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Mondeka Douei named Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldier of the Quarter

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) named Spc. Mondeka Douei Soldier of the Quarter, hospital leaders announced July, 30th, 2019.

Douei, a native of the African nation Ivory Coast, is a behavioral health specialist and has served in the Army for nearly two years. He was selected after competing with 14 other candidates from the hospital and outlying medical homes.

The Soldier of the Quarter Board was a rigorous two-day competition run by hospital NCOs.

Spc. Mondeka Douei, a native of the African nation Ivory Coast, was named Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldier of the Quarter. Douei serves as a behavioral health specialist at the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic. He was selected after competing with 14 other candidates from the hospital and outlying medical homes. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Spc. Mondeka Douei, a native of the African nation Ivory Coast, was named Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldier of the Quarter. Douei serves as a behavioral health specialist at the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic. He was selected after competing with 14 other candidates from the hospital and outlying medical homes. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Nurse Case Manager Liza Finnegan

 

U.S. Army Warrior Care and TransitionArlington, VA –  Nurse Case Managers, like Liza Finnegan, at the Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky are there to help wounded, ill and injured Soldiers embrace the change and adapt to their new normal.

Poet Nikki Giovanni once said, “A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change no matter what it is and once you do you can learn all about the new world you are in and take advantage of it.”

Nurse Case Manager Liza Finnegan of the Fort Campbell, Kentucky Warrior Transition Battalion, June 11, 2019. (MaryTherese Griffin, U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition)

Nurse Case Manager Liza Finnegan of the Fort Campbell, Kentucky Warrior Transition Battalion, June 11, 2019. (MaryTherese Griffin, U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers, Family build bonds during USO Warrior Week at APSU

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Clarksville, TN – During USO Warrior Week at Austin Peay State University (APSU), Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and their Family members had a chance to discover new activities, together,  recently.

USO Warrior Week, held in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Fort Campbell, Kentucky and El Paso, Texas, is an annual event for wounded, ill and injured service members and their families. It features free, therapeutic and recreational activities, events and music for participants to enjoy and explore together.

Soldiers from Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Battalion and their Family members had a chance to discover new activities, together, during USO Warrior Week at Austin Peay State University recently. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion and their Family members had a chance to discover new activities, together, during USO Warrior Week at Austin Peay State University recently. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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101st Airborne Division, Iowa Red Bulls Strengthen Relationship

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Iowa National Guard (IANG) Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (2nd IBCT), 34th Infantry Division, were assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (101st ABN) for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from 2010-2011.

Now, ten years after that deployment, which was the largest mobilization of the IANG since World War II, the National Guard and active duty units continue to strengthen their working relationship.

Iowa National Guard and 101st Airborne Division engineer Soldiers shield themselves as they conduct a live urban breach during an eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 15, 2019. (Sgt. Tawny Schmit)

Iowa National Guard and 101st Airborne Division engineer Soldiers shield themselves as they conduct a live urban breach during an eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 15, 2019. (Sgt. Tawny Schmit)

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Former 5th Group battalion commander Jeremy Bell takes command at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Thursday, July 11th, 2019,  Col. Jeremy E. Bell accepted the garrison colors from Brenda Lee McCullough, director of Installation Management Command-Readiness during a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater.

The symbolic ritual marks the end of Col. Joseph P. Kuchan’s command and the beginning of Bell’s tenure as garrison commander.

“It is indeed a privilege to be here with you as we salute an outstanding garrison commander and his Family for a job well done and celebrate the arrival of an equally outstanding Soldier who assumes the leadership of U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Campbell,” McCullough said. “Command is one of the most awesome responsibilities one can experience.”

Col. Jeremy E. Bell, commander U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Campbell, Ky., makes remarks July 11, 2019, during his change of command ceremony. Col. Joseph P. Kuchan relinquished command to Bell at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell. (Fort Campbell)

Col. Jeremy E. Bell, commander U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Campbell, Ky., makes remarks July 11, 2019, during his change of command ceremony. Col. Joseph P. Kuchan relinquished command to Bell at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell. (Fort Campbell)

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Fort Campbell Career Center prepares transitioning Soldiers, Spouses for Civilian Labor Force

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Career Center and Campus was recently opened to not only prepare transitioning Soldiers for the civilian labor force, but to assist spouses as well.

The agencies housed within Fort Campbell Career Center, 5668 Wickham Avenue, include the Career Skills Program, USO Pathfinders and Employment Readiness, as well as a newly formed agency – Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership.

“With all of the partners we have, between all their specialties, we can pretty much take care of all of the needs to prepare an individual for employment,” said Duane Soumis, transition services manager, Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program and Fort Campbell Career Center director.

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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Free ASL Chat offered by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital for patients and staff

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – During a free group that meets twice a month, beneficiaries and staff at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital can learn and practice American Sign Language.

“We initially started it with the staff to improve communication with our deaf and hard-of-hearing patients and staff members we have here at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, but we would love the opportunity for our patients to join us as well,” said Nicole Fitzwater, an employee at BACH who volunteers her time to facilitate the group.

BACH employees, from left, Nicole Fitzwater, Wendyann Deasis-Dubois, and Kelly Money spell out A-S-L in American Sign Language. The trio facilitate a free American Sign Language chat at the hospital twice a month for beneficiaries and staff interested in ASL. All skill levels are welcome. The group meets at noon on the first Monday and third Wednesday of each month at the hospital. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

BACH employees, from left, Nicole Fitzwater, Wendyann Deasis-Dubois, and Kelly Money spell out A-S-L in American Sign Language. The trio facilitate a free American Sign Language chat at the hospital twice a month for beneficiaries and staff interested in ASL. All skill levels are welcome. The group meets at noon on the first Monday and third Wednesday of each month at the hospital. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital welcomes new Command Sergeant Major Daniel Santiago

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 a new command sergeant major was welcomed by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Campbell.

Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Earle passed responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Santiago during a change of responsibility ceremony in front of the hospital. The MEDDAC Fort Campbell includes the medical missions on Fort Campbell, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois and Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Campbell welcomed a new command sergeant major July 9. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Earle relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Santiago during a change of responsibility ceremony in front of the hospital. Santiago comes to BACH from Weed Army Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, California. Earle is transferring to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Campbell welcomed a new command sergeant major July 9. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Earle relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Santiago during a change of responsibility ceremony in front of the hospital. Santiago comes to BACH from Weed Army Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, California. Earle is transferring to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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American Red Cross faces Blood Emergency, issues urgent call for Blood, Platelet Donors

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross now faces a blood shortage following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood and platelet donations and ongoing challenges finding new blood donors, and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care.

Less than three-day supply of most blood types; new and existing donors called to help save lives. (American Red Cross)

Less than three-day supply of most blood types; new and existing donors called to help save lives. (American Red Cross)

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Fort Campbell Celebrates Independence Day

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s office of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) once again helped area families celebrate July 4th in style, with the return of its ever-popular Independence Week Carnival, July 2nd–6th, which includes a special concert and fireworks display on Independence day.

The event, which is free and open to the public, was staged on Fort Campbell’s Division Parade Field. Thousands were in attendance on July 4th, a day that saw storms early, but clear weather for the evening’s concerts and fireworks.

Thousands came out to Fort Campbell on July 4th, 2019 for the annual Independence Day Celebration, which included a carnival, concert and fireworks display.

Thousands came out to Fort Campbell on July 4th, 2019 for the annual Independence Day Celebration, which included a carnival, concert and fireworks display.

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