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Fort Campbell Lifeliners keep Afghanistan mail surge in focus

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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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.

Task Force Lifeliner commander Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Chantilly, Va., speaks to postal service members and civilians during the 2013 Theater Postal Conference hosted by Task Force Lifeliner, Oct. 19, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. This conference gives the postal workers the opportunity to address postal operations, finances, planning or issues that can affect daily operations. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Task Force Lifeliner commander Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Chantilly, Va., speaks to postal service members and civilians during the 2013 Theater Postal Conference hosted by Task Force Lifeliner, Oct. 19, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. This conference gives the postal workers the opportunity to address postal operations, finances, planning or issues that can affect daily operations. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Dignity, reverence and respect for Fallen Heroes

 

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

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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.

The Mortuary Affairs Collection Point Bagram team stand together for a group photo, Oct. 17, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Jarrett D. Ransom (top left), a native of Memphis, TN, Pfc. Shawn Thomas (top right), a native of Raeford, NC, Staff Sgt. Joel Wood (bottom left), a native of Plattsburgh, NY, Spc. Cody J. Montalbano (center left), a native of Rochester, NY, Spc. Jeremy Bennett (center right), a native of Cromwell, Ky., and Pfc. Paul Shrum (bottom right) a native of Casa Grande, AZ, are all soldiers with the 54th Quartermaster Company out of Fort Lee, VA. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

The Mortuary Affairs Collection Point Bagram team stand together for a group photo, Oct. 17, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Jarrett D. Ransom (top left), a native of Memphis, TN, Pfc. Shawn Thomas (top right), a native of Raeford, NC, Staff Sgt. Joel Wood (bottom left), a native of Plattsburgh, NY, Spc. Cody J. Montalbano (center left), a native of Rochester, NY, Spc. Jeremy Bennett (center right), a native of Cromwell, Ky., and Pfc. Paul Shrum (bottom right) a native of Casa Grande, AZ, are all soldiers with the 54th Quartermaster Company out of Fort Lee, VA. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade passes knowledge through experience with CET Academy

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram, Afghanistan – The mission is to execute the movement of sustainment and retrograde materiel up and down the most dangerous roads in the world; to support 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) mission in Afghanistan.

After lessons learned due to continued contact with the enemy on the Afghanistan roads, the 157th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in support of Task Force Lifeliner, established a training course to share invaluable knowledge with incoming convoy escort team (CET) units.

U.S. Army Spc. Jerry N. Wallace, a gunner with the 850th Transportation Company, 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, prepares to climb into the mine resistant ambush protected vehicle during preventive maintenance checks and services, Sept. 11, 2013 at Bagram Airfield, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/Released)

U.S. Army Spc. Jerry N. Wallace, a gunner with the 850th Transportation Company, 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, prepares to climb into the mine resistant ambush protected vehicle during preventive maintenance checks and services, Sept. 11, 2013 at Bagram Airfield, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/Released)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners get support from two unique cargo specialists

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram, Afghanistan – The ability to communicate efficiently with hand signals is vital for two soldiers who execute missions with the Kalmar RT-240 Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH) in a boisterous environment, full of revving engines and screeching metal.

Spc. Kevin E. Berry, a materials handling equipment (MHE) operator, and Spc. Casey E. Sleeman, a cargo specialist, both soldiers with the 203rd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in support of Task Force Lifeliner, use authoritative hand signs and gestures to pass messages between each other while they move, stack and un-stack containers with the RTCH.

U.S. Army Spc. Casey E. Sleeman, a native of Sioux Falls, SD, and a cargo specialist, ground-guides and conducts arm and hand signals for U.S. Army Spc. Kevin E. Berry, a native of Grantsburg, WI, and a materials handler equipment operator, as Berry prepares to pick up a container with a Kalmar RT-240 Rough Terrain Container Handler. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Casey E. Sleeman, a native of Sioux Falls, SD, and a cargo specialist, ground-guides and conducts arm and hand signals for U.S. Army Spc. Kevin E. Berry, a native of Grantsburg, WI, and a materials handler equipment operator, as Berry prepares to pick up a container with a Kalmar RT-240 Rough Terrain Container Handler. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade Lifeliners solidify confidence through maintenance

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram, Afghanistan – Soldiers with very different missions come together every week to troubleshoot and maintain their equipment.

The trust they put in their mechanics to know that their vehicles will get them to their next destination and back with no complication is critical to the team known as the “Shield of the Lifeliner,” the command security team.

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners deliver supplies using Caribou Low Cost Low Altitude Air Drops

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram, Afghanistan – Transporting cargo rapidly, safely and precisely is the main goal for the riggers and their partners that take part in the daily aerial supply delivery operations.

The importance of this sort of operation is in its name, low cost low altitudes. The reason it’s called this is because the parachutes are one time disposable parachutes.

Supply aerial bundles within the DHC-4T Turbo Caribou aircraft, Aug. 24, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The Caribou uses the low cost low altitude airdrop delivery method to distribute these supplies to one of the Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Supply aerial bundles within the DHC-4T Turbo Caribou aircraft, Aug. 24, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The Caribou uses the low cost low altitude airdrop delivery method to distribute these supplies to one of the Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Soldier has close bond with Brother

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Twin brothers as children normally do everything together; they share each other’s dreams as well as plan what they want to be when they grow up, then as adults some slowly grow apart while others maintain their strong brotherly bond.

Capt. Matthew N. Mayor, brigade logistics and operations officer with 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner and Capt. Mark E. Mayor, brigade intelligence and current operations officer with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division “Black Jack Brigade”, identical twin brothers hailing from Kenosha, WI, have always been very close and inseparable.

Capt. Matthew N. Mayor, brigade S-3 operations officer with Task Force Lifeliner and Capt. Mark E. Mayor, brigade S-2 current operations officer with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division “Black Jack Brigade”, both identical twin brothers hailing from Kenosha, WI, stand side by side during their deployment at Bagram Air Field in Parwan province, Afghanistan, June 28, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Capt. Matthew N. Mayor, brigade S-3 operations officer with Task Force Lifeliner and Capt. Mark E. Mayor, brigade S-2 current operations officer with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division “Black Jack Brigade”, both identical twin brothers hailing from Kenosha, WI, stand side by side during their deployment at Bagram Air Field in Parwan province, Afghanistan, June 28, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division assumes command of Regional Command-East, Afghanistan

 

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Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), known famously as the “Screaming Eagles,” assumed responsibility of the combined joint task force in eastern Afghanistan March 14th in a ceremony on Bagram Air Field.

Combined Joint Task Force-101, will operate in Regional Command – East, an area roughly the size of Virginia, which includes 14 provinces and 7.5 million Afghans.

The 1st Infantry Division wrapped up its yearlong deployment and will be heading back to Fort Riley, Kansas.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith (forefront), the command team of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Combined Joint Task Force-101, salute the unit’s flag at a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, March 14th, 2013. The 101st Airborne Division assumed responsibility of Regional Command-East from the 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith (forefront), the command team of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Combined Joint Task Force-101, salute the unit’s flag at a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, March 14th, 2013. The 101st Airborne Division assumed responsibility of Regional Command-East from the 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Insurgent attacks kill 19, injure 37 civilians in eastern Afghanistan in December

 

Written by RC-East Public Affairs

Regional Command EastBagram, Afghanistan – Insurgents killed 19 civilians and wounded 37 others in eastern Afghanistan during the month of December.

Of the 22 insurgent attacks that caused death or injury during this time period, the deadliest incident occurred when a bomb placed at the main bazaar in Bak district of Khost province exploded, killing three innocent civilians and severely injuring four others. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and 4th Brigade Combat Team to deploy to Afghanistan by Spring

 

United States Department of DefenseWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Defense today identified three major units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The scheduled rotation involves two infantry brigade combat teams – one with roughly 1,400 personnel, the other with roughly 2,800 personnel – and one division headquarters with roughly 620 personnel to rotate in winter 2012 and spring 2013.

A Soldier from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division kneels in an over-watch position on top of a qualot wall during their last deployment. (Photo by Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

A Soldier from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division kneels in an over-watch position on top of a qualot wall during their last deployment. (Photo by Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

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