Topic: Bagram Air Field
Afghanistan – “Finish the Fight!” This is the motto of the combative instructors from Task Force Thunder.
These simple, yet absolutely appropriate words of advice convey the mission of all U.S. Soldiers, and particularly, the mission of his enthusiastic trainees. Spc. Samuel Lam and Sgt. Jose Mercado, both with TF Thunder, are Level III Certified Basic Combatives Course Instructors.
Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers work at maintaining relationships across the globe
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Admit it! Your spouse is a million miles away; you are in Afghanistan. Before boarding the plane, you knew just what to do. While deployed, you would write, Skype and dedicate all of your free time to family and friends. But of course, nothing is going as planned! Exhausted, you wonder how you could possibly keep your relationship(s) strong while serving your country, under unparalleled stress– in an unfamiliar and ever-changing environment.
Communication and conflict resolution are paramount in relationships, especially those that are under duress. Sgt. Carl Israel, Behavioral Health NCOIC of Task Force Thunder at Bagram Air Field, helps Soldiers to develop their communication and conflict resolution skills, in his training program “Relationships Across the Globe.”
Written by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
Fort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started 2013 running fast and hard, as the brigade deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Support, management and accountability are all three key elements to support financial operations throughout Afghanistan.
The maintenance of financial support for soldiers in a deployed environment is essential. If a soldier’s personal finances are not in order it can create devastating effects to mission readiness.
“We have to ensure soldier’s pay is accurate; and if it isn’t, it is our job to fix it correctly and accurately,” said 1st Lt. Wesley S. Tudor, detachment commander of the 101st Financial Management Support Detachment. “If we don’t, Soldiers will be thinking about their finances and how they are going to take care of their Families, rather than their mission.”
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Fifty-two newly promoted noncommissioned officers (NCO) crossed into the corps with a symbolic induction ceremony, which represented their right of entry into, what is known as, the time honored Corps of the noncommissioned officer.
The heritage and history of the corps is rich with symbolism and traces its roots as far back as the 17th century. The NCO Induction Ceremony gave the NCOs a better understanding of the significance of becoming a sergeant and what it takes to be a good leader.
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – As winter sets in the cold weather will bring slippery ice covered roads that can put soldier’s driving skills to the test if they are not prepared for these types of conditions.
Task Force Lifeliner soldiers are taking the steps necessary to prepare for the icy winter ahead by learning how to prepare their colossal vehicles and themselves for the Afghanistan winter.
Bagram, Afghanistan – With the continued draw down of forces and equipment along with the holiday season at the door, postal personnel take the necessary steps to prepare for current and upcoming challenges during this critical time in Afghanistan.
Postal workers in Afghanistan gathered, October 19th-21st, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, to address postal operations, trends, initiatives and lessons learned throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility during the 1st Sustainment Command’s (Theater) 310th Human Resources Sustainment Center’s 2013 Theater Postal Conference hosted by 101st Special Troops Battalion, Task Force Lifeliner.
Forward Operating Base Phoenix, Afghanistan – Task Force Lifeliner, Task Force Rottweiler, 1438th Transportation Company and other units work cohesively as one to render sustainment and retrograde support successfully within the Kabul Base Cluster, all in support of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command.
Soldiers with Task Force Rottweiler are considered the lifeline of the Kabul Base Cluster because of a rather special operation they manage called a forward logistics element.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Bagram, Afghanistan – Mortuary affairs soldiers on the battlefield have become a vital asset throughout the past century; these proud and strong soldiers ensure fallen comrades receive dignity, reverence and respect.
To ensure each service member comes home with honor is why each one of these professionals put on the uniform every day. The Bagram Air Field Mortuary Affairs collection point is the final stop for fallen heroes in the northern half of Afghanistan as they make their way home. The collection point is operated by 54th Quartermaster Company from Fort Lee, VA, that supports Task Force Lifeliner, 1st Theater Sustainment Command.
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Service members and civilians take time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted by Task Force Lifeliner, October 11th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.
Over the years Americans have observed the National Hispanic Heritage month from September 15th to October 15th, it’s a month to honor, recognize and celebrate the culture and its achievements.
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