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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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101st Airborne Division receives second highest unit award for mission to Liberia during Ebola breakout

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award by the commanding general of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. David M. Rodriquez, during a ceremony held in the division headquarters building here August 27th. The JMUA is the second highest award a unit can receive.

Rodriquez and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, unveiled the award and a campaign streamer, recognizing the division’s five-month deployment in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to fight the spread of Ebola in western Africa.

“The day the 101st got into Africa, things started changing,” said Rodriguez. “Every day they were there, the confidence and courage of the Liberian people started picking up.”

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to the crowd during the Joint Meritorious Unit Award presentation ceremony at McAuliffe Hall August 27, 2015. The JMUA, the second most prestigious award a unit can receive, was presented to the 101st Airborne Division for their humanitarian mission during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to the crowd during the Joint Meritorious Unit Award presentation ceremony at McAuliffe Hall August 27, 2015. The JMUA, the second most prestigious award a unit can receive, was presented to the 101st Airborne Division for their humanitarian mission during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Realty assistant aids Ebola response efforts in Liberia

 

Written by Chelsea Smith
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersSavannah, GA – No stranger to warfare in the jungles of Vietnam and the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan, Angel Rivera set out on a familiar task in an unfamiliar territory that bred an enemy just as malignant as those he encountered as a career Soldier.

Rivera was one of two specialists from the South Atlantic Division’s Contingency Real Estate Support Team, or CREST, sent to hammer out leases and land-use agreements for Operation United Assistance, a humanitarian assistance mission aimed to combat the Ebola epidemic killing thousands of Liberians and paralyzing response efforts of the nation.

A banner found on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, during the Ebola outbreak that affected thousands of Liberians in 2014 and 2015. In October 2014 during the peak of the outbreak, Rivera deployed to hammer out leases and land-use agreements for Operation United Assistance, a humanitarian assistance mission aimed to combat the Ebola crisis in Liberia. (Courtesy Photo)

A banner found on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, during the Ebola outbreak that affected thousands of Liberians in 2014 and 2015. In October 2014 during the peak of the outbreak, Rivera deployed to hammer out leases and land-use agreements for Operation United Assistance, a humanitarian assistance mission aimed to combat the Ebola crisis in Liberia. (Courtesy Photo)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers unload equipment from Liberia deployment

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – While the majority of Fort Campbell Soldiers have returned from their deployment in support of Operation United Assistance, there is still work to do.

All of the units that deployed have the massive task of retrieving their equipment so they can prepare it for reset. Reset is where the Army refurbishes equipment used or damaged during a deployment and restores it so it is fully capable for the unit’s next Rendezvous with Destiny.

Soldiers from the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, supported on Fort Campbell by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, push a Humvee off of a tractor-trailer March 26th at Fort Campbell, KY. The 194th MP was one of several units that deployed to Africa that was taking part in a mission to receive equipment returning from the deployment. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, supported on Fort Campbell by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, push a Humvee off of a tractor-trailer March 26th at Fort Campbell, KY. The 194th MP was one of several units that deployed to Africa that was taking part in a mission to receive equipment returning from the deployment. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” return home from Liberia deployment

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Hundreds of Fort Campbell Soldiers returned to the installation on March 22nd and 23rd, 2015, from a deployment to Liberia. While in Africa, these Soldiers supported Operation United Assistance and provided humanitarian aid to help combat the Ebola outbreak there.

On March 22nd, nearly 200 Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division – including military police from the 194th Military Police Company, and logisticians from the 101st Special Troops Battalion and 129th Combat Sustainment Battalion – returned.

Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, and the 86th Combat Support Hospital returned to Fort Campbell from a deployment to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance March 23, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. During their deployment they provided humanitarian assistance to the people of Liberia affected by the Ebola outbreak. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, and the 86th Combat Support Hospital returned to Fort Campbell from a deployment to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance March 23, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. During their deployment they provided humanitarian assistance to the people of Liberia affected by the Ebola outbreak. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers return home from deployment to Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell welcomed home 59 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division; 101st Sustainment Brigade; and 86th Combat Support Hospital March 11th at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The troops returned from a deployment to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance.

The Soldiers completed 21 days of controlled monitoring at Joint Base Lewis-McChord as a precaution before they returned to their families and the Fort Campbell community to ensure they had not contracted Ebola during the deployment.

Division Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Bowlus hugs his son Andrew, while his wife Meridee hugs their daughter Savannah, moments after reuniting during a welcome home ceremony March 11 at Fort Campbell. Bowlus was one of 59 Soldiers that returned from a deployment in support of Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Division Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Bowlus hugs his son Andrew, while his wife Meridee hugs their daughter Savannah, moments after reuniting during a welcome home ceremony March 11 at Fort Campbell. Bowlus was one of 59 Soldiers that returned from a deployment in support of Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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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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