Fort Campbell Inspector Pleads Guilty To Fraud Charges

May 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm

A former Fort Campbell inspector pleaded guilty today to charges of fraud. The soldier was accused of stealing the identities of deployed officers and taking out loans in their names.

‘Band Of Brothers’ Unit Gets A New Commander As The Army Downsizes

‘Band Of Brothers’ Unit Gets A New Commander As The Army Downsizes

April 24, 2014 at 5:26 am

The historic 506th Infantry Regiment of the Army closed another chapter Wednesday. It’s moving to a different brigade for the first time in more than eight years, with a new commander in charge.

Even If It Doesn’t Get Paid Back, APSU Covering Soldier Tuition During Shutdown

Even If It Doesn’t Get Paid Back, APSU Covering Soldier Tuition During Shutdown

October 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Austin Peay State University may lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process, but it plans to float tuition for soldier-students if the government shutdown continues.

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division, which has been one of the most heavily-deployed units in the last 12 years of war. Credit: Stephen Jerkins

At Fort Campbell, The Government Shutdown Is Basically Over

October 7, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Clerks are restocking the shelves of the Fort Campbell commissary, the post hospital is again fully staffed and the civilian workforce of 8,000 is back to full strength. The Pentagon decided over the weekend furlough rules didn’t have to keep so many people off the job.

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.

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division, which has been one of the most heavily-deployed units in the last 12 years of war. Credit: Stephen Jerkins

Fort Campbell Community Responds To Possible Airstrikes In Syria

September 10, 2013 at 4:38 am

Signs along Fort Campbell Blvd. just outside the sprawling Army post read “welcome home 101st Airborne.” But some in the military community on the Tennessee-Kentucky fear airstrikes in Syria could lead to boots on the ground.

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.

Gen. John Campbell has had a quick rise, leaving the 101st Airborne in 2011 as a Major General (two star). He became a four star in March when he became the Army's vice chief of staff, making him effectively the third-ranking officer in the Army. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

In Shrinking Army, Former 101st Commander Says There Won’t Be Room For Everyone

August 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm

The former commander of Fort Campbell is back on post this week preparing to help the Army slim down. He says some who thought they’d make a career of the military will have to leave.

Sequester Finally Gets Real At Ft Campbell

Sequester Finally Gets Real At Ft Campbell

July 15, 2013 at 4:38 am

The effects of federal budget sequestration are finally becoming reality at Fort Campbell. The post’s commissary – as an example – is now closed on Mondays “due to the furlough,” according to an automated message to callers.

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.

Still Just Talk On Fort Campbell Furloughs

Still Just Talk On Fort Campbell Furloughs

May 28, 2013 at 5:21 am

For all the talk in recent months about Defense Department furloughs, most employees at Fort Campbell still have no definitive marching orders.

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.

Sequester Cuts Have An Upside For Fort Campbell Soliders

Sequester Cuts Have An Upside For Fort Campbell Soliders

May 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Fort Campbell is seeing waves of soldiers return from Afghanistan. Most don’t have orders to deploy again, and budget cuts mean they’ll stay at the post longer than expected. But that’s a change many service members like.