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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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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Department of Women’s Health implements changes for Patient Safety

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Department of Women’s Health announced measures it’s enacting to protect the safety of patients and staff as the nation attempts to “flatten the curve” and reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The clinic will reduce some services that may be safely postponed until the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is no longer a threat to our community. These appointments will be rebooked once hospital officials feel the risk is diminished.

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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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531st Hospital Center deploys to New York in Coronavirus response

 

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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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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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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital implements additional Safety Measures for Beneficiaries

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Although Fort Campbell currently has no confirmed coronavirus cases, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) leadership is doing everything possible to limit the spread of the infection as Fort Campbell’s adjacent communities have received confirmed cases.

On Friday, March 27th, the hospital will close the C Building Entrance to the hospital until further notice and move all outpatient primary care services out of the hospital to one of the hospital’s outlying clinics.

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