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101st Airborne Division cases colors, heads home to Fort Campbell after successful mission in Liberia

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors in a ceremony February 26th at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, marking the end of Operation United Assistance for the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the Screaming Eagles.

The ceremony signified the successful completion of a five-month deployment to Liberia in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to fight the spread of Ebola in western Africa.

The Screaming Eagles led the JFC-UA – the Department of Defense arm of the United State’s effort – was comprised of engineers, medical personnel, logisticians and others, which built Ebola treatment units, trained health care workers to staff the ETUs, and built a logistic infrastructure to supply the ETUs.

A joint color guard present arms, dipping the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors, during the playing of the national anthems of Liberia and the U.S. during the 101st’s color casing ceremony held at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, 2015. The final color casing represents the completion of the Joint Forces Command - United Assistance mission in Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera))

A joint color guard present arms, dipping the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors, during the playing of the national anthems of Liberia and the U.S. during the 101st’s color casing ceremony held at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, 2015. The final color casing represents the completion of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance mission in Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera))

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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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U.S. Soldier, Scientists begin closing down Ebola Testing Labs in Liberia

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – As the mission of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance comes to an end, there are a few more tasks that service members, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance, have to complete.

The 1st Area Medical Laboratory, based out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, deployed as Task Force Scientist in support of OUA, is closing all four of their Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

The 1st AML is designed as a deployable analytical laboratory with a diagnostic capability to detect and identify environment contaminations that could harm service members on the battlefield.

Capt. Shawn Palmer, a biochemist with the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, based out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and a native of Loma, Colo., breaks down a biological safety level three glove box at the 1st AML’s Ebola testing lab in Zwedru, Liberia, Feb. 9, 2015. The glove box is built to provide maximum personnel and environmental protection from high-risk biological agents. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

Capt. Shawn Palmer, a biochemist with the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, based out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and a native of Loma, Colo., breaks down a biological safety level three glove box at the 1st AML’s Ebola testing lab in Zwedru, Liberia, Feb. 9, 2015. The glove box is built to provide maximum personnel and environmental protection from high-risk biological agents. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

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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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Major General Gary Volesky awards Maintenance Duo for keeping Joint Forces Command – United Assistance running

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionUnited States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – As service members, deployed in support of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, continue to redeploy from Liberia after completing their mission, the last and final service member of the week recognition ceremony took place on Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, January 30th.

Every Friday, Major General Gary Volesky, commanding general, JFC-UA, selects service members supporting JFC-UA as the service member of the week.

Sgt. Elijah Jones, left, a power generator equipment repairman, with the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, and Pfc. Michael Major, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, hold the coins they received from Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commanding general, for being chosen as the service members of the week, Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 30, 2015. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Sgt. Elijah Jones, left, a power generator equipment repairman, with the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, and Pfc. Michael Major, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, hold the coins they received from Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commanding general, for being chosen as the service members of the week, Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 30, 2015. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division 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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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade headquarters cases unit colors 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 Monday, January 26th, 2015, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Graham, senior enlisted advisor for the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, the sustainment asset for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, and Lt. Col. Alexander Gallegos commander, of 101st STB, case their unit colors during a ceremony at Roberts International Airport, located outside Monrovia, Liberia.

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Graham, left, senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, the sustainment asset for Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, and Lt. Col. Alexander Gallegos, right, commander, of 101st STB, case their unit colors during a ceremony at Roberts International Airport, located outside Monrovia, Liberia Jan. 26, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Graham, left, senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, the sustainment asset for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, and Lt. Col. Alexander Gallegos, right, commander, of 101st STB, case their unit colors during a ceremony at Roberts International Airport, located outside Monrovia, Liberia Jan. 26, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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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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