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Fort Campbell to hold Wreaths Across America ceremony

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony, Saturday at 11:00am at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters in partnership with the Sunrise Rotary Club of Clarksville.

Wreaths representing the five services and one for POW/MIA will be placed at the Division headquarters. Following the ceremony, volunteers will hang 101 wreaths at the T.C. Freeman Gate entrance. The wreaths will be placed in honor of fallen service members in WWII, Vietnam, Gulf War, Humanitarian/Peace Keeper Missions, and the Global War on Terrorism.

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BACH Nursing research “Round-Up” shares best practices, advancements for patient care

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – A nursing team from the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Intensive Care Unit was recognized for their clinical research and hope to share their study with nurses from across the military at a TriService Nursing Research Conference next year.

The TriService Nursing Research Program’s Research and Evidence-based Practice Dissemination course is a networking opportunity for Army, Navy and Air Force nursing professionals to present and share their research examining process improvement in military healthcare delivery systems and patient care.

U.S. Army Capt. Tori Meyer, a registered nurse, and federal employee Sherry Wood, a medical support assistant, both from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, presented their team’s research project during the hospital’s Nursing Round-Up. (U.S Army photo by Maria Yager)

U.S. Army Capt. Tori Meyer, a registered nurse, and federal employee Sherry Wood, a medical support assistant, both from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, presented their team’s research project during the hospital’s Nursing Round-Up. (U.S Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Annual Fort Campbell Tree Lighting Ceremony set for Friday

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Friday, December 6th, 2019, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the Annual Division Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off the holiday season. The ceremony will begin at 5:30pm.

The ceremony will include holiday music from the 101st Airborne Division Band, season’s greetings from Fort Campbell and 101st Airborne Division leadership, caroling, holiday activities, a surprise visitor from the North Pole and more.

Fort Campbell's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held Friday, December 6th.

Fort Campbell’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held Friday, December 6th.

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101st Airborne Division to Host First Ceremony at Relocated Gander Memorial

 

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the 34th Anniversary Gander Memorial remembrance ceremony, Thursday, December 12th, 2019 at Fort Campbell. This will be the first ceremony held at the recently relocated memorial. 

The memorial consists of two monuments and 256 Canadian sugar maple trees. It was built to honor the memory of the 248 Soldiers and eight crew members who lost their lives when Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed in Gander, Newfoundland, shortly after takeoff on the morning of December 12th, 1985.

The new Gander Memorial on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, December 5th, 2019. The memorial tree park consists of 256 trees, representing the 248 Soldiers and eight civilians who were killed in a 1985 airplane crash in Gander, Newfoundland. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Navin)

The new Gander Memorial on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, December 5th, 2019. The memorial tree park consists of 256 trees, representing the 248 Soldiers and eight civilians who were killed in a 1985 airplane crash in Gander, Newfoundland. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Navin)

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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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