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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.  

New Report Highlights "Toxic" Leadership In Military

Aug 8, 2013
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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.”

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.

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.

  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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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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