Governor Steve Beshear has directed flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of a Kentucky soldier, who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
According to the Department of Defense, 27-year old Specialist Christopher Landis of Independence, Kentucky, died February 10th on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from wounds he received when the enemy attacked his dismounted patrol with a rocket propelled grenade.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Flags at all state office buildings will be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Specialist Landis’ interment for which arrangements are still pending.
A 101st Airborne Division Unit will be hosting a ceremony next week to welcome a new Command Sergeant Major.
Military leaders with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team will welcome incoming Command Sergeant Major Walter A. Tagalicud, as the senior enlisted leader of the unit during an activation ceremony.
The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, February 19th at the local post.
Military officials say the Rakkasan Activation Ceremony celebrates the history and lineage of the brigade and its soldiers of the past and present.
Over 100 Fort Campbell soldiers are expected to return this weekend from their deployment in Afghanistan.
Officials say roughly 120 soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, otherwise known as Lifeliners will be returning to the local post Saturday night.
A welcome home ceremony is scheduled to take place where family and friends of the returning soldiers can cheer on their loved one for their service.
Post officials say the soldiers were deployed for nine-months in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Fort Knox will be making history next month as its first female commanding general is set to be installed during a ceremony at the post.
Brigadier General Peggy Combs will be replacing Major General Jeff Smith as the commanding general sometime in early March.
Brigadier General Combs is currently the commandant of the U.S. Army’s Chemical,Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, while Major General Smith will be serving as deputy chief of staff of operations at the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
Valentine’s Day will be a little sweeter this year for over 100 Fort Campbell families.
Over 100 Fort Campbell soldiers assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade, otherwise known as the Lifeliners will be returning home following a nine-month mission to Afghanistan.
A welcome home ceremony to cheer on the local soldiers is scheduled to take place early Sunday morning with family and friends of the returning soldiers to be in attendance.
The soldiers were deployed in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.