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Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund dedicates new $11 Million Intrepid Spirit Center at Fort Campbell

 

Center to treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health conditions in America’s Wounded Military Service Members
Fort Campbell Center is the Third of Nine to be Completed Nationwide

Intrepid Fallen Heroes FundFort Campbell, KY – Since September 11th, 2001, psychological health conditions, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), have become an epidemic among members of the American military, due to violent encounters with IEDs during deployments, combat related incidents and training activities.

On Monday, service members, and thousands of others who experience TBI or psychological health conditions have new hope, as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) joined with military leaders to officially dedicate the new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center set to provide crucial treatment of psychological injuries in returning service members at Fort Campbell, KY.

Staff Sgt. Todd Domorese, Maj. Gen. Richard W. Thomas, retired Gen. Richard Cody, Spc. Miguel Hernandez, Arnold Fisher, Dave Winters, Sgt. Maj. Robert Haemmerle, Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, Dr. Brett Logan, and retired Lt. Gen. Edgar Anderson help cut the ribbon at the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund dedication of the new Intrepid Spirit Center, on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Dean Dixon/AP Images for AP Images for Intrepid Fallen Heroes)

Staff Sgt. Todd Domorese, Maj. Gen. Richard W. Thomas, retired Gen. Richard Cody, Spc. Miguel Hernandez, Arnold Fisher, Dave Winters, Sgt. Maj. Robert Haemmerle, Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, Dr. Brett Logan, and retired Lt. Gen. Edgar Anderson help cut the ribbon at the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund dedication of the new Intrepid Spirit Center, on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Dean Dixon/AP Images for AP Images for Intrepid Fallen Heroes)

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Fort Campbell to dedicate new $11 million center to treat Traumatic Brain Injury on September 8th

 

Intrepid Spirit Center Will Treat Returning Service Members with Invisible Wounds of War

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Military leaders, including General Richard Cody, USA (Ret.), former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and Major General Gary J. Volesky, Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will join the leadership of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) for a dedication ceremony of the new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center Monday, September 8th, 2014 from 11:00am to noon at Fort Campbell, KY.

The Intrepid Spirit staff began providing crucial treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions to American military heroes stationed at or living near Fort Campbell in the center last month.

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers at Fort Campbell (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) nears completion

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers at Fort Campbell (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) nears completion

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Soldier finds hope in adaptive reconditioning at Fort Campbell

 

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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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Tennessee Department of Health says Wearing Helmets Saves Lives and Money

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Traumatic brain injury can occur as a result of any head injury. Whether it is a fall from a bicycle or a motorcycle crash, a sports concussion or a head trauma to one of our brave veterans from an explosion on the battlefield, the delicate brain can suffer significant after affects.

Many of these injuries can be prevented. During observances of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans of the importance of wearing helmets while riding motorcycles and bicycles to help prevent brain injuries. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Center to treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) nears completion

 

Fort Campbell, KY -The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund announced today that the construction of the third in a series of nine (NICoE) Satellite Centers has reached a new milestone with a watertight roof and 90% of plumbing and electric work complete.

When finished, the center, named Intrepid Spirit, will provide the most advanced diagnosis and treatment protocols for wounded, injured and ill military heroes while creating effective programs for rehabilitation and recovery. The centers are designed to focus on injuries of the brain, most notably Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), the signature wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in our wounded military troops.

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers at Fort Campbell (National Intrepid Center of Excellence)

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers at Fort Campbell (National Intrepid Center of Excellence)

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Soldiers And Families Embraced (SAFE) begin holding Wednesday info meetings on Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury

 

SAFE - Soldiers and Families EmbracedClarksville, TN – SAFE: Soldiers And Families Embraced announces a free, weekly informational group for those living with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm at New Providence United Methodist Church, 1317 Fort Campbell Boulevard. Childcare is provided. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Ted Crozier receives SAFE Community Heroes Award

 

SAFE - Soldiers and Families EmbracedClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced presented Col. (R) Ted Crozier, US Army, with the inaugural SAFE Community Heroes Award to recognize Col. Crozier’s passionate work for Soldiers, veterans and family members.

The award was the Inaugural Community Heroes Award and will in years to come awarded by SAFE to honor those who work tirelessly for our military, veterans and their families.

Ted Crozier receives SAFE Community Heroes Award

Ted Crozier receives SAFE Community Heroes Award

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UFC Fighters visit Fort Campbell’s Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center

 

UFC - Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipFort Campbell, KY -  Fort Campbell’s Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center and National Intrepid Center of Excellence satellite, Intrepid Spirit, director Dr. Bret Logan welcomed four guest Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters November 4th to his traumatic brain injury treatment center.

The UFC guest fighters are visiting Fort Campbell before the “Fight for the Troops” event Wednesday night.

Former UFC fighter Chuck Liddell drives a Humvee simulator as Capt. Brady Hassell assists during a simulated convey Nov. 4. 2013 at the Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. where Hassell currently receives treatment for a traumatic brain injury. Liddell, along with fellow UFC guest fighters Forrest Griffin, Fredson Paixao and Jim Miller, received a hands-on tour of portions of TBI therapy sessions that Soldiers receive at the center. In 2014, the WRRC will become a National Intrepid Center of Excellence satellite site, known as the Intrepid Spirit. (U.S. Army Photo by Laura Boyd)

Former UFC fighter Chuck Liddell drives a Humvee simulator as Capt. Brady Hassell assists during a simulated convey Nov. 4. 2013 at the Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. where Hassell currently receives treatment for a traumatic brain injury. Liddell, along with fellow UFC guest fighters Forrest Griffin, Fredson Paixao and Jim Miller, received a hands-on tour of portions of TBI therapy sessions that Soldiers receive at the center. In 2014, the WRRC will become a National Intrepid Center of Excellence satellite site, known as the Intrepid Spirit. (U.S. Army Photo by Laura Boyd)

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Fort Campbell soldier Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide received Silver Star in Ceremony on Friday

 

Bill Larson, Master Sgt. Pete Mayes, Laura Boyd, and Fred Holly contributed to this piece.

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – It was June 27th 2010 and elements of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division were in Afghanistan participating in Operation Strong Eagle. Among these were 2nd Platoon  HHC of the 2/327th Infantry Regiment.

Their mission was to clear the Ghaki Valley working in conjunction with Explosive Ordinance Disposal Teams (EOD), Route Clearance, Civil Affairs, the Afghan National Army (ANA), Afghan Border Police (ABP), and the Afghan National Police (ANP).

A info graphic from the Stars and Stripes on Operation Strong Eagle

A info graphic from the Stars and Stripes on Operation Strong Eagle

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Tennessee Department of Health says Brain Injury can happen Anytime, Anywhere to Anyone

 

March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Your son who got his “bell rung” playing football. Your neighbor who hit his head on the windshield in a car accident. Your grandmother who fell on the sidewalk at church and hit her head. If you think you don’t know anyone with a brain injury, think again.

Chances are good someone in your world has had a bump or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain, known as a traumatic brain injury or TBI. The majority of TBIs are concussions or other mild forms of brain injury from which people fully recover. However, even with concussion, people with brain injury can suffer from a variety of symptoms such as headaches, sleep disruption, memory loss or depression. «Read the rest of this article»

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