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Four Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers to compete in 2019 Warrior Games

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 21st through June 30th, 2019, Four Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion will compete in Tampa Florida in the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command.

The DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The games highlight the resiliency and warrior spirit of participants despite their wounds, injury or illness.

Shay Hampton, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete raises the ceremonial torch at the opening ceremony of the Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018. This year's opening ceremony is June 22 in Tampa, Florida. Four Soldiers from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are among the 300 U.S and international competitors.  (U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

Shay Hampton, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete raises the ceremonial torch at the opening ceremony of the Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018. This year’s opening ceremony is June 22 in Tampa, Florida. Four Soldiers from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are among the 300 U.S and international competitors. (U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

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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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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers competing to join Team Army at 2019 Warrior Games

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Four Soldiers and one Veteran from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion will compete in the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, March 6th to 16th, to earn a spot on Team Army for the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games later this year.

The DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans. Both the Army Trials and Warrior Games provide an adaptive reconditioning outreach opportunity for the Soldiers to get involved in, outside of their routine adaptive reconditioning workouts while assigned to a WTB.

Master Sgt. Cinnamon Wright practices rowing at Shaw Gym Feb. 28. Wright is one of four Soldiers from Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Battalion heading to the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, this week, to compete for a spot on Team Army in the 2019 Warrior Games later this year. Adaptive reconditioning activities including rowing are linked to a variety of benefits for Wounded Warriors, and assists in their overall rehabilitation and recovery. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Master Sgt. Cinnamon Wright practices rowing at Shaw Gym Feb. 28. Wright is one of four Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion heading to the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, this week, to compete for a spot on Team Army in the 2019 Warrior Games later this year. Adaptive reconditioning activities including rowing are linked to a variety of benefits for Wounded Warriors, and assists in their overall rehabilitation and recovery. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion staff among the Best in the Army

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Two federal civilian employees at Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion were recognized by the U.S. Army Medical Command Army, Warrior Care and Transition Program’s 2018 Cadre of Excellence Awards.

Fort Campbell WTB’s John D. Holbrook was named WCT Program Transition Coordinator of the Year and Laurie D. Jones was named WCT Program Occupational Therapist Assistant of the Year for their dedication and support to wounded, ill and injured Soldiers in the WCT program.

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Shawn Butler, recognizes John Holbrook for his selection as U.S. Army Medical Command's Warrior Care and Transition Program Transition Coordinator of the Year. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Shawn Butler, recognizes John Holbrook for his selection as U.S. Army Medical Command’s Warrior Care and Transition Program Transition Coordinator of the Year. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers begin 200-mile Recovery Ride

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Despite the dark clouds and rain, 32 Soldiers from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion set-out on a two-day, 200-mile bike ride on post and in Southern Kentucky early Thursday, September 27th, 2018.

The dual century ride is a personally challenging and therapeutic bike ride for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans, organized by the WTB’s adaptive reconditioning program and volunteers.

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and cadre participating in the 5th Annual Bluegrass Rendezvous endurance ride September 27th, make their way along the backroads of Kentucky during day one of the two-day endurance ride. (Rita Peters)

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and cadre participating in the 5th Annual Bluegrass Rendezvous endurance ride September 27th, make their way along the backroads of Kentucky during day one of the two-day endurance ride. (Rita Peters)

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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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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion welcomes Gold Star Families, remembers fallen

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion staff welcomed back Army families, showing their continued support, during a Gold Star Family breakfast and memorial garden rededication at the battalion September 13th, 2018.

The annual breakfast is put together by the WTB’s military and civilian staff to honor the memory and support the families of the 37 WTB Soldiers who fought their final battle at the battalion.

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion cadre Staff Sgt. Jason Wilkins and 1st Sgt. Steven Peters read names on a plaque memorializing the WTB’s fallen Soldiers following a breakfast for Gold Star Families and an Eagle Warrior Memorial Garden rededication ceremony Sept. 13. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion cadre Staff Sgt. Jason Wilkins and 1st Sgt. Steven Peters read names on a plaque memorializing the WTB’s fallen Soldiers following a breakfast for Gold Star Families and an Eagle Warrior Memorial Garden rededication ceremony Sept. 13. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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City of Clarksville wins 2018 City Livability Award

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville has earned recognition in the 2018 City Livability Awards Program during the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting in Boston,MA.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and the City received an award Saturday for its Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Education and Employment Initiative, which assists soldiers separating from service early because of illness or injury with education and training to help them find jobs as they transition into civilian life.

Susan Moulton, left, with Waste Management Inc., presented a City Livability Award to Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Chief of Staff Heather Fleming during the U.S.Conference of Mayors annual conference Saturday.

Susan Moulton, left, with Waste Management Inc., presented a City Livability Award to Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Chief of Staff Heather Fleming during the U.S.Conference of Mayors annual conference Saturday.

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Fort Campbell WTB Soldiers Sgt. John Weasner and Maj. Adam Ziegler to compete in 2018 Warrior Games

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Two Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion were selected to compete in the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, June 1st–9th, 2018 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“It’s very exciting to have two of our Soldiers competing in the Warrior Games this year. Our adaptive reconditioning team works with all our wounded, ill and injured Soldiers to help them maximize their full potential in physical activities to reach optimal health and wellness,” said Lt. Col. Shawn Butler, Fort Campbell WTB commander.

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion soldiers Sgt. John Weasner (right) and Maj. Adam Ziegler (left) to play in 2018 Warrior Games 2018 U.S. Department of Defense Warrior Games.

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion soldiers Sgt. John Weasner (right) and Maj. Adam Ziegler (left) to play in 2018 Warrior Games 2018 U.S. Department of Defense Warrior Games.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Team brings special guest to Northeast Middle School

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – It was puppy love when volunteers from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital brought a therapy dog to visit students at Clarksville, Tennessee’s Northeast Middle School recently.

Samson, an English Labrador Retriever, and his handler, Blanchfield pathology technician and Army retiree, Angela Barnett, volunteer through a local organization dedicated to providing animal assisted therapy and animal assisted activity. They typically visit nursing homes, senior centers, hospices, schools, camps, and assisted living centers to provide comfort and smiles.

After reading the text, a Northeast Middle School student shows therapy dog Samson pictures from a book. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital pathology technician and animal assisted therapy volunteer Angela Barnett brought her therapy dog Samson to a recent visit with the hospital's Partners in Education school recently. Students took turns reading stories to Samson and learned about the differences between a service dog and a therapy dog. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

After reading the text, a Northeast Middle School student shows therapy dog Samson pictures from a book. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital pathology technician and animal assisted therapy volunteer Angela Barnett brought her therapy dog Samson to a recent visit with the hospital’s Partners in Education school recently. Students took turns reading stories to Samson and learned about the differences between a service dog and a therapy dog. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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