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101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” complete logistics mission in Liberia

 

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

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Buchanan, Liberia – The 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, the logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, cased its unit colors in a traditional military ceremony held in Buchanan, Liberia, February 24th, 2015.

The ceremony, which signifies the completion of their mission in West Africa where they provided logistical support for Operation United Assistance, was attended by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Nowak, the JFC-UA senior enlisted advisor, and Etweda “Sugar” Cooper, the superintendant for Bassa County, Liberia.

Col. Kimberly Daub, right, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, the logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Griffin, the brigade senior enlisted advisor, case their unit’s colors in a ceremony held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Liberia, Feb. 24, 2015. The casing ceremony signifies the completion of the logistical mission for Operation United Assistance for the 101st Sustainment Brigade. (Sgt. First Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners))

Col. Kimberly Daub, right, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, the logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Griffin, the brigade senior enlisted advisor, case their unit’s colors in a ceremony held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Liberia, Feb. 24, 2015. The casing ceremony signifies the completion of the logistical mission for Operation United Assistance for the 101st Sustainment Brigade. (Sgt. First Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners))

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Fort Campbell’s 86th Combat Support Hospital cases colors in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division86th Combat Support HospitalPaynesville, Liberia – The 86th Combat Support Hospital, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, deployed as Task Force Eagle Medic in support of Operation United Assistance, cased its colors February 12th during a ceremony at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville.

Task Force Eagle Medic’s main mission in Liberia was to train health care workers to safely work in an Ebola treatment unit where suspected and confirmed Ebola patients receive care.

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky makes open remarks during 86th Combat Support Hospital’s color casing ceremony at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Feb. 12, 2015. The 86th CSH, deployed as Task Force Eagle Medic in support of Operation United Assistance, will head back to Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky makes open remarks during 86th Combat Support Hospital’s color casing ceremony at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Feb. 12, 2015. The 86th CSH, deployed as Task Force Eagle Medic in support of Operation United Assistance, will head back to Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade prepares military equipment for redeployment home

 

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

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Buchanan, Liberia – The 101st Sustainment Brigade’s Task Force Lifeliner, the logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance in Liberia, host a rehearsal of concept drill for upcoming port operations, February 7th, 2015, in Buchanan, Liberia.

This ROC drill was a military planning tool to ensure all key logistical leaders understand the concept of loading an incoming vessel that will be redeploying equipment back to the U.S. and defined roles and responsibilities throughout the JFC-UA command.

Maj. Hank Coleman, right, the operations officer for the 101st Sustainment Brigade's Task Force Lifeliner, the logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance in Liberia, host a rehearsal of concept drill for upcoming port operations, Feb. 7, 2015, in Buchanan, Liberia. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Maj. Hank Coleman, right, the operations officer for the 101st Sustainment Brigade’s Task Force Lifeliner, the logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance in Liberia, host a rehearsal of concept drill for upcoming port operations, Feb. 7, 2015, in Buchanan, Liberia. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Sustainment Brigade wash rack gets visit from Brig. Gen. Frank Tate in Liberia

 

Written by  Spc. Rashene Mincy
55th Signal Company (Combat Camera)

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Buchanan, Liberia – 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance use the wash racks to ensure that the vehicles are clean and prepped for the arrival of a ship that will take the vehicles back to the United States.

Spc. Michael Saucier a truck driver with the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command â?? United Assistance, pressure washes the bottom of a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle at Buchanan, Liberia, Jan. 28, 2015. (Specialist Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera)

Spc. Michael Saucier a truck driver with the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command a United Assistance, pressure washes the bottom of a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle at Buchanan, Liberia, Jan. 28, 2015. (Specialist Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera)

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101st Sustainment Brigade helps Joint Forces Command – United Assistance begin redeployment operations

 

Written by Spc. Caitlyn Byrne
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa Command101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersBuchanan, Liberia – Soldiers of the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) deployed as Task Force Lifeliner assists Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, operate the USDA inspection point in order to ensure that all vehicles and equipment headed back to the U.S. meet customs standards.

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, center, commander of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), surveys a sand table of Camp Buchanan, Liberia, while visiting Soldiers of the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Jan. 23, 2015, Buchanan, Liberia. Soldiers of the 129th CSS Battalion help operate the USDA inspection point, ensuring all vehicles and equipment headed back to the U.S. meet customs standards. (Spc. Caitlyn Byrne, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, center, commander of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), surveys a sand table of Camp Buchanan, Liberia, while visiting Soldiers of the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Jan. 23, 2015, Buchanan, Liberia. Soldiers of the 129th CSS Battalion help operate the USDA inspection point, ensuring all vehicles and equipment headed back to the U.S. meet customs standards. (Spc. Caitlyn Byrne, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Sustainment Brigade Soldiers train for remote fueling mission in Liberia

 

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

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Buchanan, Liberia – Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, deployed to Liberia in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak, completed a fuel handler’s class at Roberts International Airport outside of Monrovia, Liberia, January 15th.

Training was conducted on how to employ the versatile extended range fuel system, known as the “fat cow,” a comical name in reference to the large CH-47 Chinook helicopter that holds three 800-gallon fuel pods.

Spc. Danielle Taylor, a flight engineer and a fuel handler instructor with 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, teaches a fuel handler’s class to Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance at Roberts International Airport outside of Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 15, 2014. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Spc. Danielle Taylor, a flight engineer and a fuel handler instructor with 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, teaches a fuel handler’s class to Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance at Roberts International Airport outside of Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 15, 2014. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade lead logistics in Liberia

 

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

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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.

Pvt. 1st Class Joshua Bone with the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Task Force - United Assistance, offloads a tactical water purification system (TWPS) at a waterfront in Buchanan, Liberia, on Jan. 8, 2015. The TWPS is a logistical capability that is used to provide clean water for forces supporting Operation United Assistance.  (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade)

Pvt. 1st Class Joshua Bone with the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Task Force – United Assistance, offloads a tactical water purification system (TWPS) at a waterfront in Buchanan, Liberia, on Jan. 8, 2015. The TWPS is a logistical capability that is used to provide clean water for forces supporting Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade)

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Fort Campbell’s Task Force Lifeliner keeps water clean for Joint Forces working to contain Ebola Virus in Liberia

 

Written by Spc. Rashene Mincy
55th Combat Camera

United States Africa CommandBuchanan, Liberia – Members of Task Force Lifeliner, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in support of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance use a Tactical Water Purification System to keep the water clean in Buchanan, Liberia, January 2nd, 2015.

The water treatment specialists are responsible for supervising water purification equipment and assist in water reconnaissance in support of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance.

Spc. Eliseio Espinoza, right, a water treatment specialist, assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in support of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance explains the significance of the tools used to purify water to Brig. Gen. Frank Tate, left, left, the deputy commanding general for support, JFC-UA, Jan. 2, 2015, in Buchanan, Liberia. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera))

Spc. Eliseio Espinoza, right, a water treatment specialist, assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in support of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance explains the significance of the tools used to purify water to Brig. Gen. Frank Tate, left, left, the deputy commanding general for support, JFC-UA, Jan. 2, 2015, in Buchanan, Liberia. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera))

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade celebrates New Year’s Eve 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 – On December 31st, 2014, the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, lower their patch in celebration of the New Year at Camp Buchanan, Buchanan, Liberia.

The Soldiers celebrated with a night fun run, a talent show, and the lowering of the 101st Sustainment Brigade Patch at midnight.

From left, Sgt. 1st Class Christabel Jennings, Warrant Officer Abigail Baker, Pfc. Timothy Cruz, Spc. Sally Rodriguez and Maj. Jessica Higa, all with the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, dance the Pate Pate dance for the Buchanan talent show to celebrate the New Year at Camp Buchanan, Buchanan, Liberia, Dec. 31, 2014. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

From left, Sgt. 1st Class Christabel Jennings, Warrant Officer Abigail Baker, Pfc. Timothy Cruz, Spc. Sally Rodriguez and Maj. Jessica Higa, all with the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, dance the Pate Pate dance for the Buchanan talent show to celebrate the New Year at Camp Buchanan, Buchanan, Liberia, Dec. 31, 2014. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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U.S. Soldiers open Ebola treatment unit in Buchanan, Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. Ange Desinor
13th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandPaynesville, Liberia – Singing, clapping and dancing greeted Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade, out of Fort Hood, Texas, as they walked up to a tent to attend the grand opening ceremony of the Ebola treatment unit near Buchanan, Liberia, December 22nd, as part of Operation United Assistance.

The Buchanan ETU was built by the 902nd Engineer Company Soldiers who supported 36th Engineer Brigade, and handed it over to the International Organization for Migration. The Soldiers of the 902nd Engineer Company built the ETU in 22 days. The IOM customized the facility for its needs before opening it to the public.

Dario Gonzalez, left, a medical director with the International Organization for Migration and a native of New York City, explains to Maj. Uzoma Aniniba, a Denver native, and the operations officer for the 36th Engineer Brigade, how the health care workers will archive the patients records electronically, after the grand opening ceremony of the Ebola treatment unit near Buchanan, Liberia, Dec. 22, 2014, as part of Operation United Assistance.  (Sgt. Ange Desinor 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

Dario Gonzalez, left, a medical director with the International Organization for Migration and a native of New York City, explains to Maj. Uzoma Aniniba, a Denver native, and the operations officer for the 36th Engineer Brigade, how the health care workers will archive the patients records electronically, after the grand opening ceremony of the Ebola treatment unit near Buchanan, Liberia, Dec. 22, 2014, as part of Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. Ange Desinor 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

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