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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Nurses commemorate 120 Years of the Army Nurse Corps

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) staff paused momentarily to mark the 120th birthday of the Army Nurse Corps, February 2nd, 2021.

“This year we decided to create a living museum featuring memorabilia from nurses who are currently serving and from retired nurses in our community,” said Col. Amanda Forristal, BACH’s deputy commander for nursing. “Current Army Nurse Corps officers reached out to retired nurse corps officers in the area and learned their stories, which are displayed here, for our team to reflect and reminisce on what we have done in the Army Nurse Corps.”

BACH Deputy Commander for Nursing Col. Amanda Forristal, center, welcomed retired Army Nurse Corps officer Col. Debbie Winters and BACH junior Army Nurse Corps officer 1Lt Kathryn Fullman for the customary cake cutting at the Army Nurse Corps Birthday observance Feb. 2. More than 6,500 men and women serve in the Army Nurse Corps. These dedicated Soldiers provide high-tech, quality health care for military personnel, military retirees, and family members.

BACH Deputy Commander for Nursing Col. Amanda Forristal, center, welcomed retired Army Nurse Corps officer Col. Debbie Winters and BACH junior Army Nurse Corps officer 1Lt Kathryn Fullman for the customary cake cutting at the Army Nurse Corps Birthday observance Feb. 2. More than 6,500 men and women serve in the Army Nurse Corps. These dedicated Soldiers provide high-tech, quality health care for military personnel, military retirees, and family members.

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