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.
Black Carter Duncan
All three men indicted in connection with the double-murder at an Oak Grove brothel 19 years ago have been arrested.
As previously reported, the Christian County Grand Jury indicted 39-year old Frank Black, Jr. of Gadsden, Alabama and 43-year old Edward Carter of Somerset on two counts of murder and 50-year old Leslie Duncan of Central City on two counts of complicity to murder.
Duncan was already in the Christian County Jail, serving a three year sentence after pleading guilty to tampering with evidence in the case. Duncan and Carter are former Oak Grove Police officers.
Black was arrested by police in Alabama and Carter was taken into custody at a hotel in Ohio.
On September 20th, 1994, the bodies of 22-year old Candida Belt and 18-year old Gloria Ross were discovered at the New Life Massage Parlor in Oak Grove, which also served as a brothel. The two victims had been shot and stabbed several times.
The case gained national notoriety in the 1990’s, when it was featured on the television program, Unsolved Mysteries.
KSP says Detective Jason Newby was the investigator in the cold case.
Gloria Ross and Candida Belt
(Photo submitted by attendee) (Phot submitted by attendee)
2008 Vice-Presidential Candidate and former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin was at Fort Campbell this morning to sign copies of her latest book entitled Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.
The media was not allowed to attend, but hundreds of people were lined up this morning to get their book signed and to briefly meet with Ms. Palin, according to witness accounts.
Ms. Palin’s visit at Fort Campbell this morning is part of her nation-wide book signing tour, with her next stop in Texas.
The 101st Airborne Division will be conducting an Eagle Remembrance ceremony Wednesday afternoon to honor Fort Campbell soldiers, who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Military officials say remembrance ceremonies are held monthly, as needed, to honor fallen soldiers who were deployed in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.
This month ceremony is scheduled to take place at 4 p.m. at McAuliffe Hall on post and will honor 32-year old Staff Sergeant Thomas Baysore, Jr. of Milton, Pennsylvania, who died on September 26th as a result of combat-related injuries he sustained in Afghanistan.
Baysore was assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team.