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Task Force Iron Knights are the wings of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance’s fight against Ebola

 

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

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – As service members of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance continue the fight against the Ebola virus disease, some challenges are still present. Many Liberian roadways aren’t developed to the standard of what service members are accustomed to back in America, some of them impassable with ground vehicles.

However, Soldiers from Task Force Iron Knights, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, make sure getting from one place to another isn’t a problem.

A maintenance crew from Task Force Iron Knights, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, conducts helicopter maintenance on a UH-60 Black Hawk at James Spriggs Payne Airfield, Monrovia, Liberia, using a spider crane Dec. 13, 2014. It took only two weeks for the Iron Knights to deploy from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Liberia after receiving their orders.  (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

A maintenance crew from Task Force Iron Knights, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, conducts helicopter maintenance on a UH-60 Black Hawk at James Spriggs Payne Airfield, Monrovia, Liberia, using a spider crane Dec. 13, 2014. It took only two weeks for the Iron Knights to deploy from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Liberia after receiving their orders. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade Soldiers are lifeline to Joint Forces Command – United Assistance

 

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

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Monrovia, Liberia – Working out of shipping containers in the middle of what seems like nowhere would seem challenging to most people, but a single platoon of Soldiers works relentlessly to provide members of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance the tools they need to be successful.

From helicopter blades to batteries, the contributions of the supply support activity, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, helps keep the JFC-UA mission going.

Spc. Shantonia Issac, left, and Pfc. Darnishea Clark, who both are automated logistical specialists with Task Force Lifeliner, inventory boxes of supplies inside of a shipping container at the support supply activity area of operations in Buchanan City, Dec. 2, 2014. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes)

Spc. Shantonia Issac, left, and Pfc. Darnishea Clark, who both are automated logistical specialists with Task Force Lifeliner, inventory boxes of supplies inside of a shipping container at the support supply activity area of operations in Buchanan City, Dec. 2, 2014. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes)

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Tubmanburg Liberia Ebola Treatment Unit brings partnership through critical mission

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionTubmanburg, Liberia – In 2014, the most widespread epidemic of the Ebola virus disease hit western African countries like never before. Many people feared the epidemic would cause total mayhem. Some countries have encountered difficulties controlling the epidemic, but in the city of Tubmanburg there’s a chance at a new life.

The first Ebola treatment unit opened in Tubmanburg, Liberia, due to the efforts of the Armed Forces of Liberia in partnership with Operation Onward Liberty, November 10th.

Operation Onward Liberty is a U.S. military-led team who mentors and advise the AFL in order to develop a national military that is responsible, operationally capable, respectful of civilian authority and the rule of law, and is a force for good among the Liberian people.

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, right, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander addresses Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai, far left, vice president of the Republic of Liberia, and his staff at the dedication of Ebola treatment unit ceremony in Tubmanburg, Liberia, Nov. 10, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes)

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, right, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander addresses Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai, far left, vice president of the Republic of Liberia, and his staff at the dedication of Ebola treatment unit ceremony in Tubmanburg, Liberia, Nov. 10, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes)

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U.S. Agency for International Development selects location for Ebola treatment unit

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – Representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the Armed Forces of Liberia met with Ganta city officials November 3rd to select the site of a planned 100-bed Ebola treatment unit.

After weeks of discussion and debate, Scott Dehnisch and Sam Sells, both military liaison officers for USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team, Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, the JFC-UA commander, Armed Forces of Liberia Capt. A. J. Halley Moore, the 1st Battalion commander, and D. Dorr Cooper, the mayor of Ganta, came to an agreement on the location of the much-needed ETU after discussions with local medical and health officials.

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, surveys the sprawling vegetation of Liberia Nov. 3, 2014, while on his way to Ganta, Liberia, to discuss the site of a future Ebola treatment unit. Volesky traveled with representatives from the Armed Forces of Liberia and the U.S. Agency for International Development, which is the lead agency in the U.S. government and international effort to contain Ebola in West Africa. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins)

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, surveys the sprawling vegetation of Liberia Nov. 3, 2014, while on his way to Ganta, Liberia, to discuss the site of a future Ebola treatment unit. Volesky traveled with representatives from the Armed Forces of Liberia and the U.S. Agency for International Development, which is the lead agency in the U.S. government and international effort to contain Ebola in West Africa. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins)

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Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services Honors Fallen Soldiers with Boot Display

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – In honor of Military Survivor Appreciation Week, formerly known as Gold Star Family Appreciation Week, more than 5,000 boots are on display on the lawn of the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters.

The boots have been collected from military service members across Fort Campbell and abroad to honor service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since September 11th, 2001.

This display of combat boots honors the memories and sacrifice of the military men and women who gave their lives while serving our country.

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company and 1/506 Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team arrived first thing Friday morning to start setting up the Survivor Outreach Services boot display honoring service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company and 1/506 Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team arrived first thing Friday morning to start setting up the Survivor Outreach Services boot display honoring service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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Fort Campbell to host Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll, November 1st

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Join the Fort Campbell community on November 1st as we hold the Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll – this year’s Fort Campbell Run for the Fallen.

This commemorative 5K and 1 mile walk/run will take place at Town Center, directly across from Division Headquarters. Runners and walkers will be received at 7:00am and the opening ceremonies will begin at 8:00am. Runners will depart at 8:15am followed by the walkers at 8:30am.

2014 Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll

2014 Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll

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Rakkasans host future Soldiers at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Fourteen future Soldiers from the Bloomington, IN Recruiting Station were given a glimpse of their future during a visit here March 19th.

“This is the first major [tour] we’ve done like this where we’ve gotten the post and an entire Brigade involved,” said Staff Sgt. Forrest Uribe, a recruiter with the Bloomington Recruiting Station.

The primary focus of the tour was observing training and interacting with Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Spc. Cliff Baxter (right) and Spc. Christopher Paisley, both forward observers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) discuss the life of a Soldier and offer insights to the 14 future Soldiers who visited 3rd BCT and Fort Campbell March 19, 2014. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Spc. Cliff Baxter (right) and Spc. Christopher Paisley, both forward observers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) discuss the life of a Soldier and offer insights to the 14 future Soldiers who visited 3rd BCT and Fort Campbell March 19, 2014. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Tree Lighting Ceremony moved Indoors

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The tree is here and ready to be lit! The Fort Campbell Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held Thursday, December 5th at 4:45pm inside McAuliffe Hall, the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters.

A special visitor from the North Pole is slated to attend as well.

A crew member helps to untangle twinkling lights during setup for the 2012 Fort Campbell Tree Lighting Ceremony. (Heather Clark-The Fort Campbell Courier)

A crew member helps to untangle twinkling lights during setup for the 2012 Fort Campbell Tree Lighting Ceremony. (Heather Clark-The Fort Campbell Courier)

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101st Airborne gets ‘put through the paces’ during Unified Endeavor 13-1

 

Written by Sgt. Grant Matthes
101st Airborne Division Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Prior to its scheduled return to Afghanistan, Screaming Eagle Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters must complete one final task of knowledge and skill to prove they are up to the challenge for their next rendezvous with destiny.

This final task, operationally titled Unified Endeavor 13-1, will feature more than 600 participants from multiple U.S. Army divisions and units, as well as members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and will stretch over multiple countries and time zones from Fort Campbell to Germany to Kabul, Afghanistan.

Pvt. Joshua Wagner, a fires support specialist, Sgt. Ryan Davis and Staff Sgt. Nathan Wilkinson, both fires support noncommissioned officers, all with Company A, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, make their way to an exercise fusion cell during Unified Endeavor 13-1 here Dec. 2nd. (Photo by Sgt. Grant Matthes)

Pvt. Joshua Wagner, a fires support specialist, Sgt. Ryan Davis and Staff Sgt. Nathan Wilkinson, both fires support noncommissioned officers, all with Company A, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, make their way to an exercise fusion cell during Unified Endeavor 13-1 here Dec. 2nd. (Photo by Sgt. Grant Matthes)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and 4th Brigade Combat Team to deploy to Afghanistan by Spring

 

United States Department of DefenseWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Defense today identified three major units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The scheduled rotation involves two infantry brigade combat teams – one with roughly 1,400 personnel, the other with roughly 2,800 personnel – and one division headquarters with roughly 620 personnel to rotate in winter 2012 and spring 2013.

A Soldier from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division kneels in an over-watch position on top of a qualot wall during their last deployment. (Photo by Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

A Soldier from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division kneels in an over-watch position on top of a qualot wall during their last deployment. (Photo by Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

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