Topic: Warrior Transistion Battalion
Fort Campbell, KY – On August 28th, 2019, the Deputy Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard Maj. Gen. Tommy H. Baker visited wounded, ill and injured Tennessee National Guard Soldiers at the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion.
The Army established WTB’s at major military treatment facilities, like Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, to provide personalized support to wounded, ill and injured Soldiers who require six months or more of rehabilitative care and complex medical management.
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Fort Campbell, KY – Two federal civilian employees at Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion were recognized by the U.S. Army Medical Command Army, Warrior Care and Transition Program’s 2018 Cadre of Excellence Awards.
Fort Campbell WTB’s John D. Holbrook was named WCT Program Transition Coordinator of the Year and Laurie D. Jones was named WCT Program Occupational Therapist Assistant of the Year for their dedication and support to wounded, ill and injured Soldiers in the WCT program.
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers support Clarksville Special Olympics
Written by Maria Christina Yager
Clarksville, TN – Soldiers from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion positively impacted the community April 13th supporting the Special Olympics of Greater Clarksville Spring Games.
The games were held at Kenwood High School and featured track and field events for children and adults with intellectual or physical disabilities. Many schools from the surrounding Fort Campbell community had students participate, including some Fort Campbell Schools.
Written by Maria Yager
Fort Campbell, KY – For some Soldiers at Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion practicing music is an enjoyable activity to help heal their wounds and soothe their minds.
A musical instruction program sponsored by the battalion’s occupational therapy team partners participating wounded, ill and injured Soldiers with members of the 101st Airborne Division Band and volunteers within the community.
Written by Mary Therese Griffin
Arlington, VA – For U.S. Army Spc. Mitchell Bombeck, joining the military was a no brainer. It’s a family tradition.
The self-proclaimed farm boy from Minnesota became an all-wheel diesel mechanic in the Forward Support Company, 682nd Engineer Battalion in the Minnesota National Guard.
At six feet and two inches tall, weighing 230 pounds, it would seem tough to break such a solid man, but it happened.
Fort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell helicopter pilot and Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier and his family will be recognized on the new Daytime Talk Show Pickler & Ben with Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron.
The daily show will feature the Fort Campbell family Friday, October 6th and will re air on CMT Monday, October 9th at 9:00am EST.
Written by Maria Christina Yager
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, Military Survivors, and other supporters gathered in the Eagle Warrior Memorial Garden at the Warrior Transition Battalion for the ceremony where Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and WTB leaders unveiled a plaque dedicating the garden to WTB’s fallen Soldiers.
“The garden started as a place where Soldiers and families could find peace and reflection. We are rededicating this memorial garden for the memory of the 34 Soldiers who fought to the end with honor and distinction while at the WTB,” said LT. Col. Shawn Butler, WTB commander.
Written by Laura Boyd
Fort 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.
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion invites community to free Disc Golf Warrior Challenge
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion invites the community to participate in a Battalion-wide disc golf event July 15th from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the War Memorial Park in Oak Grove, Kentucky.
The WTB Adaptive Reconditioning Program recently added disc golf as part of its weekly activity schedule for Soldiers. The program includes various physical challenges and adaptive sports that wounded, ill and injured Soldiers participate in to support their physical and emotional well being.
Written by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess
Fort Campbell, KY – With the current drawdown and budget restraints, can the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) still produce Soldiers ready to engage the enemy and win? “Absolutely.”
That was the response given by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, when the question was asked during his visit to Fort Campbell, September 3rd-5th. Chandler came to meet with Soldiers and families to scout and hear what their issues and concerns were, in order to bring that information back to the Secretary of the Army John McHugh and the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.
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