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101st Airborne Division cases colors, heads home to Fort Campbell after successful mission in Liberia

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors in a ceremony February 26th at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, marking the end of Operation United Assistance for the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the Screaming Eagles.

The ceremony signified the successful completion of a five-month deployment to Liberia in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to fight the spread of Ebola in western Africa.

The Screaming Eagles led the JFC-UA – the Department of Defense arm of the United State’s effort – was comprised of engineers, medical personnel, logisticians and others, which built Ebola treatment units, trained health care workers to staff the ETUs, and built a logistic infrastructure to supply the ETUs.

A joint color guard present arms, dipping the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors, during the playing of the national anthems of Liberia and the U.S. during the 101st’s color casing ceremony held at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, 2015. The final color casing represents the completion of the Joint Forces Command - United Assistance mission in Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera))

A joint color guard present arms, dipping the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors, during the playing of the national anthems of Liberia and the U.S. during the 101st’s color casing ceremony held at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, 2015. The final color casing represents the completion of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance mission in Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera))

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101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” complete logistics mission in Liberia

 

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

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Buchanan, Liberia – The 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, the logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, cased its unit colors in a traditional military ceremony held in Buchanan, Liberia, February 24th, 2015.

The ceremony, which signifies the completion of their mission in West Africa where they provided logistical support for Operation United Assistance, was attended by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Nowak, the JFC-UA senior enlisted advisor, and Etweda “Sugar” Cooper, the superintendant for Bassa County, Liberia.

Col. Kimberly Daub, right, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, the logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Griffin, the brigade senior enlisted advisor, case their unit’s colors in a ceremony held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Liberia, Feb. 24, 2015. The casing ceremony signifies the completion of the logistical mission for Operation United Assistance for the 101st Sustainment Brigade. (Sgt. First Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners))

Col. Kimberly Daub, right, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, the logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Griffin, the brigade senior enlisted advisor, case their unit’s colors in a ceremony held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Liberia, Feb. 24, 2015. The casing ceremony signifies the completion of the logistical mission for Operation United Assistance for the 101st Sustainment Brigade. (Sgt. First Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners))

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Train Advise Assist Command – East welcomes 101st Airborne Division “Rakkasans”, says goodbye to 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles”

 

Written by Capt. Jarrod Morris
TAAC-E Public Affairs

Train Advise Assist Command - EastLaghman Province, Afghanistan – Train, Advise, Assist Command – East held a casing and uncasing ceremony for the outgoing 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” and incoming 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Tactical Base Gamberi February 15th, 2015.

Col. Cameron Cantlon, the 3rd CR commander, and Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Heinze carefully folded and cased the regimental colors, a symbolic representation of a mission completion for the Brave Rifles.

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment commander Col. Cameron Cantlon (left) and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Commander Col. J.B. Vowell pose for a photo following the casing and uncasing ceremony held at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 15, 2015. (Capt. Jarrod Morris, TAAC-E Public Affairs)

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment commander Col. Cameron Cantlon (left) and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Commander Col. J.B. Vowell pose for a photo following the casing and uncasing ceremony held at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 15, 2015. (Capt. Jarrod Morris, TAAC-E Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Culinary Team Ready for Major Competition

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Wendell Hensley, Program Coordinator for Culinary Art in the Public Management & Criminal Justice division of Austin Peay State University, has fine-tuned the talents of thirteen U. S. Army cooks into the Fort Campbell Culinary Team headed to Fort Lee for the 38th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition in March.

Hensley, who came to Austin Peay in 2002, describes this year’s team as the finest ever. They will be participating in the largest culinary competition in North America with service members from all branches participating.

Fort Campbell Culinary Team at Clarksville Parks and Recreation's Chocolate Affair.

Fort Campbell Culinary Team at Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Chocolate Affair.

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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans” uncase colors in Afghanistan

 

Written by Capt. Charles Emmons
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Laghman Province, Afghanistan – The 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division, uncased their colors recently during a ceremony at Tactical Base Gamberi, recognizing their new role within Train Advise Assist Command-East February 15th, 2015.

As the Rakkasans unfurled their colors, the Soldiers of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles,” cased their colors in advance of the unit’s return to Fort Hood after a nine month deployment conducting various missions throughout eastern Afghanistan.

Col. J.B. Vowell (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Tagalicud (left), the command team for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division, unfurl the unit colors during an uncasing ceremony Feb. 15, 2015, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. The ceremony marked the brigade’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan, now serving as combat advises to Afghan National Security Forces under Train Advise Assist Command-East. (Capt. Charlie Emmons, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Col. J.B. Vowell (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Tagalicud (left), the command team for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division, unfurl the unit colors during an uncasing ceremony Feb. 15, 2015, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. The ceremony marked the brigade’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan, now serving as combat advises to Afghan National Security Forces under Train Advise Assist Command-East. (Capt. Charlie Emmons, 3rd BCT 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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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade prepares military equipment for redeployment home

 

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

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Buchanan, Liberia – The 101st Sustainment Brigade’s Task Force Lifeliner, the logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance in Liberia, host a rehearsal of concept drill for upcoming port operations, February 7th, 2015, in Buchanan, Liberia.

This ROC drill was a military planning tool to ensure all key logistical leaders understand the concept of loading an incoming vessel that will be redeploying equipment back to the U.S. and defined roles and responsibilities throughout the JFC-UA command.

Maj. Hank Coleman, right, the operations officer for the 101st Sustainment Brigade's Task Force Lifeliner, the logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance in Liberia, host a rehearsal of concept drill for upcoming port operations, Feb. 7, 2015, in Buchanan, Liberia. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Maj. Hank Coleman, right, the operations officer for the 101st Sustainment Brigade’s Task Force Lifeliner, the logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance in Liberia, host a rehearsal of concept drill for upcoming port operations, Feb. 7, 2015, in Buchanan, Liberia. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Artwalk to be held February 5th, 2015

 

February ArtWalk to benefit American Heart Association

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With February being American Heart Month, several businesses will be supporting the American Heart Association with donations or a percentage of sales going to the association.  In addition, we encourage people to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 5th and wear red to promote awareness of heart disease in women.

February ArtWalk to benefit American Heart Association

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264th Combat Communications Squadron soldier returns home from Liberia, Ebola free

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer
182nd Airlift Wing

United States Africa CommandPeoria, IL – A cyber transport systems specialist with Peoria’s 264th Combat Communications Squadron returned home in November from the fight against the Ebola epidemic in Africa. There, he and his unit led the way in building up communications for hospital training centers as part of Operation United Assistance.

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Springsteen, a Chicago suburb native, was augmenting the Joint Communications Support Element at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, when he was handpicked for deployment to Liberia.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin M. Springsteen, a cyber transport systems specialist with the 264th Combat Communications Squadron, visits his home unit in Peoria, Ill., Dec. 9, 2014, after returning from a deployment to Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin M. Springsteen, a cyber transport systems specialist with the 264th Combat Communications Squadron, visits his home unit in Peoria, Ill., Dec. 9, 2014, after returning from a deployment to Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

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Major General Gary Volesky awards Maintenance Duo for keeping Joint Forces Command – United Assistance running

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionUnited States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – As service members, deployed in support of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, continue to redeploy from Liberia after completing their mission, the last and final service member of the week recognition ceremony took place on Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, January 30th.

Every Friday, Major General Gary Volesky, commanding general, JFC-UA, selects service members supporting JFC-UA as the service member of the week.

Sgt. Elijah Jones, left, a power generator equipment repairman, with the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, and Pfc. Michael Major, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, hold the coins they received from Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commanding general, for being chosen as the service members of the week, Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 30, 2015. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Sgt. Elijah Jones, left, a power generator equipment repairman, with the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, and Pfc. Michael Major, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, hold the coins they received from Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commanding general, for being chosen as the service members of the week, Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 30, 2015. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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