Hundreds of Fort Campbell soldiers returned home from their deployment in Afghanistan Wednesday night, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Military officials say about 340 Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team returned home after a six-month deployment in Afghanistan.
A welcome home ceremony was held on post with family and friends of returning soldiers anxiously awaiting their arrival.
The soldiers were deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
American Red Cross officials are urging residents to give a gift that will save lives this holiday season.
The American Red Cross’ Give Something that Means Something winter campaign runs through January 6th and officials are hoping eligible donors will give something meaningful this holiday season by donating blood or platelets for hospital patients in need.
Communications Manager of the Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region, Regina Raccuglia Conway says historically, during the holiday season, fewer donors make the time to give blood because they are too busy celebrating the holiday season, but patients don’t get a holiday from needing blood and platelets. The need is constant.
As an added incentive to donate, all presenting donors will receive a commemorative long-sleeve Red Cross T-Shirt while supplies last.
Area residents are urged to donate blood on December 13th from 8 a.m. at 4 p.m. at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital or on December 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Campbell’s Post Exchange.
A Fort Campbell soldier has been arrested in connection with a murder in Edmonson County.
A news release from Kentucky State Police Post 3 says 28-year old Jeremy Priddy of Brownsville was murdered at his Edmonson County residence November 9.
A joint investigation between KSP and the US Army Fort Campbell Criminal Investigation Division led to charges being preferred by U.S. Military Officials on 33-year old Specialist Robbie Knight of Fort Campbell.
He was ordered into pretrial confinement Friday and the court-martial process has been initiated on the murder charge. Specialist Knight is lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Fort Campbell officials are encouraging post employees to attend an upcoming health benefits fair to learn more about healthcare options available to them.
The Federal Benefits Open Season is in full swing, where federal employees have the opportunity to change their benefits.
Post officials say Federal Benefits Open Season will be held through December 9th with changes effective the first full pay period in January.
The post’s Open Season Health Fair, is scheduled for this Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cole Park Commons.
A casing of the colors ceremony is scheduled to take place this week for one of the 101st Airborne Division’s Combat Aviation Brigades.
The division’s 1-59th Combat Aviation Brigade will be conducting the ceremony this Friday afternoon.
Fort Campbell officials say the ceremony marks the unit’s upcoming nine-month deployment to Regional Command East in Afghanistan and will be supporting troops in both RC East and RC North.
Officials say the colors are symbolic of a unit’s pride and history and once the unit is deployed overseas, the colors will be uncased.