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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 Soldier uses military training to better community

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – By signing an enlistment contract, Soldiers are already showing their dedication not only to their local community but to their country as a whole.

However, fulfilling the call of duty is sometimes not enough. For Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Roberts, a food service sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), it was an opportunity to use the skills the Army trained him to do, to better his community.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Roberts, food service sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), talks to the children of his football team, Oct. 21, 2014. The team he coaches is part of the Bud Hudson Youth Football League of the Boys and Girls Club of America in Christian County, Ky. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/U.S. Army)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Roberts, food service sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), talks to the children of his football team, Oct. 21, 2014. The team he coaches is part of the Bud Hudson Youth Football League of the Boys and Girls Club of America in Christian County, Ky. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell responds to report of Disturbing Halloween Decorations on Post

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell authorities responded to a report of a disturbing Halloween decoration in on-post housing that was contrary to our installation and community standards.

The report was immediately investigated. The occupant was contacted, informed of concerns raised by the community and willingly removed the decoration.

The Fort Campbell leadership remains committed to maintaining a community that reflects our Army values and a family-friendly environment for Fort Campbell employees and residents and is reminding residents to ensure that all outdoor displays are consistent with these standards.

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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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Fort Campbell Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour’s Culminator event set for November 15th

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Join us at Fryar Stadium on November 15th for the Culminator – the final 2014 Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour (ECFT) event. The Culminator will consist of a 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run.

First place medals will be presented to the top finishing WTU Soldier, top finishing Stroller participant, and to the overall male and overall female in both the 10K and the 5K races.

First, second and third place medals will be presented to the top three finishers in each age division of the 10K and the 5K races.

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Campbell Crossing Fall Festival draws more than 2,500 Fort Campbell Soldiers and Family Members

 

Campbell CrossingFort Campbell, KY – Campbell Crossing hosted more than 2,500 Fort Campbell Soldiers and families during its annual Fall Festival held last weekend. The event featured a variety of seasonal activities including a pumpkin patch, face painting, laser tag, a pumpkin-carving contest and more.

“It is always enjoyable to see our community come together for events such as the Fall Festival,” said Mike Goodwin, project director for Campbell Crossing. “Thanks to the entire Campbell Crossing and Fort Campbell community, this year’s event was a great success. Their support and participation is what allows us to continue providing fun, family-friendly, free events for all our Campbell Crossing families to enjoy.”

More than 2,500 Soldiers and their families came out to enjoy fun attractions such as “trunk-or-treating”.

More than 2,500 Soldiers and their families came out to enjoy fun attractions such as “trunk-or-treating”.

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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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Fort Campbell MWR to hold Monster Bash at The Zone October 24th

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Join MWR for Monster Bash at The Zone on October 24th. We’re planning a great night of fun, music and prizes.

Come dressed in your costume and you might win one of the prizes for first, second and third place in the costume contest.

First place will win at $150.00 gift card, second place will win a $100.00 gift card, and third place will win a $50.00 gift card.

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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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