Police say a soldier from Fort Campbell was planning an attack on Fort Hood, Texas. PFC Naser Abdo was AWOL from Kentucky. He was arrested in Killeen, Texas with explosives and a uniform with Fort Hood patches on it. Another Muslim soldier went on a shooting spree at the fort in 2009, and police say… Continue reading Police Say Fort Campbell Soldier Was Planning Attack on Fort Hood
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will visit Fort Campbell, Kentucky to sign copies of his New York Times best-selling memoir, Known and Unknown, later this month. Rumsfeld served twice as defense secretary, first under President Gerald Ford and subsequently President George W. Bush. He has been visiting military bases around the country to… Continue reading Rumsfeld to Visit Fort Campbell
Pointing out that President Barack Obama’s harshest critics have praised him for killing terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, the Lexington Herald-Leader‘s editorial board chastised Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear for snubbing the president during his first visit to the commonwealth. Last week, Mr. Obama delivered a speech at Fort Campbell after meeting with military service members. … Continue reading Herald-Leader Says Beshear Snubbing President Obama Was a Mistake
Joining prominent civil rights leaders and other Democratic lawmakers, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, said Governor Steve Beshear should have adjusted his schedule to be at Fort Campbell and greet President Barack Obama during his a recent visit to the military base. Last Friday, Mr. Obama made his first visit as president to the… Continue reading Stumbo: Beshear Was Wrong to Snub Obama
Addressing military service members at Fort Campbell, President Barack Obama honored the special operations team that killed 9/11 terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Joined by Vice President Joe Biden, the president arrived to thank the soldiers after having a private meeting with members of the Navy SEAL team that killed the al-Qaeda founder. It was… Continue reading Obama Addresses Troops at Fort Campbell
The Department of Defense says an Army soldier from Hardin County, Kentucky has been killed in Afghanistan. Twenty year old Pfc. Nathaniel Garvin of Radcliff died Monday at a base in Kandahar in a non-combat related incident.
By Rick Howlett Officials say a 33 year old Army soldier from LaGrange has been killed in a non-combat related incident in Afghanistan. Funeral arrangements are pending for Sgt. 1st Class Kristopher D. Chapleau, who died June 30. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Here’s a press… Continue reading Soldier From Oldham County Killed In Afghanistan
By Rick Howlett Afghan President Hamid Karzai wrapped up his U.S. trip Friday with a stop at the Fort Campbell Army Base, where he met with troops preparing to deploy to Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province. Fort Campbell is sending about 20,000 troops to the region. Karzai has been in the U.S. this week for talks with President Obama.… Continue reading Karzai Visits Fort Campbell