The 101st Airborne Division will be conducting another color casing ceremony to mark the departure of another unit to Afghanistan.
Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment will be conducting the casing ceremony Friday morning at Parker Field located off of A-Shau Valley Road and Airborne Street.
Military officials say the purpose of the casing ceremony is to officially mark the unit’s deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Officials also say the unit colors represents the unit on the battlefield, and casing it symbolizes the unit is prepared for movement.
The unit will provide protection for coalition forces across Afghanistan against the threat of indirect fire.
Clarksville Police are investigating the death of a Fort Campbell soldier.
A news release from Public Information Officer Natalie Hall says 23-year old Fort Campbell soldier Allen Fary was found unresponsive at an Aurora Drive residence Friday night around 11:30. CPR was initiated and Fary was transported to Gateway Medical Center, where he died.
Officer Hall says it's an ongoing investigation and there is no further information to release.
Fort Campbell officials are pleased to announce the first birth at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital for 2014.
Officials say a baby girl named Maya Vasquez was the first baby to be born at the hospital and weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long at birth.
Officials also say Maya is not only the first baby of the new year, but she is also the first child of Leticia Vasquez and her husband Louis Vasquez.
Louis Vasquez is a staff sergeant assigned to the 5-63rd Aviation Support Battalion, 1-59th Combat Aviation Brigade is about to deploy to Afghanistan.
Fort Campbell officials continue to take proactive measures in preventing suicides among troops and are hoping the efforts will pay off during the upcoming new year.
Post Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Joe Varney says one suicide is one too many and that there are many sources soldiers can turn to and seek help without any repercussions.
Varney says something as simple as talking to a person, who may or may not show signs of being depressed or being suicidal, may one day save a life and that no soldier should suffer alone.
The Department of Defense has not released information concerning the number of service members who took their lives this year and will likely be released in the near future.
According to a report previously released by the Department of Defense, in 2012, over 349 service members took their own lives across all four branches of the armed forces with the Army sustaining the highest toll at 182 deaths.
There will be a New Years celebration fundraiser in Hopkinsville next week for the Wounded Warrior Project.
The celebration will be from 8 p.m. until midnight Tuesday at the Woodmen of the World Building on Pembroke Road, according to Ray Jackson of Premier Sound and Light Show, who says it will be free of profane music and alcohol.
Jackson says the party is open to adults and youths ninth grade and up.
Attendees are advised to dress casual and every dollar donated will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.