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Marc Jankovich: “I will not take off this uniform”

 

Written by MaryTherese Griffin
U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition

U.S. Army Warrior Care and TransitionArlington, VA – After suffering a medical emergency while on a deployment to Korea, Sgt. 1st Class Marc Jankovich saw his life, everything he and his wife had worked for, vanishing before his eyes. Doctors and therapists told him that his return to duty was not likely.

However, his First Sergeant, 1st Sgt. Jennifer Snook, a member of the Medical Evaluation Board Council, and his Physical Therapist, Lindsey Davison, were not so sure.

Combat Engineer, Sgt. 1st Class Marc Jankovich. (U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition)

Combat Engineer, Sgt. 1st Class Marc Jankovich. (U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion soldier Sgt. 1st Class John Dvorak in “Beast Mode”

 

Written by Annette P. Gomes
Warrior Care and Transition

U.S. Army Warrior Care and TransitionArlington, VA – Sgt. 1st Class John Dvorak knows how to make lemonade out of life’s lemons. A once avid runner and a self-described gym rat, Dvorak found himself adjusting to a new normal after sustaining injuries during physical training.

Dvorak has a list of injuries to include two herniated discs that have caused nerve damage as well, neuropathy and nerve pain in his left leg and a drop foot. “My drop foot has slowed my pace down and caused my gait to be off,” Dvorak said. “With my gait off, it has caused me to be flat footed and now I have plantar fasciitis.”

Sgt. 1st Class John Dvorak leads “the pack” during a routine bike ride at Fort Campbell Kentucky. (Anthony Perry)

Sgt. 1st Class John Dvorak leads “the pack” during a routine bike ride at Fort Campbell Kentucky. (Anthony Perry)

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Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers overcome personal challenges to depart on 167-mile bike ride

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The 4th Annual Bluegrass Rendezvous 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.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commanding General for Support, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Royar, came out to see the riders off on the first day of their ride. He first spoke individually with riders about their personal experiences in preparing for this physical and mental journey and then addressed the group.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commanding General for Support, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Royar talks with members of Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Sept. 28 before the group departs on the first day of the Bluegrass Rendezvous, a two-day 167-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commanding General for Support, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Royar talks with members of Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Sept. 28 before the group departs on the first day of the Bluegrass Rendezvous, a two-day 167-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion to host Change of Command Ceremony

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Lt. Col. Lyle (Chip) Finley, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, is slated to change command with Lt. Col. Shawn D. Butler at 2:00pm March 23rd at the installation’s Passenger Processing Center.

Finley took charge of the WTB at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 10th, 2015. Finley is deactivating from his active duty reserve status and returning back to his home in North Carolina.

Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Campbell to hold Change of Command Ceremony March 23rd, 2017. (Sam Shore)

Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Campbell to hold Change of Command Ceremony March 23rd, 2017. (Sam Shore)

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Fort Campbell Workshop uses Filmmaking as healing process for Veterans

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Lacking only the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s red carpet, Veteran filmmakers were stars in their own rights as a four-day “I Was There” Film Workshop culminated in a packed-house screening event at Cole Park Commons Thursday.

With a unique approach to treating the psychological damages of war, the free workshop encouraged Soldiers to share their experiences through mentored filmmaking classes at Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion.

Pfc. Robert Blackmore, B Co., Warrior Transition Battalion, films a scene for the short film "Come Back," as Yessica Curiel Montoya reacts to news from a doctor played by Spc. John Russino, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The film is a collaborative project created during an I Was There film workshop at Fort Campbell. (David E. Gillespie)

Pfc. Robert Blackmore, B Co., Warrior Transition Battalion, films a scene for the short film “Come Back,” as Yessica Curiel Montoya reacts to news from a doctor played by Spc. John Russino, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The film is a collaborative project created during an I Was There film workshop at Fort Campbell. (David E. Gillespie)

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APSU Athletics to host Gateway Medical Center tonight

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s athletics department will host Gateway Medical Center, which has long been a great partner to the Clarksville/Montgomery County community, at its Thursday night men’s basketball game with Ohio Valley Conference foe Eastern Illinois.

Austin Peay to host Gateway Medical Center staff at tonight's men's basketball game vs. Eastern Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay to host Gateway Medical Center staff at tonight’s men’s basketball game vs. Eastern Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Purple Heart recipient receives American citizenship

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Sgt. Jean C. Herazo, assigned to Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), officially became a U.S. citizen May 18th during a Naturalization Ceremony at the WTB company headquarters.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Deputy Commander for Administration Col. Alejandro Lopez-Duke spoke about his own naturalization ceremony and how proud he was to speak at the naturalization ceremony on behalf of Sgt. Herazo.

Field Office Director for the U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services in Louisville, Ky. Geoff Verderosa officiated the Naturalization Ceremony for Sgt. Jean C. Herazo May 18th at the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex while members of the Alpha Company, Warrior Transition Battalion observed.

Field Office Director for the U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services in Louisville, Ky. Geoff Verderosa officiated the Naturalization Ceremony for Sgt. Jean C. Herazo May 18th at the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex while members of the Alpha Company, Warrior Transition Battalion observed.

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Strike continues Family Bond with Wounded Warriors

 

Written By Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell, KY – “You’ve found in one another, a bond, that exists only in combat, among brothers,” said Cpl. Joseph Liebgott, from the TV mini-series, “Band of Brothers.”

The bonds that were formed on the Kandahar battlefield created a strong connection between the Strike Soldiers, which continues today, especially with those wounded during the Afghanistan surge, which are now healing in other units.

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), maintain the bond with their wounded warriors and held its wounded warrior lunch at the Strike Dining Facility, January 12th, where the wounded and Strike Soldiers ate together, reconnected with their units and confirmed they are still a part of the Strike family.

Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith, command sergeant major, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 12-Strike Wounded Warriors, stand in front of the Combined Task Force Strike Fallen Hero Monument during a visit back to Strike, Jan. 12th. The wounded warriors are currently assigned to Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion and still carry a strong bond with the 2nd BCT. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith, command sergeant major, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 12-Strike Wounded Warriors, stand in front of the Combined Task Force Strike Fallen Hero Monument during a visit back to Strike, Jan. 12th. The wounded warriors are currently assigned to Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion and still carry a strong bond with the 2nd BCT. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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