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AP’s Obama-at-Fort-Campbell Story

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Brimming with pride, President Barack Obama on Friday met and honored the U.S. commandos he sent after terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, saluting them on behalf of America and the world and capping an extraordinary week for the country. “Job well done,” the president declared.
Obama addressed roughly 2,000 troops after meeting privately with the full assault team — Army helicopter pilots and Navy SEAL commandos — who executed the dangerous raid on bin Laden’s compound and killed the al-Qaida leader in Pakistan early Monday. Their identities are kept secret.

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Haslam Misses Obama Ft. Campbell Visit (Wasn’t Invited?)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is not among those attending President Barack Obama’s visit with troops at Fort Campbell to celebrate the successful military operation against Osama Bin Laden.
Haslam spokesman David Smith said the Republican governor had a previously scheduled commitment Friday to attend a luncheon at the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival in Humboldt. Smith said the governor’s office was also not officially notified of the visit by the White House.
While Fort Campbell’s official address is in Kentucky, much of the sprawling installation is located across the state line in Tennessee.
Fort Campbell is home to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, which was involved in the raid against bin Laden. It is also home to the famed 101st Airborne Division.