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New Chapel Taking Shape At Fort Campbell

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A new chapel is taking shape at Fort Campbell to accommodate the array of congregations at the post that are outgrowing the existing military chapels built in the World War II and Korean War eras.

There are more than 20 different religious services held at the installation on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line that draw between 2,000 and 2,500 people weekly. But the post's seven chapels are becoming too small for soldiers and their young families, said Chaplain (Col.) Roger Heath, the installation chaplain at Fort Campbell.

The new chapel complex being built can hold a maximum of 1,200 people and will include space for religious education, child care, a kitchen and other meeting spaces.

The complex is scheduled to be completed by February as long as weather doesn't delay construction.

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