Fort Campbell

Government
10:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

101st Airborne (Air Assault) Celebrates 70th Anniversary

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Thousands of active, veteran and retired soldiers and their families gather at Fort Campbell this week to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the 101st Airborne Division, even as some of its soldiers leave for Afghanistan.  The elite airborne-air assault division was created August 16, 1942 as the Army searched for a new type of division that could be quicker, more aggressive and able to parachute behind enemy lines.

Society
9:17 am
Fri August 10, 2012

70 Years of the 101st

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The 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell are celebrating 70 years since the inception of the airborne division with a week long celebration including games, a concert, an air show and memorials for the fallen.The celebration kicks off today while, one of the division's helicopter units, cases its unit colors to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The Week of the Eagles will also includes an air show on tomorrow and a demonstration of the division's air assault techniques.

Politics
4:34 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Chambers Against Defense Cuts

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The Clarksville and Christian County Chambers of Commerce are both behind a measure to keep the spending cuts in the 2011 Budget Control Act from taking effect.  

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Society
11:57 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Soldier sentenced for hiring hitman

Fort Campbell soldier Joshua Huntley will spend 11 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend. 

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Military
9:12 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Army Opens Jobs in Combat Battalions to Women

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Fort Campbell's 4th Brigade Combat Team will be among the first nine brigades in the US Army selected to test new jobs for women in combat units this week.  The move is part of a policy change and pilot program announced earlier this year to more accurately reflect how women have been serving alongside infantry units on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

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Society
7:48 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Fort Campbell to hold annual protection exercise

Fort Campbell will hold an emergency management and anti-terrorism exercise today. Officials say the annual event will test the base's first responders, security personnel, and support agreements with outside response organizations.  

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Crime
9:29 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Fort Campbell Soldier Sentenced to Life

A Fort Campbell soldier has been sentenced to life without parole in the deaths of his estranged wife and former mother-in-law. Brent Burke was charged in the 2007 slayings of Tracy Burke and Karen Comer. He had four mistrials in civilian court in Hardin County leading charges to be dismissed. 

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Society
8:49 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Tennessee Mom Seeks Return of Child from Dubai

A Clarksville, Tennessee mother is trying to get her husband, a former U.S. Army officer living in the United Arab Emirates, to return their 14-month-old child to the United States.  Stacy Peters was in court Monday to argue that her husband, who had been stationed at Fort Campbell, should be held in contempt for ignoring a court order to bring her daughter Caroline home to Tennessee.  

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Crime
9:33 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Clarksville Police Charge Teens in Killing of Soldier

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Clarksville Police

Clarksville Police have charged two teenagers in the shooting death of a Fort Campbell soldier. Police found 22-year-old Specialist Taylor Hotzoglou inside his car with multiple gunshot wounds early Sunday morning. Yesterday, police announced the arrests of 18-year-old Giovanni Johnson and a 17-year-old youth. Johnson is held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail. The juvenile suspect is in the Columbia Juvenile Detention Center. The victim’s family says he had just returned from a deployment to Afghanistan.

Military
6:42 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Soldiers Return to Fort Campbell

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Sixty-five soldiers are set to return to Fort Campbell today after a yearlong deployment to Kuwait and Afghanistan. They are members of the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade. A welcome ceremony is scheduled at the PPC Bay A.

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