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Local News
2:02 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Soldier Convicted of Killing Iraqi Family Commits Suicide

Mecklenburg County, N.C. Sheriff's Office

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.

Prison officials in Arizona found 28 year old Steven Dale Green dead in his cell Saturday.

Green, from Midland, Texas, was a private in the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell when he deployed to Iraq.

Local News
7:00 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Despite Furloughs, Basic Services and Troops Still Active at Kentucky Posts After Shutdown

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FORT KNOX — Officials at Kentucky'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.

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.

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Local News
3:28 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Military Base Furlough Notices Going Out This Week

Military installations in Kentucky and elsewhere have begun receiving furlough notices this week. 

Under across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget, civilian Defense Department employees must be furloughed 11 days between July and September. 

At Fort Campbell, that affects about 4,000 workers in support roles such as schools and the commissary.  Fort Campbell Public Affairs Director Bob Jenkins says the post is trying to keep disruptions to a minimum.

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Local News
12:37 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Fort Campbell's Women Troops Discuss Changes to Combat Roles

Lt. Col. Juanita Change
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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — The Pentagon announcement on Wednesday lifting a blanket ban on women in combat roles will mean changes for Fort Campbell.

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.

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.

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11:09 am
Fri August 10, 2012

AWOL Soldier Sentenced to Life for 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.

PFC Naser Abdo received the punishment today (Friday) in Waco.

Abdo told authorities he planned to make bombs as part of a "massive attack" against Fort Hood soldiers last year. He was convicted in May on six federal charges, including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

The 22-year-old represented himself at the sentencing.