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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #18

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Thursday, April 15th, 2020 Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus relief.

Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live this week Monday through Thursday at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 Coronavirus updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Fort Campbell Soldiers take part in Multi-Component Training in Defense of America

 

Army Reserve Medical CommandMuscatatuck Urban Training Center, IN – The morning air filled with smoke; felled trees and debris covered the area as trucks began to arrive. U.S. Army Soldiers with 501st Area Support Medical Company, based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky begin setting up for decontamination operations and medical evaluations as part of Guardian Response 2019 at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana, May 1st, 2019.

More than 9,000 Soldiers from across the country are participating in Guardian Response 2019, a multi-component training exercise that validates U.S. Army units’ ability to provide capabilities for the Defense Support of Civil Authorities in the event of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear catastrophe.

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 501st Area Support Medical Company, based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct decontamination operations and medical evaluations during Guardian Response 2019 at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Indiana, May 1st, 2019. (Staff Sgt. Eric W. Jones, Army Reserve Medical Command)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 501st Area Support Medical Company, based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct decontamination operations and medical evaluations during Guardian Response 2019 at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Indiana, May 1st, 2019. (Staff Sgt. Eric W. Jones, Army Reserve Medical Command)

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Gary Sinise Foundation gives U.S. Army CW5 Gary Linfoot Specially Adapted Smart Home

 

Gary Sinise FoundationAdams, TN – Members of the Gary Sinise Foundation were in town this week to present a specially adapted smart home to United States Army CW5 Gary Linfoot (Ret.), a pilot in the Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR(A)).

Linfoot was injured on May 31st, 2008 while conducting operations in Iraq, when his helicopter suffered catastrophic mechanical failure. Linfoot was severely injured in the crash-landing, Medics evacuated him to Germany for spine stabilization surgery. His treatment then took him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Tampa VA Hospital, and finally the Shepherd Center in Georgia.

The Gary Sinise Foundation presented a specially adapted smart home to US Army CW5 Gary Linfoot (Ret.) and his wife Mari, in a ceremony Friday, May 10th, 2019.

The Gary Sinise Foundation presented a specially adapted smart home to US Army CW5 Gary Linfoot (Ret.) and his wife Mari, in a ceremony Friday, May 10th, 2019.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital physician assistant students hone Medic Training Skills

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Medics and other health professionals on Fort Campbell can participate in a monthly lunch and learn at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to expand their medical skills.

The training is conducted by physician assistant students of the Phase II Interservice Physician Assistant Program who are completing clinical rotations at Blanchfield.  The class meets on the second Wednesday of the month at noon in the hospital’s Command Sergeant Major classroom.

Interservice Physician Assistant Program Phase II student Capt. Dakota Mitchell, assigned to Blanchfield, shows combat medic specialist, Spc. Joshua Huante, assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and patient administration specialist, Spc. Wooyoung Chun, assigned to 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division how to operate an ultrasound machine on fellow IPAP Phase II student Capt. Zachary Quigg. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Interservice Physician Assistant Program Phase II student Capt. Dakota Mitchell, assigned to Blanchfield, shows combat medic specialist, Spc. Joshua Huante, assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and patient administration specialist, Spc. Wooyoung Chun, assigned to 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division how to operate an ultrasound machine on fellow IPAP Phase II student Capt. Zachary Quigg. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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101st Division Artillery Soldiers conduct Expert Field Medical Badge land navigation training

 

Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Combat medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and 1-320th Field Artillery, 101st Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), trained on land navigation operations in the wood-lines of Fort Campbell, KY, May 8th, 2018.

The medics conducted this training to gain proficiency in land navigational operations as preparation for their upcoming Expert Field Medical Badge competition.

“The Soldiers conducted their land navigation portion today.” said Sgt. Juan Cosme, a combat medic specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 101st DIVARTY, 101st Airborne Division.

Combat medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and 1-320th Field Artillery, 101st Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare themselves to embark on a three-hour, five-point land navigation training, May 8th, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Combat medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and 1-320th Field Artillery, 101st Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare themselves to embark on a three-hour, five-point land navigation training, May 8th, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Artillery conducts Field Training Exercise

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – As the sun was setting and the blades of grass cut through the wind, soldiers secured a tactical perimeter while remaining vigilant of their surroundings for any enemy movement. Soldiers of 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a field training exercise May 1st through May 11th, 2018 on Fort Campbell.

The batteries within the battalion conducted Field Artillery Gunnery Table XV missions while conducting operations across multiple training areas and position areas for artillery, encountered 10 tactical injects which allowed leaders at all levels to understand the mission requirements of operating in a decisive action environment.

Soldiers of Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, fire a M119A3 Howitzer during the unit’s Table XV gunnery on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers of Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, fire a M119A3 Howitzer during the unit’s Table XV gunnery on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell Preventative Medicine Course goes beyond Classroom

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – During the training, the participants were to complete a base camp assessment with various inspections around areas like the food prep, water buffalo, and latrines, as well as successfully solve a scenario involving techniques reviewed earlier in the week.

“We’ve been working with Public Health Command-Atlantic to expand the skill set of our 68Ws, [medics] and to review topics for our preventive medicine [brigade] teams that they don’t normally get to address at their duty station, but will address down range during deployment,” said Maj. Melissa Reister, division environmental science and force health officer.

A team of Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 86th Combat Aviation Support Hospital and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital conduct an interview with a 3rd Brigade Combat Team medic as part of a field exercise portion during a preventative medicine course October 26, 2017. Three teams were given varying scenarios in which they had to identify the health issue, conduct interviews and perform soil, water, or air tests. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) public affairs)

A team of Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 86th Combat Aviation Support Hospital and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital conduct an interview with a 3rd Brigade Combat Team medic as part of a field exercise portion during a preventative medicine course October 26, 2017. Three teams were given varying scenarios in which they had to identify the health issue, conduct interviews and perform soil, water, or air tests. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) public affairs)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers support training effort for XCTC Exercise at Fort McCoy

 

Written by 1st Lt. Riley Foster
2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort McCoy, WI – In the heat of June, Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment (2nd, 502nd), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division prepared to rotate out to training sites as the opposition force to the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) of the Illinois Army National Guard here.

If that weren’t enough, the battalion moved directly from playing as opposing forces to conducting squad live fires and crew gunnery to prepare for follow-on training back at Fort Campbell, KY.

Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of Fort Campbell, Ky., practice patrolling formations in a wooded area outside of Integrated Tactical Training Base Freedom on South Post during operations for the Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) Exercise on June 9, 2017, at Fort McCoy, WI. (Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, WI)

Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of Fort Campbell, Ky., practice patrolling formations in a wooded area outside of Integrated Tactical Training Base Freedom on South Post during operations for the Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) Exercise on June 9, 2017, at Fort McCoy, WI. (Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, WI)

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101st Airborne Soldiers take part in live tissue training at Vanderbilt University

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Nashville, TN – Vanderbilt provided two cadavers, a male and a female, on which the Soldiers applied first aid bandages and tourniquets and conducted needle decompression procedures, emergency airway procedures, and surgical procedures.

The training event allowed Soldiers to understand how the body operates by conducting real life surgical and emergency procedures on the bodies, said Sgt. 1st Class Charles E. Miller, the medical operations noncommissioned officer in charge for the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pose for a group photo, Jan. 10, 2017, after conducting cadaver laboratory live tissue training at Vanderbilt’s Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt provided two cadavers on which the Soldiers conducted real life emergency and surgical producers. (Courtesy photo)

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pose for a group photo, Jan. 10, 2017, after conducting cadaver laboratory live tissue training at Vanderbilt’s Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt provided two cadavers on which the Soldiers conducted real life emergency and surgical producers. (Courtesy photo)

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Angels of the Battlefield event honors Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Medic

 

Written by Laura Boyd
BACH Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier was one of 13 medics honored at nearby Valor Hall Tuesday during the 7th Annual Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield event featuring decorated Army veteran, Noah Galloway, as keynote speaker.

Medics save lives on the battlefield and are often referred to as “Doc” by their peers. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Ernest Minor was no exception to this worthy title.

Minor was the team sergeant in charge of training and leading medics at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan from May 2010 to May 2011.

Noah Galloway, a 101st Airborne Division veteran, speaks during the 7th annual Angels of the Battlefield at Valor Hall in Hopkinsville, Ky., Sept. 13, 2016. Galloway said his life was saved by combat medics in 2005 after his patrol was hit with an improvised explosive device. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Noah Galloway, a 101st Airborne Division veteran, speaks during the 7th annual Angels of the Battlefield at Valor Hall in Hopkinsville, Ky., Sept. 13, 2016. Galloway said his life was saved by combat medics in 2005 after his patrol was hit with an improvised explosive device. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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