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Tennessee Soldier Trevor Joseph Killed in Aviation Accident, Memorialized

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Courtney Rogers recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Army Major Trevor Joseph of Collierville, TN. Joseph was killed when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed while attempting to recover a soldier on the Fort Polk training ranges on September 26th.

U.S. Army Major Trevor Joseph

U.S. Army Major Trevor Joseph

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital holds Change of Command Ceremony for new Commander

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 17th, 2019 at the Fort Campbell Family Resource Center, Tennessee-native Col. Patrick T. Birchfield assumed command of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) and the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Campbell during a change of command ceremony.

Birchfield replaced Col. Anthony McQueen, who led efforts to transform BACH’s medical support to units from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, enabling the medical readiness of more than 90 percent of their Soldiers for deployment, and providing access to care for more than 73,000 beneficiaries.

Col. Anthony McQueen relinquishes command of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Campbell to Col. Patrick Birchfield during a change of command ceremony June 17. Brig. Gen. Michael J. Talley, Deputy Commanding General of Regional Health Command-Atlantic, passes the hospital colors to Birchfield, symbolizing the transfer of command responsibility. (David E. Gillespie)

Col. Anthony McQueen relinquishes command of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Campbell to Col. Patrick Birchfield during a change of command ceremony June 17. Brig. Gen. Michael J. Talley, Deputy Commanding General of Regional Health Command-Atlantic, passes the hospital colors to Birchfield, symbolizing the transfer of command responsibility. (David E. Gillespie)

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Three Fort Campbell Soldiers compete in Army Best Medic Competition

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Three Fort Campbell Soldiers are in Texas to compete in the Army’s CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, which runs September 16th-20th, 2018.

The competition is a 72-84 hour arduous test of the teams’ physical and mental skills. Competitors must be agile, adaptive leaders who demonstrate mature judgement while testing collective team skills in areas of physical fitness, tactical marksmanship, leadership, warrior skills, land navigation and overall knowledge of medical, technical and tactical proficiencies through a series of hands-on tasks in a simulated operational environment.

Soldiers competing in the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition begin with a physical fitness test - the Army Combat Fitness test (ACFT) - aimed at directly connecting fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Command hosts the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 16th-20th, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

Soldiers competing in the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition begin with a physical fitness test – the Army Combat Fitness test (ACFT) – aimed at directly connecting fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Command hosts the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 16th-20th, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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101st Combat Aviation Wings of Destiny: Culminating leadership exercise builds team, unit pride

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Junior officers from 6th General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recently participated in a three-day culminating training exercise designed to certify leadership competencies, instill esprit de corps and a winning mindset.

Lieutenant Colonel James Yastrzemsky, commander of 6-101st GSAB, came up with the idea for the exercise as a way to develop his junior officers. Yastrzemsky said it parallels what the command team is doing at the division level.

Junior officers, company command teams, and primary staff from 6th General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gather for a photo with veterans, atop Currahee Mountain, near Toccoa, Georgia, the birthplace of the 101st, February, 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo)

Junior officers, company command teams, and primary staff from 6th General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gather for a photo with veterans, atop Currahee Mountain, near Toccoa, Georgia, the birthplace of the 101st, February, 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo)

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Drinking to Death

 

Written by Chris Frazier
U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center

U.S. Army Combat Readiness CenterFort Rucker, AL – The profession of arms is inherently dangerous. Every Soldier knows that when they take the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, they could lose their life.

But not every loss occurs in a desert or mountain range halfway around the world. The risks back home are just as deadly.

Hyponatremia is a condition that occurs when the sodium level in the blood becomes too low. While there are several possible causes of hyponatremia, a contributing factor is drinking too much water, which is most often seen in those participating in high-intensity activities. Humans lose sodium through sweat, and drinking too much water during those activities can dilute the blood’s sodium content.

Hyponatremia is a condition that occurs when the sodium level in the blood becomes too low. While there are several possible causes of hyponatremia, a contributing factor is drinking too much water, which is most often seen in those participating in high-intensity activities. Humans lose sodium through sweat, and drinking too much water during those activities can dilute the blood’s sodium content.

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade pilot returns to Fort Campbell to retire

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – On Friday, shortly after his final flight in an AH-64E Apache helicopter, Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Morrow began his retirement ceremony.

Surrounded by Family, friends and colleagues, Morrow, along with his wife and children, received several awards for their dedicated service to the Army.

However, rather than celebrating his retirement at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where Morrow serves as a flight instructor, the now retired warrant officer chose to commemorate the moment at Fort Campbell in a hangar belonging to 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.

Col. Bernard Harrington, the commander of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, presents an award to Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Morrow, a flight instructor from Fort Rucker, June 30, 2017 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Col. Bernard Harrington, the commander of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, presents an award to Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Morrow, a flight instructor from Fort Rucker, June 30, 2017 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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APSU helps Army veteran, military spouse Kali Cooper juggle college, family with great success

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Nothing worth having comes easy – a lesson that former soldier Kali Cooper understands as well as anyone. But the services Austin Peay State University provides military and veteran students did make the transition to college life a little less difficult.

A Minnesota native who left her home and enlisted in the army at the age of 17, Cooper’s life has more or less revolved around the military ever since.

Austin Peay Student Kali Cooper. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Austin Peay Student Kali Cooper. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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101st Airborne Division releases name of Soldier Killed during Training Exercise at Fort Polk

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier died May 10th, 2016 from injuries sustained during a live-fire training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA.

Pfc. Victor J. Stanfill, an infantryman with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Rakkasans,” 19, was pronounced dead at approximately 11:08am at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital on Fort Polk.

A native of Fulton, MD, Stanfill enlisted into the U.S. Army September 22nd, 2015, completing one-station unit training at Fort Benning, GA, as an infantryman. After graduating from training, he was assigned as an infantryman in Co. A, 2nd Bn., 506th Inf. Regt., in January 2016.

Fort Campbell Soldier passed away from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk, May 10th.

Fort Campbell Soldier passed away from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk, May 10th.

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Austin Peay awards Decorated Soldier Jose Ramoslopez the APSU ROTC CSM Darol Walker Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The recipient of the 2016 Command Sgt. Maj. Darol Walker Award at Austin Peay State University is ROTC Cadet Jose Ramoslopez, a decorated career soldier.

Ramoslopez, born in Puerto Rico, will graduate May 6th from APSU with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree and a minor in military science.

The recipient of the 2016 Command Sgt. Maj. Darol Walker Award at Austin Peay State University is ROTC Cadet Jose Ramoslopez, a decorated career soldier. Ramoslopez (left) stands with Walker (center) and Jack Turner (right). (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

The recipient of the 2016 Command Sgt. Maj. Darol Walker Award at Austin Peay State University is ROTC Cadet Jose Ramoslopez, a decorated career soldier. Ramoslopez (left) stands with Walker (center) and Jack Turner (right). (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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Fort Campbell identifies Two 101st Airborne Division pilots killed in helicopter crash

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pilots who were killed December 2nd as a result of a helicopter crash near Fort Campbell have been identified.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, 35, a native of Patillas, Puerto Rico, enlisted in the Army in 2003 as an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter mechanic. During his six years as an enlisted Soldier, Caraballoleon served in numerous assignments, achieving the rank of sergeant, before being selected to attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School in 2009.

Following commissioning as a warrant officer and completion of the Rotary Wing Aviators Course, he served as an Apache attack helicopter pilot with Company B, 1st Battalion, and 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell.

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