The Department of Defense officially announced today that about 1,900 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will be deploying in the coming months to Afghanistan to serve as battle space integrators and functional advisory and assistance teams for the Afghan Security Forces.
For the past year, the brigade has been preparing soldiers for the upcoming mission to Afghanistan by conducting numerous training exercises that’s meant to test soldiers physically and mentally for the rigors of combat.
The soldiers will be providing training advice and assistance to Afghan National Security Forces and their mission is focused on improving the overall proficiency of the Afghan Security Forces.
Major General James McConville was quoted as saying that he had complete confidence that soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team are highly trained, disciplined and fit.
Fort Campbell officials announced on Friday that the Kelly Clarkson concert presented by the Air Force Reserve Tour for the Troops has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 9th and will take place at the local post’s Division parade Field.
The chart topping pop singer was scheduled to perform for troops as part of the division’s annual Week of the Eagles festivities, but was canceled due to weather concerns.
The Air Force Reserve Band will hit the stage and start performing at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the Rock 101 Band at 7 p.m. and then Kelly Clarkson to take the stage at 8 p.m.
No outside food or beverages will be allowed and concert goers are asked to leave glass bottles and pets at home.
Kentucky State Police in the Post 3 District welcomed a new commander recently.
Prior to his appointment, Captain Bobby Murray of Madisonsville, a 13-year veteran of the police force, was previously assigned to the Mayfield, Madisonville, Frankfort Posts and Drug Enforcement Special Investigations Branch and most recently served as the post commander in Morehead.
Captain Murray is also a 7-year Army veteran, who served with both the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and was quoted as saying he looked forward the challenges and accomplishments ahead and in maintaining and cultivating partnerships with other entities and agencies of the area.
Hopkinsville Community College officials announced today that over 100 students received rotary scholarships to attend classes at HCC at no cost for the next two years.
Officials say any student who graduated from Christian County High School, Hopkinsville High School, Heritage Christian Academy or University were eligible to apply and were awarded the scholarships if they met certain requirements.
Those requirements include each student enrolling and successfully completing a tuition-waived orientation to college courses at HCC, graduate with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, have a 95 % attendance record, never been expelled from school and have applied for financial aid and registered for classes at HCC.
The 104 Rotary Scholars were recognized yesterday at the college’s Back2School Bash festivities and were able to meet and mingle with several members of the local Rotary Club.
Christian County Public School officials released latest ACT testing data this morning with School Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill saying she is pleased with the findings.
This year’s senior class took the ACT as juniors in March 2011 with students able to take the exam on scheduled Saturdays throughout the year.
District Assessment Coordinator Tracey Leath gave a brief overview of the average scores.