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
by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio Several civilian employers recently got a taste of military life at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, where some of their workers are preparing for Deployment with the National Guard. They took a flight aboard a C-130 Hercules, had a Meal Ready to Eat for lunch, and watched a live fire training session.… Continue reading Civilians Get Glimpse of National Guard Life
After a contentious two year dispute, Louisville insurance giant Humana will retain a lucrative military contract. Humana held the military’s Tricare contract for years. It allows the company to provide insurance for active and retired members of the armed services and their families throughout the south. Humana lost the contract to Minnesota-based UnitedHealth in 2009,… Continue reading UnitedHealth to “Pursue All Available Options” to Challenge Humana Tricare Award
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
Days after a successful mission that killed al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama will address military service members at Fort Campbell, Ky. on Friday. It will be Mr. Obama’s first visit to the commonwealth since being elected president. The base is home to several military units, including the 101st Airborne Division and the… Continue reading Obama to Address Troops at Fort Campbell
Yarmuth says despite the backing of many European and Middle Eastern countries, it looks like the U.S. is leading the military action, and that’s a cause for concern. Further, he’s wary that the impending NATO-led humanitarian mission won’t go as planned.
Like many newly elected Republicans, Young wants to cut government spending and the deficit. One of the first such issues Young will have a chance to vote on is whether to raise the nation’s debt-ceiling. A higher ceiling would allow the country to carry more debt.
The Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor is no more. Instead, there will be an armor museum in Fort Benning, Georgia and a Patton Museum of Military Leadership at Fort Knox.
Members of the Kentucky General Assembly are preparing for the 2011 session. And the head of Louisville’s Fairness Campaign hopes the legislature will take a cue from the U.S. Congress on one issue.
The Guard now has troop strength of just over 73-hundred men and women. That’s up from less than six thousand in 2003.