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NASA Science continues from Home Offices, Video Conferencing in response to Coronavirus

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Across NASA’s many missions, thousands of scientists, engineers, and other experts and professionals all over the country are doing what they do best, but now from home offices and via video conferencing.

With most personnel supporting missions remotely to keep onsite staff at a minimal level in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Agency is moving ahead strongly with everything from space exploration to using our technology and innovation to help inform policy makers.  

NASA missions continue during Coronavirus outbreak. (NASA)

NASA missions continue during Coronavirus outbreak. (NASA)

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NASA data used to help relief efforts in Nepal after Gorkha Earthquake

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA and its partners are gathering the best available science and information on the April 25th, 2015, magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake, to assist in relief and humanitarian operations.

Organizations using these NASA data products and analyses include the U.S. Geological Survey, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, World Bank, American Red Cross, and the United Nations Children’s Fund.

NASA data and expertise are providing valuable information for the ongoing response to the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal. The quake has caused significant regional damage and a humanitarian crisis. (NASA/JPL/Ionosphere Natural Hazards Team)

NASA data and expertise are providing valuable information for the ongoing response to the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal. The quake has caused significant regional damage and a humanitarian crisis. (NASA/JPL/Ionosphere Natural Hazards Team)

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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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Soldier’s Hard work recognized in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. Matthew Britton
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – After the daily morning briefing at the Barclay Training Center here, a young U.S. Marine corporal stands in the middle of a sea of Army officers. The commanding general is beside him and is praising the Marine’s hard work. The CG hands him an Air Assault coin, shakes his hand and tells him he’ll be flying with him today.

Friday marked the beginning of a weekly recognition program for troops supporting Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission.

Marine Cpl. Brandon Gohn, left, team leader, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Camp LeJeune, N.C., receives a coin and is recognized by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander, at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 28, 2014. This Friday marked the beginning of a weekly recognition program for the troops who are deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. Gohn is the first to be recognized as Service Member of the Week. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company)

Marine Cpl. Brandon Gohn, left, team leader, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Camp LeJeune, N.C., receives a coin and is recognized by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander, at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 28, 2014. This Friday marked the beginning of a weekly recognition program for the troops who are deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. Gohn is the first to be recognized as Service Member of the Week. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company)

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United Assistance Mobile training team helps Liberians take care of their own

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance Rhodes
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia Liberia – The Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Mobile Training Team completed a week of training in Buchanan City, Liberia, November 21st.

The MTT mission consists of going out to remote locations in Liberia to teach future Ebola treatment center health care workers on how to properly conduct all phases of running an ETU, said Capt. Alex Ailer, a nurse with the 86th Combat Support Hospital, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Senior Airman Joshua Douglass, an aerospace medical technician, watches as health care workers properly put on their personal protective equipment in Buchanan City, Nov. 21, 2014. Douglass is a part of the mobile training team that travels throughout Liberia to remote areas to train health care workers about Ebola and how to work in an Ebola treatment unit. Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes/U.S. Army)

Senior Airman Joshua Douglass, an aerospace medical technician, watches as health care workers properly put on their personal protective equipment in Buchanan City, Nov. 21, 2014. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade takes on logistics role in Liberia

 

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

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Monrovia, Liberia – The logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance unfurled its colors in a military ceremony held at Firestone, Monrovia, Liberia, November 12th.

The 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, provides sustainment and support to Ebola treatment units, as well as the health care workers and other enablers assisting in Operation United Assistance across Liberia.

Col. Kimberly Daub, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Griffin, the brigade senior enlisted adviser, uncase their unit’s colors in a ceremony held in Firestone, Monrovia Province, Liberia on Nov. 12, 2014. Task Force Lifeliner is the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance sustainment asset for the logistical efforts being made and planned for Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt)

Col. Kimberly Daub, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Griffin, the brigade senior enlisted adviser, uncase their unit’s colors in a ceremony held in Firestone, Monrovia Province, Liberia on Nov. 12, 2014. Task Force Lifeliner is the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance sustainment asset for the logistical efforts being made and planned for Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade ‘Lifeliners’ hold Color Casing Ceremony

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” cased their colors in a color casing ceremony October 27th at its headquarters at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The ceremony signaled the brigade’s readiness to deploy to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the humanitarian mission to combat Ebola.

Col. Kimberly J. Daub and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian C. Griffin the command team of the 101st Sustainment Brigade furl the brigade colors during a color casing ceremony Oct. 27 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The brigade will deploy Soldiers from three of its battalions - the 101st Special Troops Battalion, the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 716th Military Police Battalion - to carry out its logistical support and humanitarian aid mission as part of the United States Agency for International Development led comprehensive U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Col. Kimberly J. Daub and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian C. Griffin the command team of the 101st Sustainment Brigade furl the brigade colors during a color casing ceremony Oct. 27 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The brigade will deploy Soldiers from three of its battalions – the 101st Special Troops Battalion, the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 716th Military Police Battalion – to carry out its logistical support and humanitarian aid mission as part of the United States Agency for International Development led comprehensive U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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U.S. Agency for International Development selects location for Ebola treatment unit

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – Representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the Armed Forces of Liberia met with Ganta city officials November 3rd to select the site of a planned 100-bed Ebola treatment unit.

After weeks of discussion and debate, Scott Dehnisch and Sam Sells, both military liaison officers for USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team, Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, the JFC-UA commander, Armed Forces of Liberia Capt. A. J. Halley Moore, the 1st Battalion commander, and D. Dorr Cooper, the mayor of Ganta, came to an agreement on the location of the much-needed ETU after discussions with local medical and health officials.

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, surveys the sprawling vegetation of Liberia Nov. 3, 2014, while on his way to Ganta, Liberia, to discuss the site of a future Ebola treatment unit. Volesky traveled with representatives from the Armed Forces of Liberia and the U.S. Agency for International Development, which is the lead agency in the U.S. government and international effort to contain Ebola in West Africa. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins)

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, surveys the sprawling vegetation of Liberia Nov. 3, 2014, while on his way to Ganta, Liberia, to discuss the site of a future Ebola treatment unit. Volesky traveled with representatives from the Armed Forces of Liberia and the U.S. Agency for International Development, which is the lead agency in the U.S. government and international effort to contain Ebola in West Africa. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins)

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Health commissioner reaffirms synced efforts at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital roundtable

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Tennessee’s top health department official joined military and civilian health administrators at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on how healthcare efforts are synchronized across multiple agencies from local to county, regional and state levels.

The working lunch meeting was an opportunity to bolster longstanding relationships and communicate directly with Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, which is tasked to protect, promote and improve the health of people in Tennessee.

Dr. (Col.) Michael Helwig, Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, discusses training and resources with Dr. (Col.) George Appenzeller, Hospital Commander, and Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday.

Dr. (Col.) Michael Helwig, Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, discusses training and resources with Dr. (Col.) George Appenzeller, Hospital Commander, and Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday.

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