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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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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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264th Combat Communications Squadron soldier returns home from Liberia, Ebola free

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer
182nd Airlift Wing

United States Africa CommandPeoria, IL – A cyber transport systems specialist with Peoria’s 264th Combat Communications Squadron returned home in November from the fight against the Ebola epidemic in Africa. There, he and his unit led the way in building up communications for hospital training centers as part of Operation United Assistance.

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Springsteen, a Chicago suburb native, was augmenting the Joint Communications Support Element at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, when he was handpicked for deployment to Liberia.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin M. Springsteen, a cyber transport systems specialist with the 264th Combat Communications Squadron, visits his home unit in Peoria, Ill., Dec. 9, 2014, after returning from a deployment to Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin M. Springsteen, a cyber transport systems specialist with the 264th Combat Communications Squadron, visits his home unit in Peoria, Ill., Dec. 9, 2014, after returning from a deployment to Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

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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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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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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 Sustainment Brigade Soldiers train for remote fueling 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 – Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, deployed to Liberia in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak, completed a fuel handler’s class at Roberts International Airport outside of Monrovia, Liberia, January 15th.

Training was conducted on how to employ the versatile extended range fuel system, known as the “fat cow,” a comical name in reference to the large CH-47 Chinook helicopter that holds three 800-gallon fuel pods.

Spc. Danielle Taylor, a flight engineer and a fuel handler instructor with 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, teaches a fuel handler’s class to Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance at Roberts International Airport outside of Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 15, 2014. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Spc. Danielle Taylor, a flight engineer and a fuel handler instructor with 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, teaches a fuel handler’s class to Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance at Roberts International Airport outside of Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 15, 2014. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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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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U.S. Soldiers in Liberia stay up to cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – On January 13th, 2015 Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, cheer after their Ohio State University Buckeyes score a final touchdown and win the College Football Playoff Championship game. The dedicated fans stayed up until 5:00am when the game ended.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (14-1) beat the Oregon Ducks (13-2) 42-20 in the first ever College Football Playoff Championship held at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.

Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, gather together for a group photo after watching their Ohio State University Buckeyes win the College Football Playoff Championship game, Jan. 13, 2015. The dedicated fans stayed up until 5 a.m. when the game ended. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, gather together for a group photo after watching their Ohio State University Buckeyes win the College Football Playoff Championship game, Jan. 13, 2015. The dedicated fans stayed up until 5 a.m. when the game ended. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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