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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

Credit campbell.army.mil

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

Credit Fort Campbell photo

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

Credit wikipedia

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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