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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. Service members in Liberia to contain the Ebola virus outbreak receive morale booster

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – As the first group of service members arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance, many of them didn’t know what to expect – from living situations to the day-to-day schedules. But what they did expect was pre-packaged rations – Meals, Ready-to-Eat – for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

However, that changed after a few weeks.

Hot quality meals were served for the first time on Barclay Training Center here as well as other locations across Liberia, November 9th. The meal provided a well-needed change of pace for Soldiers, and a morale booster.

Soldiers wait in line for the first hot meal served on Barclay Training Center Nov. 9, 2014. Since arriving more than three weeks ago, service members have only consumed Meals, Ready-to-Eat. The hot meal gave service members something different to look forward to and boosted morale throughout the camp.  (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes)

Soldiers wait in line for the first hot meal served on Barclay Training Center Nov. 9, 2014. Since arriving more than three weeks ago, service members have only consumed Meals, Ready-to-Eat. The hot meal gave service members something different to look forward to and boosted morale throughout the camp. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes)

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Fort Campbell 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment soldiers return from Afghanistan

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, returned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and uncased their battalion colors October 30th signifying the end of a successful mission.

In addition to the air defenders from the battalion’s headquarters and Battery A, approximately 20 members of the 72nd Veterinary Detachment, 86th Combat Support Hospital, returned home as well.

Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer (left), the battalion commander and native of Pontiac, Ill., and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brown (right), the battalion’s senior enlisted adviser and native of Fort Riley, Kan., uncase the battalion colors after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan Oct. 30 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The battalion supported Operation Enduring Freedom by providing counter-rocket, artillery and mortar attacks capabilities to coalition forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer (left), the battalion commander and native of Pontiac, Ill., and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brown (right), the battalion’s senior enlisted adviser and native of Fort Riley, Kan., uncase the battalion colors after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan Oct. 30 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The battalion supported Operation Enduring Freedom by providing counter-rocket, artillery and mortar attacks capabilities to coalition forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade welcomes Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham at Change of Responsibility Ceremony

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families, dignitaries and friends of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division gathered to send off Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford and welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham to the battalion during a change of responsibility ceremony October 28th at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The ceremony furthered the Army’s heritage and carried on traditions dating back to the Continental Army.

Lt. Col. Alexander Gallegos, commander of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, passes the battalion colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham, incoming senior adviser for the 101st STB during a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 28 at Fort Campbell, Ky. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford relinquished his responsibilities as senior adviser of the 101st STB. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Lt. Col. Alexander Gallegos, commander of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, passes the battalion colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham, incoming senior adviser for the 101st STB during a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 28 at Fort Campbell, Ky. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford relinquished his responsibilities as senior adviser of the 101st STB. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade ‘Lifeliners’ hold Color Casing Ceremony

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” cased their colors in a color casing ceremony October 27th at its headquarters at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The ceremony signaled the brigade’s readiness to deploy to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the humanitarian mission to combat Ebola.

Col. Kimberly J. Daub and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian C. Griffin the command team of the 101st Sustainment Brigade furl the brigade colors during a color casing ceremony Oct. 27 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The brigade will deploy Soldiers from three of its battalions - the 101st Special Troops Battalion, the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 716th Military Police Battalion - to carry out its logistical support and humanitarian aid mission as part of the United States Agency for International Development led comprehensive U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Col. Kimberly J. Daub and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian C. Griffin the command team of the 101st Sustainment Brigade furl the brigade colors during a color casing ceremony Oct. 27 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The brigade will deploy Soldiers from three of its battalions – the 101st Special Troops Battalion, the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 716th Military Police Battalion – to carry out its logistical support and humanitarian aid mission as part of the United States Agency for International Development led comprehensive U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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APSU Governors Football to sacrifice timeouts in order to wear Camo Jersey in honor Fort Campbell

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will play Tennessee State for homecoming, 4:00pm, Saturday with just two timeouts.

The camouflaged jerseys Austin Peay chose to wear Saturday with the respective Fort Campbell unit nicknames across the upper back are in violation of NCAA Rule 1, Article 5 regarding proper numerals and lettering. For every quarter Austin Peay wears those jerseys, the Govs will be assessed a timeout.

Fort Campbell units to be honored at APSU Homecoming this Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Fort Campbell units to be honored at APSU Homecoming this Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell MPs hold change of responsibility ceremony

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Military Police of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, held a change of responsibility ceremony October 22nd at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. David J. Tookmanian relinquished responsibility as the senior enlisted adviser of the U.S. Army’s most decorated military police battalion to Command Sgt. Maj. John D. Vicars.

Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr., the commander of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, passes the battalion colors to Command Sgt. Maj. John D. Vicars, the incoming senior enlisted adviser, during a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 22, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The 716th MP Battalion is the U.S. Army’s most decorated military police battalion and provides military police support to Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, U.S. Army)

Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr., the commander of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, passes the battalion colors to Command Sgt. Maj. John D. Vicars, the incoming senior enlisted adviser, during a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 22, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The 716th MP Battalion is the U.S. Army’s most decorated military police battalion and provides military police support to Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, U.S. Army)

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Ebola treatment unit for Infected Medical Workers to open November 8th

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – The Monrovia Medical Unit, an Ebola treatment unit constructed specifically for the treatment of medical workers who were infected while caring for Ebola patients, is scheduled to open November 8th, located about 30 miles outside Monrovia, Liberia.

“The Monrovia Medical Unit, otherwise known as an MMU, is different than an Ebola treatment unit – ETU – because our main purpose is to give hope to doctors and nurses as we will be treating any suspected or infected cases that happen around West Africa,” said Lt. Shane Deckert, the MMU facility engineer, with the U.S. Public Health Service.

The Monrovia Medical Unit, an Ebola treatment unit built specifically for the care of medical workers who become infected with the virus, sits about 30 miles outside the capital city of Liberia, Nov. 4, 2014. The 25-bed facility was constructed from the ground up by a team of Navy Seabees, Soldiers and Airmen from Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and will be operated by personnel from the U.S. Public Health Service, said Lt. Col. Lee Hicks, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance command engineer. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins)

The Monrovia Medical Unit, an Ebola treatment unit built specifically for the care of medical workers who become infected with the virus, sits about 30 miles outside the capital city of Liberia, Nov. 4, 2014. The 25-bed facility was constructed from the ground up by a team of Navy Seabees, Soldiers and Airmen from Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and will be operated by personnel from the U.S. Public Health Service, said Lt. Col. Lee Hicks, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance command engineer. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins)

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Austin Peay State University Football takes on Tennessee State at APSU Governors Stadium for Homecoming

 

Austin Peay (1-8) vs. Tennessee State (4-6)

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 | 4:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Governors Stadium

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will need to be “Gov Strong” when it plays host to Tennessee State, 4:00pm, Saturday, in Governors Stadium.

It will be a “Gov Strong Homecoming” as APSU not only celebrates its homecoming but Military Appreciation Day as well.

Austin Peay Govs will be weaing camouflage uniforms for homecoming to honor the military for Veterans Day Weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Govs will be weaing camouflage uniforms for homecoming to honor the military for Veterans Day Weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University to honor Fort Campbell units at APSU Football Homecoming

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – When the Governors take the field for Saturday’s 4:00pm, Homecoming game against Tennessee State, they will be representing more than themselves.

 Fort Campbell units to be honored at APSU Homecoming this Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Fort Campbell units to be honored at APSU Homecoming this Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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