Fort Leavenworth

Military
11:59 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Fort Leavenworth Breaks Ground On New Battleground Simulation Training Center

Fort Leavenworth will have a groundbreaking ceremony next week for a new $15.6 million-dollar battleground simulation training center.

Fort officials say next Wednesday's ceremony will begin construction of the Regional Simulation Center, which will house the hardware, software and technology that simulate battlefield activity.

The fort says that the center will train the staff and commanders of large units, a CORE or division to help improve communication, coordination and planning skills.

Military
2:06 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Budget Cuts Could Leave Many Unemployed At Fort Riley And Fort Leavenworth

The U.S. Army says budget cuts could mean the loss of thousands of soldiers and employees at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.

However, fort officials say the report released Thursday is a worst-case scenario and the reductions aren’t likely to be as severe as predicted.

The report said Fort Riley could lose 16,000 soldiers and civilian employees, with another 3,600 jobs related to the base also eliminated. The fort currently has about 20,000 soldiers and civilian employees.

The Army says Fort Leavenworth could lose half of its 5,000 employees.

Crime and Courts
7:24 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Bradley Manning Arrives At Leavenworth

Officials at Fort Leavenworth say Bradley Manning has arrived at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks to begin serving his 35-year prison term.

Manning had previously spent nearly two years at an adjacent prison while awaiting court-martial.

The soldier was sentenced Wednesday for sending classified government material to WikiLeaks.

Manning announced Thursday that he intends to live as a woman and go by the name Chelsea Manning. Manning asked the Army to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.