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Officials discuss Blanchfield Army Community Hospital ’s future as transition nears

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Defense Health Agency’s acting assistant director for health care administration visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) and Fort Campbell, Kentucky August 7th, 2019 for more discussion about the hospital’s transition to DHA October 1st.

Maj. Gen. Ron Place, who was recently confirmed for promotion to lieutenant general and selected to serve as the next director of DHA, was accompanied by Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Julie Bottroff, senior enlisted representative.

From left, Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander briefs Maj. Gen. Ron Place, Defense Health Agency acting director for health care administration Aug. 7. Place visited Blanchfield and Fort Campbell for further discussions on the hospital’s transition from Army Medicine to DHA, Oct. 1. (U.S. Army, Maria Yager)

From left, Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander briefs Maj. Gen. Ron Place, Defense Health Agency acting director for health care administration Aug. 7. Place visited Blanchfield and Fort Campbell for further discussions on the hospital’s transition from Army Medicine to DHA, Oct. 1. (U.S. Army, Maria Yager)

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Thrive Creative Group Wins Best Website Award

 

Thrive Creative GroupClarksville, TN – Thrive Creative Group, LLC has won the Best Military Website for Campbell Strong Defense Alliance in the 2019 Internet Advertising Competition. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition, and judging is based on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, use of the medium, and memorability.

In the scope of this project, Campbell Strong assigned Thrive to build a website that would provide a voice addressing all matters of military significance to ensure the region achieves its full economic potential while supporting and partnering with Fort Campbell military installation.

Thrive Creative Group

Thrive Creative Group

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers Return from Kuwait, Wednesday

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, July 7th, 2019, More than 140 Soldiers, assigned to 594th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are scheduled to return to Fort Campbell after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.

While deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve, “Lifeliner” Soldiers provided uninterrupted transportation of supplies and equipment throughout Kuwait in support of U.S. forces.

Fort Campbell to hold Welcome Home Ceremony for 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion soldiers returning from Kuwait, Wednesday.(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

Fort Campbell to hold Welcome Home Ceremony for 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion soldiers returning from Kuwait, Wednesday.(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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From Past to Present the Fort Campbell’s 506th Are Training for Success

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Little Falls, MN – “From the start, unit history is instilled in the Soldiers of Fort Campbell,” said 2nd Lt. Zachary Slavich, one of the newest officers to join the ranks of the 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Slavich completed Ranger School in April 2019, and was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) of the 506th Infantry Regiment.

2nd Lt. Zachary Slavich, of Davis, Calif., a Soldier with the 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is a platoon leader during an eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 26, 2019.  (Iowa National Guard photo by Spc. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

2nd Lt. Zachary Slavich, of Davis, Calif., a Soldier with the 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is a platoon leader during an eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 26, 2019. (Iowa National Guard photo by Spc. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

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Clarksville Tennessee, Young, Vibrant Community on the Rise

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – In case you haven’t heard, we’re young, very young. According to a recent study by SmartAsset.com analyzing where millennials (people between 20 and 34) are moving, Clarksville ranks ninth in the nation.

Clarksville is also the only Tennessee representative in the top 10. Of the total 9,740 millennials who moved into Clarksville-Montgomery County in 2017, most of them – 7,773 people – came from outside of Tennessee.

Downtown Clarksville

Downtown Clarksville

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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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APSU Football does team building exercises with Fort Campbell Soldiers

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – On Thursday, July 25th, 2019, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team spent the day at Fort Campbell going through team-building exercises led by the soldiers on base.

The day began as the student-athletes were divided into their eight “Dream Teams” and proceeded through the obstacle course at The Sabalauski Air Assault School.

Austin Peay Football players sent the day with Fort Campbell soldiers doing team building exercises. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football players sent the day with Fort Campbell soldiers doing team building exercises. (APSU Sports Information)

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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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