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227th Composite Supply Company enhances readiness through realist training at Fort Campbell

 

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to 227th Composite Supply Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), have been conducting water purification and maintenance training at Lake Kyle, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in an effort to improve mission readiness, a priority for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

More than 25 Soldiers conducted operations utilizing their Tactical Water Purification System and Lightweight Water Purification System. Water Platoon is the only water purification platoon on Fort Campbell and supplies potable drinking water for all brigades within the Division when a crisis happens.

Spc. Demazio Santana (left), Spc. Keith Brown (middle) and Spc. Joshua McReynolds (right), all assigned to 227th Composite Supply Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, perform preventative maintenance checks and services on their generators for the Lightweight Water Purification System during water purification and maintenance training at Lake Kyle, Fort Campbell, Ky., in an effort to improve mission readiness, a priority for the 101st Airborne Division. (Sgt. Aimee Nordin, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Spc. Demazio Santana (left), Spc. Keith Brown (middle) and Spc. Joshua McReynolds (right), all assigned to 227th Composite Supply Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, perform preventative maintenance checks and services on their generators for the Lightweight Water Purification System during water purification and maintenance training at Lake Kyle, Fort Campbell, Ky., in an effort to improve mission readiness, a priority for the 101st Airborne Division. (Sgt. Aimee Nordin, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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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 101st Sustainment Brigade lead logistics 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 – As service members of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance complete their missions, the logistical mission to redeploy the equipment used to battle the virus is picking up speed.

The 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), Task Force Lifeliner, JFC-UA, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is the lead logistics element for Operation United Assistance in West Africa.

Task Force Lifeliner brings numerous capabilities for assisting the government of Liberia and the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.

Pvt. 1st Class Joshua Bone with the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Task Force - United Assistance, offloads a tactical water purification system (TWPS) at a waterfront in Buchanan, Liberia, on Jan. 8, 2015. The TWPS is a logistical capability that is used to provide clean water for forces supporting Operation United Assistance.  (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade)

Pvt. 1st Class Joshua Bone with the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Task Force – United Assistance, offloads a tactical water purification system (TWPS) at a waterfront in Buchanan, Liberia, on Jan. 8, 2015. The TWPS is a logistical capability that is used to provide clean water for forces supporting Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade)

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Fort Campbell’s Task Force Lifeliner keeps water clean for Joint Forces working to contain Ebola Virus in Liberia

 

Written by Spc. Rashene Mincy
55th Combat Camera

United States Africa CommandBuchanan, Liberia – Members of Task Force Lifeliner, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in support of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance use a Tactical Water Purification System to keep the water clean in Buchanan, Liberia, January 2nd, 2015.

The water treatment specialists are responsible for supervising water purification equipment and assist in water reconnaissance in support of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance.

Spc. Eliseio Espinoza, right, a water treatment specialist, assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in support of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance explains the significance of the tools used to purify water to Brig. Gen. Frank Tate, left, left, the deputy commanding general for support, JFC-UA, Jan. 2, 2015, in Buchanan, Liberia. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera))

Spc. Eliseio Espinoza, right, a water treatment specialist, assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in support of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance explains the significance of the tools used to purify water to Brig. Gen. Frank Tate, left, left, the deputy commanding general for support, JFC-UA, Jan. 2, 2015, in Buchanan, Liberia. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera))

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