Department of Defense http://wfpl.org en Four Fort Knox Schools to Shut Down at End of School Year http://wfpl.org/post/four-fort-knox-schools-shut-down-end-school-year <p>The inactivation of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.knox.army.mil/forscom/3ibct/">3<sup>rd</sup> Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division</a> &nbsp;at Fort Knox &nbsp;is leading to the closure of half of the schools on the military base at the end of the school year.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:07:07 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8785 at http://wfpl.org Four Fort Knox Schools to Shut Down at End of School Year 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 Indiana Launches Office of Defense Development http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-launches-office-defense-development <p></p><p>Indiana officials are starting an effort to attract more military spending to the state at the same time the Defense Department is facing billions of dollars in automatic federal budget cuts.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lt. </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Sue </span>Ellspermann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> &nbsp;announced Monday that a longtime civilian executive at southern Indiana's Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center will lead the state's new Office of Defense Development.</span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:26:04 +0000 Associated Press 4315 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Launches Office of Defense Development