Post Tagged with: "Fort Campbell"

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

by / on October 8, 2013

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.

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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

by / on October 7, 2013

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.

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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

by / on September 25, 2013

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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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

by / on September 10, 2013

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.

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Casulaties Mount In Afghanistan For 101st Airborne

Casulaties Mount In Afghanistan For 101st Airborne

by / on August 13, 2013

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.

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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

by / on August 1, 2013

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.

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Sequester Finally Gets Real At Ft Campbell

Sequester Finally Gets Real At Ft Campbell

by / on July 15, 2013

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.

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Ft. Campbell Inspector Indicted For Impersonating A Dead Soldier

Ft. Campbell Inspector Indicted For Impersonating A Dead Soldier

by / on July 10, 2013

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.

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Still Just Talk On Fort Campbell Furloughs

Still Just Talk On Fort Campbell Furloughs

by / on May 28, 2013

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

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

by / on May 22, 2013

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.

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Sequester Cuts Have An Upside For Fort Campbell Soliders

Sequester Cuts Have An Upside For Fort Campbell Soliders

by / on May 21, 2013

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.

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Fort Campbell Females Ready for New Combat Roles

Fort Campbell Females Ready for New Combat Roles

by / on January 23, 2013

The Pentagon announcement lifting a blanket ban on women in combat roles will mean changes for Fort Campbell.

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Soldier Suicides Bring Frontline Prevention Back to Base

Soldier Suicides Bring Frontline Prevention Back to Base

by / on January 16, 2013

The Army’s latest suicide prevention measure involves getting psychiatrists and counselors as close as possible to the problem – the home front.

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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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Father, Son Spend Christmas Together in Afghanistan

Father, Son Spend Christmas Together in Afghanistan

by / on December 26, 2012

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.

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Spike in Special Ops Suicides Hits Fort Campbell

Spike in Special Ops Suicides Hits Fort Campbell

by / on December 21, 2012

Military suicides continue to increase, and Pentagon officials are noticing an alarming rise among special operations personnel. Defense Department data shows 17 confirmed or suspected suicides this year among elite commandos. At least two were at Fort Campbell.

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Deployment Revolving Door Spins at Fort Campbell

Deployment Revolving Door Spins at Fort Campbell

by / on December 13, 2012

A 747 carrying more than a hundred soldiers touched down at Fort Campbell Thursday after a nine-month tour in Afghanistan. The homecoming ceremony occurred as other units on post are making final preparations to deploy.

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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 Troops Maintain Training Through Joint Mission Questions

by / on September 19, 2012

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.

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Clarksville Mayor Says Soldiers Missed by Community, Less by Economy

Clarksville Mayor Says Soldiers Missed by Community, Less by Economy

by / on August 20, 2012

Fort Campbell is packing up for another round of deployments – albeit smaller than the last. The city of Clarksville has become more economically resilient since troops first began shipping out to Afghanistan.

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