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Government
1:29 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Dept. of Defense Decides to Deactivate 159th CAB

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The Department of Defense has decided to deactivate the 159th Combat Aviation “Thunder” Brigade from Fort Campbell Army Base as part of its Army Aviation Force Restructure.

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Government
4:11 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Christian County Chamber Prepares for Potential Military Cuts, Hires New Military Affairs Director

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The Christian County Chamber of Commerce has extended an offer to its next military affairs director as it prepares for potential cuts.

Chamber President and CEO Marian Mason says Katie Lopez will start Nov. 17, almost two months after Kensley Marcus left the position. Lopez has served as regional coordinator with Fort Campbell’s In Gear Career and as co-director at the Southern Kentucky Veteran Council.

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Society
2:26 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Fort Campbell Halloween Decorations Draw Claim of Racism

This Halloween display that appears to portray the lynching of an African American has been taken down by Fort Campbell Authorities.
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Fort Campbell officials say an offensive Halloween display at an on-post residence has been removed. Authorities responded to a report yesterday of decorations that depict what appears to be the lynching of an African-American family.

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Government
6:27 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Whitfield Calls For Travel Ban

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Kentucky U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield has asked President Barack Obama to call for an immediate travel ban from West African countries affected by Ebola. Whitfield says recent events have tragically demonstrated how U.S. transportation networks can serve as conduits for dangerous pathogens.  

“Ebola appears to be spreading even within the hospital setting, we should not delay in taking action to prevent individuals carrying the virus from traveling to our country,” Whitfield said . “A concise and immediate travel ban for such individuals who live in or have traveled from certain West African countries is necessary to ensure the safety of the American people.” 

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Government
10:25 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Some 101st Airborne Troops Fear Ebola More Than Enemy Fighters

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One of the military’s most heavily deployed Army divisions since 9/11 is prepping for a mission where flack jackets will do very little and rubber gloves save lives. The 101st Airborne leaves for Liberia over the next few weeks. And soldiers say in some ways, Ebola is a more intimidating enemy than insurgents.

“I mean, it’s nice that we’re not worried about getting shot at. But the threat is everywhere now,” says Spec. Cody Adams, an MP who got back from Afghanistan a year ago.

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Military
5:14 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

101st Airborne to Deploy to Liberia in Response to Ebola Outbreak

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The U.S. Army is sending about 700 soldiers from the 101st Airborne to Liberia to aid in handling the Ebola outbreak. 

Fort Campbell Spokesperson Master Sergeant Brian Sipp says the deployment's length is undetermined and will depend on the situation's development.  If a soldier was infected with Ebola while in Liberia, Sipp says he is currently unsure of the procedure.

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Government
12:05 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

$11 Million Clinic for Traumatic Brain Injury Opens at Fort Campbell

Fort Campbell is now home to one of nine medical centers specializing in treating returning service members with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

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Society
9:40 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Christian County Chamber Considers Future with Fort Campbell Reduction

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The Christian County Chamber of Commerce has conducted a study to project the effects of a proposed reduction of 16,000 troops by the U.S. Army and compare it to the Army’s Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment, and the Chamber says the economic impact would be devastating.

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Government
4:41 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

State Lawmakers Object To Military Base Reductions

FRANKFORT—A group of state lawmakers are calling for the U.S. Department of Defense to abandon its plan to reduce personnel at military bases in Kentucky and across the country.

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Government
2:42 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Fort Campbell Hospital Makes Room to Treat Retirees

U.S. Army Captain Sharika Labrie from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital administers a flu vaccine to retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Troy Johnson during Retiree Appreciation Day in 2010. In 2004, BACH had to quit seeing retirees on a regular basis because so many doctors and nurses were deployed.
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While VA hospitals are dealing with long wait times, Fort Campbell’s health system has excess capacity. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital has reopened its facilities to a limited number of retirees for the first time in a decade. Enrollment was cut off to veterans in 2004 because so many doctors and nurses were deployed to the Middle East.

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