Afghanistan

Phillip M. Bailey

About 100 Fort Knox soldiers are scheduled to return home Tuesday following a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.

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The 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade/2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will host a Welcome Home Ceremony Saturday, November 5, at 10 a.m. for approximately 250 Soldiers returning from 9-month deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

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The U.S. Army is deploying 1,400 Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division soldiers to Afghanistan. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team deploys this fall to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

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Washington’s top Republican is warning against pulling all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky spoke at Fort Knox Tuesday.

(This post was last updated at 3:00 p.m. ET.) President Obama announced on Tuesday a plan to leave a residual force of 9,800 service members in Afghanistan beyond 2014. By 2016, most troops will be out of the country. "It's time to turn the page on more than a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on... wars in Afghanistan and Iraq," Obama said in the White House Rose Garden. Obama said that combat will end in America's longest-running war by the end of this year. He said...

Soldiers with a regiment whose roots trace to World War II's fabled "Band of Brothers" are set to return from their final deployment to Afghanistan.

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Three Fort Campbell soldiers have died in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The Department of Defense says 26 year old Staff Sgt . Octavio Herrera, 22 year old Sgt . Jamar Hicks and 26 year-old Spc. Keith Grace of the 101st Airborne's 4th Brigade Combat team died Sunday when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire.

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The commander of Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade says Afghan security forces are becoming more capable both on the ground and in the air. Col. Paul Bontrager says Afghans can now medically evacuate their own personnel using helicopters and that the air corps’ success will be vital when the U.S. removes combat forces in 2014.

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Leaders from Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade will speak with the media today about their first 100 days of deployment to Afghanistan. The brigade went overseas this year to provide helicopter support throughout two regions of the country, including areas where other Fort Campbell units are deployed.

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More than 3,400 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell deploy to Afghanistan during the next several months. The Defense Department says about 2,800 from the 4th Brigade and about 620 from Division Headquarters ship out to Afghanistan during the winter and spring.

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