Topic: Regional Command North
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom February 9th, at Fort Campbell.
A large number of families, friends and fellow soldiers turned out to greet the 122 returning troops during a welcome home ceremony at Hangar 3 on Campbell Army Airfield.
Written by Capt. Jerry Garner
Kunduz, Afghanistan – As coalition forces work feverishly to prepare for the 2014 withdrawal, soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion made one last retrograde run to Kunduz. This was to be the cumulative event moving hundreds of trucks full of military equipment, fuel and supplies in and out of the North in a massive effort to close this key military base.
Reminiscent of the initial days of the Kunduz Operating Base, all the chow halls, tents and unit headquarters were nowhere to be seen. Soldiers spent their last night asleep on the ground strategically circled around their trucks in an attempt to get enough rest for long-haul back to Camp Marmal in Mazar-i-Sharif.
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan – As the only transportation company in Regional Command-North and nearly a couple months away from completing their deployment in Afghanistan, a special group of tight-knit soldiers drive on as they continue to conduct convoy escort team missions.
The 1245th Transportation Company, 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, gear-up daily to support Task Force Lifeliner, which is charged with the sustainment of the warfighter, all while supporting the retrograde mission.
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Soldiers in Afghanistan require a few things in order to remain mission ready; food, rest, and most of all bullets. For Task Force Lifeliner getting bullets to the troops is a top priority.
Regional commands North, East and Capital all depend on it, which is half the Afghanistan Theater from one ammunition supply point (ASP) operated by one hardworking team.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – A ceremony was held to denote the transfer of authority of sustainment operations and retrograde support at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, June 8th.
Task Force Durable, headquartered by 1st Sustainment Brigade from Fort Riley, KS, cased its colors as Task Force Lifeliners, headquarter by the 101st Sustainment Brigade from Fort Campbell, KY, unfurled its colors during the ceremony. The task force provides sustainment to Soldiers and retrograde support throughout the Regional Commands: East, North and Capital.
Fort Campbell, KY – During a short ceremony on Tuesday the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade uncase the colors signifying the completion of their return to Fort Campbell after a nine-month deployment in RC East and RC North in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2012–13.
Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, the Acting Senior Commander of Fort Campbell officiated the ceremony which was hosted by Col. Paul Bontrager, the commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.
Fort Campbell, KY – For the approximately 103 Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), this latest “Rendezvous with Destiny” ends with a reunion with their families.
The Soldiers received a hero’s welcome during a Welcome Home Ceremony at Hangar 3 at Fort Campbell after successfully completing six months of a nine-month tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Sustainment Brigade, the U.S. Army’s premiere logistics unit, will conduct a change of command ceremony June 20th, 2012 at the Division Parade Field here.
Outgoing commander, Col. Michael P. Peterman, will officially relinquish command to Col. Charles Hamilton at the ceremony. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
Fort Campbell, KY – From the moment he arrived at the 101st Airborne Division in 2007, the 101st Sustainment Brigade was the unit that Command Sgt. Maj. David Thompson said he wanted to lead.
“I was so happy to be at Fort Campbell, but looking across the post as a logistician, I was always looking for the sustainment brigade. That was the dream brigade job, and we all know as far as logicians go, the 101st Sustainment Brigade is the premiere sustainment brigade,” he said. “There were 12 of us interviewing for this job … I felt just blessed because it was a dream come true.”
Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” awarded more than 120 officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers the Bronze Star Medal for their contributions to the brigade’s mission this past year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, October 9th.
The Bronze Star is awarded to soldiers who demonstrate heroic or meritorious achievement or service while engaged in military operations against an enemy of the United States.
Col. Michael Peterman, the commander of the Lifeliners, said that his formation should always take the opportunity to thank those around them. The Bronze Stars were an extension of the gratitude from a year in Afghanistan.
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