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Secretary of the Army recognizes Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, 531st Hospital Center COVID-19 support

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY –  Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and met with BACH and 531st Hospital Center leaders to discuss their ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus response, Thursday, June 11th, 2020.

BACH Commander Col. Patrick T. Birchfield briefed the secretary on how his team is supporting medical readiness for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, as well as caring for beneficiaries, in response to the worldwide COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commander Col. Patrick T. Birchfield welcomed Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy today, to discuss the ongoing response to COVID-19. Birchfield briefed the secretary on how his team is supporting medical readiness for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and U.S. Army Fort Campbell, as well as caring for beneficiaries during the pandemic. (U.S. Army)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commander Col. Patrick T. Birchfield welcomed Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy today, to discuss the ongoing response to COVID-19. Birchfield briefed the secretary on how his team is supporting medical readiness for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and U.S. Army Fort Campbell, as well as caring for beneficiaries during the pandemic. (U.S. Army)

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U.S. Army aids New York City caregivers in battle against COVID-19 stress

 

U.S. ArmyNew York –  Maj. Olli Toukolehto recognized the wear on the faces of healthcare workers each time he walked into the Javits Convention Center from his hotel in lower Manhattan.

He had witnessed the same strain on the faces of fellow Soldiers while deployed during the Iraqi surge.

Caring for COVID-19 patients in the nation’s coronavirus epicenter has taken a mental and physical toll on New York City doctors, nurses and emergency medical technicians, as the number of coronavirus deaths in the city nears 14,000.

Maj. Olli Toukolehto, an Army psychiatrist, has been deployed to New York City for more than a month to support civilian medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19. He has been tasked to spearhead an outreach program to help educate civilian health workers on resilience and mental health during the pandemic.

Maj. Olli Toukolehto, an Army psychiatrist, has been deployed to New York City for more than a month to support civilian medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19. He has been tasked to spearhead an outreach program to help educate civilian health workers on resilience and mental health during the pandemic.

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Fort Campbell Soldiers deployed to New York City to fight COVID-19, Return Home

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – More than 200 Soldiers, who previously deployed to New York City to aid in the fight against COVID there, redeployed to Fort Campbell Tuesday, May 12th, 2020.

The Soldiers spent more than a month deployed at the Javits New York Medical Station, where they cared for COVID patients. They are assigned to the 586th Field Hospital, which is part of the 531st Hospital Center.

The 531st Hospital Center provides a wide array of medical capabilities, including emergency medicine and surgical capability.

More than 200 Soldiers, who previously deployed to New York City to aid in the fight against COVID there, redeployed to Fort Campbell. Thursday. (Spc. Andrew Jo, 101st Airborne Division)

More than 200 Soldiers, who previously deployed to New York City to aid in the fight against COVID there, redeployed to Fort Campbell. Thursday. (Spc. Andrew Jo, 101st Airborne Division)

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101st Airborne Division deploys Logistics Experts to aid COVID-19 effort

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell deployed about 10 Soldiers to aid in the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus relief effort in the northeast.

The Soldiers, logistics experts assigned to the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, deployed from Fort Campbell to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. They follow several other groups of Fort Campbell Soldiers who have deployed in support of the COVID-19 Coronavirus response. Most recently, about 70 Soldiers from the 501st Area Support Medical Company deployed April 18th to Boston.

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell deployed about 10 Soldiers Wednesday, April 22, to aid in the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus relief effort in the northeast. (Sgt. Fletcher King, 101st Airborne Division)

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell deployed about 10 Soldiers Wednesday, April 22, to aid in the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus relief effort in the northeast. (Sgt. Fletcher King, 101st Airborne Division)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers deploy to New Jersey to aid COVID-19 effort

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) deployed Soldiers from Fort Campbell to New Jersey on Wednesday, April 14th, 2020 to aid in the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus relief effort.

About 10 Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division’s sustainment brigade, deployed. The Soldiers are part of the brigade’s forward assessment sustainment team and will assist with coordinating and supporting Army logistical efforts in the region.

The Soldiers are prepared to conduct operations in additional locations if necessary.

Soldiers of 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Division (Air Assault), deployed to New Jersey as part of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers of 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Division (Air Assault), deployed to New Jersey as part of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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531st Hospital Center deploys to New York in Coronavirus response

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

531st Hospital Center - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 531st Hospital Center, based at Fort Campbell, deployed today to New York as part of the U.S. Army’s support to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The 531st provides a wide array of medical capability including emergency medicine and surgical capability.

They are well trained, well led, and well equipped, and the 300 plus Soldiers that make up the unit are absolute professionals.

They will make a significant positive impact for New York and the Nation during this mission.

The 531st Hospital Center, based at Fort Campbell, deployed today to New York as part of the US Army’s support to the COVID crisis. The 531st provides a wide array of medical capability including emergency medicine and surgical capability. They are well trained, well led, and well equipped, and the 300 plus Soldiers that make up the unit are absolute professionals. (Sgt. Fletcher King, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

The 531st Hospital Center, based at Fort Campbell, deployed today to New York as part of the US Army’s support to the COVID crisis. The 531st provides a wide array of medical capability including emergency medicine and surgical capability. They are well trained, well led, and well equipped, and the 300 plus Soldiers that make up the unit are absolute professionals. (Sgt. Fletcher King, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

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

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

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

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

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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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recognizes namesake Florence Blanchfield as Army Nurse Corps marks 119 years

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and Army Nurses from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 531st Hospital Center gathered at BACH before clinic hours January 30th, 2020 to celebrate the 119th Anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps.

While nurses have supported the nation’s Soldiers since the American Revolution, it was not until February 2nd, 1901 that congress formally established the U. S. Army Nurse Corps. Nurses were appointed in the Regular Army for three years at a time, and their appointments could be renewed based on satisfactory service.

 BACH's most senior nurse, Mr. Jim NIx, Deputy to the Commander for Quality and Safety, and most junior nurse 1st Lt. Kathryn Fullman, join Col. Amanda Forristal, Deputy Commander for Nursing, to cut a cake celebrating the 119th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps. (U.S. Army photo)


BACH’s most senior nurse, Mr. Jim NIx, Deputy to the Commander for Quality and Safety, and most junior nurse 1st Lt. Kathryn Fullman, join Col. Amanda Forristal, Deputy Commander for Nursing, to cut a cake celebrating the 119th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps. (U.S. Army photo)

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Exercise helps Army medical logistics team from Fort Campbell ‘see ourselves,’ identify potential shortfalls

 

U.S. Department of the ArmySierra Army Depot, CA – When lives are in danger, every second counts.

Being prepared can often be the difference in a life and death situation when caring for wounded Soldiers on the battlefield.

With that in mind, a team from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency helped facilitate an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) in late October 2019 that tested over 300 Soldiers from the 531st Hospital Center at Fort Campbell, KY.

The U.S. Army Forces Command exercise was held at Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, CA.

Maj. Craig Keech, chief of centralized contingency programs for the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, organizes medical equipment on Oct. 18, 2019 at Sierra Army Depot, California, where units from the 531st Hospital Center from Fort Campbell, KY, participated in an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise. (Maj. Bryan Pamintuan)

Maj. Craig Keech, chief of centralized contingency programs for the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, organizes medical equipment on Oct. 18, 2019 at Sierra Army Depot, California, where units from the 531st Hospital Center from Fort Campbell, KY, participated in an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise. (Maj. Bryan Pamintuan)

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