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Services, soldiers still active at Ky. military posts, despite partial government shutdown
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 3:59 PM EDT
FORT KNOX, Ky.
Officials at Kentucky's two major Army posts say basic services such as utilities, public safety and hospital emergency services were still functioning despite a partial government shutdown.
Col. David "Buck" Dellinger — the Garrison Commander at Fort Campbell — says soldier training and operation in preparation for deployments were taking place as scheduled Tuesday. The post is preparing to send two brigades — the 2nd Brigade Combat Team with about 2,000 soldiers and the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade with 1,800 personnel — to Afghanistan in the coming months.
Fort Campbell spokesman Bob Jenkins says the nine schools operating at Fort Campbell will remain in session.