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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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Army Warrior Care and Transition announces Three Fort Campbell Soldiers selected for Team Army in 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games

 

Written by Christopher Fields
Army Warrior Care and Transition

U.S. Army Warrior Care and TransitionArlington, VA – The Deputy Chief of Staff for Warrior Care and Transition is proud to announce the 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans who will represent Team Army at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida June 21st – 30th hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Approximately 300 warrior athletes with upper-body, lower-body, and spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment; serious illnesses; and post-traumatic stress will engage in friendly competition and experience the healing power of sports.

The Deputy Chief of Staff for Warrior Care and Transition is proud to announce the 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans who will represent Team Army at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida June 21st–30th hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command. (U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition)

The Deputy Chief of Staff for Warrior Care and Transition is proud to announce the 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans who will represent Team Army at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida June 21st–30th hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command. (U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition)

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101st Airborne Division 44th Air Defense Artillery readies, retrains Soldiers for Fires Integrated Mission

 

Written by Marie Berberea
Fort Sill Public Affairs

U.S. ArmyFort Sill, OK – In recent weeks, the fields of Fort Sill were peppered with the typical sounds made by counter rocket artillery mortar. However, the unit conducting C-RAM were preparing for an atypical mission.

Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery are deploying to serve as a total fires integrated package under a field artillery division, 101st Airborne Division, with a field artillery battery attached to them.

“The C-RAM mission is expanding. Our formation was not big enough to encompass all the mission requirements for that. [Forces Command] recently attached a field artillery battery out of Fort Carson to us to make up the difference in what we need,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Schrock, 2-44th ADA commander.

A Soldier in 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery performs a maintenance check during a mission rehearsal exercise at Thompson Hill Range Complex Feb. 8th. (Marie Berberea, Fort Sill Public Affairs)

A Soldier in 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery performs a maintenance check during a mission rehearsal exercise at Thompson Hill Range Complex Feb. 8th. (Marie Berberea, Fort Sill Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold Change of Responsibility

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas D. Sutphin, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s top noncommissioned officer, is slated to change responsibility with Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher M. Earle at 2:00pm March 31st, 2017.

Sutphin took charge of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, April 9th, 2015. Just shy of two years, he is leaving Fort Campbell to take the helm as the Inspector General Sergeant Major for U.S. Army Africa – Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy.

On March 31st, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will hold a Change of Responsibility Ceremony. (Sam Shore)

On March 31st, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will hold a Change of Responsibility Ceremony. (Sam Shore)

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U.S. Army Health of Force report wake up call for improving readiness

 

Written by David Vergun
Defense Media Activity – Army

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – Obesity and overweight metrics, along with health indicators like tobacco use, injuries, substance abuse and the Performance Triad were among the topics at a conference last week discussing the inaugural “Health of the Force” report.

The HOF report, released at the end of 2015, provides Army leaders, including installation commanders, a starting point regarding where best to invest resources to help Soldiers lead healthier lives, and consequently, improve combat readiness, said Col. Deydre Teyhen, assistant deputy chief of staff, Army Public Health Center.

That report, she said during a media roundtable conducted from the Office of the Army Surgeon General in Falls Church, Virginia, March 16th, is similar to, but much more comprehensive than “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America” report, issued by the non-profit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2014.

The Health of the Force report provides Army leaders, including installation commanders, a starting point regarding where best to invest resources to help Soldiers lead healthier lives, and consequently, improve combat readiness, said Col. Deydre Teyhen, assistant deputy chief of staff, Army Public Health Center. (David Vergun, Defense Media Activity - Army)

The Health of the Force report provides Army leaders, including installation commanders, a starting point regarding where best to invest resources to help Soldiers lead healthier lives, and consequently, improve combat readiness, said Col. Deydre Teyhen, assistant deputy chief of staff, Army Public Health Center. (David Vergun, Defense Media Activity – Army)

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Fort Campbell one of Four Army Post Exchanges to Unveil New Look

 

Written by Julie Mitchell
Army & Air Force Exchange Service HQ

Army & Air Force Exchange Service. (U.S. Air Force)Dallas, TX – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service cut the ribbon on four updated stores at Army posts across the United States, bringing a modern shopping experience to military communities just in time for the holidays.

Exchanges at Fort Carson, CO, Fort Campbell, KY, and Fort Bliss, Texas, celebrated their grand reopenings November 13th, while the Exchange at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, unveiled its new look November 24th. The upgrades are part of the Exchange’s ongoing effort to improve the shopping experience for military customers.

From left: U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Reiss, Fort Carson garrison command sergeant major; U.S. Army Col. Joel Hamilton, Fort Carson garrison commander; Stephanie Bernstein, Fort Carson Exchange main store manager; and Patricia Austin, Fort Carson Exchange general manager, take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the updated Exchange, Nov. 13, 2015, at Fort Carson, Colo. (Caitlin Burtis, Army & Air Force Exchange Service)

From left: U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Reiss, Fort Carson garrison command sergeant major; U.S. Army Col. Joel Hamilton, Fort Carson garrison commander; Stephanie Bernstein, Fort Carson Exchange main store manager; and Patricia Austin, Fort Carson Exchange general manager, take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the updated Exchange, Nov. 13, 2015, at Fort Carson, Colo. (Caitlin Burtis, Army & Air Force Exchange Service)

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Fort Campbell’s 52nd Ordnance Group to test skills against top Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams

 

Written by Patrick Buffett
U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee

U.S. Army - Fort LeeFort Lee, VA – Six Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams from across the Army will rally at Fort A.P. Hill September 14th-18th for an Ordnance School-sponsored EOD Team of the Year competition.

The championship event will test their technical and tactical knowledge and abilities to perform important war-fighting munitions handling and disposal functions under challenging conditions, noted Capt. Robert Hruska, one of the organizers and the TRADOC Capabilities Manager-EOD Concepts and Doctrine division chief.

During the 2014 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Year competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Soldiers from the 732nd EOD Company, 52nd Ord. Group, Fort Campbell, Ky., secure an inert bomb to ensure it will not move during diffusing procedures. It was one of 14 tasks teams were asked to perform during the competition. (Courtesy Photo)

During the 2014 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Year competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Soldiers from the 732nd EOD Company, 52nd Ord. Group, Fort Campbell, Ky., secure an inert bomb to ensure it will not move during diffusing procedures. It was one of 14 tasks teams were asked to perform during the competition. (Courtesy Photo)

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101st Airborne Division cases colors, heads home to Fort Campbell after successful mission in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors in a ceremony February 26th at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, marking the end of Operation United Assistance for the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the Screaming Eagles.

The ceremony signified the successful completion of a five-month deployment to Liberia in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to fight the spread of Ebola in western Africa.

The Screaming Eagles led the JFC-UA – the Department of Defense arm of the United State’s effort – was comprised of engineers, medical personnel, logisticians and others, which built Ebola treatment units, trained health care workers to staff the ETUs, and built a logistic infrastructure to supply the ETUs.

A joint color guard present arms, dipping the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors, during the playing of the national anthems of Liberia and the U.S. during the 101st’s color casing ceremony held at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, 2015. The final color casing represents the completion of the Joint Forces Command - United Assistance mission in Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera))

A joint color guard present arms, dipping the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors, during the playing of the national anthems of Liberia and the U.S. during the 101st’s color casing ceremony held at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, 2015. The final color casing represents the completion of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance mission in Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera))

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Clarksville Police update on Cranklen Circle Shooting

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2015, Clarksville Police Department patrol units responded to shooting on Cranklen Circle at 12:48pm.

The suspect in the Cranklen Circle shooting is Malcolm Turner, a 27-year-old active-duty soldier who is currently stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. Turner is in custody. He was arrested at a traffic stop in the same neighborhood about one hour after the shooting.

Clarksville Police patrol units respond to New Year's Day shooting on Cranklen Circle.

Clarksville Police patrol units respond to New Year’s Day shooting on Cranklen Circle.

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Two 5th Special Forces Soldiers based at Fort Campbell killed in Afghanistan

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Defense announced the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died June 9th, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation.

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