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101st Airborne Division Lifeliner Soldiers Demonstrate Character, Presence and Intellect in New Junior Leadership Course

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne

101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – In the fading light, nine 101st Airborne Division Task Force Lifeliner Soldiers took turns conducting the Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks challenge in the concrete square of the “Eagle’s Nest,” on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 27th, 2018.

There were three stations, one station per task, to include: maintain an M16- series rifle carbine /M4 series rifle carbine, determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, and evaluate a casualty (tactical combat casualty care).

Sergeant Crystal Falcon (left), the support operations transportation contracting officer representative for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, speaks to her audience, instructing them on the proper way to determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. (SSG Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

Sergeant Crystal Falcon (left), the support operations transportation contracting officer representative for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, speaks to her audience, instructing them on the proper way to determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. (SSG Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers take on the “Schutzenschnur” in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – In the spirit of camaraderie, partnership, and marksmanship, 130 Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and their German counterparts occupied the Maholic Range Complex to participate in the “Schutzenschnur” to earn their German proficiency marksmanship badge.

German army Maj. Andreas Mehlhron, a field artillery officer who serves as the German liaison for the Northern Train, Advise and Assist Command, and Sgt.1st Class Michael Michna, a combat medic, hosted the event to grant “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers the opportunity to qualify on the German weapon systems.

German army Maj. Andreas Mehlhron, a field artillery officer, and officer in charge of the “Schutzenschnur” event, coaches Spc. Anthony Addcock, a motor transportation specialist with the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, while he fires the Koch P8 Pistol at Maholic Range on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 14th, 2018. (Spc. Alexes Anderson, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

German army Maj. Andreas Mehlhron, a field artillery officer, and officer in charge of the “Schutzenschnur” event, coaches Spc. Anthony Addcock, a motor transportation specialist with the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, while he fires the Koch P8 Pistol at Maholic Range on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 14th, 2018. (Spc. Alexes Anderson, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Bagram Airfield K9 Competition

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Pebbles and dust flew as the black and tan German Shepard, Larry, a working dog from United States Forces-Afghanistan Mad Dog Kennels, hurtled toward his intended target, a burly man from AMK9’s contract working dog team in a bite suit.

In an explosion of muscle and fur, Larry launched himself at the man, clamping his jaws around a healthy portion of the suit.

Larry, the working dog who is handled by Spc. Austin Lancaster, native of Amarillo, Texas and military working dog handler for the 180th Military Working Dog Detachment in Fort Leonard Wood, latches on to the bite sleeve of an AMK9 contractor during the controlled aggression portion of the K9 Competition here on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Larry, the working dog who is handled by Spc. Austin Lancaster, native of Amarillo, Texas and military working dog handler for the 180th Military Working Dog Detachment in Fort Leonard Wood, latches on to the bite sleeve of an AMK9 contractor during the controlled aggression portion of the K9 Competition here on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Three Fort Campbell Soldiers compete in Army Best Medic Competition

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Three Fort Campbell Soldiers are in Texas to compete in the Army’s CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, which runs September 16th-20th, 2018.

The competition is a 72-84 hour arduous test of the teams’ physical and mental skills. Competitors must be agile, adaptive leaders who demonstrate mature judgement while testing collective team skills in areas of physical fitness, tactical marksmanship, leadership, warrior skills, land navigation and overall knowledge of medical, technical and tactical proficiencies through a series of hands-on tasks in a simulated operational environment.

Soldiers competing in the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition begin with a physical fitness test - the Army Combat Fitness test (ACFT) - aimed at directly connecting fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Command hosts the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 16th-20th, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

Soldiers competing in the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition begin with a physical fitness test – the Army Combat Fitness test (ACFT) – aimed at directly connecting fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Command hosts the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 16th-20th, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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Clarksville’s 4th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Celebration set for September 12th-16th

 

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Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville Tennessee is a community that appreciates veterans. The city borders the Fort Campbell Army Post, so appreciating military service is simply the way of life for both residents and businesses.

Beyond the ingrained respect that happens daily, this community publicly shows its support annually–in a big way–with a five-day Welcome Home Veterans Celebration.

New in this years elcome Home Veterans Celebrationis Lee Greenwood, Remembering our Fallen, Hero Breakfast, & Valor Run.

New in this years elcome Home Veterans Celebrationis Lee Greenwood, Remembering our Fallen, Hero Breakfast, & Valor Run.

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101st Airborne Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade farewells Stanley Sliwinski, welcomes Stephanie Barton

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Col. Stanley Sliwinski relinquished command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade to Col. Stephanie Barton during a change of command ceremony attended by NATO Resolute Support Mission and U.S Forces-Afghanistan Soldiers and friends of the brigade, August 26th.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, the Resolute Support deputy chief of staff for operations and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, officiated the ceremony by presenting Sliwinski a Bronze Star and Legion of Merit award for his accomplishments while serving as the brigade commander for the last 26 months.

Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony McAdoo passes the Brigade guidon to the outgoing Brigade Commander Colonel Stanley J. Sliwinski during a change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. The change of command ceremony represents the transfer of responsibility and authority from the outgoing commander, Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski to Col. Stephanie A. Barton. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony McAdoo passes the Brigade guidon to the outgoing Brigade Commander Colonel Stanley J. Sliwinski during a change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. The change of command ceremony represents the transfer of responsibility and authority from the outgoing commander, Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski to Col. Stephanie A. Barton. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Master Sergeant Squad Forged in Afghanistan, “We are the Backbone of the Army”

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – It is said that people are bound together through adversity, and under the added demands of a deployment, the members of the self-proclaimed Master Sergeant Squad came together as a cohesive team in order to tackle the challenges presented to them.

Despite their more ominous title, the Master Sergeant Squad is nothing but courteous and professional, with the word “squad” instead representing their ferocious dedication to Soldiers, the accomplishment of the mission and each other.

The Master Sergeant Squad of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, consists of (from left to right): Master Sgt. Mark Gomez, signal support systems chief and native of San Antonio, TX; Master Sgt. Fontella Keesee, native of Erin, TN and operations NCOIC for the brigade; Master Sgt. Amy Prince, native of Statesboro, GA and noncommissioned officer in charge of the brigade’s supply section; Master Sgt. Kelvin Ladner, the senior human resources sergeant and native of Hattiesburg, MI. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

The Master Sergeant Squad of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, consists of (from left to right): Master Sgt. Mark Gomez, signal support systems chief and native of San Antonio, TX; Master Sgt. Fontella Keesee, native of Erin, TN and operations NCOIC for the brigade; Master Sgt. Amy Prince, native of Statesboro, GA and noncommissioned officer in charge of the brigade’s supply section; Master Sgt. Kelvin Ladner, the senior human resources sergeant and native of Hattiesburg, MI. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

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101st Airborne Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade – Spiritual Hike to Resiliency

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Camp Morehead, Afghanistan – While deployed to combat or contingency environments, Army chaplains make it their mission to travel frequently, ensuring even the most remote troops get religious support that they need.

Chaplain (Cpt.) Marcin Bulinski assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, supports Soldiers of his unit, along with all other deployed service members, by conducting routine Catholic sermons at numerous locations in the Combined Joint Operations Area in Afghanistan.

Chaplain (Cpt.) Marcin Bulinski, assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, performs a Requiem Mass at Camp Morehead, Afghanistan. (U.S Army Photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

Chaplain (Cpt.) Marcin Bulinski, assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, performs a Requiem Mass at Camp Morehead, Afghanistan. (U.S Army Photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

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APSU Women’s Golf to honor fallen hero through Folds of Honor program

 

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APSU Women's GolfClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s golf picks up the bags for the first round of the Golfweek Challenge in September, one of the Govs will be carrying more than just her clubs.

She’ll be carrying the memory of a fallen warrior.

Austin Peay Women's golf to honor fallen hero Staff Sergeant Shaun Mittler during the entire 2018-19 season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s golf to honor fallen hero Staff Sergeant Shaun Mittler during the entire 2018-19 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” Train to Sustain Life

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade medical team consists of three personnel, one family practice medical doctor, and two combat medic specialists that work the unit’s aid station 7 days a week.

The brigade consists of over 500 service members, leaving this three-man team to render medical support to all deployed brigade personnel. With limited amounts of medical experts in the brigade, the medical team’s goal is to thoroughly train as many Lifeliner soldiers as possible to be combat lifesavers.

SPC Nicholas Leverette (left), and PFC Lani Suther (right), administer a nasal pharyngeal tube to a casualty dummy in order to practice performing combat lifesaver techniques, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 26. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

SPC Nicholas Leverette (left), and PFC Lani Suther (right), administer a nasal pharyngeal tube to a casualty dummy in order to practice performing combat lifesaver techniques, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 26. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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