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101st Airborne Division receives second highest unit award for mission to Liberia during Ebola breakout

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award by the commanding general of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. David M. Rodriquez, during a ceremony held in the division headquarters building here August 27th. The JMUA is the second highest award a unit can receive.

Rodriquez and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, unveiled the award and a campaign streamer, recognizing the division’s five-month deployment in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to fight the spread of Ebola in western Africa.

“The day the 101st got into Africa, things started changing,” said Rodriguez. “Every day they were there, the confidence and courage of the Liberian people started picking up.”

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to the crowd during the Joint Meritorious Unit Award presentation ceremony at McAuliffe Hall August 27, 2015. The JMUA, the second most prestigious award a unit can receive, was presented to the 101st Airborne Division for their humanitarian mission during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to the crowd during the Joint Meritorious Unit Award presentation ceremony at McAuliffe Hall August 27, 2015. The JMUA, the second most prestigious award a unit can receive, was presented to the 101st Airborne Division for their humanitarian mission during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division held ceremony to welcome new deputy commanding general at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ard
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell welcomed the new deputy commanding general for support at an Honor Eagle ceremony held August 12th, 2015, in front of the division headquarters building here.

Brig. Gen. John E. Novalis II and his wife, Mary, were received by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st and Fort Campbell, who felt privileged to have them join the Screaming Eagle team, he said during the ceremony.

“With three and a half years in combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq, I can think of no better leader to have on the Screaming Eagle team for our rendezvous with destiny,” said Volesky.

Brig. Gen. John E. Novalis II, deputy commanding general for support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stands before a formation of Screaming Eagles while being welcomed by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st and Fort Campbell, Ky., during an Honor Eagle ceremony outside the division headquarters building, Fort Campbell, Aug. 12, 2015.(Staff Sgt. Matthew W. Ard, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Brig. Gen. John E. Novalis II, deputy commanding general for support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stands before a formation of Screaming Eagles while being welcomed by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st and Fort Campbell, Ky., during an Honor Eagle ceremony outside the division headquarters building, Fort Campbell, Aug. 12, 2015.(Staff Sgt. Matthew W. Ard, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell and 101st Airborne Division Commander’s Official Statement on Army Force Reductions

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Today the Secretary of the Army announced the next round of Army force reductions for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 that decrease the Army’s Active Component size from 490,000 to 450,000 Soldiers, and cuts Army Civilian positions by 17,000. The reductions affect the entire Army and are a direct result of sequestration.

If sequestration continues, the Army will be required to further reduce Active Army end strength to much lower levels.

Based on the Secretary’s announcement, Fort Campbell will lose approximately 360 military positions, or about 1% of our total population.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan releases statement regarding Fort Campbell Troop Reductions

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – I have just received confirmation from MG Gary J. Volesky, Commanding General of Fort Campbell, that there will be minimal troop reductions at Fort Campbell.  I’m sure there may be comments from some about the economic impact the soldiers have on our economy.

But the people of Clarksville don’t see our men and women in uniform as dollar signs.  For us, this is about family.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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West Creek Middle School Children visit Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Honor roll students from West Creek Middle School, Clarksville, Tennessee, visited the 716th Military Police Battalion to experience a day in the life of an MP May 15th.

The 716th MP Bn., 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, partnered with WCMS faculty, teachers and staff to recognize honor roll students for their dedication to academic excellence throughout the year with a field trip to spend the day visiting with Fort Campbell’s military police.

Pfc. Michael Herrera, a medic, and Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Riddell, an operations sergeant, both with the 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, demonstrate buddy aid during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., from the honor roll students of Clarksville’s West Creek Middle School May 15, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Pfc. Michael Herrera, a medic, and Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Riddell, an operations sergeant, both with the 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, demonstrate buddy aid during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., from the honor roll students of Clarksville’s West Creek Middle School May 15, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell gets visit from Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – General Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, visited Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) May 14th-15th.

The two-day visit to Fort Campbell allowed the Army’s top general to engage commanders, soldiers and leaders and discuss topics about the Army’s vision of Force 2025 and beyond.

“I know many of you are asking the question ‘will we continue to deploy?’ and the answer is yes,” said Odierno. “Because the stabilizing force around the world is the United States Army.”

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, is greeted by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, at Campbell Army Airfield, Ky., May 14, 2015. During his two-day visit, Odierno emphasized the importance of the Army’s vision of Force 2025 and beyond. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, is greeted by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, at Campbell Army Airfield, Ky., May 14, 2015. During his two-day visit, Odierno emphasized the importance of the Army’s vision of Force 2025 and beyond. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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U.S. Soldier, Scientists begin closing down Ebola Testing Labs in Liberia

 

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

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – As the mission of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance comes to an end, there are a few more tasks that service members, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance, have to complete.

The 1st Area Medical Laboratory, based out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, deployed as Task Force Scientist in support of OUA, is closing all four of their Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

The 1st AML is designed as a deployable analytical laboratory with a diagnostic capability to detect and identify environment contaminations that could harm service members on the battlefield.

Capt. Shawn Palmer, a biochemist with the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, based out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and a native of Loma, Colo., breaks down a biological safety level three glove box at the 1st AML’s Ebola testing lab in Zwedru, Liberia, Feb. 9, 2015. The glove box is built to provide maximum personnel and environmental protection from high-risk biological agents. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

Capt. Shawn Palmer, a biochemist with the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, based out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and a native of Loma, Colo., breaks down a biological safety level three glove box at the 1st AML’s Ebola testing lab in Zwedru, Liberia, Feb. 9, 2015. The glove box is built to provide maximum personnel and environmental protection from high-risk biological agents. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 86th Combat Support Hospital cases colors in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division86th Combat Support HospitalPaynesville, Liberia – The 86th Combat Support Hospital, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, deployed as Task Force Eagle Medic in support of Operation United Assistance, cased its colors February 12th during a ceremony at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville.

Task Force Eagle Medic’s main mission in Liberia was to train health care workers to safely work in an Ebola treatment unit where suspected and confirmed Ebola patients receive care.

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky makes open remarks during 86th Combat Support Hospital’s color casing ceremony at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Feb. 12, 2015. The 86th CSH, deployed as Task Force Eagle Medic in support of Operation United Assistance, will head back to Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky makes open remarks during 86th Combat Support Hospital’s color casing ceremony at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Feb. 12, 2015. The 86th CSH, deployed as Task Force Eagle Medic in support of Operation United Assistance, will head back to Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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U.S. Soldiers in Liberia stay up to cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – On January 13th, 2015 Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, cheer after their Ohio State University Buckeyes score a final touchdown and win the College Football Playoff Championship game. The dedicated fans stayed up until 5:00am when the game ended.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (14-1) beat the Oregon Ducks (13-2) 42-20 in the first ever College Football Playoff Championship held at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.

Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, gather together for a group photo after watching their Ohio State University Buckeyes win the College Football Playoff Championship game, Jan. 13, 2015. The dedicated fans stayed up until 5 a.m. when the game ended. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, gather together for a group photo after watching their Ohio State University Buckeyes win the College Football Playoff Championship game, Jan. 13, 2015. The dedicated fans stayed up until 5 a.m. when the game ended. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Joint Forces Command – United Assistance to transition critical health care worker training to partners on January 1st, 2015

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – The U.S. Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team, the joint-service team tasked by the DoD to train health care workers to staff Ebola treatment units, is scheduled to transition its critical mission for the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, January 1st, 2015.

Initially split between the DET-3 and the World Health Organization, the training mission will be transferred back to the WHO, who provides the course for the Liberian Ministry of Health, the ETU health care workers who were trained as trainers, and PAE, a contracting company.

Trainers from the Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team put health care workers through their final practical exam in a mock Ebola treatment unit at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Dec. 23, 2014. This is the last class in support of Operation United Assistance at the NPTA for the DET-3. The DET-3 is scheduled to make a critical transition of its mission back to the World Health Organization, the ETU health care workers who were trained as trainers, and PAE, a contracting company, Jan. 1, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

Trainers from the Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team put health care workers through their final practical exam in a mock Ebola treatment unit at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Dec. 23, 2014. This is the last class in support of Operation United Assistance at the NPTA for the DET-3. The DET-3 is scheduled to make a critical transition of its mission back to the World Health Organization, the ETU health care workers who were trained as trainers, and PAE, a contracting company, Jan. 1, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

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