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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Celebrates National Occupational Therapy Month

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – April is National Occupational Therapy Month and marks the 101st Anniversary of a profession started to help those suffering from injury and illness regain function to live a purposeful life.

“This is the 101st anniversary of the profession and I think it’s very special that we’re in the 101st Airborne Division,” said Lt. Col. Colleen Daniels, chief of occupational therapy at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and installation ergonomics officer, who serves as a consultant of ergonomics for the 101st Airborne Division.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Chief of Occupational Therapy and Installation Ergonomics Officer, Lt. Col. Colleen Daniels has participants of Fort Campbell's Dental Activity keep their arms raised in the air for about two minutes to demonstrate how remaining in one position for a long period of time can cause muscle strain. Daniels spoke at the DENTAC's Safety Stand Down, April 6 to share how ergonomics can reduce muscle strain and prevent injuries in their work center. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Chief of Occupational Therapy and Installation Ergonomics Officer, Lt. Col. Colleen Daniels has participants of Fort Campbell’s Dental Activity keep their arms raised in the air for about two minutes to demonstrate how remaining in one position for a long period of time can cause muscle strain. Daniels spoke at the DENTAC’s Safety Stand Down, April 6 to share how ergonomics can reduce muscle strain and prevent injuries in their work center. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion inspired by retired, blind, double amputee, former Marine

 

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Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Troops from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion packed Fort Campbell’s Wilson Theater August 19th, for a healthy dose of inspiration from one of the unlikeliest motivational speakers.

While serving in Iraq in 2007, Cpl. Matthew Bradford was severely injured by an improvised explosive device, which took his eyesight and both legs. He became the first blind, double amputee in Marine history to be allowed to reenlist. Now a medically retired marine, he recounted his ordeal and road to recovery for a captivated audience.

WTB Command Sgt. Maj. Staci Rea thanked Cpl. Matthew Bradford following the telling of his personal story of overcoming amputations and blindness. Soldiers stood in line to share their appreciation as Bradford met and spoke to them one-on-one following his inspirational talk of not giving up.

WTB Command Sgt. Maj. Staci Rea thanked Cpl. Matthew Bradford following the telling of his personal story of overcoming amputations and blindness. Soldiers stood in line to share their appreciation as Bradford met and spoke to them one-on-one following his inspirational talk of not giving up.

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APSU Athletics to host Gateway Medical Center tonight

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s athletics department will host Gateway Medical Center, which has long been a great partner to the Clarksville/Montgomery County community, at its Thursday night men’s basketball game with Ohio Valley Conference foe Eastern Illinois.

Austin Peay to host Gateway Medical Center staff at tonight's men's basketball game vs. Eastern Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay to host Gateway Medical Center staff at tonight’s men’s basketball game vs. Eastern Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital limits services during Furlough

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will close or reduce many services on Fridays in response to the mandatory furloughs within the Department of Defense.

More than 1,200 Fort Campbell hospital civilian employees will be required to take 11 days off without pay, mainly affecting Fridays starting the week of July 8th until the end of September.

Using the Army Medical Department guidelines, the hospital commander granted over 200 staff exemptions to the furlough in order to maintain safe and effective operations. «Read the rest of this article»

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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 soldier Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide received Silver Star in Ceremony on Friday

 

Bill Larson, Master Sgt. Pete Mayes, Laura Boyd, and Fred Holly contributed to this piece.

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – It was June 27th 2010 and elements of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division were in Afghanistan participating in Operation Strong Eagle. Among these were 2nd Platoon  HHC of the 2/327th Infantry Regiment.

Their mission was to clear the Ghaki Valley working in conjunction with Explosive Ordinance Disposal Teams (EOD), Route Clearance, Civil Affairs, the Afghan National Army (ANA), Afghan Border Police (ABP), and the Afghan National Police (ANP).

A info graphic from the Stars and Stripes on Operation Strong Eagle

A info graphic from the Stars and Stripes on Operation Strong Eagle

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Blanchfied Army Community Hospital supporting Military budget cuts, extra services cease extension

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In response to budget uncertainty, Blanchfied Army Community Hospital’s command is doing their part to meet any mandated budgetary reductions. BACH’s command must make some changes to “extra” services that were previously accessible to patients.

The hospital administration is adamant about keeping programs in place that promote wellness and overall well being of the patient population. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers recognized by Tennessee State Legislature

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYNashville, TN – During an early morning legislative session in March, Tennessee State lawmakers passed a resolution commending the staff at the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) for their efforts to help wounded, injured and ill Soldiers heal and successfully transition back to duty or out of the military.

When Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson visited Fort Campbell Kentucky with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Johnson felt led to organize this recognition of ill and injured Soldiers.

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Tennessee Legislation Update, Veteran’s and Lottery Scholarship Eligibility for Military Dependents Bill advances

 

This is the next in a series of updates regarding legislation filed by Rep Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) for the second session of the 107th Tennessee General Assembly.

The Seal of the State of TennesseeClarksville, TN – As has been widely reported but it bears repeating, the Montgomery County Veterans Services Office under the leadership of Jerry Rivers, continues to lead the state in the amount of monetary awards paid to our veterans. The office staff performs at a high level and serves more than 22,000 veterans and their family members in our area.

It should not be overlooked that more than $79 million in benefits gained for veterans and their families’ through out the VSO has a dramatic and direct impact on our local economy. These residents live and work in our community and thus spend these well deserved benefits not only to support their families but also support various charitable causes like United Way. These benefits are also non-taxable to the veteran. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department Captain Trades One Uniform for Another

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – One of Clarksville Police Department’s Command Staff traded in one uniform for another.

Captain James Corbett Smith, Clarksville Police Department, like many others, serve their country and community in a civilian profession and wear a dual hat as a member of the Guard or Reserve. In James Smith’s case, he serves as a  Command Sergeant Major for the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Command Sergeant Major Smith on the left preparing to receive the Warrior Transition Battalion’s Color. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Command Sergeant Major Smith on the left preparing to receive the Warrior Transition Battalion’s Color. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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