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Fort Campbell Lifeliners get new patch, new name, same mission

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, cased its colors and uncased new colors in a ceremony to symbolized the brigade’s re-designation as the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade here July 30th, 2015.

The Brigade has seen many transformations since its initial activation. Its first re-designating was from the 101st Abn. Div. Support Group to the 101st Abn. Div. Support Command, February 3rd, 1964. Then the unit re-designation from the DISCOM to the 101st Sust. Bde., April 21st, 2005. Although, they were re-designated in 2005, they didn’t don the brigade’s patch until June 4th, 2010.

A Soldier wears the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), patch before the brigade cased its colors and uncased new colors in a ceremony to symbolized the brigade’s re-designation as the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., July 30, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. It also served as a patching ceremony, where the Soldiers of the 'Lifeliners' Brigade donned the very familiar 'Old Abe,' the 101st Abn. Div. patch. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

A Soldier wears the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), patch before the brigade cased its colors and uncased new colors in a ceremony to symbolized the brigade’s re-designation as the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., July 30, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. It also served as a patching ceremony, where the Soldiers of the ‘Lifeliners’ Brigade donned the very familiar ‘Old Abe,’ the 101st Abn. Div. patch. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Task Force Currahee, Afghan official discuss Paktika watershed program

 

Written by By U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Staff members from Task Force Currahee received their first visit from Hami Dullha, Paktika Province’s director of the Department Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, April 9th at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

Task Force Currahee leaders and Hami Dullha discussed specifics of the provincial watershed program, Operation AGRI-MAX.

Hami Dullha, the Paktika Province’s director of the Department of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock, discusses progress of the province’s watershed program with U.S. Army Maj. Stephen L. Battle, the civil affairs officer from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during his visit April 9th at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

Hami Dullha, the Paktika Province’s director of the Department of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock, discusses progress of the province’s watershed program with U.S. Army Maj. Stephen L. Battle, the civil affairs officer from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during his visit April 9th at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Joint ANSF, coalition operations maintain security in Pech River Valley

 

Written by Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan –Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces concluded operations March 27th in the Darah-Ye Pech District after clearing known insurgent fighters and providing security to the area. 

The combined force also took steps to restore the land that ANSF and coalition forces had been using for bases and observation posts prior to the realignment of forces in the Pech River Valley. These actions included the demolition of unnecessary structures and the removal of the debris. «Read the rest of this article»

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Currahee FOs attend advanced course in Germany

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Sixteen forward observers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, travelled from Paktika Province mid-deployment to attend one of two, two-week classes at the Joint Fires School at Einsiedlerhof Air Base, Germany, to certify as Joint Fires Observers in January.

“We deployed with (more than 50) JFOs in the BCT and that was not enough,” said U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, commander of the 4th BCT, and native of Ridgefield, CT. “No element moves, flies, drives or walks without a JFO in the formation. They are that important.”

Einsidlerhof Air Base, Germany - Course instructor John Uhlenhake speaks to forward observers at the Joint Fires Observer Course held at Einsidlerhof Air Base, Germany, during two classes held in January 2011. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Schade, Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

Einsidlerhof Air Base, Germany - Course instructor John Uhlenhake speaks to forward observers at the Joint Fires Observer Course held at Einsidlerhof Air Base, Germany, during two classes held in January 2011. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Schade, Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

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FOB YahYa Khel Soldiers receive surprise steak, ice cream lunch

 

Written by By U.S. Army Spc. Christina Sinders
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionCurraheePaktika Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers deployed to Forward Operating Base YahYa Khel here received a surprise steak and ice cream lunch October 20th delivered by U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Preston, commander of the 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Preston, along with U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Amanda Milstead and U.S. Army Pvt. Chyanne Easter, two members of the food service team from the 801st BSB, hand delivered cases of food, drinks and a chest of ice cream bars to the Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team as part of an ongoing mission to boost morale called the Steak and Ice Cream Express.

As part of the Steak and Ice Cream Express mission to boost morale for Soldiers at remote bases, U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Preston, commander of the 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, grills steaks Oct. 20th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

As part of the Steak and Ice Cream Express mission to boost morale for Soldiers at remote bases, U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Preston, commander of the 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, grills steaks Oct. 20th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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