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

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

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 Lone Oak residents Alan and Bobbie Wilson's daughter, Hannah, serves the nation aboard the U.S. Navy warship, the USS George Washington, which is stationed at the base located 35 miles south of Tokyo in Yokosuka, Japan. The ship is longer than three football fields and one of only 10 currently operational aircraft carriers in the Navy. A 2008 graduate of Lone Oak School, AO3 Hannah Wilson says she stopped playing varsity tennis after her first two years to focus on enriched and AP studies, a passion for learning she continues today as we learn in our conversation with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

Suicides among Kentucky veterans and active military service members have increased the past several years. In many cases, those who have died never sought help through the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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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The Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport has seen marked growth over the last few years and shows no sign of stopping.  The airport has expanded its runway to 8,000 feet, making it the third airport in Kentucky with a runway 8,000 feet or longer (CORRECTED: WKMS originally reported the Owensboro runway was the third longest in Kentucky). 

Murray Native Serves Aboard the USS Washington

Nov 11, 2013

For this Veteran's Day "Sounds Good" Kate Lochte speaks with a Navy man on active duty in the South China Sea, Dakota Holland.  He's the son of Rachel Tubbs and David Holland of Murray.  The Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee set up this conversation with Petty Officer Holland, now serving aboard the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier and its airwing provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the US and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.   Holland graduated from Calloway County High in 2011.  

Fort Campbell’s garrison commander says civilian employees will be cut to four-day work weeks starting in July, as part of a furlough program stemming from budget cuts.

Col. David Dellinger said the post’s school employees will have it differently - they will be required to take five furlough days between August and September.

Giving Kentucky service members and their spouses the ability to cast absentee ballots electronically is the priority of the Kentucky State Senate heading into the 2013 legislative session, Senate President-elect Robert Stivers said on Monday.

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Current and former military members can stay at Kentucky state parks for a discount starting Nov. 1. They will be able to stay in lodge rooms starting at $44.95 a night and cottages starting at $74.95 excluding tax. To get the discount, military members are required to have proof of their service at check-in. The discount will run through March 31. Through October, military members can get a 10 percent discount to camp or lodge in state parks.

Ky. National Guard Deploys to Horn of Africa

Sep 4, 2012
Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. David Bolton, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office

Over 500 Kentucky National Guard members are on their way to the Horn of Africa. Soldiers from all over the state, including Paducah, Cadiz, Hopkinsville, Owensboro and Madisonville set out for a nine month deployment as part of the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery.

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