fort campbell http://wfpl.org en Soldier Convicted of Killing Iraqi Family Commits Suicide http://wfpl.org/post/soldier-convicted-killing-iraqi-family-commits-suicide <p>A medical examiner says a former Kentucky-based soldier hanged himself at the federal prison where he was serving life sentences for raping and killing a teenage Iraqi girl and fatally shooting three members of her family.</p><p>Prison officials in Arizona found 28 year old Steven Dale Green dead in his cell Saturday.</p><p>Green, from Midland, Texas, was a private in the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell when he deployed to Iraq.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:02:03 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 8636 at http://wfpl.org Soldier Convicted of Killing Iraqi Family Commits Suicide Despite Furloughs, Basic Services and Troops Still Active at Kentucky Posts After Shutdown http://wfpl.org/post/despite-furloughs-basic-services-and-troops-still-active-kentucky-posts-after-shutdown <p>FORT KNOX &mdash; Officials at Kentucky&#39;s two major Army posts say basic services such as utilities, public safety and hospital emergency services were still functioning despite a partial government shutdown.</p><p>Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. T.J. Edwards says some civilian employees have received furlough notices, but soldiers and other essential personnel were still on duty.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 7052 at http://wfpl.org Despite Furloughs, Basic Services and Troops Still Active at Kentucky Posts After Shutdown Military Base Furlough Notices Going Out This Week http://wfpl.org/post/military-base-furlough-notices-going-out-week <p>Military installations in Kentucky and elsewhere have begun receiving furlough notices this week.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget, civilian Defense Department employees must be furloughed 11 days between July and September.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At Fort Campbell, that affects about 4,000 workers in support roles such as schools and the commissary.&nbsp; Fort Campbell Public Affairs Director Bob Jenkins says the post is trying to keep disruptions to a minimum.</span></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:28:03 +0000 Lisa Autry | Kentucky Public Radio 5678 at http://wfpl.org Military Base Furlough Notices Going Out This Week Fort Campbell's Women Troops Discuss Changes to Combat Roles http://wfpl.org/post/fort-campbells-women-troops-discuss-changes-combat-roles <p>FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — The Pentagon announcement on Wednesday<a href="/post/panetta-lifting-ban-women-combat-roles"> lifting a blanket ban on women in combat roles</a> will mean changes for Fort Campbell.</p><p>Female soldiers with the 101st Airborne have served closer and closer to the frontlines in recent years. Just yesterday the division honored a woman killed in Afghanistan with a memorial service.</p><p>Lt. Col. Juanita Chang is one of the highest-ranking females on post. She’s been a military police woman, chemical weapons specialist and a public affairs officer.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:37:02 +0000 Blake Farmer/WPLN News 3587 at http://wfpl.org Fort Campbell's Women Troops Discuss Changes to Combat Roles AWOL Soldier Sentenced to Life for Bomb Plot http://wfpl.org/post/awol-soldier-sentenced-life-bomb-plot An AWOL soldier from Fort Campbell, Kentucky who was 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. <p> PFC Naser Abdo received the punishment today (Friday) in Waco. <p> Abdo told authorities he planned to make bombs as part of a "massive attack" against Fort Hood soldiers last year. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:09:37 +0000 The Associated Press 1273 at http://wfpl.org