Ft. Campbell

Regional
10:19 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Kentucky Soldier Accused of Terrorism Could be Sentenced Friday

An AWOL Kentucky soldier convicted of planning to blow up a restaurant full of Fort Hood troops has been sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge in Texas.

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Regional
7:54 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Judge to Sentence AWOL Kentucky Solider Who Plotted Attack

An AWOL soldier convicted of planning a massive attack on a restaurant full of Fort Hood soldiers as part of his religious mission faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced in Texas federal court.

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Regional
7:48 am
Thu August 9, 2012

After Harvard, Commander Returns to Duty at Ft. Campbell

A well-known Army commander is coming back to Fort Campbell after taking a prestigious fellowship at Harvard University. Col. Andrew Poppas is taking over as the new deputy commander for operations under Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division.

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Regional
8:10 am
Tue August 7, 2012

WWII Purple Heart Medal Mailed to Ft. Campbell

A Purple Heart medal given to a former officer assigned to the 101st Airborne Division in World War II is being returned to Fort Campbell, Ky. The medal was mailed to the U.S. Embassy in London without a return address in July, according to the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

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Regional
1:56 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Ft. Campbell Soldier Facing Terrorism Charges to Serve as Own Lawyer

An AWOL Ft. Campbell soldier convicted of planning to blow up a restaurant full of Texas soldiers will represent himself when he’s sentenced next month. Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo told U.S. District Judge Walter Smith during a Thursday hearing in Waco, Texas, that he and his attorneys weren’t communicating effectively.

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Regional
9:24 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Leader of Ft. Knox Combat Team Leaving Post for Ft. Campbell

The leader of an infantry brigade combat team stationed at Fort Knox is relinquishing command of the brigade at a ceremony tomorrow morning. But he’s not going far.

In fact, Col. Chris Toner is going from one Kentucky military installation to another.

The Kansas native has led the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division for the past three years. He was responsible for helping move the Brigade from Fort Hood, Texas to Fort Knox after the Brigade’s first deployment to Afghanistan.

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Regional
3:25 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Ft. Campbell Soldiers Get Official Word of Next Deployment

Soldiers from Ft. Campbell's 101st Airborne Division

The Department of Defense has announced four units--including two from Ft. Campbell, Ky--will deploy to Afghanistan this year. The scheduled rotation involves more than 11,000 soldiers from the four units that will start deploying between spring and winter.

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4:19 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Ft. Campbell Soldier Found Guilty in Bomb Plot Against Texas Soldiers

A federal jury on Thursday convicted an AWOL Muslim soldier from Fort Campbell of attempting to blow up a Texas restaurant full of Fort Hood troops. The Waco jury convicted Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo of the most serious charge, attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, which could land him in prison for life. Abdo also was convicted of attempted murder of U.S. officers or employees, and four counts of possessing a weapon in furtherance of a federal crime of violence.

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Regional
10:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Fifth Trial Set For Brent Burke

Army Sgt. Brent Burke

A new trial date has been set in the court martial of a Kentucky soldier facing two murder charges. Sergeant Brent Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law in 2007. The two women were found shot to death inside a home in Rineyville in Hardin County.

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8:30 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Ft. Campbell Sergeant Receives Second Highest Military Honor

The Distinguished Service Cross

A Fort Campbell soldier credited with saving the lives of two fellow soldiers during an attack in Afghanistan while wounded has been presented with the nation's second highest military honor. Sgt. Felipe Pereira of the 101st Airborne Division was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by Gen. Ray Odierno, Army chief of staff, during a ceremony Thursday at the installation on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line.

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