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Fort Campbell Soldier Brittney Silvers Dies in Off-Duty Shooting Incident

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – At approximately 10:00pm, October 14th, 2018, a Fort Campbell Soldier died as the result of an off-duty shooting incident on post.

Spc. Brittney Niecol Silvers, of Jacksonville, Florida, was an automated logistical specialist in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

She joined the Army in 2011 and completed training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Lee, Virginia. She served for several years at Fort Hood, Texas before arriving to Fort Campbell  back in 2016.

Sgt. Brittney Niecol Silvers (Photo taken as a Spc.)

Sgt. Brittney Niecol Silvers (Photo taken as a Spc.)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers Flu Vaccine at walk-in clinic

 

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Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) will open a temporary flu vaccine clinic for three weeks where beneficiaries may receive their annual influenza shot.

The temporary clinic will be open October 22nd to November 9th, Monday and Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm and Tuesday from 9:00am to 6:00pm in Building 207 on Bastogne Avenue, next to Bank of America. All TRICARE beneficiaries may stop-by to receive the vaccine without an appointment with no out-of-pocket expense.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will operate a walk-in flu vaccine clinic in Bldg. 207 located off Bastogne Ave. next to Bank of America near Gate 4. The temporary clinic will be open three days a week beginning Oct. 22 to Nov. 9, Monday and Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The vaccine is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries age 6 months and older. (U.S. Army photo)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will operate a walk-in flu vaccine clinic in Bldg. 207 located off Bastogne Ave. next to Bank of America near Gate 4. The temporary clinic will be open three days a week beginning Oct. 22 to Nov. 9, Monday and Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The vaccine is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries age 6 months and older. (U.S. Army photo)

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Fort Campbell reports Soldier shot on base, Sunday

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Shortly before 10:00pm on Sunday, October 14th, 2018 all gates on Fort Campbell were closed for approximately 55 minutes while military police investigated a shooting in on-post housing. The shooting resulted in the death of a Soldier and the spouse being taken into custody. The names of those involved are being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

“Our hearts and prayers are with the Families involved. Any loss of a Soldier has a profound impact on the entire Army Family,” said Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, acting senior commander, 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell.

Fort Campbell Gates were closed Sunday while Military Police investigated an on post shooting. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell Gates were closed Sunday while Military Police investigated an on post shooting. (Sam Shore)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recognizes Fort Campbell physician assistants during Physician Assistants Week

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Physician assistants on Fort Campbell gathered at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital October 11th, 2018 to celebrate the 51st anniversary of their profession and the physician assistant’s role in Army Medicine.

The luncheon and networking event was held in conjunction with PA Week.

Physician assistants serve as the primary medical provider to Soldiers in battalion and division level units and are responsible for unit medical readiness and training medics.

Fort Campbell's most senior physician assistant Terry Davis, (center) assigned to Blanchfield, newest physician assistant 1st Lt. Elizabeth McGrattan, assigned to the Tennessee National Guard, and the hospital's newest Interservice Physician Assistant Program Phase II student 1st Lt. Thomas Carroll cut a cake Oct. 11 at a luncheon and networking event at the hospital in honor of PA Week. (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd.)

Fort Campbell’s most senior physician assistant Terry Davis, (center) assigned to Blanchfield, newest physician assistant 1st Lt. Elizabeth McGrattan, assigned to the Tennessee National Guard, and the hospital’s newest Interservice Physician Assistant Program Phase II student 1st Lt. Thomas Carroll cut a cake Oct. 11 at a luncheon and networking event at the hospital in honor of PA Week. (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd.)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Staff to celebrate Organizational Half-Day

 

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Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) staff will observe Organization Day Friday, October 19th, 2018 an afternoon set aside annually for staff to build esprit de corps and celebrate their roles to help promote health and wellness in the Fort Campbell community.

Regularly scheduled primary and specialty care appointments will only be available in the morning hours Friday, October 19th. The Emergency and inpatient services including the inpatient ward, labor and delivery and mother/baby units, and the intensive care unit will remain open.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital appointments available morning hours October 19th, 2018 as Staff to celebrates Organizational Half-Day.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital appointments available morning hours October 19th, 2018 as Staff to celebrates Organizational Half-Day.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold annual Remembrance Ceremony for Infant, Child Loss

 

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Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Perinatal Bereavement Nurses and Chaplain are organizing a remembrance ceremony for patients, family members, and staff members who have experienced a loss during a pregnancy or the loss of a baby or child, Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 10:00am on the lawn outside the “A” entrance of the hospital.

“Footprints on our Heart” is an annual event for families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine fetal demise or infant death. This special day is focused on remembrance and healing.

During a balloon release in 2015, supporters and bereaved family members acknowledge and celebrate the significant lives of children lost during pregnancy, infancy or a young age. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Perinatal Bereavement Nurses and Chaplain will host the annual 2018 remembrance later this month, Thursday, Oct. 18th at 10:00am on the lawn outside the "A" entrance of the hospital. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

During a balloon release in 2015, supporters and bereaved family members acknowledge and celebrate the significant lives of children lost during pregnancy, infancy or a young age. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Perinatal Bereavement Nurses and Chaplain will host the annual 2018 remembrance later this month, Thursday, Oct. 18th at 10:00am on the lawn outside the “A” entrance of the hospital. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital earns accreditation for Centering Pregnancy prenatal program

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) recently earned site accreditation for its Centering Pregnancy prenatal care program, officials announced September 25th, 2018.

“We’re very proud of our team members for achieving this milestone. It represents their commitment to our expectant mothers and their babies as this achievement demonstrates they receive safe, quality care. We are honored to provide military service members and their family members the best prenatal experience available at our hospital,” said Col. Anthony McQueen, hospital commander.

BACH Centering Pregnancy participants meet September 6th  to show off their babies and share their birth stories during a Centering Pregnancy reunion. Centering Pregnancy is a prenatal care method that combines traditional one-on-one health assessments, interactive learning and community support. Spouses and partners may also attend the group sessions to learn and offer support as pregnant women connect and learn about pregnancy, labor and delivery and life with a new baby. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

BACH Centering Pregnancy participants meet September 6th to show off their babies and share their birth stories during a Centering Pregnancy reunion. Centering Pregnancy is a prenatal care method that combines traditional one-on-one health assessments, interactive learning and community support. Spouses and partners may also attend the group sessions to learn and offer support as pregnant women connect and learn about pregnancy, labor and delivery and life with a new baby. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers set to knock out 200 miles in road to recovery

 

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Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers will complete a 200-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell September 27th and 28th, 2018.

“This will be the fifth iteration of our endurance ride,” said Lt. Col. Shawn Butler, WTB commander. “This year the ride will take place on post and in the communities surrounding Fort Campbell and we’ve extended the ride by 33 miles this year.”

Participants reach the final 20-mile stretch during last year's Bluegrass Rendezvous Bike Ride. This week Soldiers from Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Battalion will complete a 200-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th. The event is focused on both the physical and mental healing of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers at the WTB. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Participants reach the final 20-mile stretch during last year’s Bluegrass Rendezvous Bike Ride. This week Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion will complete a 200-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th. The event is focused on both the physical and mental healing of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers at the WTB. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Campbell

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 Fort Campbell will hold the annual Retiree Appreciation Day beginning at 8:00am.

This event is free to enter and open to all retirees and their Families. The Retiree Appreciation Day will be held at the Soldier Support Center located at 2702 Michigan Avenue, Fort Campbell, KY.

Retirees are an important part of the Fort Campbell community, as such the installation’s Retirement and Separation Services will host an annual appreciation day specifically designed to benefit retirees and their Families.

Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Campbell, September 22nd. (Sam Shore)

Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Campbell, September 22nd. (Sam Shore)

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Three Fort Campbell Soldiers compete in Army Best Medic Competition

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Three Fort Campbell Soldiers are in Texas to compete in the Army’s CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, which runs September 16th-20th, 2018.

The competition is a 72-84 hour arduous test of the teams’ physical and mental skills. Competitors must be agile, adaptive leaders who demonstrate mature judgement while testing collective team skills in areas of physical fitness, tactical marksmanship, leadership, warrior skills, land navigation and overall knowledge of medical, technical and tactical proficiencies through a series of hands-on tasks in a simulated operational environment.

Soldiers competing in the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition begin with a physical fitness test - the Army Combat Fitness test (ACFT) - aimed at directly connecting fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Command hosts the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 16th-20th, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

Soldiers competing in the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition begin with a physical fitness test – the Army Combat Fitness test (ACFT) – aimed at directly connecting fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Command hosts the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 16th-20th, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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