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Former 101st Airborne Division Rakkasan memorialized at Fort Campbell Fisher House

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A rocking horse, meant to bring joy to children while honoring a fallen Soldier, was donated to the Fort Campbell Fisher House, October 13th, 2017.

The horse was hand crafted by volunteers in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Tony Knier, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Knier died October 21st, 2006 from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Bayji, Iraq.

Volunteer Scott Snyder presents a custom-made rocking horse to the Fort Campbell Fisher House Oct. 13 in honor of former Rakkasan, Sgt. 1st Class Tony Knier, who was killed in Iraq in 2006. Soldiers from the Iron Rakkasans, BACH, and family friends joined Knier’s mother at the presentation ceremony honoring her son. Knier served at Fort Campbell in 1997 with 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division - “Iron Rakkasans”. (Maria Yager)

Volunteer Scott Snyder presents a custom-made rocking horse to the Fort Campbell Fisher House Oct. 13 in honor of former Rakkasan, Sgt. 1st Class Tony Knier, who was killed in Iraq in 2006. Soldiers from the Iron Rakkasans, BACH, and family friends joined Knier’s mother at the presentation ceremony honoring her son. Knier served at Fort Campbell in 1997 with 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division – “Iron Rakkasans”. (Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recommends Annual Mammograms for Women over 40

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Medical officials recommend women age 40 and older have a mammogram annually to detect for signs of breast cancer.

“Mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly 40 percent since 1990. Annual mammograms can help detect cancer in its earliest stages when it’s most treatable,” said Maj. Sara Michael, a diagnostic radiologist and Chief of Mammography and Ultrasound at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chief of Mammography and Ultrasound, Maj. Sara Michael, a diagnostic radiologist, reviews a mammogram Oct. 11 to look for any abnormalities in the breast tissue that could require further testing. Women over age 40 should have a mammogram annually to detect for signs of breast cancer. Women over age 40 who receive care at BACH can call the mammography clinic directly to schedule their annual mammogram. (Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chief of Mammography and Ultrasound, Maj. Sara Michael, a diagnostic radiologist, reviews a mammogram Oct. 11 to look for any abnormalities in the breast tissue that could require further testing. Women over age 40 should have a mammogram annually to detect for signs of breast cancer. Women over age 40 who receive care at BACH can call the mammography clinic directly to schedule their annual mammogram. (Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers Flu Vaccine at Five Community Events

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Preventive Medicine Department will provide flu vaccines for beneficiaries at five community outreach events, beginning October 14th, 2017.

The vaccine is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries age six months or older, including Soldiers, Retirees and Family members with a military ID card. Beneficiaries must present their military ID when getting their vaccine in order to confirm eligibility.

BACH to offer Flu Vaccine for Beneficiaries at five community outreach events.

BACH to offer Flu Vaccine for Beneficiaries at five community outreach events.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to observe Columbus Day

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Columbus Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, October 9th, 2017.

Therefore, all primary and specialty care services and pharmacies will be closed. The Emergency Center, inpatient services as well as supportive supplementary services will remain open to provide inpatient, acute and emergency medical care.

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BACH’s Allergy clinic now offers allergy shots by appointment and Tuesday hours

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Allergy Clinic will begin offering patients allergy shots by appointment October 2nd, 2017. The clinic will also begin offering Tuesday afternoon hours to the current allergy shot schedule.

This is a new process to manage the flow of patients through the clinic and will help reduce patient wait time and improve convenience. Walk-ins for allergy injections will still be available on a limited basis, but appointments are encouraged.

Allergy Shots now available at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Allergy Clinic.

Allergy Shots now available at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Allergy Clinic.

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Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers overcome personal challenges to depart on 167-mile bike ride

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The 4th Annual Bluegrass Rendezvous is a personally challenging and therapeutic bike ride for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans, organized by the WTB’s adaptive reconditioning program and volunteers.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commanding General for Support, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Royar, came out to see the riders off on the first day of their ride. He first spoke individually with riders about their personal experiences in preparing for this physical and mental journey and then addressed the group.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commanding General for Support, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Royar talks with members of Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Sept. 28 before the group departs on the first day of the Bluegrass Rendezvous, a two-day 167-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commanding General for Support, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Royar talks with members of Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Sept. 28 before the group departs on the first day of the Bluegrass Rendezvous, a two-day 167-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell MEDDAC NCOs lead MEDCOM’s Best Warrior preps

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Two Soldiers preparing to compete in the Army’s Best Warrior Competition later this month came to Fort Campbell September 11th – 22nd for some final training from NCO’s at the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Campbell.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor, a medical NCO stationed at Moncrief Army Health Clinic, Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Sgt. Roberto Saenz, a preventive medicine specialist stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland were selected to represent U.S. Army Medical Command in the Army-wide competition.

BACH NCO, Staff Sgt. Marie Rubin provides MEDCOM Best Warrior NCO Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor training on the break-down and assembly of weapons to help Taylor prepare for the Army's Best Warrior Competition.  (U.S. Army Photo by Maria Yager)

BACH NCO, Staff Sgt. Marie Rubin provides MEDCOM Best Warrior NCO Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor training on the break-down and assembly of weapons to help Taylor prepare for the Army’s Best Warrior Competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell to hold Retiree Appreciation Day this Saturday

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Saturday, September 30th, 2017, Fort Campbell’s Retirement Services Office will host its annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center beginning at 8:00am.

There will be an opening ceremony at 9:00am featuring Congressman Marsha Blackburn. After the opening ceremony, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will begin its annual health fair. Retirees can receive basic health screenings as well as immunizations for influenza, pneumonia and shingles.

Unlike previous years, the opening ceremony is the only event with a scheduled time.

Fort Campbell will honor Retirees and Veterans with an Appreciation Day, Saturday. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell will honor Retirees and Veterans with an Appreciation Day, Saturday. (Sam Shore)

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BACH team offers immunizations and health information at Retiree Appreciation Day event

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will conduct a Military Retiree Health Fair at Fort Campbell’s Soldier Support Center, Bldg. 2702, September 30th from 8:00am to 2:00pm in conjunction with the installation Retiree Appreciation Day activities.

According to BACH’s Military Retiree Health Fair coordinator, Sgt. 1st Class Scott Johnson, retirees can learn more about Tricare benefits, ophthalmology and optometry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy services and wellness initiatives and talk one-on-one about health promotion opportunities for retirees and their family members at the event.

Immunizations to be offered by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Retiree Appreciation Day event.

Immunizations to be offered by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Retiree Appreciation Day event.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital alerts patients to Total Solar Eclipse Safety

 

Written by Daniel Ashley
Regional Health Command-Atlantic

U.S. Department of the ArmyFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell, Kentucky and the surrounding communities will be at the center of the first coast-to-coast, total, solar eclipse since 1918 next Monday, August 21st, 2017.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital has been doing its part in alerting its patients on how best to watch and keep their eyes safe. Remember, it is never safe to look directly at the sun’s rays – even if the sun is partly obscured.

When watching the total eclipse, all should wear eclipse glasses at all times when facing the sun, or use an alternate indirect method up until the time when the sun is completely and totally blocked.

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