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Health commissioner reaffirms synced efforts at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital roundtable

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Tennessee’s top health department official joined military and civilian health administrators at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on how healthcare efforts are synchronized across multiple agencies from local to county, regional and state levels.

The working lunch meeting was an opportunity to bolster longstanding relationships and communicate directly with Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, which is tasked to protect, promote and improve the health of people in Tennessee.

Dr. (Col.) Michael Helwig, Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, discusses training and resources with Dr. (Col.) George Appenzeller, Hospital Commander, and Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday.

Dr. (Col.) Michael Helwig, Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, discusses training and resources with Dr. (Col.) George Appenzeller, Hospital Commander, and Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital celebrates life with annual Walk to Remember

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – During Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s 8th annual Walk to Remember Ceremony Thursday, families and parents gathered to remember and honor children lost at birth, miscarriage or at a young age.

The event, held on the hospital’s “A” Building Veranda, was organized by BACH’s chaplain and Bereavement Support Committee in support of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month. The national observance provides an opportunity to increase understanding of the tragedy involved in the deaths of unborn and newborn babies.

During a Walk To Remember ceremony at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Chaplain (Maj.) Thomas Gidley leads attendees in a balloon release to honor the memories of babies lost. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

During a Walk To Remember ceremony at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Chaplain (Maj.) Thomas Gidley leads attendees in a balloon release to honor the memories of babies lost. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services Honors Fallen Soldiers with Boot Display

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – In honor of Military Survivor Appreciation Week, formerly known as Gold Star Family Appreciation Week, more than 5,000 boots are on display on the lawn of the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters.

The boots have been collected from military service members across Fort Campbell and abroad to honor service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since September 11th, 2001.

This display of combat boots honors the memories and sacrifice of the military men and women who gave their lives while serving our country.

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company and 1/506 Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team arrived first thing Friday morning to start setting up the Survivor Outreach Services boot display honoring service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company and 1/506 Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team arrived first thing Friday morning to start setting up the Survivor Outreach Services boot display honoring service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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Tennessee Titans play Houston Texans at LP Field, Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (2-5) vs. Houston Texans (3-4)

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 | Noon CDT
Nashville, TN | LP Field (69,143) | TV: FOX

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (2-5) reach the midpoint of their season this week, hosting the Houston Texans (3-4) in the final game before their bye. Kickoff at LP Field is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, October 26th.

In a departure from tradition, this week’s game between AFC South rivals will be televised regionally on FOX, including Nashville affiliate WZTV FOX 17.

Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey (20) carries the ball past Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy (93) in the second quarter at FedEx Field last Sunday. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey (20) carries the ball past Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy (93) in the second quarter at FedEx Field last Sunday. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

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101st Airborne Division Medevac pilot earns honor grad during badge lanes at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – A Soldier from 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), was the honor graduate for the expert field medical badge class at Fort Campbell, KY, October 3rd, 2014.

1st Lt. Kenneth Danos, aeromedical-evacuation pilot, Company C, 6-101st CAB, was recognized as the honor graduate for getting zero no-gos throughout the testing phase. Because of his achievement, Danos will be half of a two-Soldier team representing the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) at the U.S. Army best-medic competition.

First Lt. Kenneth Danos, aeromedical-evacuation pilot, Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is congratulated by Command Sgt. Maj. Stuart C. O'Black, command sergeant major, 101st CAB, after receiving his expert field medical badge, here, Oct. 3, 2014. Danos was the honor graduate, receiving zero no-gos during his testing phase. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

First Lt. Kenneth Danos, aeromedical-evacuation pilot, Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is congratulated by Command Sgt. Maj. Stuart C. O’Black, command sergeant major, 101st CAB, after receiving his expert field medical badge, here, Oct. 3, 2014. Danos was the honor graduate, receiving zero no-gos during his testing phase. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell calls on Center for Disease Control to Train Workers, Protect Montgomery County from Ebola Risk

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Clarksville, TN – In response to the news that Fort Campbell soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will be deployed to Liberia to assist in fighting the outbreak of the Ebola virus there, State Representative John Tidwell is calling on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to prepare hospital personnel in Montgomery County to protect themselves and our community in the event that a returning soldier is infected with the virus.

“Our military families and our community have endured so many burdens in the War on Terror. Now they are being called upon to assist in the world’s fight against Ebola.  We need to be sure our families are not endangered by a lack of preparedness,” said Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell.

Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell

Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade Air scouts use aviation to teach about the importance of math

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Pilots from 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hosted sixth-grade students from Kenwood Middle School for a demonstration of how math is relevant to aviation, here, October 8th, 2014.

The field trip was part of Kenwood’s make math meaningful field trip. The students visited other professions where math was integral to daily business.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Frank Laudano, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), responds to raised hands from visiting students, here, Oct. 8, 2014. The field trip by Kenwood Middle School sixth-graders was part of a broader field trip to make mathematics meaningful outside of the classroom. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Frank Laudano, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), responds to raised hands from visiting students, here, Oct. 8, 2014. The field trip by Kenwood Middle School sixth-graders was part of a broader field trip to make mathematics meaningful outside of the classroom. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Kentucky Air National Guard Airmen supported 101st Airborne Division’s movement to Liberia

 

Maj. Dale Greer, Joint Task Force-Port Opening Senegal

Kentucky Air National GuardDAKAR, Senegal – The Joint Task Force-Port Opening Senegal (JTF-PO) supported the 101st Airborne Division’s departure from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport here October 19th, en route to Liberia, where the division will join hundreds of U.S. service members engaged in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

JTF-PO Senegal is staffed by more than 70 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group and stood up operations here October 5th.

Aerial porters from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group load a pallet of red blood cells and frozen plasma onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 10, 2014, at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal. The aerial porters are part of Joint Task Force-Port Opening Sengal, an air cargo hub that’s funneling humanitarian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak there. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

Aerial porters from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group load a pallet of red blood cells and frozen plasma onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 10, 2014, at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal. The aerial porters are part of Joint Task Force-Port Opening Sengal, an air cargo hub that’s funneling humanitarian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak there. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers join the fight against Ebola in Africa

 

Written by Maj. Dale Greer
JTF-PO Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionAfrica -The commander of the 101st Airborne Division and more than 30 of his troops departed from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport here on October 19th en route to Liberia, where they will join hundreds of U.S. service members engaged in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st, will take charge of the Joint Forces Command for Operation United Assistance upon arrival in Liberia, replacing U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, who will continue as commander of U.S. Army Africa.

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, Airmen, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014. The service members are bound for Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, Airmen, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014. The service members are bound for Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

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101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) welcomes new division Command Sergeant Major Gregory Nowak at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Pubilc Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell, KY. The Home of the Screaming EaglesFort Campbell, KY – Command Sergeant Major Gregory Nowak became the 34th command sergeant major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at McAuliffe Hall, the division headquarters, here October 9th.

Soldiers of the division, along with Families and members of the Fort Campbell community, gathered to welcome Nowak, who comes to the division from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Camps Casey and Hovey in the Republic of Korea.

Command Sergeant Major Gregory Nowak assumes responsibility as the 34th command sergeant major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during a ceremony held at McAuliffe Hall, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Oct. 9, 2014.   (Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Command Sergeant Major Gregory Nowak assumes responsibility as the 34th command sergeant major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during a ceremony held at McAuliffe Hall, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Oct. 9, 2014. (Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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