Afghanistan http://wkyufm.org en Ft. Knox to Welcome Home Soldiers from Afghanistan http://wkyufm.org/post/ft-knox-welcome-home-soldiers-afghanistan <p></p><p>Soldiers from a Fort Knox-based infantry brigade combat team are set to return home from Afghanistan.</p><p>The 110 members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division are scheduled to arrive at Ft. Knox Friday at midnight. They’ll be welcomed home during a ceremony at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center at the army post.</p><p>The event will be the final redeployment ceremony for the brigade, signaling the end of its nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.</p><p>The unit has been stationed in the Zabul province in southern Afghanistan, an area larger than the state of Connecticut. The soldiers have been assisting Afghan security forces, government members, and police forces in the province. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:48:55 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 44709 at http://wkyufm.org Ft. Knox to Welcome Home Soldiers from Afghanistan Ft. Knox Soldiers Welcomed Back Home After Serving in Afghanistan http://wkyufm.org/post/ft-knox-soldiers-welcomed-back-home-after-serving-afghanistan <p>Nearly 300 Ft. Knox soldiers are home for the holidays after serving a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.</p><p>The soldiers assigned to the 3<sup>rd</sup> Brigade Combat Team, 1<sup>st</sup> Infantry Division were honored during a ceremony Sunday night at the Hardin County Army post. The 285 troops had been operating in the roughly 7,000–square-mile Zabul Province in southern Afghanistan, assisting Afghan security forces, government representatives, and police forces.</p><p>The unit will continue to send soldiers home through next May, with the majority of the brigade home before March. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:13:52 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 41256 at http://wkyufm.org Ft. Campbell Soldiers Returning from Afghanistan Friday http://wkyufm.org/post/ft-campbell-soldiers-returning-afghanistan-friday <p></p><p>Soldiers serving in a combat aviation brigade at Fort Campbell are scheduled to arrive at the post on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line after completing a deployment to Afghanistan.</p><p>The soldiers arriving home on Friday are from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. The aviation brigade has been working in eastern Afghanistan since last year to assist U.S. and international troops.</p><p>Thousands of soldiers from Fort Campbell are deployed or are preparing to deploy this year to Afghanistan. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:41:18 +0000 Associated Press 26541 at http://wkyufm.org Ft. Campbell Soldiers Returning from Afghanistan Friday McConnell: Agreement with White House Possible on US Troops in Afghanistan http://wkyufm.org/post/mcconnell-agreement-white-house-possible-us-troops-afghanistan <p></p><p>Kentucky's senior U.S. Senator believes there is opportunity for bipartisan agreement concerning American troop levels in Afghanistan.</p><p><a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130116/NEWS01/301140143/Senator-Mitch-McConnell-hopeful-on-keeping-U-S-presence-in-Afghanistan?odyssey=underbox|text|Home" target="_blank">The Courier-Journal reports</a> McConnell made the remarks after returning home from a congressional trip to Afghanistan and Israel.</p><p>The Kentucky Republican believes between 10,000-15,000 U.S. troops would be needed to continue training Afghan troops and combat terrorism after next year's American drawdown. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:31:44 +0000 Kevin Willis 25013 at http://wkyufm.org McConnell: Agreement with White House Possible on US Troops in Afghanistan Ft. Campbell Soldiers Taking on New Roles as Afghan Advisors http://wkyufm.org/post/ft-campbell-soldiers-taking-new-roles-afghan-advisors <p>After years of taking the lead on the battlefield, Army leaders from Fort Campbell are learning how to take a backseat role when they return to Afghanistan this fall to serve as military advisers. About 1,900 troops from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, will serve as a Security Force Assistance Brigade with a mission to prepare the Afghan security forces for the coming withdrawal of NATO troops. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:45:37 +0000 Associated Press 19728 at http://wkyufm.org Ft. Campbell Soldiers Taking on New Roles as Afghan Advisors Fort Campbell Soldier Dies in Afghanistan http://wkyufm.org/post/fort-campbell-soldier-dies-afghanistan <p>The U.S. Army says a Mississippi native based at Fort Campbell, Ky., has been killed in Afghanistan. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:38:05 +0000 Associated Press 18097 at http://wkyufm.org Flags at Half Staff Today in Honor of Kentucky Marine http://wkyufm.org/post/flags-half-staff-today-honor-kentucky-marine <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be flown at half-staff today, in honor of a Kentucky Marine who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:40:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 11288 at http://wkyufm.org Funeral Set for Tuesday for Kentucky Soldier Killed in Afghanistan http://wkyufm.org/post/funeral-set-tuesday-kentucky-soldier-killed-afghanistan <p>The Associated Press reports funeral services will be held this week for a U.S. Army soldier from Dixon, who was killed recently in Afghanistan.&nbsp; Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home Director Jerel Schneider says Spc. David W. Taylor will be buried in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson on Tuesday. Sun, 08 Apr 2012 12:37:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dan Modlin 10382 at http://wkyufm.org