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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital promotes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness

 

Written by Megan Broadnax
APSU Intern

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s behavioral health team has diligently been promoting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness to the Fort Campbell community this week.

The awareness events culminate on National PTSD Awareness Day Friday, June 27th as chief of behavioral health Maj. Joe Wise and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller spoke to staff and patients about PTSD at 11:30am in the hospital’s “A” building entrance lobby.

Wanda Jobe, a contractor who works on Fort Campbell, accepts a PTSD Awareness Day shirt and asks Samantha Rogers, from Military Pathways, questions about PTSD resources June 25, 2014 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. "I think that I may have an undiagnosed case of PTSD myself and I am working through my own issues," said Jobe. "Hopefully this information will help me work through what I'm going though and maybe I can use it to help my friends." (U.S Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

Wanda Jobe, a contractor who works on Fort Campbell, accepts a PTSD Awareness Day shirt and asks Samantha Rogers, from Military Pathways, questions about PTSD resources June 25, 2014 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. “I think that I may have an undiagnosed case of PTSD myself and I am working through my own issues,” said Jobe. “Hopefully this information will help me work through what I’m going though and maybe I can use it to help my friends.” (U.S Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital gets visit from Top enlisted MEDCOM Soldier

 

Written by Megan Broadnax
APSU Intern

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The senior enlisted Soldier for all Army Medicine, Command Sgt. Maj. Donna A. Brock, recently visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell. As Brock tours hospitals and clinics in the medical community, she often assesses several things.

“I really look at the spirit of what’s going on in the hospital. I can walk into a hospital as a whole and get a sense of the culture, the leadership, and the dynamics going on there,” said Brock.

Army Medicine’s Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock recognized Staff Sgt. Robert Johansen June 11, 2014 for his contributions in the orthopedics clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Brock talked with Soldiers and noncommissioned officers-in-charge who serve throughout the hospital during her two-day visit to Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

Army Medicine’s Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock recognized Staff Sgt. Robert Johansen June 11, 2014 for his contributions in the orthopedics clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Brock talked with Soldiers and noncommissioned officers-in-charge who serve throughout the hospital during her two-day visit to Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) brings the healing power of planting to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Eric Lieber
Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – “This is the first of its kind in Army Medicine” proclaimed Blanchfield Army Community Hospital chief of nutrition care Lt. Col. James Pulliam as more than 20 volunteers used pickaxes, post hole diggers and shovels to break ground May 23rd for a therapeutic garden at the Fort Campbell hospital.

After years of planning, Pulliam, BACH staff and horticultural expert Dana Chango, set their plans in motion to create the first therapeutic horticultural program and garden at an Army medical facility.

A team of volunteers create the Army's first healing garden located within a medical facility's footprint at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital May 23rd, 2014. More than 20 BACH staff members and local community members came together to build the garden, which will be used as therapy for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers while providing organic fruit and vegetables for the hospital's dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

A team of volunteers create the Army’s first healing garden located within a medical facility’s footprint at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital May 23rd, 2014. More than 20 BACH staff members and local community members came together to build the garden, which will be used as therapy for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers while providing organic fruit and vegetables for the hospital’s dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion First to earn Top Safety Recognition

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion command team, Col. William Howard and Command Sgt. Maj. James Smith, pinned the Department of the Army Safety Excellence Streamer to the WTB colors during a ceremony June 5th.

In front of the assembled formation of Soldiers and leaders, Howard explained that the Fort Campbell WTB is the first of the Army’s 17 warrior transition units to receive this safety excellence recognition.

The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion command team, Col. William Howard and Command Sgt. Maj. James Smith, pin the Department of the Army Safety Excellence Streamer to the WTB colors during a ceremony June 5th. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/Released)

The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion command team, Col. William Howard and Command Sgt. Maj. James Smith, pin the Department of the Army Safety Excellence Streamer to the WTB colors during a ceremony June 5th. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/Released)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers highlighted on Great American Country Memorial Day weekend

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Great American Country host Nan Kelley speaks with Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide May 20th during an adaptive tennis session at Fort Campbell about his injuries and commitment to helping other Soldiers as they heal at the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion.

Loheide, who earned a Silver Star Medal for his heroic actions on the battlefield, currently serves as the non-commissioned officer in charge of the WTB Adaptive Reconditioning Program.

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide speaks with Great American Country host Nan Kelley Monday, May 20th. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/Released)

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide speaks with Great American Country host Nan Kelley Monday, May 20th. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/Released)

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