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Fort Campbell Army Wellness Center helps Army spouse reach her fitness goals

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Army spouse Leah Hernandez seemed to be at an impasse. She attended a gym, exercised regularly, watched what she ate, drank plenty of water, but for some reason she could not seem to lose any weight. Frustrated, she turned to the staff at the Fort Campbell Army Wellness Center to see what more she could do.

“The Army Wellness Center offers standardized primary prevention programs for our Soldiers and retirees, their family members and Department of the Army civilians. We are trying to help our population lead healthy lifestyles by teaching people how to make healthy lifestyle changes and healthy habits when it comes to stress, physical fitness and nutrition,” said Jheri Weidensall, Army Wellness Center program lead.

Jheri Weidensall, Fort Campbell Army Wellness Center program specialist talks to participants at a Fueling for Health Class about the variety and quantity of foods they should eat for optimal nutrition and wellness. The class is one of many wellness events offered free at the Army Wellness Center to Soldiers, retirees, family members and Department of the Army Civilians. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Jheri Weidensall, Fort Campbell Army Wellness Center program specialist talks to participants at a Fueling for Health Class about the variety and quantity of foods they should eat for optimal nutrition and wellness. The class is one of many wellness events offered free at the Army Wellness Center to Soldiers, retirees, family members and Department of the Army Civilians. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell targets readiness with Army Wellness Center

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s medical team is boosting community fitness and military readiness as Fort Campbell’s Army Wellness Center opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:30pm March 21st, 2017.
 
The Army Wellness Center, Building 5662 Screaming Eagle Boulevard, is the 31st to open throughout the Army as part of a U.S. Army Medical Command initiative overseen by the Army Public Health Command. The AWC team provides standardized primary prevention programs and services designed to build and sustain good health and improve the overall healthy lifestyles of Soldiers, family members, retirees, and Department of Army civilians.

Fort Campbell's Army Wellness Center opens March 21st. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell’s Army Wellness Center opens March 21st. (Sam Shore)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers go head-to-head for title of Best Spartan

 

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

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 58th Signal Company (Spartans), 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), competed for the title of Best Spartan during a grueling five-day competition.

The teams consisted of two Spartan Soldiers. A total of ten teams were tested on basic Soldier skills, physical fitness, and military bearing.

Sergeant Stewart J. Thomas, a multichannel transmission systems operator with 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, pins down his opponent May 19 during a combatives tournament which was part the Best Spartan competition. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sergeant Stewart J. Thomas, a multichannel transmission systems operator with 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, pins down his opponent May 19 during a combatives tournament which was part the Best Spartan competition. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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American Heart Association report shows Latin Dancing may have Health Benefits for Older Adults

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationPhoenix, AZ – A four-month dance program helped older Latino adults walk faster and improved their physical fitness, which may reduce their risk for heart disease, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago tested whether a community-based intervention focused on Latin dancing could benefit 54 Spanish-speaking adults (about 65 years old, 80 percent Mexican female) who were not very physically active.

After four months of dancing, participants were able to complete a 400-meter walk faster and increased their leisure physical activity level.

After four months of dancing, participants were able to complete a 400-meter walk faster and increased their leisure physical activity level.

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101st Airborne Division holds NCO, Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division held its annual Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year competition April 20th-23rd to identify the division’s best Soldier and NCO for 2015.

All competitors scaled the ladder of excellence, but only two would Rendezvous with Destiny.

Spc. Carissa Payeur, a health care specialist, with Company C, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Sgt. David Payton, an infantryman, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, earned the chance to move ahead to compete at the XVIII Airborne Corps Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year competition scheduled for June 9th-11th at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sgt. Nathan Joachim, Company D, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires his M4 rifle while in the kneeling unsupported firing position on a range here during the division’s 2015 Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year April 23, 2015. Joachim, is a native of Katy, Texas. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Sgt. Nathan Joachim, Company D, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires his M4 rifle while in the kneeling unsupported firing position on a range here during the division’s 2015 Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year April 23, 2015. Joachim, is a native of Katy, Texas. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol accepting Applications for Youth and Junior Trooper Academy

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it will hold its first-ever youth and junior trooper academies for the public this summer in Nashville.

The agency’s youth academy is for students in grades 9-12 and is an overnight camp that will be held from June 23rd-27th. The junior trooper school is a day camp for middle school students in grades 6-8 and will take place July 15th-18th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” Soldiers participate in Team building on an Afghan mountainside

 

Written by 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot
Task Force 426

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Asadabad, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar and various elements of Combined Team Bastogne conducted a team-building exercise January 24th with a hike up “Bull Run,”  an observation post, or OP, near Camp Wright and Asadabad, the capital city of Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

Originally constructed by the Soviets in order to protect Camp Wright in the heat of battle, OP Bull Run is situated 4,200 feet above sea level and approximate 1,600 feet above Camp Wright.

Members of Combined Team Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar pose for a photo Jan. 24th, 2013, after completing the treacherous hike to the top of Observation Point Bull Run near Camp Wright and Asadabad, the capital city of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot, Task Force 426)

Members of Combined Team Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar pose for a photo Jan. 24th, 2013, after completing the treacherous hike to the top of Observation Point Bull Run near Camp Wright and Asadabad, the capital city of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot, Task Force 426)

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101st Airborne Division’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade continues the standard of excellence

 

Written by Jennifer Andersson
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – “A Thunder Warrior is highly trained, disciplined and fit — a member of a team built on trust and respect, devoted to the mission, soldiers and families,” is the creed for the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade.

Command Sgt. Maj. Ron Dvorsky, the 159th CAB’s command sergeant major, said the brigade’s soldiers continue to exemplify this creed by repeatedly showing exemplary performance during the Warrior Leader Course at Fort Campbell, KY.

Soldiers attending the Warrior Leader Course at the Staff Sgt. John W. Kreckel NCO Academy at Fort Campbell, KY, display their military bearing and discipline as they wait in line for lunch Oct. 7th. Numerous soldiers of the 159th CAB have graduated on the Commandant's List in the last four consecutive classes. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson)

Soldiers attending the Warrior Leader Course at the Staff Sgt. John W. Kreckel NCO Academy at Fort Campbell, KY, display their military bearing and discipline as they wait in line for lunch Oct. 7th. Numerous soldiers of the 159th CAB have graduated on the Commandant’s List in the last four consecutive classes. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson)

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Fort Campbell’s Currahees take the Spur Ride Challenge

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson
4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, earned their spurs during a Spur Ride on October 24th to 25th, 2012 at Fort Campbell, KY.

The cavalry tradition within the U.S. Army is called the Order of the Spur. Any Soldier serving with cavalry units (referred to as troopers) can be inducted into the Order of the Spur after successfully completing a “Spur Ride” or for having served during combat as a member of or with a Cavalry unit.

Trying to earn the coveted spurs of a Cavalry "Trooper", Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, a fire team moves into a support by fire position covered by the other fire team in the Movement to Contact lane during a Spur Ride, Oct. 24 to 25, 2012, as a Spur Holder observes their movement, commands and team work, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Trying to earn the coveted spurs of a Cavalry “Trooper”, Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, a fire team moves into a support by fire position covered by the other fire team in the Movement to Contact lane during a Spur Ride, Oct. 24 to 25, 2012, as a Spur Holder observes their movement, commands and team work, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s Iron Strike Challenge Combat focuses on Physical Training and Bragging Rights

 

Written by Sgt. Mike Monroe
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Physical fitness is a major part of the Army lifestyle and missions overseas as well as ones stateside, depend on the fitness of Soldiers to succeed.

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recognizes this and challenges their Soldiers’ physical capabilities through a series of events known as the Iron Strike Challenge.

Spc. Lamisha Davis with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), begin their ascend to the top of the Air Assault Rope Climb, Oct. 4 at Fort Campbell’s Strike Field during the Strike Brigade’s combat focused physical training competition called the Iron Strike Challenge. The challenge is designed to push participants to their physical limits while promoting team and unit cohesion. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Monroe, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Spc. Lamisha Davis with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), begin their ascend to the top of the Air Assault Rope Climb, Oct. 4 at Fort Campbell’s Strike Field during the Strike Brigade’s combat focused physical training competition called the Iron Strike Challenge. The challenge is designed to push participants to their physical limits while promoting team and unit cohesion.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Monroe, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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