Topic: Joint Forces Command
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
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.
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
Monrovia, 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.
Monrovia, 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.
Fort Campbell’s 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team provides essential medical support to Operation United Assistance
Written by Sgt. Dani Salvatore
Monrovia, 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.
Task Force Iron Knights are the wings of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance’s fight against Ebola
Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Monrovia, 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.
By Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Monrovia, 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.
Maj. Dale Greer, Joint Task Force-Port Opening Senegal
DAKAR, 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.
Written by Maj. Dale Greer
DAKAR, Senegal Africa -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.
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