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101st Airborne Division Soldiers to Return from Afghanistan

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division will continue to return here through February, following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

More than 500 Soldiers with “Task Force Destiny,” 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, and “Task Force Lifeliners,” 101st Sustainment Brigade, will return in four welcome home ceremonies, scheduled to occur February 21st and February 28th, 2019.

During their deployment, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade provided aviation support to U.S., coalition and Afghan forces throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

101st Airborne Division soldiers return home this month from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. (Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

101st Airborne Division soldiers return home this month from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. (Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliners complete their Rendezvous with Destiny

 

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returned to Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 15, after successfully completing a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan. More than 280 members of the brigade headquarters and the 101st Special Troops Battalion have returned from deployment during the past month.

Before returning to Fort Campbell, the 101st Sustainment Brigade conducted a transfer of authority ceremony to the 10th Sustainment Brigade out of Fort Drum, N.Y.

Col. Charles R. Hamilton, the commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), led Soldiers from the brigade home after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Feb. 15, at Fort Campbell. It was the third deployment for the brigade headquarters in five years. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, U.S. Army)

Col. Charles R. Hamilton, the commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), led Soldiers from the brigade home after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Feb. 15, at Fort Campbell. It was the third deployment for the brigade headquarters in five years. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Special Troops Battalion Iron Dawg Competition

 

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

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Task Force Lifeliners test their limits during the 101st Special Troops Battalion Iron Dawg competition, September 28th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan.

This fun, friendly competition was a way to help build camaraderie between soldiers and also to promote the importance of staying physically fit. The stronger the soldier, the better prepared they are during their deployment in Afghanistan.

Task Force Lifeliners stand together during the 101st Special Troops Battalion Iron Dawg competition award ceremony, Sept. 28, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The purpose of this competition is to promote espirit de corps within the Task Force Lifeliner units. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Task Force Lifeliners stand together during the 101st Special Troops Battalion Iron Dawg competition award ceremony, Sept. 28, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The purpose of this competition is to promote espirit de corps within the Task Force Lifeliner units. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade Calm, Cool and Confident

 

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

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – On a cool dusty morning, Task Force Lifeliner soldiers conducted weapons qualification training to sharpen their skill sets and maintain unit readiness.

As they began their training, experienced leaders reminded the soldiers of the basics of firing, while at the same time they gave them personal tips and pointers to further assist them.

Sgt. 1st Class Kevin L. Mays, a native of Louisville, Ky., and support operations platoon sergeant with Task Force Lifeliner, fires his M4 carbine rifle during M4 qualification range, Sept. 13, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Sgt. 1st Class Kevin L. Mays, a native of Louisville, Ky., and support operations platoon sergeant with Task Force Lifeliner, fires his M4 carbine rifle during M4 qualification range, Sept. 13, 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 Lifeliners deliver supplies using Caribou Low Cost Low Altitude Air Drops

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram, Afghanistan – Transporting cargo rapidly, safely and precisely is the main goal for the riggers and their partners that take part in the daily aerial supply delivery operations.

The importance of this sort of operation is in its name, low cost low altitudes. The reason it’s called this is because the parachutes are one time disposable parachutes.

Supply aerial bundles within the DHC-4T Turbo Caribou aircraft, Aug. 24, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The Caribou uses the low cost low altitude airdrop delivery method to distribute these supplies to one of the Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Supply aerial bundles within the DHC-4T Turbo Caribou aircraft, Aug. 24, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The Caribou uses the low cost low altitude airdrop delivery method to distribute these supplies to one of the Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Task Force Durable transfers authority to Fort Campbell’s Task Force Lifeliners in Afghanistan

 

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

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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.

U.S. Army Col. Charles R. Hamilton, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade and Task Force Lifeliner and Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene J. Thomas Jr., unfurled the unit's colors during the transfer of authority ceremony June 8, 2013, at Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/Released)

U.S. Army Col. Charles R. Hamilton, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade and Task Force Lifeliner and Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene J. Thomas Jr., unfurled the unit’s colors during the transfer of authority ceremony June 8, 2013, at Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/Released)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliner Medics value Training

 

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Medics and other first responders with Task Force Lifeliner put their skills to test during a training exercise focused on a mass-casualty situation June 7th at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

Mass-casualty exercises (MASCAL) assist medics in preparing themselves to make critical decisions under extreme circumstances. The ability to know what tools are needed at the right time and place if a catastrophic incident occurs is invaluable.

Soldiers with Task Force Lifeliner treat a mock-injured soldier during their training exercise June 7, 2013, at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. The training known as MASCAL (mass-casualty) prepares the medics and soldiers with combat lifesaver qualifications for situations in which the number of casualties exceeds the aid station capabilities to provide medical care. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Soldiers with Task Force Lifeliner treat a mock-injured soldier during their training exercise June 7, 2013, at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. The training known as MASCAL (mass-casualty) prepares the medics and soldiers with combat lifesaver qualifications for situations in which the number of casualties exceeds the aid station capabilities to provide medical care. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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‘Happy we all survived.’ Airman medic receives Purple Heart

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – As a group of eleven Air Force medics prepare their journey home, they stood in formation for awards after six months of supporting Task Force Lifeliners.

One of these airmen, Airmen 1st Class Bryenna Brooks, was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries she received just a week before.

Along with the Purple Heart, Brooks also received a Combat Medical Badge, an Air Force Combat Action Medal for her actions, and a Joint Service Commendation Medal for her actions, June 3rd.

Airman 1st Class Bryenna Brooks, a medic with the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, stands with Spc. Craig Richard Jr., of the 59th Quartermaster Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sust. Bde., after Brooks received four awards, including a Purple Heart Medal. Brooks and Richard were in a vehicle with three other soldiers of the 59th when their vehicle took a rocket propelled-grenade during a resupply convoy mission this past week. (Courtesy Photo)

Airman 1st Class Bryenna Brooks, a medic with the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, stands with Spc. Craig Richard Jr., of the 59th Quartermaster Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sust. Bde., after Brooks received four awards, including a Purple Heart Medal. Brooks and Richard were in a vehicle with three other soldiers of the 59th when their vehicle took a rocket propelled-grenade during a resupply convoy mission this past week. (Courtesy Photo)

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Pulling together

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Sustainment Brigade “Task Force Lifeliner” conducted a Logistics Synchronization Conference for logistics elements in Regional Command East this weekend.

The LogSync further coordinated multiple logistical elements in RC-East, allowing each task force to break down their responsibilities and how they can assist each other support the warfighter.

“For 10 years, we fought Afghanistan one year at a time,” said Maj. Joe Suddith, the brigade support operations officer in charge. “With different units coming in at different times, we felt it was necessary to get all the logisticians together to make sure everyone knows the systems in place.

Logisticians from throughout Regional Command East gathered for a Logistics Synchronization Conference on Bagram Air Field, May 14th and 15th. The conference allowed the commanders of the various task forces a chance to work together and sort out problems to better resupply service members in eastern Afghanistan. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Logisticians from throughout Regional Command East gathered for a Logistics Synchronization Conference on Bagram Air Field, May 14th and 15th. The conference allowed the commanders of the various task forces a chance to work together and sort out problems to better resupply service members in eastern Afghanistan. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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Lifeliners, US Air Force deliver 120 bundles despite snow

 

Written by By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes
Task Force Lifeliners Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionLifelinersPaktika Province, Afghanistan – The 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, and the U.S. Air Force did their best postman impression by battling the elements and delivered 120 bundles, including 101 bundles of JP8 fuel, to a fuel-starved Forward Operating Base Waza Kwah January 30th-31st.

A planned, record-setting container delivery system aerial drop to the remote FOB in eastern Afghanistan was altered and then threatened for cancellation when a sudden snowfall in the area emerged, hindering the pilots’ ability to see the landing zone.

A C-17 Globemaster III drops bundles of supplies for Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Waza Kwah Jan. 30th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes, Task Force Lifeliners Public Affairs)

A C-17 Globemaster III drops bundles of supplies for Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Waza Kwah Jan. 30th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes, Task Force Lifeliners Public Affairs)

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