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United Assistance Mobile training team helps Liberians take care of their own

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance Rhodes
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia Liberia – The Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Mobile Training Team completed a week of training in Buchanan City, Liberia, November 21st.

The MTT mission consists of going out to remote locations in Liberia to teach future Ebola treatment center health care workers on how to properly conduct all phases of running an ETU, said Capt. Alex Ailer, a nurse with the 86th Combat Support Hospital, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Senior Airman Joshua Douglass, an aerospace medical technician, watches as health care workers properly put on their personal protective equipment in Buchanan City, Nov. 21, 2014. Douglass is a part of the mobile training team that travels throughout Liberia to remote areas to train health care workers about Ebola and how to work in an Ebola treatment unit. Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes/U.S. Army)

Senior Airman Joshua Douglass, an aerospace medical technician, watches as health care workers properly put on their personal protective equipment in Buchanan City, Nov. 21, 2014. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment soldiers return from Afghanistan

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, returned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and uncased their battalion colors October 30th signifying the end of a successful mission.

In addition to the air defenders from the battalion’s headquarters and Battery A, approximately 20 members of the 72nd Veterinary Detachment, 86th Combat Support Hospital, returned home as well.

Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer (left), the battalion commander and native of Pontiac, Ill., and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brown (right), the battalion’s senior enlisted adviser and native of Fort Riley, Kan., uncase the battalion colors after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan Oct. 30 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The battalion supported Operation Enduring Freedom by providing counter-rocket, artillery and mortar attacks capabilities to coalition forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer (left), the battalion commander and native of Pontiac, Ill., and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brown (right), the battalion’s senior enlisted adviser and native of Fort Riley, Kan., uncase the battalion colors after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan Oct. 30 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The battalion supported Operation Enduring Freedom by providing counter-rocket, artillery and mortar attacks capabilities to coalition forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund dedicates new $11 Million Intrepid Spirit Center at Fort Campbell

 

Center to treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health conditions in America’s Wounded Military Service Members
Fort Campbell Center is the Third of Nine to be Completed Nationwide

Intrepid Fallen Heroes FundFort Campbell, KY – Since September 11th, 2001, psychological health conditions, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), have become an epidemic among members of the American military, due to violent encounters with IEDs during deployments, combat related incidents and training activities.

On Monday, service members, and thousands of others who experience TBI or psychological health conditions have new hope, as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) joined with military leaders to officially dedicate the new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center set to provide crucial treatment of psychological injuries in returning service members at Fort Campbell, KY.

Staff Sgt. Todd Domorese, Maj. Gen. Richard W. Thomas, retired Gen. Richard Cody, Spc. Miguel Hernandez, Arnold Fisher, Dave Winters, Sgt. Maj. Robert Haemmerle, Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, Dr. Brett Logan, and retired Lt. Gen. Edgar Anderson help cut the ribbon at the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund dedication of the new Intrepid Spirit Center, on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Dean Dixon/AP Images for AP Images for Intrepid Fallen Heroes)

Staff Sgt. Todd Domorese, Maj. Gen. Richard W. Thomas, retired Gen. Richard Cody, Spc. Miguel Hernandez, Arnold Fisher, Dave Winters, Sgt. Maj. Robert Haemmerle, Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, Dr. Brett Logan, and retired Lt. Gen. Edgar Anderson help cut the ribbon at the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund dedication of the new Intrepid Spirit Center, on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Dean Dixon/AP Images for AP Images for Intrepid Fallen Heroes)

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A legacy of courage, strength honored at Fort Campbell during the 101st Airborne Division Review

 

Written by Sgt. William Battle
372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The sun may have been bright this morning, but it could not shine brighter than the pride of the 101st Airborne Division as 12,800 Soldiers stood together on the Division Parade Field to close out this year’s Week of the Eagles celebration.

The theme of the 2014 observance was “Remembering the 101st in Vietnam: Building on the legacy of courage and strength,” and gathered at the parade field were representatives of the division’s history looking upon the Soldiers that are the division’s present and future – building on that legacy created by the Veterans in attendance.

12,800 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division stand on the Division Parade Field (Jerry Woller/ Fort Campbell Multimedia Visual Information Service Center)

12,800 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division stand on the Division Parade Field (Jerry Woller/ Fort Campbell Multimedia Visual Information Service Center)

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Fort Campbell’s Importance to the U.S. Army shown by the Army’s Force Reduction and Reorganization Strategy

 

FFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Divisionort Campbell, KY – On Friday, Clarksville Online published the first of two pieces on a Thursday press conference with Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan about the Army’s Upcoming Force Reduction and Reorganization Strategy, and it’s effects on Fort Campbell.

The first article from the interview calmed community fears about the possibility of a mass loss of personnel at the Army post. In the second we will be discussing the level of importance assigned to Fort Campbell by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

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Fort Campbell Fitness Challenge kicks off with Health Fair, Fun Run/Walk

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Everyone is encouraged to set health and fitness goals and get moving at the first two events of the Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour, a health fair Friday and run/walk Saturday. ECFT events will continue at Fort Campbell and the surrounding communities through November.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and the 86th Combat Support Hospital are partnering to kick off the ECFT with a “Love Your Heart” Health Fair at the Sportsman’s Lodge near Fort Campbell’s Gate 10 from 11:00am to 7:00pm Friday, February 22nd. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Offers Something for Everyone

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – The Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour (ECFT) is a program for 2013 conceived as a vision from Fort Campbell senior leadership to provide our military community, as well as Oak Grove,KY, Hopkinsville, KY, and Clarksville, TN, with opportunities for a fun and healthy active lifestyle.

ECFT is a series of ten monthly events that will take place from February through November in 2013. Two events will be held in Clarksville, two events will be held in Hopkinsville, and six will be held on Fort Campbell. «Read the rest of this article»

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USAA Family Fun Event “Love Your Heart” to be held in February

 

USAAFort Campbell, KY – The USAA February Family Fun Event will take place in partnership with the Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Love Your Heart Health Fair and 10K/5K/1 Mile Run organized by 86th Combat Support Hospital, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) and Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

Both of these events will be held outside the gates of Fort Campbell and are accessible to everyone in the community. The Family Fun Event will take place on Friday, February 22nd from 11:00am to 7:00pm at Sportsman’s Lodge. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital dietician and local massage students encourage activity, nutrition, sleep and relaxation

 

Patient Recognition Month

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) dietician and local massage school students offered 54 patients and staff an opportunity to learn more about the valuable health benefits of activity, nutrition, sleep and relaxation February 8th during Patient Recognition Month as they participated in a Wellness class and received free 10-minute massages.

BACH Dietician Capt. Christina Deehl told patients to avoid “fad” diets and to be careful about taking supplements.

Massage therapy student Casey Rockwell performed "Wellness Massages" to BACH patients Friday, Feb. 8th in honor of Patient Recognition Month. James Watkins was appreciative of her volunteering her time to help patients relieve tension. (Courtesy photo from BACH staff member Teresa Ratliff)

Massage therapy student Casey Rockwell performed “Wellness Massages” to BACH patients Friday, Feb. 8th in honor of Patient Recognition Month. James Watkins was appreciative of her volunteering her time to help patients relieve tension. (Courtesy photo from BACH staff member Teresa Ratliff)

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101st Sustainment Brigade Soldiers receive Expert Field Medical Badge

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – Two noncommissioned officers assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade received the Expert Field Medical Badge during a ceremony at the Division Parade Field, May 11th.

Sgt. Joshua Reichlin, a health care specialist with the 326th Engineer Battalion and a native of Elyria, Ohio, and Sgt. Rachel Barrett, a health care specialist with the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment and a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, both received their Expert Field Medical Badges.

Col. Steven Drennan, commander of the 86th Combat Support Hospital, awards an Expert Field Medical Badge to Sgt. Rachel Barrett, a health care specialist with the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment and a native of Murfreesboro, TN, May 11th, 2012 at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs.)

Col. Steven Drennan, commander of the 86th Combat Support Hospital, awards an Expert Field Medical Badge to Sgt. Rachel Barrett, a health care specialist with the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment and a native of Murfreesboro, TN, May 11th, 2012 at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs.)

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