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Government
9:40 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Three Fort Campbell Soldiers Killed In 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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Government
10:34 am
Thu August 8, 2013

New Report Highlights "Toxic" Leadership In Military

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  Two military leadership researches say the U.S. Army has failed to address what they call “toxic” leadership in command training. Ethics consultant Joe Doty and Army Master Sgt. Jeff Fenlason authored an article in the Military Review earlier this year, defining leaders who are narcissistic, rude and disrespectful to their subordinates as “toxic.”

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The Two-Way
2:23 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Pentagon Cuts Workers' Mandated Furloughs From 11 To 6 Days

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 1:30 pm

Civilian workers for the Department of Defense will have to take six mandatory unpaid furlough days instead of 11 days, according to an Associated Press report that the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Update at 2:20 p.m. ET: Pentagon Confirms Reduced Furloughs

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the Pentagon have issued a statement announcing the reduction in civilian furlough days, from 11 to six.

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Government
4:12 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Pentagon Likely to Cut Furlough Days

More than 3,000 civilian employees at Fort Campbell might not be taking as big a financial hit as originally thought, as Pentagon leaders scrimp to find up to $900 million in savings.

Defense officials tell the Associated Press that department civilians will likely face up to five fewer unpaid furlough days than originally planned.

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Education
11:26 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Hopkinsville Community College Renews Accreditation

  Hopkinsville Community College has successfully renewed its accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or SACS. The process which takes place every 10 years ended this week with a  a follow up review. 

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Government
12:22 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Army Announces Forced Reductions At Ft. Knox, Ft. Campbell Untouched

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The head Kentucky’s Commission on Military Affairs said the Army’s recently announced force reductions represent a good news, bad news scenario for the Commonwealth. 

Colonel David Thompson testified in Frankfort Thursday before the Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee.  He said the good news is that Fort Campbell is relatively unscathed by the cuts.

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Society
7:26 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Ex-Ft. Campbell Army inspector accused of stealing troops' IDs

Insignia for the 101 Airborne (Air Assault)
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A former Fort Campbell inspector whose job was to investigate misconduct has been accused of stealing the identities of Army personnel, including a soldier killed in combat, in a scheme to obtain thousands of dollars in bank loans.  The indictment handed down Wednesday alleges 42-year-old James Robert Jones used his position as an assistant inspector general to obtain personal information on Army officers, some of whom were deployed to Afghanistan. 

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Government
3:58 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Fort Campbell Union Steward Says Employees Should Be Able to Take Furlough Days Consecutively

A union steward affiliated with Fort Campbell says post officials’ efforts to keep civilian employees from taking their mandated furlough days consecutively in order to qualify for unemployment benefits is bullying.

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Government
12:39 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

KY Lawmaker Says Local Veterans Need More Mental Health Support

Representative John Tilley

  A Kentucky legislator who lives near Fort Campbell says some soldiers returning from the War on Terror are experiencing mental health problems and are not asking for help. State Representative John Tilley says most believe doing so would end their military careers.

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Government
12:26 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Fort Campbell Will See Shortened Work Week

Fort Campbell’s garrison commander says civilian employees will be cut to four-day work weeks starting in July, as part of a furlough program stemming from budget cuts.

Col. David Dellinger said the post’s school employees will have it differently - they will be required to take five furlough days between August and September.

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