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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital holds Change of Command Ceremony for new Commander

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 17th, 2019 at the Fort Campbell Family Resource Center, Tennessee-native Col. Patrick T. Birchfield assumed command of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) and the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Campbell during a change of command ceremony.

Birchfield replaced Col. Anthony McQueen, who led efforts to transform BACH’s medical support to units from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, enabling the medical readiness of more than 90 percent of their Soldiers for deployment, and providing access to care for more than 73,000 beneficiaries.

Col. Anthony McQueen relinquishes command of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Campbell to Col. Patrick Birchfield during a change of command ceremony June 17. Brig. Gen. Michael J. Talley, Deputy Commanding General of Regional Health Command-Atlantic, passes the hospital colors to Birchfield, symbolizing the transfer of command responsibility. (David E. Gillespie)

Col. Anthony McQueen relinquishes command of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Campbell to Col. Patrick Birchfield during a change of command ceremony June 17. Brig. Gen. Michael J. Talley, Deputy Commanding General of Regional Health Command-Atlantic, passes the hospital colors to Birchfield, symbolizing the transfer of command responsibility. (David E. Gillespie)

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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell Celebrate U.S. Army’s 244th Birthday

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY –  The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, soldiers, leaders, tenant units and distinguished civilian guests gathered for a ceremony to celebrate the U.S. Army’s 244th birthday, June 13th, 2019 on Fort Campbell.

The theme for the Army’s birthday this year was “America’s Army: Honoring the Call to Service from D-Day to Today.” The theme was very fitting for the “Screaming Eagle” division, as 85 Soldiers just returned from 10 days in Carentan, Normandy, France.

Col. Clair Gill (center), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commander, Support, is joined by Fort Campbell's oldest Soldier, Lt. Col. John McDonough (right), assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, and youngest Soldier, Pvt. Justin Davila (left), of 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment for a cake cutting ceremony marking the 244th Army Birthday. (Pfc. John Simpson, 101st Airborne Division)

Col. Clair Gill (center), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commander, Support, is joined by Fort Campbell’s oldest Soldier, Lt. Col. John McDonough (right), assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, and youngest Soldier, Pvt. Justin Davila (left), of 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment for a cake cutting ceremony marking the 244th Army Birthday. (Pfc. John Simpson, 101st Airborne Division)

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Fort Campbell WTU helps Injured Soldier with Eight Kids make it work

 

U.S. Army Warrior Care and TransitionArlington, VA – During the month of the military child in April, the resiliency of children is highlighted  They often change communities and schools and changes in circumstances can alter expectations and the family dynamic. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Manuel Marrero and his wife Silvana have four children ages 15 to 17.

However, extenuating circumstances would find the Marrero’s taking in their four nieces and nephews ages 7 to 14; all while they were both serving in the Army. “You must have patience and flexibility,” Marrero says. It is advice he offers to any military family.

The Marrero’s stand outside their home at Fort Knox, Kentucky in May 2017. (Left to right: Yair, Silvana, Marcela, Mckaila, Maritza, Marrero, Manuel II (front) Haleigh, Kyleigh. (Sgt. 1st Class Manuel Marrero)

The Marrero’s stand outside their home at Fort Knox, Kentucky in May 2017. (Left to right: Yair, Silvana, Marcela, Mckaila, Maritza, Marrero, Manuel II (front) Haleigh, Kyleigh. (Sgt. 1st Class Manuel Marrero)

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American Red Cross campaign urges donors to fill the Missing Types by giving blood

 

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – The American Red Cross is trying to raise public awareness for lifesaving blood donations and urge the public to make an appointment to give blood or platelets this summer with the Missing Types campaign.

During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O – the letters representing the main blood groups – are disappearing from brands, social media pages, signs and websites to illustrate the critical role blood donors play in helping patients.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to consolidate some Outpatient, Pharmacy Services Friday

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 14th, 2019, some outpatient services at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will consolidate and the Town Center Pharmacy will close one hour early in conjunction with the Fort Campbell training holiday for the Army’s 244th Birthday. The hospital remains open 24/7 for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services.

Outpatient Soldier care Friday, June 14th will consolidate to LaPointe Health Clinic. Any Soldier with an outpatient primary care appointment who normally receives their care at Byrd, Campbell Army Airfield, and LaPointe, will be treated at LaPointe, located at 5979 Desert Storm Avenue.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

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Austin Peay State University Governor’s School students surprised by helicopter landing

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Governor’s School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University (APSU) surprised the 36 high school students attending with a rare treat this week – a surprise landing of one of the school’s helicopters.

On June 5th, 2019, just before 4:00pm former Special Operations pilot Charlie Weigandt eased one of Austin Peay’s Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters onto the Dunn Center lawn.

The Governor's School for Computational Physics students stand near one of Austin Peay State University's helicopters. (APSU)

The Governor’s School for Computational Physics students stand near one of Austin Peay State University’s helicopters. (APSU)

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Montgomery County Animal Care and Control, Fort Campbell sign Intergovernmental Support Agreement

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Today, June 6th, 2019, the United States Army and Montgomery County Government signed an Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters rotunda, Fort Campbell, KY at 10:30am.

Under the IGSA, Montgomery County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) will take over operation of Fort Campbell’s Stray Animal Program.

(L) Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel Joseph Kuchan and (R) Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrent sign the Intergovernmental Support Agreement between Montgomery County Animal Care & Control and Fort Campbell.

(L) Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel Joseph Kuchan and (R) Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrent sign the Intergovernmental Support Agreement between Montgomery County Animal Care & Control and Fort Campbell.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to offer school, sports physicals this summer

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) patient-centered medical home teams are offering extended-hours clinics in the afternoon for BACH-enrolled TRICARE Prime children to receive school and sports physicals this summer.

If your child had a school or sports physical completed at one of BACH’s medical homes within the last 12 months and has had no medical changes, it is not necessary to receive another physical. BACH medical home patients who do not need a new physical may contact their care team to have the required school forms completed.

Paperwork may take up to three business days to complete.

School and Sports Physicals are being offered by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital this Summer.

School and Sports Physicals are being offered by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital this Summer.

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Fort Campbell to sign agreement for Animal Control Services with Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The United States and Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee will sign an Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) on Thursday, May 5th, 2019 at 10:30am at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters rotunda, 2700 Indiana Avenue, Fort Campbell, KY.

Under the IGSA, Montgomery County will take over operation of Fort Campbell’s Stray Animal Program. Implementing this IGSA will result in a cost reduction of approximately $300K per year.

Fort Campbell will dispatch Montgomery County Animal Care and Control Officers to humanely impound all domestic and feral animals observed as stray animals.

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control to take over Animal Control Services on Fort Campbell Kentucky.

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control to take over Animal Control Services on Fort Campbell Kentucky.

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U.S. Army’s self-directed Credentialing Assistance Program expands to Fort Campbell

 

U.S. Army Human Resources CommandFort Knox, KY – Sergeant Major of the Army, Daniel A. Dailey, wanted credentialing assistance to happen and the U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) Army Continuing Education System (ACES) made it a reality. Self-Directed Credentialing Assistance (CA) has been added to the Army Credentialing Program.

The voluntary program allows Soldiers to pursue civilian credentials, licenses, and certifications to enhance skills in an area outside their military occupational specialty (MOS) or branch. All eligible officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, and enlisted soldiers can take advantage of CA.

Self-Directed Credentialing Assistance has been added to the Army Credentialing Program. The voluntary program allows Soldiers to pursue civilian credentials, licenses, and certifications to enhance skills in an area outside their military occupational specialty or branch. All eligible officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, and enlisted soldiers can take advantage of CA. (Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton, U.S. Army Human Resources Command)

Self-Directed Credentialing Assistance has been added to the Army Credentialing Program. The voluntary program allows Soldiers to pursue civilian credentials, licenses, and certifications to enhance skills in an area outside their military occupational specialty or branch. All eligible officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, and enlisted soldiers can take advantage of CA. (Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton, U.S. Army Human Resources Command)

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