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Kentucky employment services available at Fort Campbell for transitioning military service members

The Kentucky Career Center is offering free employment and training opportunities to the approximately 400 service members who transition each month from Fort Campbell to civilian careers in Kentucky. KCC provides services for transitioning military soldiers and their spouses including job referrals, job search, training and educational opportunities, resume assistance, skills assessments and referrals...

Mitch McConnell: Kentuckians benefitting from clout in Washington; here are some examples from 2018

Throughout 2018, I worked with my colleagues and President Trump to accomplish a great deal across Kentucky – from Paducah to Pikeville. We legalized industrial hemp, opening new doors of opportunity for farmers. We bolstered funding for our military and our veterans. And we helped protect families from the scourge of the opioid epidemic and the terrors of human trafficking. My most important responsibility...

Mitch McConnell: Kentuckians’ generosity eases burden in wake of devastating hurricanes

Several powerful hurricanes have recently devastated the southeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Already, Congress has responded by providing funding to begin the recovery. We also passed legislation authorizing federal agencies that are critical to the relief efforts. Recently, the Trump administration requested a new round of supplemental funding, and the Senate remains...

Mitch McConnell: Recent National Defense legislation is good for our nation’s military, and Kentucky

I take seriously Congress’ solemn responsibility to provide our nation’s servicemembers with the training, weaponry and capabilities they need to protect our country. The Senate recently passed critical legislation that authorizes these resources, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and I was proud to support it. Our nation faces numerous challenges around the world from both state actors...

Murray State University, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade developing partnership

Ten representatives from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell visited Murray State University’s campus recently and the event included a Blackhawk UH-60M helicopter landing on campus, as well as a special commissioning ceremony for two Murray State graduates. The brigade’s visit was part of a larger initiative to develop a partnership between Fort Campbell, Murray State and the city...

Operation Homefront will provide holiday meals to military families, including 200 at Fort Knox

Operation Homefront and Walmart will distribute holiday meals to military families through the national nonprofit’s annual Holiday Meals for Military program. This year, holiday meals will be distributed at 25 events across the nation from Dec. 5 through Dec. 18. Walmart is contributing in-kind donations worth $215,000. Additionally, Walmart transportation and logistics will help deliver the food...

Kentucky to lose two Army brigade combat teams by 2017 from Ft. Knox, Ft. Campbell

  Staff report   Kentucky and Texas are the only two states to lose two brigade combat teams in the U.S. Army restructuring announced yesterday by Army Gen. Ray Odierno.   In compliance with the Budget Control Act of 2011, Fort Knox will lose the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, the only combat brigade at Fort Knox. Fort Campbell will lose the 4th Brigade Combat Team,...

Kentucky solider Michael C. Cable dies when unit attacked by enemy forces in Afghanistan

A Kentucky soldier has died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.   According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Michael C. Cable, 26, of Philpot in Daviess County, died March 27, from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces in Shinwar District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion,...