Content Tagged 'Afghanistan'

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,202
As of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at least 2,202 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
Afghan presidential contender threatens boycott
An adviser to a leading Afghan presidential contender, Abdullah Abdullah, says the candidate is threatening to boycott the country's ballot audit, which has been mired in obstacles.
State Office Building Flags to be Half-Staff February 22
Governor Steve Beshear has ordered the flags on all state office buildings to be lowered to half-staff Saturday to honor a Kentucky soldier who died serving in Afghanistan.
Soldier From Versailles Returns Home To Hero's Welcome
Family and friends gave Sergeant Michael Cain of Versailles a hero's welcome when he returned home Friday from Afghanistan. Video Video
Air Force Honors Fallen Hero With Lexington Ties With Ship Renaming
The Air Force is naming its newest vessel after Captain David Lyon, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in December. Lyon was married to Lexington-native Dana Pounds-Lyon, who is a Captain in the Air Force.
National Guard Members Welcomed Home from Afghanistan
45 members of the 1103rd Military Police Detachment who served in Afghanistan received a warm welcome home in Louisville Tuesday afternoon.
Kentuckian Killed In Afghanistan Crash
The Department of Defense said Staff Sgt. Daniel Fannin, 30, of Morehead was killed in an aircraft crash Saturday. Video Video
Visitation, Funeral Scheduled For Ky. Airman Killed In Afghanistan
The visitation and funeral for an airman from Morehead killed in Afghanistan are scheduled for Thursday evening. Video Video
Soldiers Get "Face Time" with Coach Cal
On Thursday, Kentucky soldiers serving in Afghanistan, the Middle East and at Guantanamo Bay got the chance to speak with UK head basketball coach John Calipari through Skype.
Kentucky Soldiers Return Home For The Holidays
Just in time for the holidays, many Kentucky soldiers returned home today. After nearly a year in Afghanistan, National Guard Members are back in the Commonwealth. Video Video
Airman Killed In Afghanistan Has Lexington Ties
U.S. Air Force Captain David Lyon, 28, of Sandpoint, Idaho, was killed Friday when an IED detonated near his convoy. He was married to fellow Air Force Officer Dana Pounds-Lyon of Lexington. Video Video
Garrard County Soldier Surprises Girlfriend
Rachel Woody's boyfriend, Specialist Randal Walls, came back to the Bluegrass from Afghanistan Saturday. Video Video
Update: Memorial Fund Set Up For Airman With Lexington Ties Who Was Killed In Action
We have a link to a memorial fund that has been set up for U.S. Air Force Captian David Lyon, 28, who was killed in action in Kabul, Afghanistan last week. Lyon was married to Lexington native and fellow Air Force Officer Dana Pounds-Lyon.
Deployed Soldier Receives EKU Academic Award
On Wednesday, an officer’s family was able to reconnect with their loved one as they were celebrating his award from Eastern Kentucky University. Video Video
Dustin Gross Benefit Memorial
A memorial was held Saturday for the 19-year-old Private First Class, Dustin Gross, who was killed by a bomb in Afghanistan. Video Video
Visitation for London Soldier Killed in Combat
Visitation for Army PFC Dustin Napier of London who was killed in combat on January 8th, while serving in Afghanistan. Video Video
Family Remembers KY Airman Killed in Afghanistan
PADUCAH (WPSD) — In a Christmas greeting recorded in 2009, then US Air Force Major John Darin Loftis gave his family a message of reassurance. Video Video
Father Returns From Afghanistan For Birth Of First Son
Major Robert S. Smither is on leave for two weeks, and plans to be there for the birth of his first son and one of his daughter's birthdays. Video Video
Soldier From Montgomery County Killed In Afghanistan
U.S. Army Soldier Dustin Gross, 19, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Video Video
More Fort Campbell Units Headed To Afghanistan
Two units from Fort Campbell are headed to Afghanistan.
Troops Arrive Back at Fort Knox
About 300 soldiers arrived back at Fort Knox on Christmas Eve, after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan. Video Video
Soldier's Body Back On American Soil
A Kentucky soldier, killed in war, in making his final trip home. Video Video
Families Send Off National Guard Troops To Afghanistan
About 150 troops are going overseas for nearly a year Video Video
Emotional Departure Ceremony For Kentucky National Guard Unit
Family and friends said goodbye to 39 members of the Kentucky National Guard's Agri-Business Development Team on Tuesday. The unit is headed to Afghanistan to help local farmers become more self-sufficient. Video Video
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