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Fort Campbell is hosting a job fair this week for service members who are retiring from active duty.  About 450 soldiers leave the military post each month. 

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Update: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says he will order flags lowered to half-staff in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who has died in Kuwait. Bevin says he will order the flags lowered on the date of Cooper’s internment, which has not yet been set. See Kentucky flag status.

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Update 4:06 pm: Two of the five injured soldiers are being treated at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The other three were treated at the base hospital and later released. 

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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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Update Friday: The soldier has been identified as 23-year-old Spc. Bryan Castillo, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter repairer. Castillo arrived at Fort Campbell in 2013. The motive for his shooting incident is still unknown. He is now being held at the Montgomery County Jail. No formal charges have been filed.

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The US Army is deploying more troops from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell to Iraq this summer.  

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US Army leaders at Fort Campbell in western Kentucky retired the colors of one of the 101st Airborne Division’s oldest companies.  

The Tuesday ceremony drew a crowd of veterans, family and community members to witness the end of the 74-year history of the Screaming Eagles’ Pathfinders.  

Lt. Col. Ryan Boyle ordered the dismissal of the 101st’s last maroon beret-clad soldiers.

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U.S. Army investigators have concluded that a 101st Airborne Division soldier's death during a training exercise last year was preventable.  

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U.S. Army Major General Gary Volesky says recent terrorist attacks in the US and Europe are some indication that the so-called Islamic State is losing in Iraq.

Members of the Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division deployed to Iraq in March as part of the 18-nation Combined Joint Forces to train Iraqi Security Forces.

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Update Wednesday:  The soldier recently recovered in a Fort Campbell creek has been identified as 34-year-old Spc. Dhaifal Ali of Arlington, Texas. 

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