Fort Campbell soldiers wearing hardhats and fatigues have already gotten to work in Liberia building Ebola treatment units.
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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.
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.
The 700 soldiers are being sent to Liberia to build hospitals, but they will be working with locals who could be infected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For all the talk in recent months about Defense Department furloughs, most employees at Fort Campbell still have no definitive marching orders.
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.
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.