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101st Airborne Division cancels Week of the Eagles, Fort Campbell looks for Alternatives

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 2020 Week of the Eagles at Fort Campbell, which celebrates the proud history and tradition of the Screaming Eagles division by bringing together Troopers past and present for celebration and spirited competition, has been cancelled.

The week long event, which was scheduled for May 15th through May 20th, will not be held this year as originally planned due to safety considerations related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“This was a very difficult decision,” said Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell.

101st Airborne Division Review cancels 2020 Week of the Eagles.

101st Airborne Division Review cancels 2020 Week of the Eagles.

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A Soldier at Fort Campbell has tested Positive for Coronavirus

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A Soldier stationed at Fort Campbell has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), marking the first confirmed case for the virus of a service member at the installation.

The individual, who is assigned to a tenant unit at the installation, is currently isolated at their off-post residence. The individual has shown symptoms but has not required hospitalization.

Upon notification of the result, Fort Campbell officials and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) health professionals ensured the individual was medically cared for and immediately began conducting contact tracing to determine whether any others may have been exposed.

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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell to Hold Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will hold a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 6:00pm to discuss the updated measures at Fort Campbell to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Major General Brian Winski, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, will lead the discussion. Additional division and garrison leaders and medical experts will contribute.

The town hall will be live-streamed on the Fort Campbell Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FortCampbell.

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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell commander Maj. Gen. Brian Winski reviews BACH’s Coronavirus response preparations

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Commanding General for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 for a first-hand look at the hospital’s preparations to respond to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.

The hospital established a drive-up clinic outside the hospital for patients with appointments and referred by the Nurse Advice Line or BACH’s Appointment Line. During this screening process, medical staff may conduct additional screening to determine if a test is necessary. Once a test for coronavirus (COVID-19) is administered, it is sent out for processing and patients with mild symptoms are advised to self-quarantine at home while awaiting test results.

BACH Commander Col. Patrick T. Birchfield (right) leads 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Brian Winski (left) to a drive-up clinic established outside the hospital where medical staff are seeing patients referred for possible coronavirus, COVID-19 related symptoms. The general visited BACH for a first-hand look at the hospital’s many preparations to respond to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

BACH Commander Col. Patrick T. Birchfield (right) leads 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Brian Winski (left) to a drive-up clinic established outside the hospital where medical staff are seeing patients referred for possible coronavirus, COVID-19 related symptoms. The general visited BACH for a first-hand look at the hospital’s many preparations to respond to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell dependent tests positive for Coronavirus

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A dependent of a military Retiree at Fort Campbell has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), marking the first confirmed case for the virus at the installation.

The individual is currently isolated at home, located off the installation.

Upon notification of the result, Fort Campbell officials and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) health professionals ensured the individual was medically cared for and immediately began conducting contact tracing to determine whether any others may have been exposed.

Retiree at Fort Campbell has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). (Sam Shore)

Retiree at Fort Campbell has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). (Sam Shore)

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531st Hospital Center deploys to New York State in Coronavirus response

 

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531st Hospital Center - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – More than 200 medical personnel from the 531st Hospital Center are scheduled to deploy March 26th, 2020 to New York state to provide a full range of healthcare services in support of emergency medical facilities there.

The 531st is prepared to provide medical support and hospital capabilities in support of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) response in the state.

This response is part of the national approach to fighting coronavirus (COVID-19). The Army is working with interagency partners – including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense Military Health System and others – to support and protect the military force and the American people.

Soldiers assigned to the 531st Hospital Center and 586th Field Hospital load their gear and board a military transport aircraft headed for New York state, March 25th. These Soldiers constitute an advance party of Army medical professionals deploying to New York, ahead of the rest of the unit, in support of civil authorities and our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Sgt. Fletcher King, 101st Airborne Division)

Soldiers assigned to the 531st Hospital Center and 586th Field Hospital load their gear and board a military transport aircraft headed for New York state, March 25th. These Soldiers constitute an advance party of Army medical professionals deploying to New York, ahead of the rest of the unit, in support of civil authorities and our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Sgt. Fletcher King, 101st Airborne Division)

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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell Transition to Health Protection Condition Charlie

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – In line with directives from the Department of the Army, Fort Campbell has upgraded the installation’s Health Protection Condition Level (HPCON) to level Charlie.

There are not yet any confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Fort Campbell, but there are more than 200 tests pending. Leaders have taken these actions out of an abundance of caution, at the direction of the Army, and to mirror the efforts of civilian partners as they work together to mitigate the spread of the virus.

In terms of personal impact, the upgrade to HPCON level Charlie will not significantly differ from the modifications announced March 24th during the installation’s virtual town hall meeting.

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (Sam Shore)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee setups COVID-19 Unified Command

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, March 23rd, 2020,  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee established the coronavirus COVID-19 Unified Command, a joint effort to be led by Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, to streamline coordination across the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Military.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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101st Airborne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Wray E. Gabelmann, A Life of Service

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – Recently the Bastogne senior enlisted adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Wray E. Gabelmann, briskly walked through the tinted glass doors of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), headquarters and warmly greeted the Soldiers manning the staff duty desk.

Gabelmann turned the corner and passed a wall of photos of past leaders of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as he made his way into his office as he had done so many times in the past 30 months.

Command Sgt. Maj. Gabelmann, senior enlisted advisor, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivers heartfelt remarks March 3 during his change of responsibility ceremony in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, KY. Gabelmann has been the senior enlisted advisor for 1st BCT for 30 months. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Griffin)

Command Sgt. Maj. Gabelmann, senior enlisted advisor, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivers heartfelt remarks March 3 during his change of responsibility ceremony in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, KY. Gabelmann has been the senior enlisted advisor for 1st BCT for 30 months. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Griffin)

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101st Airborne Division Soldier Spotlight, Sgt Gregory Booker

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 40th Public Affairs Detachment would like to introduce Sgt. Gregory Booker, an Air Assault Instructor on Team One at The Sabalauski Air Assault School, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY, a native of Greensboro, Alabama, for this edition of #SoldierSpotlight.

As an Air Assault Instructor, Booker teaches air assault candidates how to safely and effectively perform Air Assault operations while simultaneously pushing them to their limit, allowing them to leave Air Assault School stronger and more prepared to conduct Air Assault anywhere, anytime.

Sgt Gregory Booker. (Pfc. Brea Roland 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt Gregory Booker. (Pfc. Brea Roland 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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