Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Buchanan, Liberia – As service members of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance complete their missions, the logistical mission to redeploy the equipment used to battle the virus is picking up speed.
The 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), Task Force Lifeliner, JFC-UA, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is the lead logistics element for Operation United Assistance in West Africa.
Task Force Lifeliner brings numerous capabilities for assisting the government of Liberia and the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.
Written by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods
Monrovia, Liberia – Cashiers from the 101st Financial Management Support Unit, Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, have been traveling to various camps throughout Liberia to give service members the opportunity to withdraw cash from their paychecks.
Remote locations combined with a lack of established commercial infrastructure has resulted in the need to provide troops deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance a way to access their money.
Written by Sgt. Ange Desinor
Monrovia, Liberia – Making sure Soldiers in Liberia fighting the Ebola virus are staying healthy is a top priority.
“Ninety-five degrees Fahrenheit,” said Sgt. Bethany Lose, a Lewistown, Pennsylvania, native and a combat medical health care specialist with 36th Engineer Brigade, to a Soldier as she checks his temperature, letting him know that it’s normal.
Lose and her medical team checks more than 750 Americans’ temperatures daily to make sure they are maintaining medical readiness and have no signs of the Ebola virus.
Tennessee Titans (2-7) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4)
Monday, November 17th, 2014 | 7:30pm CST
Nashville, TN – This week the national spotlight descends upon Tennessee as the Titans (2-7) host the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) on Monday Night Football. It is the 77th all-time meeting between the former division rivals. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:30pm CST on Monday, November 17th.
ESPN will broadcast the game to a national television audience. The telecast can be seen locally in Nashville on WKRN News 2. Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play duties, while Jon Gruden provides analysis and Lisa Salters reports from the sidelines.
Clarksville, TN – September reinforced its reputation as one of the worst months for stocks. The S&P 500, for example, dropped 1.5%. Thankfully, the declines over the past two weeks weren’t enough to entirely erase the gains we have seen over the past quarter.
In fact, the broad-market index, which reached a record high on September 18th, just managed to post its seventh straight quarterly gain.
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Tennessee Department of Veterans affairs join forces to prevent Veteran Suicides
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the number of suicides by Veterans increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month which is an initiative to raise awareness about the tragic trend and the resources available to offer support.
Tampa, FL – The price at the pump is at it’s lowest point in seven months, nationally. Gas prices fell for the sixth consecutive week, while oil had it’s lowest Friday close since May 2013.
“Motorists should continue to see a discount at the pump,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “High domestic oil supplies, a decrease in global demand, and the easing of geopolitical tensions in Libya and Iraq are keeping downward pressure on gasoline prices. Beginning Monday, refineries are no longer required to sell summer-blend gasoline. Winter-blend is cheaper to produce, which will help push prices even lower in the coming months.” «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, family members and friends of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) gathered in front of the division headquarters September 11th, for a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of those who lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The ceremony was also held to pay tribute to those 101st Soldiers who lost their lives overseas in missions dedicated to hunting those responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
Brigadier General Mark R. Stammer, the division’s deputy commanding general for operations, spoke about the horrific events of that day.
Center to treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health conditions in America’s Wounded Military Service Members
Fort Campbell, KY – Since September 11th, 2001, psychological health conditions, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), have become an epidemic among members of the American military, due to violent encounters with IEDs during deployments, combat related incidents and training activities.
On Monday, service members, and thousands of others who experience TBI or psychological health conditions have new hope, as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) joined with military leaders to officially dedicate the new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center set to provide crucial treatment of psychological injuries in returning service members at Fort Campbell, KY.
Clarksville, TN – The few economic releases were generally positive and reports on corporate earnings were mostly on the high side of expectations, but the stock market seemed to pay little attention. Geopolitical tensions (Russia/Ukraine, Iraq, Israel/Hamas) and the ongoing Fed policy debate set market participants on edge.
Geopolitical concerns helped push global bond yields sharply lower. The U.S. Treasury note yield fell below 2.40%.
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