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Tennessee National Guard visits Soldiers at Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)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.

(standing) Deputy Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard, Maj. Gen. Tommy H. Baker visited the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion to meet with Tennessee National Guard Soldiers assigned to the battalion and tour the facilities. The WTB provides support to active-duty, Reserve and Guard Soldiers wounded, ill or injured in the line of duty who require six months or more of nurse case managed rehabilitative care. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

(standing) Deputy Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard, Maj. Gen. Tommy H. Baker visited the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion to meet with Tennessee National Guard Soldiers assigned to the battalion and tour the facilities. The WTB provides support to active-duty, Reserve and Guard Soldiers wounded, ill or injured in the line of duty who require six months or more of nurse case managed rehabilitative care. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion staff among the Best in the Army

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort 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.

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Shawn Butler, recognizes John Holbrook for his selection as U.S. Army Medical Command's Warrior Care and Transition Program Transition Coordinator of the Year. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Shawn Butler, recognizes John Holbrook for his selection as U.S. Army Medical Command’s Warrior Care and Transition Program Transition Coordinator of the Year. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers support Clarksville Special Olympics

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYClarksville, 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.

Volunteers from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and students and staff from Northeast Middle School give a cheer a before heading to their first events at the Special Olympics of Greater Clarksville Spring Games, April 13. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Volunteers from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and students and staff from Northeast Middle School give a cheer a before heading to their first events at the Special Olympics of Greater Clarksville Spring Games, April 13. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers discover healing qualities of Music

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort 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.

Spc. Walter Reuter, a pianist with the 101st Airborne Division Band, helps Lt. Col. Arnaldo Huertas, a Soldier with the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion, play through a challenging section of a song during a music lesson, Feb. 1. The battalion's Occupational Therapy department partners with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band to provide musical instruction to Soldiers at the WTB. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Spc. Walter Reuter, a pianist with the 101st Airborne Division Band, helps Lt. Col. Arnaldo Huertas, a Soldier with the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion, play through a challenging section of a song during a music lesson, Feb. 1. The battalion’s Occupational Therapy department partners with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band to provide musical instruction to Soldiers at the WTB. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Unbreakable Bonds

 

Written by Mary Therese Griffin
U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition

U.S. Army Warrior Care and TransitionArlington, 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.

(L to R) Spc. Mitchell Bombeck, Sgt. Patrick Haney and Maj. James Pradke pose for a picture as they check-in to their hotel at the 2017 DoD Warrior Games. (Spc. Mitchell Bombeck)

(L to R) Spc. Mitchell Bombeck, Sgt. Patrick Haney and Maj. James Pradke pose for a picture as they check-in to their hotel at the 2017 DoD Warrior Games. (Spc. Mitchell Bombeck)

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Fort Campbell Soldier’s spouse recognized on Daytime Talk Show Pickler & Ben

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort 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.

Daytime Talk Show Pickler & Ben to feature Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier and his family October 6th.

Daytime Talk Show Pickler & Ben to feature Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier and his family October 6th.

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion honors fallen Soldiers, Gold Star Families

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort 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.

Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Shawn Butler gives formal remarks at the battalion’s Eagle Warrior Memorial Garden Rededication Ceremony Sept. 14. WTB Soldiers worked to restore the garden so Soldiers and families would have a place to find peace and healing as well as to honor the WTB’s fallen Soldiers. (Maria Yager)

Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Shawn Butler gives formal remarks at the battalion’s Eagle Warrior Memorial Garden Rededication Ceremony Sept. 14. WTB Soldiers worked to restore the garden so Soldiers and families would have a place to find peace and healing as well as to honor the WTB’s fallen Soldiers. (Maria Yager)

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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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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion invites community to free Disc Golf Warrior Challenge

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort 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.

Disc Golf Warrior Challenge at Fort Campbell

Disc Golf Warrior Challenge at Fort Campbell

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Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler visits Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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.

Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III renders a hand salute as the colors are being posted during the 555th Parachute Infantry Association monument dedication, Sept. 4, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III renders a hand salute as the colors are being posted during the 555th Parachute Infantry Association monument dedication, Sept. 4, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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