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101st Airborne Division Service members celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his dream, his legacy

 

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

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Service members celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how his dream of equality for all still lives on today. This observance was hosted by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), January 20th, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan.

King was a man who was best known for his role as a strong leader in the American Civil Rights Movement against racial discrimination.

Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Houston, and commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance day, hosted by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Jan. 20, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Houston, and commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance day, hosted by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Jan. 20, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Two Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade Soldiers maintain a Family Bond

 

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

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Connections are hard to find when there is more than 7,000 miles between loved ones. Two military families found a special way to keep their bond despite the separation. As two dads approached the end of their tour in Afghanistan, they discovered a way for their children to begin a homecoming countdown.

One hundred days out from their redeployment two soldiers with 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners) began a 100-day burpee challenge to stay actively connected with their children – in a fun healthy way – after an already long deployment away from home.

Task Force Lifeliner's Maj. William E. Laase (left), brigade logistics officer in charge for the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Maj. Erik A. Spicer (right), the 101st Sustainment Brigade chaplain, assume a push-up position during their daily burpee exercises as part of the 100-day burpee challenge, Jan. 19, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary R. Mittlesteadt, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Task Force Lifeliner’s Maj. William E. Laase (left), brigade logistics officer in charge for the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Maj. Erik A. Spicer (right), the 101st Sustainment Brigade chaplain, assume a push-up position during their daily burpee exercises as part of the 100-day burpee challenge, Jan. 19, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary R. Mittlesteadt, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade brings in the New Year with Officers versus Enlisted Basketball Game

 

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

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Officers and enlisted soldiers with Task Force Lifeliner dribble into the New Year. They competed against each other in a friendly game of basketball to prove once and for all “Who the better basketball player is?”

This game gave the Lifeliners an opportunity to demonstrate their sportsmanship and to further build on unit camaraderie outside of their operational mission.

Pfc. Ryan M. Sindle, a native of Elkhart, IN, and convoy security team driver for Task Force Lifeliner, jumps up to shoot the basketball towards the hoop during a game between officers and enlisted soldiers, Jan. 5, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. During the game the officers wore blue jerseys and the enlisted wore red jerseys. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliners Public Affairs)

Pfc. Ryan M. Sindle, a native of Elkhart, IN, and convoy security team driver for Task Force Lifeliner, jumps up to shoot the basketball towards the hoop during a game between officers and enlisted soldiers, Jan. 5, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. During the game the officers wore blue jerseys and the enlisted wore red jerseys. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliners Public Affairs)

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51st Transportation Company prepares for road mission in support of Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade

 

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

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Normally when you hear about a convoy escort team you hear about how dangerous their missions are, but what does it take to prepare for these long hours on the road?

Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, 51st Transportation Company, take the necessary steps to ensure their team is always ready to roll. The 2nd Platoon, known as “Lancers,” live by a simple phrase “success of our mission through preparation,” which keeps their equipment at 100 percent.

Soldiers with 2nd Platoon (Lancers), 51st Transportation Company, 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, in support of Task Force Lifeliner, gather around in a team huddle after prepping their mine resistant ambush protected vehicle as part of preparation for upcoming missions, Dec. 22, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Soldiers with 2nd Platoon (Lancers), 51st Transportation Company, 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, in support of Task Force Lifeliner, gather around in a team huddle after prepping their mine resistant ambush protected vehicle as part of preparation for upcoming missions, Dec. 22, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliners celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan

 

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

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Sitting around a Christmas tree drinking hot cocoa and exchanging gifts with your loved ones is something the Lifeliners will not have the opportunity to do this year.

Nevertheless, the holiday spirit is high as soldiers take the time to enjoy a Christmas meal alongside their comrades and spend some time with their families through Skype or Facetime.

Task Force Lifeliner’s Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Houston, Texas, and commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Master Sgt. Katherine E. Lawson-Best, a native of New Orleans, LA, and human resources administration noncommissioned officer in charge, serve meals during Christmas lunch, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Koele Dining Facility at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. As tradition has it, senior military leaders served their troops a feast worthy of the Holiday. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Task Force Lifeliner’s Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Houston, Texas, and commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Master Sgt. Katherine E. Lawson-Best, a native of New Orleans, LA, and human resources administration noncommissioned officer in charge, serve meals during Christmas lunch, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Koele Dining Facility at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Afghan National Army (ANA) use modern battlefield logistics to supply their force

 

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

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Army (ANA) acquisitioned small arms ammunition from Coalition partners in the later part of August in Parwan province, Afghanistan. The transfer of ammunition was in response to a shortage in the southern regions of the country.

This is the first time the ANA has independently used the logistical process to acquire and distribute ammunition throughout their military formations. This action comes at a critical phase; as the country’s defense rests in the Afghan security forces ability to manage their force structure and logistically provide for those forces.

Afghan Maj. Raheem Shama (left), commander of the Afghan National Army Ammunition Depot (22 Bunkers), along U.S. Army Warrant Officer Alexander Arabian the ammunition accountable officer with the 63rd Ordnance Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade (Task Force Lifeliner) sign ammunition transfer documents at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan on Aug. 26, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

Afghan Maj. Raheem Shama (left), commander of the Afghan National Army Ammunition Depot (22 Bunkers), along U.S. Army Warrant Officer Alexander Arabian the ammunition accountable officer with the 63rd Ordnance Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade (Task Force Lifeliner) sign ammunition transfer documents at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan on Aug. 26, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade has Thanksgiving Day feast away from home

 

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

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Thanksgiving Day is a time to be thankful and traditionally family and friends come together to enjoy a lavish meal.

For soldiers with Task Force Lifeliner, currently deployed to Afghanistan, a Thanksgiving meal brings a little comfort from home as it gives them a chance to sit down and enjoy a meal with their comrades.

Task Force Lifeliner soldiers bow their heads and give thanks during Thanksgiving Day at the Koele Dining Facility, Nov. 28th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The soldiers had the opportunity to celebrate their holiday with a variety of traditional foods. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Task Force Lifeliner soldiers bow their heads and give thanks during Thanksgiving Day at the Koele Dining Facility, Nov. 28th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The soldiers had the opportunity to celebrate their holiday with a variety of traditional foods. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade soldiers become noncommissioned officers

 

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

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Fifty-two newly promoted noncommissioned officers (NCO) crossed into the corps with a symbolic induction ceremony, which represented their right of entry into, what is known as, the time honored Corps of the noncommissioned officer.

The heritage and history of the corps is rich with symbolism and traces its roots as far back as the 17th century. The NCO Induction Ceremony gave the NCOs a better understanding of the significance of becoming a sergeant and what it takes to be a good leader.

Newly promoted noncommissioned officers (NCO) pose for a group photo after completing their NCO Induction Ceremony, Oct. 30, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. During this ceremony, the newly promoted conducted the rite of passage into the U.S. Army NCO Corps. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Newly promoted noncommissioned officers (NCO) pose for a group photo after completing their NCO Induction Ceremony, Oct. 30, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. During this ceremony, the newly promoted conducted the rite of passage into the U.S. Army NCO Corps. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Winter changes everything for Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan

 

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

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – As winter sets in the cold weather will bring slippery ice covered roads that can put soldier’s driving skills to the test if they are not prepared for these types of conditions.

Task Force Lifeliner soldiers are taking the steps necessary to prepare for the icy winter ahead by learning how to prepare their colossal vehicles and themselves for the Afghanistan winter.

Pfc. Val J. Irick (left), a native of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Pfc. Ryan M. Sindle (right), a native of Elkhart, Ind., both soldiers with the Task Force Lifeliner command security team, attach firmly a snow chain on a mine resistant ambushed protected vehicle tire as part of winter training class, Oct. 26, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. This training teaches the soldiers how to properly apply snow chains on tires and how to operate their vehicles in cold weather conditions. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Pfc. Val J. Irick (left), a native of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Pfc. Ryan M. Sindle (right), a native of Elkhart, Ind., both soldiers with the Task Force Lifeliner command security team, attach firmly a snow chain on a mine resistant ambushed protected vehicle tire as part of winter training class, Oct. 26, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. This training teaches the soldiers how to properly apply snow chains on tires and how to operate their vehicles in cold weather conditions. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Dignity, reverence and respect for Fallen Heroes

 

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

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Bagram, Afghanistan – Mortuary affairs soldiers on the battlefield have become a vital asset throughout the past century; these proud and strong soldiers ensure fallen comrades receive dignity, reverence and respect.

To ensure each service member comes home with honor is why each one of these professionals put on the uniform every day. The Bagram Air Field Mortuary Affairs collection point is the final stop for fallen heroes in the northern half of Afghanistan as they make their way home. The collection point is operated by 54th Quartermaster Company from Fort Lee, VA, that supports Task Force Lifeliner, 1st Theater Sustainment Command.

The Mortuary Affairs Collection Point Bagram team stand together for a group photo, Oct. 17, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Jarrett D. Ransom (top left), a native of Memphis, TN, Pfc. Shawn Thomas (top right), a native of Raeford, NC, Staff Sgt. Joel Wood (bottom left), a native of Plattsburgh, NY, Spc. Cody J. Montalbano (center left), a native of Rochester, NY, Spc. Jeremy Bennett (center right), a native of Cromwell, Ky., and Pfc. Paul Shrum (bottom right) a native of Casa Grande, AZ, are all soldiers with the 54th Quartermaster Company out of Fort Lee, VA. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

The Mortuary Affairs Collection Point Bagram team stand together for a group photo, Oct. 17, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Jarrett D. Ransom (top left), a native of Memphis, TN, Pfc. Shawn Thomas (top right), a native of Raeford, NC, Staff Sgt. Joel Wood (bottom left), a native of Plattsburgh, NY, Spc. Cody J. Montalbano (center left), a native of Rochester, NY, Spc. Jeremy Bennett (center right), a native of Cromwell, Ky., and Pfc. Paul Shrum (bottom right) a native of Casa Grande, AZ, are all soldiers with the 54th Quartermaster Company out of Fort Lee, VA. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

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