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Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers embark on Where Heroes Rendezvous 101 mile bike ride

 

U.S. Army Warrior Care and TransitionFort Campbell, KY – The state of Kentucky is known for its rolling hills, streams, springs and diverse landscapes, and now the site of the 2019 Where Heroes Rendezvous 101 mile bike ride that goes around Fort Campbell, Kentucky and its surrounding communities.

The event, formally known as the Bluegrass Rendezvous, featured 70 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers from Fort Campbell and Fort Stewart, Georgia including leaders from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion. The ride is one of many adaptive outreach programs available for Soldiers.

The 2019 Heroes 101 “Where they Rendezvous Ride” September 27th, 2019. (Annette P. Gomes)

The 2019 Heroes 101 “Where they Rendezvous Ride” September 27th, 2019. (Annette P. Gomes)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers to complete a 101-mile rendezvous Bike Ride

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On September 27th, 2019, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers will participate in a 101-mile bike ride, “Where Heroes Rendezvous,” on Fort Campbell and in the surrounding communities.

More than 70 riders, including wounded, ill or injured Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell, Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Fort Benning, Georgia Warrior Transition Battalions, as well as cadre, veterans and volunteers will ride, sharing their support of WTB Soldiers along the route. The community can help cheer for riders as they ride past along the route.

Participants ride the final stretch past the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters on the way to the finish line during a previous endurance ride in 2015. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Participants ride the final stretch past the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters on the way to the finish line during a previous endurance ride in 2015. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

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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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Four Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers to compete in 2019 Warrior Games

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 21st through June 30th, 2019, Four Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion will compete in Tampa Florida in the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command.

The DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The games highlight the resiliency and warrior spirit of participants despite their wounds, injury or illness.

Shay Hampton, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete raises the ceremonial torch at the opening ceremony of the Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018. This year's opening ceremony is June 22 in Tampa, Florida. Four Soldiers from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are among the 300 U.S and international competitors.  (U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

Shay Hampton, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete raises the ceremonial torch at the opening ceremony of the Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018. This year’s opening ceremony is June 22 in Tampa, Florida. Four Soldiers from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are among the 300 U.S and international competitors. (U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

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Fort Campbell WTU helps Injured Soldier with Eight Kids make it work

 

U.S. Army Warrior Care and TransitionArlington, VA – During the month of the military child in April, the resiliency of children is highlighted  They often change communities and schools and changes in circumstances can alter expectations and the family dynamic. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Manuel Marrero and his wife Silvana have four children ages 15 to 17.

However, extenuating circumstances would find the Marrero’s taking in their four nieces and nephews ages 7 to 14; all while they were both serving in the Army. “You must have patience and flexibility,” Marrero says. It is advice he offers to any military family.

The Marrero’s stand outside their home at Fort Knox, Kentucky in May 2017. (Left to right: Yair, Silvana, Marcela, Mckaila, Maritza, Marrero, Manuel II (front) Haleigh, Kyleigh. (Sgt. 1st Class Manuel Marrero)

The Marrero’s stand outside their home at Fort Knox, Kentucky in May 2017. (Left to right: Yair, Silvana, Marcela, Mckaila, Maritza, Marrero, Manuel II (front) Haleigh, Kyleigh. (Sgt. 1st Class Manuel Marrero)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers competing to join Team Army at 2019 Warrior Games

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Four Soldiers and one Veteran from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion will compete in the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, March 6th to 16th, to earn a spot on Team Army for the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games later this year.

The DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans. Both the Army Trials and Warrior Games provide an adaptive reconditioning outreach opportunity for the Soldiers to get involved in, outside of their routine adaptive reconditioning workouts while assigned to a WTB.

Master Sgt. Cinnamon Wright practices rowing at Shaw Gym Feb. 28. Wright is one of four Soldiers from Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Battalion heading to the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, this week, to compete for a spot on Team Army in the 2019 Warrior Games later this year. Adaptive reconditioning activities including rowing are linked to a variety of benefits for Wounded Warriors, and assists in their overall rehabilitation and recovery. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Master Sgt. Cinnamon Wright practices rowing at Shaw Gym Feb. 28. Wright is one of four Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion heading to the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, this week, to compete for a spot on Team Army in the 2019 Warrior Games later this year. Adaptive reconditioning activities including rowing are linked to a variety of benefits for Wounded Warriors, and assists in their overall rehabilitation and recovery. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion staff among the Best in the Army

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Two federal civilian employees at Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion were recognized by the U.S. Army Medical Command Army, Warrior Care and Transition Program’s 2018 Cadre of Excellence Awards.

Fort Campbell WTB’s John D. Holbrook was named WCT Program Transition Coordinator of the Year and Laurie D. Jones was named WCT Program Occupational Therapist Assistant of the Year for their dedication and support to wounded, ill and injured Soldiers in the WCT program.

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Shawn Butler, recognizes John Holbrook for his selection as U.S. Army Medical Command's Warrior Care and Transition Program Transition Coordinator of the Year. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Shawn Butler, recognizes John Holbrook for his selection as U.S. Army Medical Command’s Warrior Care and Transition Program Transition Coordinator of the Year. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers begin 200-mile Recovery Ride

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Despite the dark clouds and rain, 32 Soldiers from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion set-out on a two-day, 200-mile bike ride on post and in Southern Kentucky early Thursday, September 27th, 2018.

The dual century ride is a personally challenging and therapeutic bike ride for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans, organized by the WTB’s adaptive reconditioning program and volunteers.

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and cadre participating in the 5th Annual Bluegrass Rendezvous endurance ride September 27th, make their way along the backroads of Kentucky during day one of the two-day endurance ride. (Rita Peters)

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and cadre participating in the 5th Annual Bluegrass Rendezvous endurance ride September 27th, make their way along the backroads of Kentucky during day one of the two-day endurance ride. (Rita Peters)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers set to knock out 200 miles in road to recovery

 

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers will complete a 200-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell September 27th and 28th, 2018.

“This will be the fifth iteration of our endurance ride,” said Lt. Col. Shawn Butler, WTB commander. “This year the ride will take place on post and in the communities surrounding Fort Campbell and we’ve extended the ride by 33 miles this year.”

Participants reach the final 20-mile stretch during last year's Bluegrass Rendezvous Bike Ride. This week Soldiers from Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Battalion will complete a 200-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th. The event is focused on both the physical and mental healing of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers at the WTB. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Participants reach the final 20-mile stretch during last year’s Bluegrass Rendezvous Bike Ride. This week Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion will complete a 200-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th. The event is focused on both the physical and mental healing of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers at the WTB. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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