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Bonded for Life

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – Reuniting with a long-lost friend is a good thing, but reuniting with a brother can save a life.

Veterans of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, reunited with the help of the Independence Fund in Nashville, Tennessee, September 26th-29th, in hopes of maintaining their “brotherly” connections for life support.

“This has been the best experience for me since I got out [the Army],” said Wesley Rogers, a reunion attendee. “The one thing that I noticed when I got here is how much better I felt looking in the faces of all these people, verses when I was at home and I’d let all these people go by.”

Veterans of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, pose for a group picture during a unit reunion, organized with the help of the Independence Fund, in Nashville, Tennessee, September 26-29. (Staff Sergeant Michael Eaddy, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Veterans of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, pose for a group picture during a unit reunion, organized with the help of the Independence Fund, in Nashville, Tennessee, September 26-29. (Staff Sergeant Michael Eaddy, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital head, neck surgeon Alexander Lanigan earns Expert Field Medical Badge

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – A head and neck surgeon, or otolaryngologist, from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital was among the 42 Soldiers to qualify for the Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge during EFMB testing sponsored by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), November 15th -27th, 2019.

Capt. Alexander Lanigan, assigned to BACH’s Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, said he was inspired to earn his badge after working with Soldiers from operational units on Fort Campbell.

An Expert Field Medical Badge grader reviews the method for extracting a casualty from a vehicle with an EFMB candidate during the standardization phase of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) EFMB qualification held on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Nov. 15 -27. EFMB candidates must demonstrate proficiency in Casualty Evacuation Tasks, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Land Navigation, Communication Tasks and Warrior Skills in order to qualify for the coveted badge. (U.S Army photo by Maria Yager)

An Expert Field Medical Badge grader reviews the method for extracting a casualty from a vehicle with an EFMB candidate during the standardization phase of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) EFMB qualification held on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Nov. 15 -27. EFMB candidates must demonstrate proficiency in Casualty Evacuation Tasks, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Land Navigation, Communication Tasks and Warrior Skills in order to qualify for the coveted badge. (U.S Army photo by Maria Yager)

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101st Airborne Division Screaming Eagles put skills to test for Expert Field Medical Badge at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – More than 100 Screaming Eagles began preparation November 18th to test their skills in the medical field and earn an Expert Field Medical Badge.

“It is by standard one of the hardest badges to earn across the Army,” said Maj. Sarah Burlee, medical operations officer for 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and officer in charge of EFMB testing. “Not everyone can be an expert.”

Experts are considered to be at the top of their fields. For Soldiers who earn the EFMB this is no different.

“It was built statistically so that your top percentages earn the EFMB,” Burlee said. “It’s not your medium block, not your top-half block, it’s the top block.”

Sgt. Michael Hinkle, medic for 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), applies a chest seal to the training mannequin, Nov. 18, during a demonstration for Expert Field Medical Badge candidates at Fort Campbell. (Spc. Jeremy Lewis, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt. Michael Hinkle, medic for 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), applies a chest seal to the training mannequin, Nov. 18, during a demonstration for Expert Field Medical Badge candidates at Fort Campbell. (Spc. Jeremy Lewis, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County adds new board members Juanita Charles, Barb Petrik, Blayne Clements

 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee (HFHMCTN) has elected three new members to the affiliate’s Board of Directors.

Joining the board are Juanita Charles, Barb Petrik, and Blayne Clements.

(L to R) Juanita Charles, Barb Petrik, and Blayne Clements are the newest additions to the Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Board of Directors.

(L to R) Juanita Charles, Barb Petrik, and Blayne Clements are the newest additions to the Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Board of Directors.

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101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Brigade “Bastogne” Welcomes New Commander

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” said farewell to Col. Derek Thomson and welcomed Col. Robert Born on Saturday, November 22nd, 2019 during a change of command ceremony.

Thomson, affectionately known as “Bastogne 6”, and his wife Erin, served the division with distinction for 2 years.

“Over the past 2 years on this journey one word comes to mind,” said Thomson. “Gratitude.”

Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), right, passes the brigade colors to Col. Robert G. Born, left, during 1st Brigade Combat Team’s Change of Command ceremony Nov. 22, in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. The ceremony is a time-honored military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility of a unit from one commanding officer to another. (Maj. Vonnie Wright, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.)

Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), right, passes the brigade colors to Col. Robert G. Born, left, during 1st Brigade Combat Team’s Change of Command ceremony Nov. 22, in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. The ceremony is a time-honored military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility of a unit from one commanding officer to another. (Maj. Vonnie Wright, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.)

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Austin Peay State University ROTC student puts nursing school to practice at Walter Reed internship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Senior Michelle Demarais put what she’s learned at the Austin Peay State University (APSU) School of Nursing to practice this summer at one of the nation’s most well-known hospitals. 

Austin Peay State University nursing senior Michelle Demarais, third from right, poses with fellow students at Walter Reed. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University nursing senior Michelle Demarais, third from right, poses with fellow students at Walter Reed. (APSU)

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101st Airborne Division wide clean-up conducted through teamwork at Fort Campbell

 

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – In September 2019, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) published an operations order directing the turn-in of all excess and unserviceable containers. The turn-in began early this month and will continue until completion sometime in January or February 2020.

Operation Clean Eagle’s goal, as written in the order, is to synchronize the efforts of all the brigades, getting them to come together to eliminate as much waste as possible and utilizing the mobility assets and support operations section of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) to get it done.

Soldiers from varying brigades and units throughout the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), properly secure equipment brought in to the Division Excess Consolidation Point (DECP) to a pallet, Nov. 20, as part of Operations Clean Eagle and Eagle Sweep. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from varying brigades and units throughout the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), properly secure equipment brought in to the Division Excess Consolidation Point (DECP) to a pallet, Nov. 20, as part of Operations Clean Eagle and Eagle Sweep. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital observes Thanksgiving holiday

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Thanksgiving Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital personnel will observe the federal holiday Thursday, November 28th.

All outpatient services, including BACH pharmacies will be closed on the federal holiday.

However, the hospital remains open 24/7 for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services.

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American Red Cross is making it easy, rewarding to save lives this holiday season

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets.

While helping to save lives is likely motivation enough, those who come out to give November 18th-December 18th will also receive a $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Still need reasons to fit lifesaving blood donation into busy holiday schedules?

$5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, for blood and platelet donors.

$5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, for blood and platelet donors.

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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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