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Battle of the Bulge Seminar Series to be held in Clarksville January – April 2015

 

Battle of the BulgeClarksville, 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.

101st Airborne Division personnel retrieve an A-4 Aerial Delivery Container containing medical supplies. Photo taken in the Bastogne area. Resupply missions took place between 23-27 December 1944.

101st Airborne Division personnel retrieve an A-4 Aerial Delivery Container containing medical supplies. Photo taken in the Bastogne area. Resupply missions took place between 23-27 December 1944.

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101st Sustainment Brigade wash rack gets visit from Brig. Gen. Frank Tate in Liberia

 

Written by  Spc. Rashene Mincy
55th Signal Company (Combat Camera)

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Buchanan, Liberia – 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance use the wash racks to ensure that the vehicles are clean and prepped for the arrival of a ship that will take the vehicles back to the United States.

Spc. Michael Saucier a truck driver with the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, pressure washes the bottom of a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle at Buchanan, Liberia, Jan. 28, 2015. (Specialist Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera)

Spc. Michael Saucier a truck driver with the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command a United Assistance, pressure washes the bottom of a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle at Buchanan, Liberia, Jan. 28, 2015. (Specialist Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade headquarters cases unit colors in Liberia

 

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

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Monrovia, Liberia – On Monday, January 26th, 2015, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Graham, senior enlisted advisor for the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, the sustainment asset for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, and Lt. Col. Alexander Gallegos commander, of 101st STB, case their unit colors during a ceremony at Roberts International Airport, located outside Monrovia, Liberia.

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Graham, left, senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, the sustainment asset for Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, and Lt. Col. Alexander Gallegos, right, commander, of 101st STB, case their unit colors during a ceremony at Roberts International Airport, located outside Monrovia, Liberia Jan. 26, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Graham, left, senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, the sustainment asset for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, and Lt. Col. Alexander Gallegos, right, commander, of 101st STB, case their unit colors during a ceremony at Roberts International Airport, located outside Monrovia, Liberia Jan. 26, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Sustainment Brigade helps Joint Forces Command – United Assistance begin redeployment operations

 

Written by Spc. Caitlyn Byrne
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa Command101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersBuchanan, Liberia – Soldiers of the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) deployed as Task Force Lifeliner assists Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, operate the USDA inspection point in order to ensure that all vehicles and equipment headed back to the U.S. meet customs standards.

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, center, commander of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), surveys a sand table of Camp Buchanan, Liberia, while visiting Soldiers of the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Jan. 23, 2015, Buchanan, Liberia. Soldiers of the 129th CSS Battalion help operate the USDA inspection point, ensuring all vehicles and equipment headed back to the U.S. meet customs standards. (Spc. Caitlyn Byrne, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, center, commander of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), surveys a sand table of Camp Buchanan, Liberia, while visiting Soldiers of the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Jan. 23, 2015, Buchanan, Liberia. Soldiers of the 129th CSS Battalion help operate the USDA inspection point, ensuring all vehicles and equipment headed back to the U.S. meet customs standards. (Spc. Caitlyn Byrne, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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1st Brigade Combat Team and 5th Special Forces Group join for combined training exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and 1st Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) came together for a combined training exercise on Fort Campbell January 12th-14th.

Special Forces Soldiers taught a class on communications and all-terrain vehicles to the Bastogne Soldiers. This was the second time the units came together in less than a month’s time.

The previous training event was hosted by 1st Brigade and involved firing of tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile system, also known as TOW missiles, according to the event coordinator, a Green Beret in 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group.

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division receive training on all-terrain vehicles from 5th Special Forces Group Jan. 12 on Fort Campbell. The training concluded a five-part combined training exercise between the two units. (Spc. Robert Venegas, 5th SFG(A) Combat Camera)

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division receive training on all-terrain vehicles from 5th Special Forces Group Jan. 12 on Fort Campbell. The training concluded a five-part combined training exercise between the two units. (Spc. Robert Venegas, 5th SFG(A) Combat Camera)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers act as Opposing Force to help Army Reserve enhance their individual skills

 

Written by Maj. Sean Casey
78th Training Division

78 Infantry DivisionFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort A.P. Hill, VA – Soldiers from the 78th Training Division and 101st Airborne Division join together to act as the Opposing Force (OPFOR) helping facilitate the 78th Training Division’s Warrior Exercise (WAREX) “Arctic Lightning” at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, January 10th to January 31st.

Sunlight breaks through the upper canopy of the tree line bringing a glimpse of physical comfort to January’s frigid early morning moments before the OPFOR soldier breaks the silence and initiates his attack.

Pfc. Jonathan Elledge and Pfc. Ryan Williams from Charlie Company, 1-327 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, egress from their fighting positions during a simulated ambush on Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 16, 2015. The soldiers provide realistic encounters to units as they operate in a simulated operation environment. (Spc. Phillip Scaringi, 78th Training Division)

Pfc. Jonathan Elledge and Pfc. Ryan Williams from Charlie Company, 1-327 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, egress from their fighting positions during a simulated ambush on Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 16, 2015. The soldiers provide realistic encounters to units as they operate in a simulated operation environment. (Spc. Phillip Scaringi, 78th Training Division)

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United States service members visit Liberian National Museum

 

Written by Spc. Caitlyn Byrne
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – Joint Forces Command – United Assistance service members from the Barclay Training Center got to experience some Liberian culture, January 20th, when they took a quick bus ride to the Liberian National Museum.

The museum is nestled near the center of Monrovia, the nation’s capital and after some research on the part of the JFC-UA civil affairs unit, a cross-cultural exchange trip was initiated for those Soldiers deployed to BTC.

Members of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) civil affairs team coordinated for a group of around 30 to 50 Soldiers to travel to the Liberian National Museum.

Joint Forces Command – United Assistance service members, deployed to Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, take a tour of the Liberian National Museum, Jan. 20, 2015, in Monrovia. The JFC-UA sponsored museum visit was initiated to allow service members deployed in support of Operation United Assistance to more fully understand and experience Liberian culture. (Spc. Caitlyn Byrne, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Joint Forces Command – United Assistance service members, deployed to Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, take a tour of the Liberian National Museum, Jan. 20, 2015, in Monrovia. The JFC-UA sponsored museum visit was initiated to allow service members deployed in support of Operation United Assistance to more fully understand and experience Liberian culture. (Spc. Caitlyn Byrne, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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JFC-UA service members in controlled monitoring for signs and symptoms of Ebola Virus

 

Written by Sgt. Matthew Britton
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandJoint Base Langley-Eustis, VA – Service members who recently returned from supporting Operation United Assistance in Liberia, go through the mandatory temperature checks in the 21-day controlled monitoring area at Joint Base Langley – Eustis, VA, January 20th, 2015.

This is one of two temperature checks these troops take daily while in the CMA. The process also includes a checklist for signs and symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease that is filled out twice a day.

First Lt. Dan Thueneman, left, executive officer, Intelligence and Sustainment Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fills out the signs and symptoms checklist before he has his temperature taken during his 21-day controlled monitoring period at Joint Base Langley – Eustis, Va., Jan. 20, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

First Lt. Dan Thueneman, left, executive officer, Intelligence and Sustainment Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fills out the signs and symptoms checklist before he has his temperature taken during his 21-day controlled monitoring period at Joint Base Langley – Eustis, Va., Jan. 20, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

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101st Sustainment Brigade Soldiers train for remote fueling 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 – Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, deployed to Liberia in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak, completed a fuel handler’s class at Roberts International Airport outside of Monrovia, Liberia, January 15th.

Training was conducted on how to employ the versatile extended range fuel system, known as the “fat cow,” a comical name in reference to the large CH-47 Chinook helicopter that holds three 800-gallon fuel pods.

Spc. Danielle Taylor, a flight engineer and a fuel handler instructor with 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, teaches a fuel handler’s class to Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance at Roberts International Airport outside of Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 15, 2014. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Spc. Danielle Taylor, a flight engineer and a fuel handler instructor with 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, teaches a fuel handler’s class to Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance at Roberts International Airport outside of Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 15, 2014. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Major General Gary Volesky gives update on Operation United Assistance

 

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Liberia – Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, the commanding general of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, provides JFC-UA family members and friends an update on Operation United Assistance.

Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.

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