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101st Airborne Division Lifeliner Soldiers Prepare for Warfighter Exercise

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – On May 6th, 2019, as the sun rose above the field on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Lifeliner Soldiers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), unloaded tents and equipment from their military vehicles, as part of a Tactical Operations Center Exercise to get ready for their upcoming Warfighter Exercise in the fall.

After returning from Afghanistan in March 2019, Lifeliner Soldiers were eager to get back to work and continue to maintain optimum readiness.

Capt. Andrew Paulin (left), company commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, ‘Angry Dogs’, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and 1st Sgt. Antodd Richards (right), first sergeant of HHC, discuss the location of where to set up the Tactical Operations Center Exercise for the upcoming week’s training exercise, May 6, 2019, on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Capt. Andrew Paulin (left), company commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, ‘Angry Dogs’, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and 1st Sgt. Antodd Richards (right), first sergeant of HHC, discuss the location of where to set up the Tactical Operations Center Exercise for the upcoming week’s training exercise, May 6, 2019, on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Entry Control Point Glacier: Sustaining Safety in a Deployed Environment

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Dahlke, Afghanistan – Out in a deployed environment, surrounded by unfamiliar terrain and possible enemy combatants, the development of safety precautions and protective measures are paramount.

Thanks to the efforts of expeditionary teams from the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, entry control points have been constructed, further protecting the service members and civilians of the forward operating bases they surround.

A view of Entry Control Point Glacier, in Dahlke, Afghanistan, portraying the progress that was made by the 495th Combat Support Sustainment Brigade team, February 5, 2019. Thanks to the efforts of expeditionary teams from the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, numerous entry control points have been constructed, further protecting the service members and civilians of the forward operating bases they surround. (CPT Jeremy Hargis, 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion)

A view of Entry Control Point Glacier, in Dahlke, Afghanistan, portraying the progress that was made by the 495th Combat Support Sustainment Brigade team, February 5, 2019. Thanks to the efforts of expeditionary teams from the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, numerous entry control points have been constructed, further protecting the service members and civilians of the forward operating bases they surround. (CPT Jeremy Hargis, 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliner Soldiers Demonstrate Character, Presence and Intellect in New Junior Leadership Course

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne

101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – In the fading light, nine 101st Airborne Division Task Force Lifeliner Soldiers took turns conducting the Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks challenge in the concrete square of the “Eagle’s Nest,” on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 27th, 2018.

There were three stations, one station per task, to include: maintain an M16- series rifle carbine /M4 series rifle carbine, determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, and evaluate a casualty (tactical combat casualty care).

Sergeant Crystal Falcon (left), the support operations transportation contracting officer representative for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, speaks to her audience, instructing them on the proper way to determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. (SSG Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

Sergeant Crystal Falcon (left), the support operations transportation contracting officer representative for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, speaks to her audience, instructing them on the proper way to determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. (SSG Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

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Bagram Airfield K9 Competition

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Pebbles and dust flew as the black and tan German Shepard, Larry, a working dog from United States Forces-Afghanistan Mad Dog Kennels, hurtled toward his intended target, a burly man from AMK9’s contract working dog team in a bite suit.

In an explosion of muscle and fur, Larry launched himself at the man, clamping his jaws around a healthy portion of the suit.

Larry, the working dog who is handled by Spc. Austin Lancaster, native of Amarillo, Texas and military working dog handler for the 180th Military Working Dog Detachment in Fort Leonard Wood, latches on to the bite sleeve of an AMK9 contractor during the controlled aggression portion of the K9 Competition here on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Larry, the working dog who is handled by Spc. Austin Lancaster, native of Amarillo, Texas and military working dog handler for the 180th Military Working Dog Detachment in Fort Leonard Wood, latches on to the bite sleeve of an AMK9 contractor during the controlled aggression portion of the K9 Competition here on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Master Sergeant Squad Forged in Afghanistan, “We are the Backbone of the Army”

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – It is said that people are bound together through adversity, and under the added demands of a deployment, the members of the self-proclaimed Master Sergeant Squad came together as a cohesive team in order to tackle the challenges presented to them.

Despite their more ominous title, the Master Sergeant Squad is nothing but courteous and professional, with the word “squad” instead representing their ferocious dedication to Soldiers, the accomplishment of the mission and each other.

The Master Sergeant Squad of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, consists of (from left to right): Master Sgt. Mark Gomez, signal support systems chief and native of San Antonio, TX; Master Sgt. Fontella Keesee, native of Erin, TN and operations NCOIC for the brigade; Master Sgt. Amy Prince, native of Statesboro, GA and noncommissioned officer in charge of the brigade’s supply section; Master Sgt. Kelvin Ladner, the senior human resources sergeant and native of Hattiesburg, MI. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

The Master Sergeant Squad of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, consists of (from left to right): Master Sgt. Mark Gomez, signal support systems chief and native of San Antonio, TX; Master Sgt. Fontella Keesee, native of Erin, TN and operations NCOIC for the brigade; Master Sgt. Amy Prince, native of Statesboro, GA and noncommissioned officer in charge of the brigade’s supply section; Master Sgt. Kelvin Ladner, the senior human resources sergeant and native of Hattiesburg, MI. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

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101st Airborne Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” Mark Their Rendezvous with Destiny

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan –  The U.S. Army combat patching ceremony is a 100-year tradition, which began in 1918. The combat patch, or Shoulder Sleeve Insignia-Former Wartime Service, represents a soldier’s participation in an overseas deployment to a hostile environment.

“The combat patch that you don today represents the brother and sisterhood, the lifelong commitment, the service, and the sacrifices of all Screaming Eagles past and present,” said Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, as he presided over the ceremony.

The brigade command team, consisting of Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony B. McAdoo, senior enlisted leader for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, along with the rest of their formation and the soldiers of the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of the Montana National Guard, participate in the time-honored tradition of their brigade patching ceremony, July 11, 2018, in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

The brigade command team, consisting of Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony B. McAdoo, senior enlisted leader for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, along with the rest of their formation and the soldiers of the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of the Montana National Guard, participate in the time-honored tradition of their brigade patching ceremony, July 11, 2018, in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

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101st Airborne Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” Uncase Colors in Afghanistan

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne
101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – As the sun set, the brigade command team, consisting of Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade and CSM Anthony B. McAdoo, command sergeant major for 101st Sustainment Brigade, ceremoniously uncased the colors, marking the beginning of the brigade’s fifth deployment to Afghanistan.

As the sun set, the brigade command team, consisting of Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade and CSM Anthony B. McAdoo, command sergeant major for 101st Sustainment Brigade, ceremoniously uncased the colors, marking the beginning of the brigade’s fifth deployment to Afghanistan. (SSG Caitlyn Byrne, 101st SBDE PAO)

As the sun set, the brigade command team, consisting of Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade and CSM Anthony B. McAdoo, command sergeant major for 101st Sustainment Brigade, ceremoniously uncased the colors, marking the beginning of the brigade’s fifth deployment to Afghanistan. (SSG Caitlyn Byrne, 101st SBDE PAO)

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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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United States service members visit Liberian National Museum

 

Written by Spc. Caitlyn Byrne
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – Joint Forces Command – United Assistance service members from the Barclay Training Center got to experience some Liberian culture, January 20th, when they took a quick bus ride to the Liberian National Museum.

The museum is nestled near the center of Monrovia, the nation’s capital and after some research on the part of the JFC-UA civil affairs unit, a cross-cultural exchange trip was initiated for those Soldiers deployed to BTC.

Members of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) civil affairs team coordinated for a group of around 30 to 50 Soldiers to travel to the Liberian National Museum.

Joint Forces Command – United Assistance service members, deployed to Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, take a tour of the Liberian National Museum, Jan. 20, 2015, in Monrovia. The JFC-UA sponsored museum visit was initiated to allow service members deployed in support of Operation United Assistance to more fully understand and experience Liberian culture. (Spc. Caitlyn Byrne, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Joint Forces Command – United Assistance service members, deployed to Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, take a tour of the Liberian National Museum, Jan. 20, 2015, in Monrovia. The JFC-UA sponsored museum visit was initiated to allow service members deployed in support of Operation United Assistance to more fully understand and experience Liberian culture. (Spc. Caitlyn Byrne, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division service members stick to standards, health practices in Liberia

 

Written by Spc. Caitlyn Byrne
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – Whether they are learning new techniques to stay mentally resilient, exercising to stay physically strong, or washing their hands and applying hand sanitizer to prevent illness, service members deployed under Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, in Monrovia, Liberia, are always taking steps to stay healthy. The health of Soldiers is considered a top priority.

It is imperative that service members maintain a high level of health and physical well being so that in turn, they can provide the optimum amount of aid to the people and government of Liberia.

Spc. William Ferguson, native of Oklahoma City, Okla., health specialist for Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, performs his routine check of the Heat Category wet-bulb thermometer, outside the Barclay Training Center medical building, Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 12, 2015. Every hour Ferguson checks the temperature on camp to help prevent Soldier heat casualties, refills the bleach buckets and helps maintain the overall health of his fellow Soldiers while deployed for Operation United Assistance. 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.  (Spc. Caitlyn Byrne/U.S. Army)

Spc. William Ferguson, native of Oklahoma City, Okla., health specialist for Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, performs his routine check of the Heat Category wet-bulb thermometer, outside the Barclay Training Center medical building, Monrovia, Liberia. (Spc. Caitlyn Byrne/U.S. Army)

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