Fort Campbell

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

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.

State Lawmakers Object To Military Base Reductions

Aug 14, 2014

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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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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A Meade County native who died while serving in Iraq is being honored this weekend at Fort Campbell.

The U.S. Army Reserve Center at the Kentucky post is being renamed Sunday in honor of Major Michael Mundell, who died in 2007 from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device was detonated in Fallujah.

Governor Steve Beshear has directed flags at state buildings to be lowered to half-staff today in honor of two fallen Fort Campbell soldiers.

The Army has analyzed the impact of cutting 16,000 personnel from Fort Campbell, which would be about half of its current population.

The guard is changing at Fort Campbell, with a ceremony Friday to install Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky as commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

Throughout the division, officers are being promoted to new roles, including the first woman to ever serve as a brigade commander at Fort Campbell. 

Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper visited Fort Campbell Thursday to promote a new consumer protection guide for military personnel and their consumer affairs counselors.

Marian Mason has returned to her childhood home of Christian County as the new Executive Director of the Christian County Chamber of Commerce. On Sounds Good, she speaks with Kate Lochte about some of the efforts in the works in the Hopkinsville/Christian Co. area, such as connecting veterans with jobs (after First Lady Michelle Obama's recent Fort Campbell visit), legislative agenda successes, community vision plan, entrepreneurial business plan competition and the recent rebranding/remodeling of the Chamber building.