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Contracting Professionals, Fort Campbell posturing for evolving COVID-19 requirements

 

U.S. Department of the ArmyJoint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX – Contracting professionals at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are posturing to provide their mission partners immediate support as part of the whole-of-government effort in response to the COVID-19 Cornavirus pandemic.

Following the approval of additional forces to the Southern border by Defense Secretary Mark Esper at the end of March, leaders from the 922nd Contracting Battalion and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell conducted a joint operational area circulation.

Lt. Col. Tony Rogers, second from right, joined members of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) earlier this month for a joint operational area circulation to accomplish mission analysis of current and future contract requirements for a southern border mission. Rogers is the commander of the 922nd Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Courtesy Photo)

Lt. Col. Tony Rogers, second from right, joined members of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) earlier this month for a joint operational area circulation to accomplish mission analysis of current and future contract requirements for a southern border mission. Rogers is the commander of the 922nd Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Courtesy Photo)

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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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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers moving forward to Army Best Medic Competition

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A team from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prevailed following three days of grueling competition to earn the title of the 2018 Regional Health Command-Atlantic – 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition August 2nd, 2018.

Sgt. 1st Class Justin Cauthen, BACH Gold Army Medical Home non-commissioned officer in charge, and Maj. J. Tyler Garrett, BACH Clinical Services Division chief, were named 2018 RHC-A Best Medics and will represent RHC-A in the Army-wide Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark, Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Camp Bullis, Texas later this year.

Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commander, Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland and Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough, senior enlisted advisor, congratulate Capt. Brent Turpin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and Sgt Daryus Jenkins, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, as winners of the 2018 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition at Fort Campbell, KY. The two will represent the division during an Army-wide competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commander, Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland and Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough, senior enlisted advisor, congratulate Capt. Brent Turpin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and Sgt Daryus Jenkins, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, as winners of the 2018 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition at Fort Campbell, KY. The two will represent the division during an Army-wide competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Army Physician Assistant Program helps keep Soldiers battle ready

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Two Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldiers graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program and were commissioned into the Army Medical Specialist Corps during a ceremony on Fort Campbell, Friday, January 26th, 2018.

Former Army medics, 1st Lt. Robert Farmer and 1st Lt. Megan Smith earned their diplomas and joined the ranks of Army physician assistants. Physician assistants serve as the primary medical provider to Soldiers in battalion and division level units and are responsible for unit medical readiness and training medics. They can also provide garrison healthcare to Soldiers, family members, and other eligible beneficiaries.

(L to R) Former flight medics, 1st Lt. Megan Smith and 1st Lt. Robert Farmer graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program and was commissioned into the Medical Specialist Corps as a physician assistant during a ceremony on Fort Campbell.

(L to R) Former flight medics, 1st Lt. Megan Smith and 1st Lt. Robert Farmer graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program and was commissioned into the Medical Specialist Corps as a physician assistant during a ceremony on Fort Campbell.

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Fort Campbell’s New Garrison Commander Joseph Kuchan excited to lead garrison into the future

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On June 23rd, 2017, Col. Joseph Kuchan took command of the Fort Campbell garrison, bringing more than 22 years of experience to the position.

Kuchan has served in a variety of roles throughout his career, from aide de camp to the commanding general in two different commands to deputy operations officer while deployed to Afghanistan. He also has commanded an infantry battalion.

This is his third duty assignment at Fort Campbell. For nearly a year he was the 101st Airborne Division’s operations officer before he took over as garrison commander from Col. James “Rob” Salome who is retiring from the Army.

Colonel Joseph Kuchan, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander, addresses attendees during a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater June 23rd, 2017,. Kuchan brings more than 22 years of service to the position. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Colonel Joseph Kuchan, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander, addresses attendees during a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater June 23rd, 2017,. Kuchan brings more than 22 years of service to the position. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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Team of medics to represent 101st Airborne Division at Army wide competition in San Antonio

 

Written by Sgt. William White
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell medics recently competed in the 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition. It was a test of medical proficiency as well as soldier skills and raw physical endurance.

Sgt. Gaines Sumrall, a medic from 101st Airborne Division Artillery, and Spc. Kyle Little, a medic with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, bested other 101st teams and are set to compete in November for the Armywide title of Best Medic.

The medics underwent rigorous testing from September 23rd – 25th to determine which team had the skills to win. Skill alone, however, would not win this competition that emulates the trials Soldiers will face at the Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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Fort Campbell Soldier performs in U.S. Army Soldier Show at Fort Bliss

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Marshall Mason
24th Press Camp Headquarters

U.S. ArmyFort Bliss, TX – The dazzling lights and live Broadway-style variety performances of the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show took center stage at the Stayton Theater here August 28th-29th, where nearly 400 Soldiers, civilians and family members watched as Army performers sang and danced on-stage to classic pop, hip-hop and contemporary music medleys.

The 2015 Soldier Show theme – “We serve” integrates key Army messaging on Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention, Suicide Prevention, and various products by the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic.

Spc. Princess Threatt, a Soldier from Fort Campbell, Ky., sings and performs during 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show held at Statyon Theater here on Fort Bliss, Texas, Aug. 28. Threatt began singing at the age of 4 and is an accomplished dancer and pianist. (Julia Redding, 24th Press Camp Headquarters)

Spc. Princess Threatt, a Soldier from Fort Campbell, Ky., sings and performs during 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show held at Statyon Theater here on Fort Bliss, Texas, Aug. 28. Threatt began singing at the age of 4 and is an accomplished dancer and pianist. (Julia Redding, 24th Press Camp Headquarters)

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101st Airborne Division service members stick to standards, health practices in Liberia

 

Written by Spc. Caitlyn Byrne
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – Whether they are learning new techniques to stay mentally resilient, exercising to stay physically strong, or washing their hands and applying hand sanitizer to prevent illness, service members deployed under Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, in Monrovia, Liberia, are always taking steps to stay healthy. The health of Soldiers is considered a top priority.

It is imperative that service members maintain a high level of health and physical well being so that in turn, they can provide the optimum amount of aid to the people and government of Liberia.

Spc. William Ferguson, native of Oklahoma City, Okla., health specialist for Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, performs his routine check of the Heat Category wet-bulb thermometer, outside the Barclay Training Center medical building, Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 12, 2015. Every hour Ferguson checks the temperature on camp to help prevent Soldier heat casualties, refills the bleach buckets and helps maintain the overall health of his fellow Soldiers while deployed for Operation United Assistance. Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.  (Spc. Caitlyn Byrne/U.S. Army)

Spc. William Ferguson, native of Oklahoma City, Okla., health specialist for Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, performs his routine check of the Heat Category wet-bulb thermometer, outside the Barclay Training Center medical building, Monrovia, Liberia. (Spc. Caitlyn Byrne/U.S. Army)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital wins Army Medical Department competition, $1 million prize

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital took the 2012 Best Military Treatment Facility title in the Army Medicine Business Operations Bowl, or Biz Bowl, beating out every other MTF in the Army.

“This victory will bring $1 million back into the hospital that will ultimately improve our services and facilities for our patients,” said BACH commander Col. Paul R. Cordts. “Competition encourages innovation and the Biz Bowl was no different. Every MTF took a close look at their processes, finding ways to improve, and that is a win for all patients.”

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital staff members compete in the first round of the Army Medicine Business Operations Bowl. Commander Col. Paul R. Cordts, Deputy Commander for Administration Lt. Col. Kyle Patterson, Clinical Support Division Chief Paul Pierson and noncommissioned officer in charge of the Department of Primary Care Sgt. 1st Class Marc Migala completed 3 more rounds, winning the final round in Fort Sam Houston, Texas Oct. 29, 2012 and winning $1 million which will ultimately improve patient care and services at BACH.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital staff members compete in the first round of the Army Medicine Business Operations Bowl. Commander Col. Paul R. Cordts, Deputy Commander for Administration Lt. Col. Kyle Patterson, Clinical Support Division Chief Paul Pierson and noncommissioned officer in charge of the Department of Primary Care Sgt. 1st Class Marc Migala completed 3 more rounds, winning the final round in Fort Sam Houston, Texas Oct. 29, 2012 and winning $1 million which will ultimately improve patient care and services at BACH.

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First Responders: Newly assigned medics sharpen skills for attack

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – A new group of Air Force medics recently attached to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, got their first taste of battlefield training with the unit during a mass casualty exercise.

“This is what I signed up for,” said Airman 1st Class Julynn Guiwan said. “To save lives, do my job and bring people back home to families.”

Guiwan is one of a new group of Air Force medics recently attached to the battalion. The exercise is designed to get them ready to prepare and train for attacks on Bagram Air Field during their six-month deployment.

Spc. Michael Grimes and Pfc. Garry Lim, medics with the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, care for a staged injured Soldier during a mass casualty exercise, June 8th, as Col. (Dr.) Peter Napolitano, the brigade surgeon looks on. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Spc. Michael Grimes and Pfc. Garry Lim, medics with the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, care for a staged injured Soldier during a mass casualty exercise, June 8th, as Col. (Dr.) Peter Napolitano, the brigade surgeon looks on. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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