Words can not describe the bond that’s shared between a soldier and his battle buddy, and it especially holds true with their spouses, who are often times wearing multiple hats while their loved one is deployed across the globe.
Nicole Carey, the wife of First Sergeant Christopher Carey, who is assigned to Fort Campbell’s 1-32 Cavalry Regiment says family-oriented events are a great way for military spouses to network and bond, something that will be useful when their soldier deploys to places like Afghanistan and Iraq.
According to Carey, she is thankful to have a great support group while her husband is deployed and that having someone who is going through the same thing is comforting to have, especially since her husband’s job often times requires him to be in harms way.
Serving in the military is a great honor that most citizens will never understand or get to experience.
A Fort Campbell organization is giving back to those who serve in the armed forces and their loved ones in a big way.
Family Readiness Support Assistant Helen Howard says despite months of planning and sleepless nights, she is proud to give military families a chance to enjoy themselves and forget about their worries for at least a day.
Several volunteers, including Howard recently organized an early Easter Egg Hunt for children whose parents are assigned to the 1-32 Cavalry Regiment.
Howard then went on to say that planning events like the mass Easter Egg Hunt took several months to plan and dozens of people to pull it off, but it was worth it in the end.
Hundreds of children attended the egg hunt, which took place over the weekend at the local post.
Over $600 worth of farm equipment was reported stolen over the weekend.
Ronnie Lindsey told Hopkinsville Police Monday that unknown suspects stole about $624 worth of farm equipment from the parking lot of Western Crane Service, located at 1125 Skyline Drive sometime between Sunday and yesterday.
The case remains open, but a suspect description was not provided in the report.
The United Way of the Pennyrile is reportedly in need of volunteers to help review agency applications.
According to local United Way officials, the organization is preparing to allocate the funds raised during their 2011 annual campaign and need volunteer panelists to review applications and assist with funding recommendations.
The review process has reportedly changed tremendously and officials say volunteering with the organization will be rewarding.
Officials are asking potential volunteers to commit to a one hour training luncheon, time to review applications and, an hour for a site visit at an agency facility.
Residents who are interested in becoming a United Way of the Pennyrile volunteer panelist are urged to call 270-886-8171 by Friday, March 23rd.
Easter came early for hundreds of military children this weekend.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of several volunteers, the children of soldiers who are assigned to Fort Campbell’s 1-32 Cavalry Regiment enjoyed a mass Easter Egg Hunt and fun filled activities the entire family enjoyed.
Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says it’s important for military leaders to host family oriented events, especially since soldiers are not always home to celebrate the holidays with their loved ones.
Several children even found golden eggs during the Easter Egg Hunt, which was later traded in for prizes that were kid-friendly.
Lieutenant Colonel Taylor then went on to say that he was surprised about how well this weekend’s festivities was organized.
Soldiers assigned to the unit will reportedly be embarking on yet another training exercise, but this time in Fort Carson, Colorado during Easter so that’s why military officials hosted an early Easter event.