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Bastogne Medic William Lawrence Honored at AUSA Guardian’s Gala

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – On an evening filled with heroes at Valor Hall on October 24th Spc. William Lawrence from 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division was honored at the Fort Campbell Chapter Association of the United States Army Guardian’s Gala.

Lawrence was one out of 21 Soldiers distinguished by the Fort Campbell Chapter of AUSA for heroic efforts as a medic. Lawrence is especially unique as he was nominated for his efforts in the line of duty while deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve just a few short months ago.

Spc. William Lawrence receives award at the Fort Campbell Chapter - Association of the United States Army Guardian's Gala by Maj. Gen. Brian E. Winski on Oct. 24 for his extraordinary actions taken as a combat medic during Operation Inherent Resolve. Spc. Lawrence stands with his parents at the conclusion of the event. From left Meghan Smith, U.S. Army Spc. William Lawrence, mother Linda Hicks, and stepfather Chris Hicks. (Maj. Vonnie Wright)

Spc. William Lawrence receives award at the Fort Campbell Chapter – Association of the United States Army Guardian’s Gala by Maj. Gen. Brian E. Winski on Oct. 24 for his extraordinary actions taken as a combat medic during Operation Inherent Resolve. Spc. Lawrence stands with his parents at the conclusion of the event. From left Meghan Smith, U.S. Army Spc. William Lawrence, mother Linda Hicks, and stepfather Chris Hicks. (Maj. Vonnie Wright)

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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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Austin Peay State University student Ja-kay Matheny overcomes Brain Tumor to pursue Education, Comedy career

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University social work major Ja-kay Matheny has been a lot of things in his life, including a father, husband, soldier, student — even an aspiring standup comedian. But for much of the last few years, Matheny himself would admit that he was barely anything at all.

“I was sick for a long, long time,” Matheny said. “I was gaining weight, failing classes, forgetting simple things I should know and I was getting angry with my kids all the time for no reason.

APSU Student Ja-kay Matheny

APSU Student Ja-kay Matheny

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APSU Nursing Student Presented Learning Opportunity During Military Operation in Bulgaria

 

Written by 1st Lt. Matthew Gilbert
194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard

Tennessee National Guard - APSUNovo Selo, Bulgaria – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Student with the Tennessee Army National Guard flourishes in a joint medical training exercise with the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps as part of Operation Resolute Castle during May and June 2016 in Novo Selo, Bulgaria.

Among those participating was Specialist Logan Bowman, an Austin Peay State University nursing student who doubles as a medic in the 230th Engineer Battalion, 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard. Specialist Bowman is a Rossview High School graduate who has been at Austin Peay State University for one year and with the Tennessee Army National Guard for two years.

Specialist Bowman (right), a medic with the 230th Engineer Battalion, 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard, evaluates a patient during a medical training during Operation Resolute Castle on May 26, 2016 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. As part of the exercise, Spc. Bowman was required to evaluate patients and administer IVs. (1st Lt. Matthew Gilbert, 194th Engineer Brigade)

Specialist Bowman (right), a medic with the 230th Engineer Battalion, 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard, evaluates a patient during a medical training during Operation Resolute Castle on May 26, 2016 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. As part of the exercise, Spc. Bowman was required to evaluate patients and administer IVs. (1st Lt. Matthew Gilbert, 194th Engineer Brigade)

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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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25 Soldiers at Fort Campbell earn Expert Field Medical Badge

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Over 185 medical Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started the process to earn the Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge at the Medical Simulation Training Center here July 27th.

In the end, only 25 Screaming Eagle Soldiers stood in line at the Lozado Physical Fitness Center this morning to be awarded the coveted badge.

Many medical Soldiers who sport the EFMB will say it’s one of the most challenging things they have accomplished in their careers, and the proof is in the numbers.

A medic with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), drops into the prone position during the Expert Field Medical Badge testing here Aug. 1, 2015. The EFMB tests Soldiers' ability to conduct common skills tasks and medical tasks in conditions medics are likely to encounter in the field. Ultimately, only 25 candidates out of more than 185 donned the coveted badge during a ceremony Aug. 6, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

A medic with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), drops into the prone position during the Expert Field Medical Badge testing here Aug. 1, 2015. The EFMB tests Soldiers’ ability to conduct common skills tasks and medical tasks in conditions medics are likely to encounter in the field. Ultimately, only 25 candidates out of more than 185 donned the coveted badge during a ceremony Aug. 6, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Two Clarksville Police Officers honored with Lifesaver Awards

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Friday, January 17th, 2014, two Officers from the Clarksville Police Department were presented with Lifesaver Awards.

Both Officer Heather Hill and Officer Alex Koziol went above and beyond their line of duty to safe a life. They are a credit to their shift, the Clarksville Police Department, and the City of Clarksville.

Clarksville Police Officer Heather Hill (left) and Officer Alex Koziol (right).

Clarksville Police Officer Heather Hill (left) and Officer Alex Koziol (right).

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Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team Medic provides “healthy” knowledge to ANSF

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – The brightly lit hallways lined with numerous medical supplies look spotless under the florescent lights within Forward Operating Base Salerno’s medical center.

Military medical personnel quickly stride to and from rooms like bees around a honey comb completing their daily duties.

This facility, built to aid and save lives is also training grounds for Afghan National Security Forces aspiring to become medics.

Army Sgt. Luciano Mada, a medic assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for a photo at the medical center at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Mada spent his deployment training Afghan National Security Forces to become medics for their units. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

Army Sgt. Luciano Mada, a medic assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for a photo at the medical center at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Mada spent his deployment training Afghan National Security Forces to become medics for their units. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

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US troops, including 101st Airborne Soldiers and Afghan police visit border observation post

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan Border Police officers from Zone 1 recently visited Observation Point 12, a small post in Kunar province along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, January 21st.

The mission was a joint operation with U.S. Army soldiers from ABP Zone 1, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division; the commander and command sergeant major from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT; Security Forces Assistance and Advisory Team leadership from Combat Outpost Monti, and ABP leadership from the 2-1 Kandak.

Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from ABP Zone 1, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hike from their landing zone to Observation Point 12 along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Jan. 21st, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from ABP Zone 1, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hike from their landing zone to Observation Point 12 along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Jan. 21st, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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Exercise strengthens surgeon, medic bond

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – A couple of months ago, an Afghan road worker was using dynamite to clear a section of road in a village in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province.

The dynamite went off early and hit him in the eye. He went to the closest hospital at Forward Operating Base Bostick, located in Naray District.

“He came in with, basically, his eyeball hanging out,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steven E. Spencer, a Bastrop, LA, native and squadron surgeon for 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Bandit, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. “What do you do in this case? So we practice (treating) the penetrating eye injury.”

U.S. Army Pfc. Keely S. Layne, a medic from Goochland, VA, assigned to 102nd Forward Surgical Team, Task Force Bandit, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, checks on a simulated patient during a mass-casualty exercise at Forward Operating Base Bostick in eastern Afghanistan Feb. 2nd. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Pfc. Keely S. Layne, a medic from Goochland, VA, assigned to 102nd Forward Surgical Team, Task Force Bandit, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, checks on a simulated patient during a mass-casualty exercise at Forward Operating Base Bostick in eastern Afghanistan Feb. 2nd. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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