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Hughart, Beard and Giles Funeral home

Condolences are coming in for a longtime U.S. Army advocate and Congressional aide living in Hopkinsville who died this morning.

Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Patch, wikimedia commons

Update: the 101st has released the name of the solider killed during a live-fire training exercise Tuesday. 

Major General Gary Volesky, via Twitter

Major General Gary Volesky provided an update live from Baghdad Thursday on Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division’s deployment in Iraq.

U.S. Army Fort Campbell, Facebook

Fort Campbell is the U.S. Army’s Best Installation of 2016. The base received its first Gold Award in the Installation Management Command’s Army Communities of Excellence competition for supporting soldiers, families, and surrounding communities. 

Eagle 6, via Facebook

Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne Division replaces the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq today. According to the Eagle 6 Facebook page (the official page of Major General Gary J. Volesky), they took charge of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command of Operation Inherent Resolve. 


Gunfire from training exercises could be heard outside as Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke to a room of 200 troops from Fort Campbell heading to Iraq in the coming weeks. He noted that for some in the 101st Airborne Division, this will be a return trip with a new enemy.

One week after Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced women in the U.S. military can serve in any combat role, a federal appeals court is considering a lawsuit from a men's group that says a male-only draft is unconstitutional.

"Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army" - by Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway,, Wikimedia Commons

UPDATE: Two Army pilots are dead after a helicopter crash  during a training mission near Fort Campbell.

US DOD / wikimedia commons

The Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs has received a $618,437 federal grant to help explore defense-related economic opportunities statewide.

Specifically, those funds come from the Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment, an organization responsible for supporting state and local governments dealing with defense program changes.

Fort Campbell photo

  The U.S. Army has announced the details of its plan to cut 40,000 troops over the next two years and it calls for Fort Campbell’s personnel to be reduced by 363 soldiers - far less than some thought.