Afghanistan

Regional
2:48 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Ft. Knox to Welcome Home Soldiers from Afghanistan

Ft. Knox is home to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division.
Credit U.S. Army

Soldiers from a Fort Knox-based infantry brigade combat team are set to return home from Afghanistan.

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.

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.

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.

Regional
11:13 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Ft. Knox Soldiers Welcomed Back Home After Serving in Afghanistan

Nearly 300 Ft. Knox soldiers are home for the holidays after serving a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.

The soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st 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.

The unit will continue to send soldiers home through next May, with the majority of the brigade home before March.

Regional
8:41 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Ft. Campbell Soldiers Returning from Afghanistan Friday

Soldiers from Ft. Campbell's 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan

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.

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.

Thousands of soldiers from Fort Campbell are deployed or are preparing to deploy this year to Afghanistan.

Politics
9:31 am
Thu January 17, 2013

McConnell: Agreement with White House Possible on US Troops in Afghanistan

Ft. Campbell soldiers in Afghanistan

Kentucky's senior U.S. Senator believes there is opportunity for bipartisan agreement concerning American troop levels in Afghanistan.

The Courier-Journal reports McConnell made the remarks after returning home from a congressional trip to Afghanistan and Israel.

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.

Regional
10:45 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Ft. Campbell Soldiers Taking on New Roles as Afghan Advisors

Ft. Campbell soldiers serving in Afghanistan

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.

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Regional
1:38 pm
Sun August 26, 2012

Fort Campbell Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

The U.S. Army says a Mississippi native based at Fort Campbell, Ky., has been killed in Afghanistan.

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Regional
4:40 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Flags at Half Staff Today in Honor of Kentucky Marine

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.

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Regional
7:37 am
Sun April 8, 2012

Funeral Set for Tuesday for Kentucky Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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.  Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home Director Jerel Schneider says Spc. David W. Taylor will be buried in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson on Tuesday.

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