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Fort Campbell’s 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion keeps forces supplied with water at Joint Readiness Training Center

 

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

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Alexandria, LA – Tucked away on the back-side of the Intermediate Staging Base for the Joint Readiness Training Center, based out of Fort Polk, Louisiana, a group of Soldiers known as “water dawgs” are busy operating what could arguably be one of the most important pieces of equipment in the Army’s inventory – the tactical water purification system.

These water dawgs, from the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are part of a training rotation at JRTC supporting the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st, and other support assets from the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde. “Lifeliners,” the 101st Airborne Division Artillery, all from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and aviation Soldiers from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.

Sgt. Tony Clinton and Spc. Natalie Smith, both water purification specialist from 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hook a hose onto a Load Handling System Compatible Water Tank Rack (Hippo) to fill it with water that was purified through the tactical water purification system (TWPS), on Sept. 3, 2015, at the Joint Readiness Training Center’s Intermediate Staging Base in Alexandria, Louisiana. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners) Public Affairs)

Sgt. Tony Clinton and Spc. Natalie Smith, both water purification specialist from 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hook a hose onto a Load Handling System Compatible Water Tank Rack (Hippo) to fill it with water that was purified through the tactical water purification system (TWPS), on Sept. 3, 2015, at the Joint Readiness Training Center’s Intermediate Staging Base in Alexandria, Louisiana. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliner Movement Control Team keeps troops moving at Joint Readiness Training Center

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Jill People
49th Public Affairs Detachment

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Fort Polk, LA – A long line of military vehicles from 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners) and 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Strike), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) parks along the side of the road at the Intermediate Staging Base in Alexandria, Louisiana, in preparation for movement to the Joint Readiness Training Center’s (JRTC) training area called the “box” at Fort Polk, Louisiana, on October 3rd, 2015.

The 2nd BCT is conducting a training rotation at JRTC with the support of other division assets like the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade and the 101st Airborne Division Artillery Regiment.

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101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” prepare aerial delivery bundles at Joint Readiness Training Center

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Jill People
49th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Polk, LA – Soldiers from the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, provided logical support through preparation of aerial delivery resupplies on September 30th, 2015, at Fort Polk.

The mission is part of ongoing support of a 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

The 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde. ‘Lifeliners’ bring many logistical capabilities to the training environment. Packaging resupply bundles, in particular, is paramount in getting the right commodities to the right location at the right time during decisive action air assault operations.

Spc. Wylie Bartling with the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade prepares an aerial delivery bundle Sept. 30, 2015, at England Airfield in Alexandria, La. Delivery bundles will ensure Soldiers, with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in training areas receive supplies to conduct various missions for Soldier readiness and mission success during their Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk, LA. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade public affairs)

Spc. Wylie Bartling with the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade prepares an aerial delivery bundle Sept. 30, 2015, at England Airfield in Alexandria, La. Delivery bundles will ensure Soldiers, with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in training areas receive supplies to conduct various missions for Soldier readiness and mission success during their Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk, LA. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade public affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners get new patch, new name, same mission

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, cased its colors and uncased new colors in a ceremony to symbolized the brigade’s re-designation as the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade here July 30th, 2015.

The Brigade has seen many transformations since its initial activation. Its first re-designating was from the 101st Abn. Div. Support Group to the 101st Abn. Div. Support Command, February 3rd, 1964. Then the unit re-designation from the DISCOM to the 101st Sust. Bde., April 21st, 2005. Although, they were re-designated in 2005, they didn’t don the brigade’s patch until June 4th, 2010.

A Soldier wears the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), patch before the brigade cased its colors and uncased new colors in a ceremony to symbolized the brigade’s re-designation as the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., July 30, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. It also served as a patching ceremony, where the Soldiers of the 'Lifeliners' Brigade donned the very familiar 'Old Abe,' the 101st Abn. Div. patch. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

A Soldier wears the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), patch before the brigade cased its colors and uncased new colors in a ceremony to symbolized the brigade’s re-designation as the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., July 30, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. It also served as a patching ceremony, where the Soldiers of the ‘Lifeliners’ Brigade donned the very familiar ‘Old Abe,’ the 101st Abn. Div. patch. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliner signal Soldiers hone technical, tactical skills

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, trained on both their tactical and technical skills during a two-week field training exercise in the training area of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, this month.

The 58th Sig. Company teamed up with Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team and the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to provide realistic training using decisive action scenario-based events, while establishing lines of communication for each of those scenarios.

Soldiers with the 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, practice loading casualties into a helicopter for a medical evacuation scenario during a field training exercise in the training area of Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 13, 2015.  (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers with the 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, practice loading casualties into a helicopter for a medical evacuation scenario during a field training exercise in the training area of Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 13, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Special Troops Battalion Remember the fallen

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – In the early morning hours, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Soldiers and Gold Star and surviving families and friends gathered together for the Fourth Annual Gamberi and Gold Star Family Memorial Run at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 10th, 2015.

The run was first established in 2012 as “The Gamberi Memorial Run” to commemorate five 101st STB Soldiers who were killed during an insider attack at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan, April 16th, 2011.

Members of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand next to photos of five 101st STB Soldiers who were killed during an insider attack at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan, on April 16, 2011. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Members of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand next to photos of five 101st STB Soldiers who were killed during an insider attack at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan, on April 16, 2011. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade Lifeliner’s lead Motorcycle Mentor Program

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY –  Motorcycle riders from across the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted multiple inspections and mentorship rides the first week of May to prepare for the warm season ahead and to kick-off Motorcycle Safety Month.

“After these things are met, it is good to get the riders out there on the road practicing safe riding techniques,” said Morgan.

Sgt. Andrey Kolomiytsev and Sgt. Clayton Russell both with the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conduct an inspection on a motorcycle during pre-riding check and training session to kick off the Motorcycle Safety Month on May 6, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public (Air Assault) Affairs)

Sgt. Andrey Kolomiytsev and Sgt. Clayton Russell both with the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conduct an inspection on a motorcycle during pre-riding check and training session to kick off the Motorcycle Safety Month on May 6, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public (Air Assault) Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion reflects on their fallen

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gathered at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum’s memorial park for a wreath laying ceremony in tribute to their fallen heroes, May 21st.

The wreath laying ceremony took place in front of the battalion’s memorial which is inscribed with “Our deaths are not ours they are yours. They will mean what you make them mean. Give them meaning, we were young, we have died, please remember us,” a saying by American poet, Archibald MacLeish.

The 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, bow their heads in a moment of silence for their fallen brothers and sisters at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum’s memorial park on Fort Campbell, Ky. May 21, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

The 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, bow their heads in a moment of silence for their fallen brothers and sisters at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum’s memorial park on Fort Campbell, Ky. May 21, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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West Creek Middle School Children visit Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Honor roll students from West Creek Middle School, Clarksville, Tennessee, visited the 716th Military Police Battalion to experience a day in the life of an MP May 15th.

The 716th MP Bn., 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, partnered with WCMS faculty, teachers and staff to recognize honor roll students for their dedication to academic excellence throughout the year with a field trip to spend the day visiting with Fort Campbell’s military police.

Pfc. Michael Herrera, a medic, and Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Riddell, an operations sergeant, both with the 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, demonstrate buddy aid during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., from the honor roll students of Clarksville’s West Creek Middle School May 15, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Pfc. Michael Herrera, a medic, and Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Riddell, an operations sergeant, both with the 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, demonstrate buddy aid during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., from the honor roll students of Clarksville’s West Creek Middle School May 15, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s 716th Military Police Battalion welcomes new Commander at Fort Campbell

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in a change of command ceremony June 25th, 2015, at the division parade field here.

During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr., the outgoing battalion commander, relinquished command of the Peacekeepers to Lt. Col. Michael Johnston, the incoming commander.

The leadership of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepares to ceremoniously pass the unit colors, representing the passing of leadership and responsibility, during a change of command ceremony June 25, 2015, at the division parade field here. Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr., after two years commanding the Peacekeepers, relinquished his command to Lt. Col. Michael Johnston in the traditional ceremony. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

The leadership of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepares to ceremoniously pass the unit colors, representing the passing of leadership and responsibility, during a change of command ceremony June 25, 2015, at the division parade field here. Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr., after two years commanding the Peacekeepers, relinquished his command to Lt. Col. Michael Johnston in the traditional ceremony. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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