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American Heart Association says seeing doctor twice a year helps keep Blood Pressure under control

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – People who visited their doctor at least twice a year were 3.2 times more likely to keep their blood pressure under control than those who saw their doctor once a year or less, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Having healthcare insurance and getting treated for high cholesterol also increased the likelihood of keeping blood pressure under control.

Blood pressure kiosk at work. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure kiosk at work. (American Heart Association)

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Campbell Crossing Fall Festival draws more than 2,500 Fort Campbell Soldiers and Family Members

 

Campbell CrossingFort Campbell, KY – Campbell Crossing hosted more than 2,500 Fort Campbell Soldiers and families during its annual Fall Festival held last weekend. The event featured a variety of seasonal activities including a pumpkin patch, face painting, laser tag, a pumpkin-carving contest and more.

“It is always enjoyable to see our community come together for events such as the Fall Festival,” said Mike Goodwin, project director for Campbell Crossing. “Thanks to the entire Campbell Crossing and Fort Campbell community, this year’s event was a great success. Their support and participation is what allows us to continue providing fun, family-friendly, free events for all our Campbell Crossing families to enjoy.”

More than 2,500 Soldiers and their families came out to enjoy fun attractions such as “trunk-or-treating”.

More than 2,500 Soldiers and their families came out to enjoy fun attractions such as “trunk-or-treating”.

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Kentucky Air National Guard Airmen supported 101st Airborne Division’s movement to Liberia

 

Maj. Dale Greer, Joint Task Force-Port Opening Senegal

Kentucky Air National GuardDAKAR, Senegal – The Joint Task Force-Port Opening Senegal (JTF-PO) supported the 101st Airborne Division’s departure from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport here October 19th, en route to Liberia, where the division will join hundreds of U.S. service members engaged in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

JTF-PO Senegal is staffed by more than 70 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group and stood up operations here October 5th.

Aerial porters from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group load a pallet of red blood cells and frozen plasma onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 10, 2014, at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal. The aerial porters are part of Joint Task Force-Port Opening Sengal, an air cargo hub that’s funneling humanitarian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak there. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

Aerial porters from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group load a pallet of red blood cells and frozen plasma onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 10, 2014, at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal. The aerial porters are part of Joint Task Force-Port Opening Sengal, an air cargo hub that’s funneling humanitarian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak there. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers join the fight against Ebola in Africa

 

Written by Maj. Dale Greer
JTF-PO Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionAfrica -The commander of the 101st Airborne Division and more than 30 of his troops departed from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport here on October 19th en route to Liberia, where they will join hundreds of U.S. service members engaged in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st, will take charge of the Joint Forces Command for Operation United Assistance upon arrival in Liberia, replacing U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, who will continue as commander of U.S. Army Africa.

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, Airmen, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014. The service members are bound for Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, Airmen, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014. The service members are bound for Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to offer vaccines and screenings during Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s primary care team is organizing opportunities for retirees within the community to participate in the annual health fair offered as part of Fort Campbell Retiree Appreciation Day September 27th from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

The health fair will be located in hospital’s “C” entrance off Bastogne Avenue and the Retiree Fair will be at Cole Park Commons.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital prepares to provide flu vaccine, late September

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s (BACH) patient care teams expect Fort Campbell to begin providing the flu vaccine to families within the Patient-Centered Medical Homes September 29th, Preventive medicine staff members will offer the vaccine in multiple venues again this year.

“BACH typically begins providing the flu vaccine in October where beneficiaries receiving the vaccine will be provided the most protection over the traditional flu season in this region which runs between October and March,” said BACH Chief of Preventive Medicine Maj. Samuel Peik.

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Austin Peay State University ROTC Conducts “BLITZ” Training on Cumberland River

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Anyone driving down Riverside Drive on September 9th might have seen a peculiar sight on the Cumberland River near McGregor Park. Two zodiacs—black inflatable military boats—were crossing the river filled with Austin Peay State University Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadets. The cadets were rowing fervently to get to the other side of the river, retrieve two mock casualties and transport them back to the APSU campus.

The mission was part of the ROTC program’s weekly Tuesday morning BLITZ. One cadet is chosen each week to lead the squad in a predetermined mission that creates an environment of adversity, both physically and mentally.

APSU ROTC Students undertaking a BLITZ training mission on the Cumberland River

APSU ROTC Students undertaking a BLITZ training mission on the Cumberland River

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Fort Campbell promotes National Fire Prevention Week

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Fire Department is teaming up with the Fort Campbell School System and Campbell Crossing to promote National Fire Prevention Week.

Firefighters will visit installation elementary schools to educate children on the importance of fire safety September 24th through October 1st. A static display featuring a fire truck with a crew member in full bunker gear will be on on-site at the schools to provide fire safety tips to students. Firefighters will also take children through the fire prevention smoke trailer. The trailer simulates a real fire by filling up with smoke and sounding a fire alarm.

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion receives Army Superior Unit Award

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky received the Army Superior Unit Award Friday, September 5th, 2014 for their support to over 18,000 warfighters deploying to and from combat operations in Afghanistan from October 1st, 2011 to September 30th, 2012.

An award that is not easily earned, Fort Campbell’s WTB was awarded the Superior Unit ribbon from the United States Army.

Col. George N. Appenzeller and Command Sgt. Major James Smith attach the Army Superior Unit Award ribbon on the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion colors Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The Battalion earned this award for their actions in support of the combat operations in Afghanistan from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2012

Col. George N. Appenzeller and Command Sgt. Major James Smith attach the Army Superior Unit Award ribbon on the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion colors Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The Battalion earned this award for their actions in support of the combat operations in Afghanistan from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2012

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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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