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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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Joint Forces Command – United Assistance to transition critical health care worker training to partners on January 1st, 2015

 

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

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – The U.S. Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team, the joint-service team tasked by the DoD to train health care workers to staff Ebola treatment units, is scheduled to transition its critical mission for the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, January 1st, 2015.

Initially split between the DET-3 and the World Health Organization, the training mission will be transferred back to the WHO, who provides the course for the Liberian Ministry of Health, the ETU health care workers who were trained as trainers, and PAE, a contracting company.

Trainers from the Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team put health care workers through their final practical exam in a mock Ebola treatment unit at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Dec. 23, 2014. This is the last class in support of Operation United Assistance at the NPTA for the DET-3. The DET-3 is scheduled to make a critical transition of its mission back to the World Health Organization, the ETU health care workers who were trained as trainers, and PAE, a contracting company, Jan. 1, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

Trainers from the Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team put health care workers through their final practical exam in a mock Ebola treatment unit at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Dec. 23, 2014. This is the last class in support of Operation United Assistance at the NPTA for the DET-3. The DET-3 is scheduled to make a critical transition of its mission back to the World Health Organization, the ETU health care workers who were trained as trainers, and PAE, a contracting company, Jan. 1, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

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U.S. Soldier ensures safety for hungry JFC-UA personnel

 

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – Spc. Rysper Sirma, food inspection specialist, 463rd Medical Detachment, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, was recognized by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of JFC-UA, for her exemplary performance while supporting Operation United Assistance, December 26th, 2014, at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia.

Each week a service member supporting OUA is formally recognized by Volesky, who awards him or her with a division coin, followed by a helicopter ride with the commander around the joint operations area.

Specialist Rysper Sirma, food inspection specialist, 463rd Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services), Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, is recognized for her exemplary performance while supporting Operation United Assistance by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of JFC-UA, Dec. 26, 2014, at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia. Each week a service member supporting OUA is formally recognized by Volesky, who awards him or her with a division coin, followed by a helicopter ride with the commander around the joint operations area. 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. (Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods/U.S. Army)

Specialist Rysper Sirma, food inspection specialist, 463rd Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services), Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, is recognized for her exemplary performance while supporting Operation United Assistance by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of JFC-UA, Dec. 26, 2014, at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia. (Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team provides essential medical support to Operation United Assistance

 

Written by Sgt. Dani Salvatore
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – Medical emergencies: something no one likes to think about but that everyone needs to prepare for. Troops deployed in West Africa are often in remote areas of operation, and accidents, injuries, and illness are always a possibility. Fortunately, the Army can address critical health concerns in theatre.

The 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is a one-of-a-kind medical team operating in the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Field Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, capable of facilitating life-saving interventions and surgeries to personnel, specifically designed for missions like Operation United Assistance.

Capt. Melanie Bowman, a Camden, Tenn., native and officer in charge for the 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky., prepares medical supplies at the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Field Hospital, Dec. 16, 2014. The field hospital has the equipment and personnel to address any immediate medical emergency in theater. (Sgt. Dani Salvatore, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Capt. Melanie Bowman, a Camden, Tenn., native and officer in charge for the 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky., prepares medical supplies at the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Field Hospital, Dec. 16, 2014. The field hospital has the equipment and personnel to address any immediate medical emergency in theater. (Sgt. Dani Salvatore, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Task Force Iron Knights are the wings of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance’s fight against Ebola

 

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

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – As service members of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance continue the fight against the Ebola virus disease, some challenges are still present. Many Liberian roadways aren’t developed to the standard of what service members are accustomed to back in America, some of them impassable with ground vehicles.

However, Soldiers from Task Force Iron Knights, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, make sure getting from one place to another isn’t a problem.

A maintenance crew from Task Force Iron Knights, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, conducts helicopter maintenance on a UH-60 Black Hawk at James Spriggs Payne Airfield, Monrovia, Liberia, using a spider crane Dec. 13, 2014. It took only two weeks for the Iron Knights to deploy from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Liberia after receiving their orders.  (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

A maintenance crew from Task Force Iron Knights, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, conducts helicopter maintenance on a UH-60 Black Hawk at James Spriggs Payne Airfield, Monrovia, Liberia, using a spider crane Dec. 13, 2014. It took only two weeks for the Iron Knights to deploy from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Liberia after receiving their orders. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

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Joint Forces Command – United Assistance trains first class of Ebola treatment unit workers

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – The Joint Forces Command – United Assistance DoD Ebola Training Team completed training the first class of workers who will staff the Ebola treatment units October 31st at the National Police Training Center, Paynesville.

The training consists of 8 to 10 days of hands-on and classroom instruction split in two phases – cold phase and hot phase.

The cold phase is conducted by the DETT, which is comprised of service members from the Army, Navy and Air Force, and is led by Col. Laura Favand, the DETT chief of training.

The DoD Ebola Training Team, comprised of service members from the Army, Air Force and Navy, train the first class of volunteers who will staff Ebola treatment units in Liberia, Oct. 30, 2014, at the National Police Training Center, Paynesville, Liberia. The facility is set up in stations where the students react to various scenarios they may encounter while caring for Ebola and Ebola-suspected patients. The DETT is part of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, which supports the U.S. Agency for International Development in the effort to control the spread of Ebola. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins/U.S. Army)

The DoD Ebola Training Team, comprised of service members from the Army, Air Force and Navy, train the first class of volunteers who will staff Ebola treatment units in Liberia, Oct. 30, 2014, at the National Police Training Center, Paynesville, Liberia. The facility is set up in stations where the students react to various scenarios they may encounter while caring for Ebola and Ebola-suspected patients.  (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins/U.S. Army)

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Kentucky Air National Guard Airmen supported 101st Airborne Division’s movement to Liberia

 

Maj. Dale Greer, Joint Task Force-Port Opening Senegal

Kentucky Air National GuardDAKAR, Senegal – The Joint Task Force-Port Opening Senegal (JTF-PO) supported the 101st Airborne Division’s departure from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport here October 19th, en route to Liberia, where the division will join hundreds of U.S. service members engaged in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

JTF-PO Senegal is staffed by more than 70 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group and stood up operations here October 5th.

Aerial porters from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group load a pallet of red blood cells and frozen plasma onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 10, 2014, at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal. The aerial porters are part of Joint Task Force-Port Opening Sengal, an air cargo hub that’s funneling humanitarian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak there. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

Aerial porters from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group load a pallet of red blood cells and frozen plasma onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 10, 2014, at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal. The aerial porters are part of Joint Task Force-Port Opening Sengal, an air cargo hub that’s funneling humanitarian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak there. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers join the fight against Ebola in Africa

 

Written by Maj. Dale Greer
JTF-PO Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionAfrica -The commander of the 101st Airborne Division and more than 30 of his troops departed from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport here on October 19th en route to Liberia, where they will join hundreds of U.S. service members engaged in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st, will take charge of the Joint Forces Command for Operation United Assistance upon arrival in Liberia, replacing U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, who will continue as commander of U.S. Army Africa.

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, Airmen, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014. The service members are bound for Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, Airmen, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014. The service members are bound for Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

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