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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade takes on logistics role in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Monrovia, Liberia – The logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance unfurled its colors in a military ceremony held at Firestone, Monrovia, Liberia, November 12th.

The 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, provides sustainment and support to Ebola treatment units, as well as the health care workers and other enablers assisting in Operation United Assistance across Liberia.

Col. Kimberly Daub, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Griffin, the brigade senior enlisted adviser, uncase their unit’s colors in a ceremony held in Firestone, Monrovia Province, Liberia on Nov. 12, 2014. Task Force Lifeliner is the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance sustainment asset for the logistical efforts being made and planned for Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt)

Col. Kimberly Daub, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Griffin, the brigade senior enlisted adviser, uncase their unit’s colors in a ceremony held in Firestone, Monrovia Province, Liberia on Nov. 12, 2014. Task Force Lifeliner is the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance sustainment asset for the logistical efforts being made and planned for Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt)

Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.

The ceremony was attended by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, the JFC-UA commander, Sgt. Maj. Kirk Hines, acting senior enlisted advisor for JFC-UA, and other key leaders, including the lead agency USAID. The ceremony symbolizes a new and challenging mission for the logistical task force.

“Task Force Lifeliner is eager to bring our unique capabilities to be a part of this significant mission,” said Col. Kimberly Daub, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner. “We are ready to work alongside the people of Liberia to sustain all of those who are here accomplishing a monumental task by containing the Ebola virus.”

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Commander of Joint Force Command - United Assistance (JFC-UA), and Command Sgt. Maj. Kirk Hines, Acting Senior Enlisted Adviser for JFC-UA, render honors to the colors at the guide-on uncasing for 101st Sustainment Brigade in Firestone, Liberia on Nov. 12, 2014. United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation to provide command and control, logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. (Sgt. 1st Class Brien Vorhees)

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Commander of Joint Force Command – United Assistance (JFC-UA), and Command Sgt. Maj. Kirk Hines, Acting Senior Enlisted Adviser for JFC-UA, render honors to the colors at the guide-on uncasing for 101st Sustainment Brigade in Firestone, Liberia on Nov. 12, 2014. United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation to provide command and control, logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. (Sgt. 1st Class Brien Vorhees)

Daub spoke during the ceremony about the daily progress across Liberia and the spirit of the local people.

Col. Kimberly Daub, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Griffin, the brigade senior enlisted adviser, uncase their unit’s colors in a ceremony held in Firestone, Monrovia Province, Liberia on Nov. 11, 2014. Task Force Lifeliner, the JTF-UA sustainment asset about the logistical efforts being made and planned for Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt)“Even with our short time on the ground, the Lifeliner team can see all the incredible work and the progress that has been made,” said Daub. “We know there are many challenges ahead of us, but I have already found that we will be successful because of the generosity of this country, the Liberian people’s resilient spirit and the helping hands of every organization that is part of this noble fight.”

Task Force Lifeliner is the primary sustainment asset for Operation United Assistance and manages the logistics support area, which is currently being built in Buchannan, Liberia. The Lifeliners are no stranger to managing large-scale logistical challenges as the unit was a key asset in the rapid drawdown of personnel and equipment from Afghanistan in 2013.

As Daub closed the ceremony, she promised the guests that her team is up to accomplishing this mission effectively and safely.

“We are eager to sustain Operation United Assistance; we are ready to learn from all of our partners, and we are honored to support the team to ensure we beat the Ebola virus,” she said.


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