Ft. Campbell

Two Fort Campbell Soldiers Killed, Suspect in Custody

Feb 3, 2017
Ft. Campbell

Authorities say two Fort Campbell soldiers have been killed and a juvenile injured following a domestic dispute near the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

Kentucky State Police say in a statement it appears 35-year-old Jeremy Demar of Clarksville, Tennessee, was in a domestic dispute with his wife and found her at a home in Oak Grove, Kentucky, where he forced his way in and fatally shot a man and a woman. Police say the two killed were soldiers but have not released their names.

Police say a teenager received minor injuries in a confrontation with Demar, who fled with a young child.

Fort Campbell Soldiers Returning from Iraq Deployment

Jan 12, 2017
Ft. Campbell

Another group of Fort Campbell soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division is expected to return to the post.

The soldiers are from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and have been deployed to Iraq and other areas in Southwest Asia for nine months. A group of nearly 200 soldiers arrived last week at the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border and another group is expected Thursday evening.

Mother Sues U.S. Army Over Ft. Campbell Soldier Rape Case

Aug 30, 2013

A Tennessee woman is suing the U.S. Army for $30 million, saying military authorities did not alert her to an investigation into allegations that a Fort Campbell soldier raped her daughter and videotaped the act.

The soldier, Joshua Cline, has been convicted on state rape charges and federal child pornography charges involving the girl, who was 6 when the abuse was discovered in 2008.

The woman told The Tennessean that the rape and its aftermath has been devastating.

The Army has declined to comment on the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court earlier this month in Nashville.

The lawsuit says Army officials were investigating Cline but didn't notify the mother of the potential danger, and that the girl was then abused by Cline a second time.

The 101st Airborne Division from Ft. Campbell is headed back to Afghanistan for the third time in five years, but the Division's commanding general says things should be different this time. Major General James McConville says his forces have to be more adaptive and agile as they set the stage for the 2014 withdrawal of U.S. combat forces. 

About 600 of McConville's top staff are leaving now to command NATO troops east of the capital of Kabul, where thousands of Ft. Campbell troops are currently serving. But unlike the Division's two previous tours, McConville says this isn't a return to the same deadly fights with insurgents in eastern Afghanistan.

McConville says the Afghan military is leading combat operations now and the Division's role is to smooth the transition for Afghan security forces.

Less combat means more school for soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division as the Army's only helicopter-based assault force intensifies training for the kind of fast air-led deployment of troops and equipment that helped launch the Iraq war.