Topic: 101st Airborne Division
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Hundreds of Fort Campbell Soldiers returned to the installation on March 22nd and 23rd, 2015, from a deployment to Liberia. While in Africa, these Soldiers supported Operation United Assistance and provided humanitarian aid to help combat the Ebola outbreak there.
On March 22nd, nearly 200 Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division – including military police from the 194th Military Police Company, and logisticians from the 101st Special Troops Battalion and 129th Combat Sustainment Battalion – returned.
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell welcomed home 59 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division; 101st Sustainment Brigade; and 86th Combat Support Hospital March 11th at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The troops returned from a deployment to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance.
The Soldiers completed 21 days of controlled monitoring at Joint Base Lewis-McChord as a precaution before they returned to their families and the Fort Campbell community to ensure they had not contracted Ebola during the deployment.
Battle of the Bulge seminar at Clarksville Train Station on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015, at 4:00pm
Clarksville, TN – On December 16th, 1944, the German Army launched a desperate offensive designed to split the Allied armies in two and capture the strategic supply port of Antwerp, Belgium. This offensive has come to be known as the Battle of the Bulge.
We are now in the midst of the 70th Anniversary of that offensive and historians from the Clarksville area including history faculty from Austin Peay State University will take part in presenting a series of programs that will educate, inform and enlighten the public as to the importance of this offensive. A highlight of one seminar will be actual World War 2 veterans that served in the Bulge fighting.
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Military police from the 716th Military Police Battalion, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, trained on responding to domestic violence incidents February 26th at Fort Campbell. The scenario was the final portion of law enforcement training on how to safely respond to a domestic violence call and professionally handle the situation.
Soldiers from the 163rd Military Police Detachment, 716th MP Bn., ran the scenario out of an unused residence on the installation.
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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
Monrovia, 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.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
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.
Train Advise Assist Command – East welcomes 101st Airborne Division “Rakkasans”, says goodbye to 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles”
Written by Capt. Jarrod Morris
Laghman 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.
Fort 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.
Written by Capt. Charles Emmons
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.
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