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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold Annual Multi-Venue Flu Vaccine Events

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s (BACH) patient care teams are slated to begin providing flu vaccines to families within the Patient-Centered Medical Homes the middle of October, offering the vaccine at multiple Fort Campbell locations again this year.

“By offering the influenza vaccine in multiple venues, we hope to make it easily accessible to individuals who do not want to make a doctor’s appointment off post or may just be putting off getting the vaccine. We hope our eligible population takes advantage of this free, but extremely beneficial benefit,” said chief of BACH Preventive Medicine Maj. John Downs.

Spec. Heather Rogers, medic from 1-33 Cavalry with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, administers vaccine to Sgt. Kyle Allison, assigned to the Intelligent & Sustainment Co., 101st Headquarter and Headquarter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. (BACH)

Spec. Heather Rogers, medic from 1-33 Cavalry with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, administers vaccine to Sgt. Kyle Allison, assigned to the Intelligent & Sustainment Co., 101st Headquarter and Headquarter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. (BACH)

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Fort Campbell’s BACH to offer immunizations and health information at Retiree Appreciation Day event

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Eligible retirees and their family members with a valid DoD ID card will have an opportunity to receive three immunizations during Fort Campbell’s Soldiers and Families for Life Appreciation Week’s final day, September 24th, culminating the week-long activities.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s medical team will be available at the Soldier Support Center from 1:00pm to 5:00pm to talk one-on-one about health promotion opportunities with retirees and their family members as well as provide the shingles, pneumonia, and influenza vaccines.

Fort Campbell's Soldiers and Families for Life Appreciation Week's final day, September 24th (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell’s Soldiers and Families for Life Appreciation Week’s final day, September 24th (Sam Shore)

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Angels of the Battlefield event honors Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Medic

 

Written by Laura Boyd
BACH Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier was one of 13 medics honored at nearby Valor Hall Tuesday during the 7th Annual Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield event featuring decorated Army veteran, Noah Galloway, as keynote speaker.

Medics save lives on the battlefield and are often referred to as “Doc” by their peers. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Ernest Minor was no exception to this worthy title.

Minor was the team sergeant in charge of training and leading medics at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan from May 2010 to May 2011.

Noah Galloway, a 101st Airborne Division veteran, speaks during the 7th annual Angels of the Battlefield at Valor Hall in Hopkinsville, Ky., Sept. 13, 2016. Galloway said his life was saved by combat medics in 2005 after his patrol was hit with an improvised explosive device. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Noah Galloway, a 101st Airborne Division veteran, speaks during the 7th annual Angels of the Battlefield at Valor Hall in Hopkinsville, Ky., Sept. 13, 2016. Galloway said his life was saved by combat medics in 2005 after his patrol was hit with an improvised explosive device. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion inspired by retired, blind, double amputee, former Marine

 

BACH Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Troops from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion packed Fort Campbell’s Wilson Theater August 19th, for a healthy dose of inspiration from one of the unlikeliest motivational speakers.

While serving in Iraq in 2007, Cpl. Matthew Bradford was severely injured by an improvised explosive device, which took his eyesight and both legs. He became the first blind, double amputee in Marine history to be allowed to reenlist. Now a medically retired marine, he recounted his ordeal and road to recovery for a captivated audience.

WTB Command Sgt. Maj. Staci Rea thanked Cpl. Matthew Bradford following the telling of his personal story of overcoming amputations and blindness. Soldiers stood in line to share their appreciation as Bradford met and spoke to them one-on-one following his inspirational talk of not giving up.

WTB Command Sgt. Maj. Staci Rea thanked Cpl. Matthew Bradford following the telling of his personal story of overcoming amputations and blindness. Soldiers stood in line to share their appreciation as Bradford met and spoke to them one-on-one following his inspirational talk of not giving up.

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Fort Campbell to Hold Soldiers and Families for Life Appreciation Week September 21st-24th

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the contributions and sacrifices made by military Retirees, Veterans, survivors and their Families, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will host a Soldiers and Families for Life Appreciation Week September 21st-24th.

The week-long event will be held at various locations on the installation and will include an assortment of activities including a two-day job fair, Retiree appreciation day, benefits fair, golf tournament and street fair.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital observes Labor Day

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Labor Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, September 5th, therefore all primary and specialty care services and pharmacies will be closed.

The Emergency Center, overnight inpatient services as well as supportive supplementary services will remain open to provide inpatient, acute and emergency medical care.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) to observe Labor Day Monday, September 5th.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) to observe Labor Day Monday, September 5th.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital boosts access to health care, piloting multiple options for patients

 

BACH Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) will offer a consolidated Extended Hours Clinic beginning September 6th, at the Screaming Eagle Medical Home, next to Clarksville’s Tennova Healthcare in Medical Office Building One.

“We continue to seek ways to increase our availability to the population we serve,” said Col. Telita Crosland, BACH commander. “It is important that we look at our population’s needs and determine what fits them best and mold our services to support them.”

Beginning September 6th, Fort Campbell's Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will offer a consolidated Extended Hours Clinic.

Beginning September 6th, Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will offer a consolidated Extended Hours Clinic.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital physical therapists offer course in dry needling

 

Technique adds to growing list of non-opioid pain management practices at Fort Campbell

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Physical Therapy is hosting level one and two dry needling courses July 19th-24th for military and federal healthcare providers.

Physical therapists Maj. Leigh Anne Lechanski, BACH physical therapy department, and Maj. Richard Westrick, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine deputy chief of military performance, are teaching two levels of dry needling to 27 military and federal physical therapists and primary care providers this week.

Under the instruction of Maj. Richard Westrick, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine’s deputy chief of military performance, physical therapist Donna Gatto inserts a dry needle, one without medication or injection, through the skin and into areas of the muscle. As an American Red Cross volunteer, Gatto works at Byrd Clinic. (David E. Gillespie)

Under the instruction of Maj. Richard Westrick, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine’s deputy chief of military performance, physical therapist Donna Gatto inserts a dry needle, one without medication or injection, through the skin and into areas of the muscle. As an American Red Cross volunteer, Gatto works at Byrd Clinic. (David E. Gillespie)

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Clarksville Police respond to Crash on Tiny Town Road near the Intersection of Summerhaven Road

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reports that currently all westbound lanes of traffic are closed on Tiny Town Road near the intersection of Summerhaven Road due to a traffic crash. Three vehicles are involved in the accident.

There are three injuries reported. One person was transported to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. No one else required medical assistance.

Three vehicle accident on Tiny Town Road this morning.

Three vehicle accident on Tiny Town Road this morning.

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Clarksville Police respond to Crash on Tiny Town Road near the Intersection of Summerhaven Road

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reports that currently all westbound lanes of traffic are closed on Tiny Town Road near the intersection of Summerhaven Road due to a traffic crash. There are three vehicles involved in the crash and three injuries reported.

One person was transported to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. No one else required medical assistance.

Three vehicle accident on Tiny Town Road this morning.

Three vehicle accident on Tiny Town Road this morning.

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