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Operation Warfighter Internship program helps bridge gap for transitioning warriors

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Easing the employment transition for Fort Campbell’s wounded, ill and injured recovering Service members, Operation Warfighter (OWF) hosted its quarterly career fair at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Wednesday, allowing Soldiers to meet face-to-face with more than a dozen federal agencies with internship opportunities.

As a federal internship program, Operation Warfighter provides opportunities for Service members to augment their employment readiness by building their resumes, exploring employment interests, obtaining formal and on-the-job training, and gaining valuable Federal government work experience that helps prepare them for the future.

Staff Sgt. Shirley Clingan, a Soldier at Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Battalion, discusses internship opportunities with Defense Finance and Accounting Service during Operation Warfighter's quarterly career fair at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Nov. 19. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

Staff Sgt. Shirley Clingan, a Soldier at Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion, discusses internship opportunities with Defense Finance and Accounting Service during Operation Warfighter’s quarterly career fair at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Nov. 19. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion sustains highest safety honor for two years in a row

 

Written by Sgt. Eric Lieber
Warrior Transition Battalion

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – For the second year in a row, the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion command team, Lt. Col. Bryan Walrath and 1st Sgt. Daniel Munchbach, pinned the Department of the Army Safety Excellence Streamer to the WTB colors during a ceremony July 3rd, 2014.

In front of the assembled formation of Soldiers and leaders, Walrath explained that the Fort Campbell WTB is still the only unit in the Warrior Transition Command to earn the streamer.

“Not too often do units sustain awards or recognitions. Our unit has done that by recertifying and by getting awarded the Safety Excellence Streamer,” said Walrath.

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion acting command sergeant major 1st Sgt. Daniel Munchbach and commander Lt Col. Bryan Walrath pin the Department of the Army Safety Excellence Streamer to the WTB colors during a ceremony July 3, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion acting command sergeant major 1st Sgt. Daniel Munchbach and commander Lt Col. Bryan Walrath pin the Department of the Army Safety Excellence Streamer to the WTB colors during a ceremony July 3, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion athletes triumph at Army Warrior Games Trials

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Two Fort Campbell Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion recently returned from the Army Warrior Games trials with gold, silver and bronze medals in hand – along with the esprit-de-corps that represents the determined and resilient strength of the famed installation that sits on the Kentucky/Tennessee border.

The trials, held June 15th-20th at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, will determine which 40 Soldiers and Veterans will be chosen to represent the Army at the 2014 Warrior Games scheduled from September 28th through October 4th, 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO.

Fort Campbell athletes bring home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from Army Warrior Games trials held at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

Fort Campbell athletes bring home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from Army Warrior Games trials held at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

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Soldier finds hope in adaptive reconditioning at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Suzanne Ovel
Warrior Transition Command

WTC - Warrior Transition CommandWest Point, NY – The day that Spc. Amanda Lyle walked out of the Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital Polytrauma Clinic, a doctor stopped and asked her, “You know you’re a miracle, right?”

So she had been told, but Lyle said that she thankfully didn’t remember those first few weeks after a bad car accident in El Paso, Texas, in November 2012, which caused a severe traumatic brain injury, along with bleeding in her brain, a broken scapula and two broken vertebrae.

Specialist Amanda Lyle practices sitting volleyball during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Lyle is assigned to the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Unit and is from Paducah, KY. (Sgt. Arthur Ruepong - U.S. Army)

Specialist Amanda Lyle practices sitting volleyball during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Lyle is assigned to the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Unit and is from Paducah, KY. (Sgt. Arthur Ruepong – U.S. Army)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) brings the healing power of planting to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Eric Lieber
Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – “This is the first of its kind in Army Medicine” proclaimed Blanchfield Army Community Hospital chief of nutrition care Lt. Col. James Pulliam as more than 20 volunteers used pickaxes, post hole diggers and shovels to break ground May 23rd for a therapeutic garden at the Fort Campbell hospital.

After years of planning, Pulliam, BACH staff and horticultural expert Dana Chango, set their plans in motion to create the first therapeutic horticultural program and garden at an Army medical facility.

A team of volunteers create the Army's first healing garden located within a medical facility's footprint at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital May 23rd, 2014. More than 20 BACH staff members and local community members came together to build the garden, which will be used as therapy for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers while providing organic fruit and vegetables for the hospital's dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

A team of volunteers create the Army’s first healing garden located within a medical facility’s footprint at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital May 23rd, 2014. More than 20 BACH staff members and local community members came together to build the garden, which will be used as therapy for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers while providing organic fruit and vegetables for the hospital’s dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

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Healing music reaches Fort Campbell Families

 

Written by Sgt. Eric Lieber
Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The sound of music filled the Fort Campbell Soldier and Family Assistance Center May 15th, 2014 as volunteers taught military children how to communicate through music.

VSA Tennessee, the state organization on art and disability, hosted an afternoon of art and musical activities for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion and their Families during National Mental Health Month.

Bob Stagner, a volunteer from the state organization on art and disability VSA Tennessee, teaches children how to communicate through music during a percussion session May 15, 2014 at the Fort Campbell Soldier and Family Assistance Center. "From the children to the Soldiers, everyone felt a great connection and that's what it was all about," said Michell McGilvery, the Child, Youth and School Service liaison for the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

Bob Stagner, a volunteer from the state organization on art and disability VSA Tennessee, teaches children how to communicate through music during a percussion session May 15, 2014 at the Fort Campbell Soldier and Family Assistance Center. “From the children to the Soldiers, everyone felt a great connection and that’s what it was all about,” said Michell McGilvery, the Child, Youth and School Service liaison for the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

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Warrior Games regional trials for Soldiers and veterans at Fort Campbell April 14th-17th

 

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Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion is hosting regional Warrior Games trials April 14th to 17th at Fort Campbell, KY.

These preliminary trials will select active duty and veteran athletes to compete for a spot on the 40-person Army team in the 2014 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this October.

Soldiers and staff from the Fort Campbell, KY. Warrior Transition Battalion prepare to take off during the cycling trial April 1, 2014 for the upcoming Warrior Games.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber/RELEASED)

Soldiers and staff from the Fort Campbell, KY. Warrior Transition Battalion prepare to take off during the cycling trial April 1, 2014 for the upcoming Warrior Games. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber/RELEASED)

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Warrior Games trials for Soldiers and local veterans at Fort Campbell March 31st to April 17th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionUS ParalypmicsFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion is hosting Warrior Games trials March 31st to April 17th at Fort Campbell, KY. These preliminary trials will select active duty and veteran athletes to compete for a spot on the 40-person Army team in the 2014 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this October.

This Paralympic-style competition allows wounded, ill and injured athletes from all military branches to compete against one another in seven different events, including track and field, swimming, shooting, archery, cycling, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. «Read the rest of this article»

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BACH invites the Community to support wounded, injured and ill Soldiers Bike Ride from Fort Knox to Fort Campbell

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell residents and members of the surrounding communities are invited to show their support September 25th for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers as they participate in the Bluegrass Rendezvous Bike Ride, a therapeutic and challenging ride.

The Fort Campbell group will consist of 12 WTB Soldiers, one who recently returned to duty with his unit, and their support team. They will meet a group of Fort Knox Soldiers and their support staff at Fort Knox September 24th and ride the first 97 miles to Bowling Green, KY. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors Golf Classic set for Friday

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN - It’s not too late to register your team for the 27th Annual Governors Golf Classic, to be played Friday at Swan Lake Golf Course.

The tournament promises to have most team entered in several years. It features two Friday tee times, beginning with an 8:00am morning round, followed by a 1:00pm afternoon session. Meanwhile, lunch will be served between rounds in the clubhouse.

2013 APSU Governors Golf Classic

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