military http://wfpl.org en VA’s Opiate Overload Feeds Veterans’ Addictions, Overdose Deaths http://wfpl.org/post/va-s-opiate-overload-feeds-veterans-addictions-overdose-deaths <p><em><strike>This reporting will be explored further <strike>on air at 1 p.m. today</strike> on Reveal, a news special produced by the California-based Center for Investigative Reporting. Tune in to 89.3 to stream at <a href="http://www.wfpl.org">WFPL.org.</a></strike></em></p><p><strike><em>Because of a technical issue, we&#39;re rescheduling Reveal. It&#39;s air at 9 p.m. Friday.</em></strike></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 10:42:14 +0000 Aaron Glantz 7083 at http://wfpl.org VA’s Opiate Overload Feeds Veterans’ Addictions, Overdose Deaths One Killed, Several Injured in Exercise at Fort Knox http://wfpl.org/post/one-killed-several-injured-exercise-fort-knox <p>A U.S. Army spokesman says one member of the U.S. Navy was killed and several others injured during a training exercise at the Fort Knox&nbsp;Army post.</p><p>Fort Knox spokesman Ryan Brus said Friday the accident happened at 9:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday and involved members of a Naval branch at the post in central Kentucky.</p><p>Brus had no other details and referred calls to U.S. Navy Lt. David Lloyd. Lloyd did not immediately return a call to The Associated Press.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 13:53:35 +0000 The Associated Press 5434 at http://wfpl.org Following Shooting, Fort Knox Remains on Heightened Security http://wfpl.org/post/following-shooting-fort-knox-remains-heightened-security <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Pentagon says an Army civilian employee has died following a shooting incident in a parking lot at Fort Knox in Kentucky.</p><p>Military officials said in a news release late Wednesday that the victim was an employee of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. The shooting occurred outside the command. He was transported to the Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 04:11:22 +0000 Associated Press 4820 at http://wfpl.org Following Shooting, Fort Knox Remains on Heightened Security Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Opens Combat to Women http://wfpl.org/post/defense-secretary-leon-panetta-opens-combat-women <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">WASHINGTON — Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon&nbsp;<font color="red">Panetta</font>&nbsp;is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:14:48 +0000 Associated Press 3566 at http://wfpl.org Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Opens Combat to Women Paul Amendment Changes How Soldiers Are Counted in Census http://wfpl.org/post/paul-amendment-changes-how-soldiers-are-counted-census <p>Services members would be counted differently in future U.S. Censuses under a successful amendment to a major defense bill that's to be debated in the U.S. Congress -- an amendment sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.</p><p>Currently, family members living on a military base are counted there as residents, but if a soldier is deployed away from the base, he is not counted as a base resident.</p><p>The amendment would count the deployed soldier as a member of the base -- a potentially helpful change for Kentucky. Kentucky has two major Army bases, Fort Campbell and Fort Knox.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:48:59 +0000 Kenny Colston 2790 at http://wfpl.org Paul Amendment Changes How Soldiers Are Counted in Census Unmanned Drones To Be Tested In Indiana Airspace http://wfpl.org/post/unmanned-drones-be-tested-indiana-airspace <p>Indiana is bringing unmanned drones to the state for testing, as a part of a plan to market the state’s defense operations more aggressively throughout the U.S.</p><p>Indiana’s National Center for Complex Operation, which was established at the beginning of this year,uses the state’s military bases to test military equipment and technology that before it is put into practice.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:51:28 +0000 Alyssa Extin, Indiana Public Media 1733 at http://wfpl.org Unmanned Drones To Be Tested In Indiana Airspace 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