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Government
10:14 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Fort Campbell to Have Public Meeting Discussing Potential Cuts

Credit U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Swafford / U.S. Army/Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Department of the Army representatives are set to meet next month at Fort Campbell to discuss proposed budget cuts that could potentially reduce personnel there by 50 percent.

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Environment
4:22 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Kentucky's Largest Solar Array Will Be Built on an Old Landfill at Fort Campbell

Credit David Monniaux, Wikimedia Commons

A partnership between the local utility and state and federal government will build Kentucky’s largest solar array at Fort Campbell. The solar array will cover about 20 acres at the army base, and will produce five megawatts of power.

Kenya Stump, Kentucky’s assistant director of the Division of Renewable Energy, said five megawatts is enough energy to power about 500 homes.

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Government
11:10 am
Wed August 20, 2014

KY House Members Urge Army Support of Ft. Campbell

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All six of Kentucky’s U.S. congressmen have signed on to a letter supporting Fort Campbell following the Army’s release of the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment, or SPEA, in June. 

The SPEA analyzes the environmental impact of a proposed army force reduction. 1st District Representative Ed Whitfield’s office says if the report’s recommendations are fully implemented, Fort Campbell could lose some 16 thousand soldiers and civilian personnel. 

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Government
1:35 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Fort Campbell Won’t Know Impact of Cuts Until They’re Ordered

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters on his recommendations to President Barack Obama for the fiscal year 2015 budget at the Pentagon, Feb. 24.
Credit Sgt. Aaron Hostutler / Department of Defense

A Fort Campbell spokesperson says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s proposed military budget cuts don’t yet have an effect on the Kentucky and Tennessee base.

Garrison spokesperson Bob Jenkins says those cuts are a policy issue.

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Government
12:39 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Volesky Promoted to Take McConville’s Position at Fort Campbell

Brig. Gen. Gary Volesky
Credit http://www.army.mil

The Department of Defense has named Brig. Gen. Gary Volesky as Fort Campbell’s new commanding general.

Volesky is being promoted to major general and currently serves as the public affairs chief for the Army in Washington, D.C.

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Government
6:47 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Engineer Battalion Moves To Fort Campbell

An engineer battalion has a new home at Fort Campbell. The 326th Engineer Battalion moved from Fort Hood in Texas.

The battalion, which is known as the Sapper Eagles, is joining the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team. The battalion joins the brigade's ranks before it integrates with the brigade's 1st Special Troops Battalion into the 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion in April.

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Government
11:48 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Ft. Campbell Army Hospital Limits Services in Response to Furloughs

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Ft. Campbell's Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will close or limit services on Fridays in response to mandatory federal budget furloughs.

Last month, the Department of Defense announced eleven mandatory no-pay days starting July 8 until September.

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Government
2:28 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Kentucky, Tennessee Army Workers Face Furloughs Next Week

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Army installations in Kentucky and elsewhere began receiving furlough notices this week. 

Under across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget, civilian Defense Department employees must be furloughed 11 days between July and September. At Fort Campbell, that affects about 4,000 workers in support roles such as schools and the commissary.

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Government
12:48 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Seismologists Measure Effects of Donovan Blasts

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Updated: 10:10 a.m.

Seismologists from the Explosives and Blasting Branch of the Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement are measuring the magnitude of blasts felt in a neighborhood near a plant that disposes of military ordinance in Nortonville. Donovan Commercial Industries and Double Arrow Explosive Services are located 40 minutes north of Fort Campbell  and dispose of military ordinance and temper railroad tracks.  

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