Fort Campbell

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  Construction has finally begun on the long-in-development, 110-acre Oak Grove Village mall project, near Fort Campbell. John Null explains the hold-up and what Oak Grove Village might do for the cities of Hopkinsville and Oak Grove.

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Christian County School Officials are discussing a possible contingency plan should the school face an influx of students from Fort Campbell.  

The issue came up during a Local Planning Committee meeting concerning long-term facility upgrades last week.

As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan come to a conclusion, a top military official in Kentucky says Fort Knox and Fort Campbell should brace for changes.  In a speech Wednesday to the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club, Colonel David Thompson said BRAC is coming again to military installations nationwide.

“It’s gonna come with a vengeance in my view," predicted Thompson.  "As we come out of this war effort, the infrastructure that we have out there is clearly unsupportable.  From a business perspective, you can’t have more structure than you have force.  At some point, the math is not going to work.”

Soldiers with a regiment whose roots trace to World War II's fabled "Band of Brothers" are set to return from their final deployment to Afghanistan.

Fort Campbell has canceled Retiree Appreciation Day, saying the government shutdown makes the event impossible.

Garrison Commander Col. David Dellinger says a review of what services would be available would not make it worth the time for retirees to travel to the military post.

Fort Campbell Units Return To Afghanistan

Sep 26, 2013

Two combat brigades based at Fort Campbell are returning to the war in Afghanistan. The Pentagon announced yesterday 4,800 soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division will rotate back into the conflict.

They are scheduled to deploy over this winter. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team is sending 3,000 soldiers, a majority of that brigade.

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The Department of Defense Education Activity awarded two school districts near Fort Campbell with a $4.5 million dollar grant to help students in military families.

The grant is being split between school districts in Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tenn., and Christian County, Ky. The grant will fund a liaison at each school district to help connect with and involve parents.

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A judge has cleared charges against the former head of a Fort Campbell sexual assault response program that stem from a domestic dispute.

Fort Campbell leaders fired Lt. Col. Darin Haas in May after his arrest for allegedly violating a protection order and stalking his ex-wife. Haas said he is relieved that the charges have been dropped, but that he cannot get his reputation back.

“As far as employment it’s bleak,” he said. “But I am happy that this is finally over and that I can at least put that chapter behind me and move on.”

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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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