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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home 141 Soldiers from the 561st Military Police Company

 

The Soldiers were returning from a year in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division gave a joyous welcome home to the 141 soldiers from the 561st Military Police Company as they returned from a year long deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan on the evening of Friday, July 6th, 2012.

The returning soldiers had spent the last year in Kandahar, Afghanistan  building relationships with the Afghan people as they trained the Afghan Uniformed Police. “Predominately we focused on training and mentorship of the Afghan uniformed police in and around Kandahar city that includes the city limits. As recognized by the Kandahar government, but also up into to the Arghandab River Valley, and some of the outlying areas as well,” said Capt. Anthony Douglass, who up until February was the commander of the 561st Military Police Company.

The returning soldiers begin to disembark

The returning soldiers begin to disembark

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Col. Charles Hamilton as New Commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held a change of command ceremony on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012, Col. Michael P. Peterman relinquished command of the Brigade to Col. Charles Hamilton before the entire brigade.

Peterman has commanded the 101st Sustainment Brigade since 2009. During his tenure, he provided command and control for four Combat Sustainment Support Battalions, one Special Troops Battalion, Human Resources and Financial Management Companies during their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His next assignment will be with the Commander’s Initiative Group at Army Material Command in Huntsville, Alabama.

Col. Charles Hamilton accepts the Brigade colors and command of the 101st Sustainment Brigade from Maj. Gen. James C. McConville

Col. Charles Hamilton accepts the Brigade colors and command of the 101st Sustainment Brigade from Maj. Gen. James C. McConville

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade hosts Retreats to help Couples reinforce their Marriages

 

The Ties that Bond

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The front page of many military post newspapers is routinely populated photos and stories of couples sharing loving embraces when a soldier returns home from a deployment.

Emotion pours from the paper or screen, telling a story of love and commitment and the time the couple has invested to build a powerful relationship.

Families of the 101st Sustainment Brigade learn how to do the awareness wheel, an exercise at the brigade’s Strong Bonds retreat. The three-day workshop allowed families to strengthen relationships, inspire hope and rekindle marriages, away from post. (Courtesy Photo)

Families of the 101st Sustainment Brigade learn how to do the awareness wheel, an exercise at the brigade’s Strong Bonds retreat. The three-day workshop allowed families to strengthen relationships, inspire hope and rekindle marriages, away from post. (Courtesy Photo)

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Local family advancing women’s rights meets with Chaplain

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – From a chance encounter at a Baptist church in Georgia, Maj. Tammie Crews was able to build relationships across the world in Afghanistan.

The chaplain for the 101st Sustainment Brigade, “Task Force Lifeliner,” met with a local mother and daughter working to progress women’s rights in Afghanistan and to give them several donated needs for girls here.

Crews met Mashuq Askerzada at a church near Fort Benning, GA. Askerzada was born in Afghanistan and left for the United States decades ago. They built a friendship that lasted after Crews left the area. When Crews joined the Lifeliners to deploy to Afghanistan, Askerzada put her in contact with his sister still in Afghanistan.

Chap. (Maj.) Tammie Crews, the brigade chaplain for the 101st Sustainment Brigade, stands with a local mother and daughter who work to progress gender equality in Afghanistan. The mother is involved in politics and the daughter is a school principal. Crews gave them around 60 donated boxes from several organization across the U.S. to distribute to the young girls at a local school in Kabul. (Courtesy Photo)

Chap. (Maj.) Tammie Crews, the brigade chaplain for the 101st Sustainment Brigade, stands with a local mother and daughter who work to progress gender equality in Afghanistan. The mother is involved in politics and the daughter is a school principal. Crews gave them around 60 donated boxes from several organization across the U.S. to distribute to the young girls at a local school in Kabul. (Courtesy Photo)

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Finding the ‘Rally Point’

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Sustainment Brigade’s Lifeliner Lounge – also known as the L3- is a place where the soldiers can relax from the daily rigors of life in a combat zone and play the latest video games on Xbox, shoot pool, watch movies, and even do their laundry.

Add a place to worship to the list.

The Brigade’s Unit Ministry Team officially began church services there in the small theater this past weekend when they hosted their inaugural “Rally Point” Worship Service. The worship service and its daily fellowship get-togethers are intended to give the brigade and its attached units a place where the soldiers can re-charge themselves spiritually during their time away from their family.

Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Vanderyt (center), 101st Sustainment Brigade Force Protection NCO, enjoys the music at the brigade’s “Rally Point” Worship service. The Lifeliners hosted their inaugural Sunday worship and fellowship event at the Lifeliner Lounge. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Vanderyt (center), 101st Sustainment Brigade Force Protection NCO, enjoys the music at the brigade’s “Rally Point” Worship service. The Lifeliners hosted their inaugural Sunday worship and fellowship event at the Lifeliner Lounge. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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Big Drop: Lifeliners deliver pallets of food, gifts to troops

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Adam L. Mathis
17th Public Affairs Detachment, Task Force Gladiator

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Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Three days before Christmas Brian Burrell of Pensacola, FL, wasn’t at home with his family or on vacation in a sunny locale, he was rapidly descending toward the ground in Afghanistan in a Casa 212 airplane.

The plane’s descent stopped roughly 150 feet above the ground and the back door opened. A buzzer sounded and Burrell, a civilian loadmaster at Bagram Airfield, pulled a lever and parachutes deployed as pallets stacked with food and gifts from the United States slid out the back of the plane, headed to the grateful servicemembers of Forward Operating Base Joyce. 

Pallets of supplies that include donations from the Fort Campbell, KY, can be seen at Forward Operating Base Joyce during the “Big Drop” by 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, 101st Airborne Division, Dec. 22nd. The drop was made by air in an effort to reduce the number of convoys and, thus, possible improvised explosive attacks. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Adam L. Mathis, 17th Public Affairs Detachment)

Pallets of supplies that include donations from the Fort Campbell, KY, can be seen at Forward Operating Base Joyce during the “Big Drop” by 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, 101st Airborne Division, Dec. 22nd. The drop was made by air in an effort to reduce the number of convoys and, thus, possible improvised explosive attacks. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Adam L. Mathis, 17th Public Affairs Detachment)

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