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101st Airborne Division Lifeliner Soldiers, 824th Rigger Detachment execute aerial deliveries in combat zones to sustain warfighters

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – In combat, logistic resources are arguably the most important assets needed to sustain Soldiers. “Beans and Bullets” is a common Army phrase utilized for decades that puts a special emphasis behind the importance of logisticians and their capabilities.

Since arriving into theater Soldiers of the 824th Rigger Detachment, North Carolina National Guard, and the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade have teamed up to tackle the demanding requirements of rigging equipment and air dropping resources to sustain the warfighter.

Chief Warrant Officer Two Freddy Reza, an El Paso Texas native, and senior airdrop technician for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade demonstrates several variations on how to rig cases of water and a 110-pound bag of rice to members of the Afghan National Army Logistics cell through aerial delivery training in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Chief Warrant Officer Two Freddy Reza, an El Paso Texas native, and senior airdrop technician for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade demonstrates several variations on how to rig cases of water and a 110-pound bag of rice to members of the Afghan National Army Logistics cell through aerial delivery training in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers Exercise Spiritual Endurance to the finish line in Bagram, Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – For months on end the Lifeliner religious support team has traveled all throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area Afghanistan to ensure that Soldiers feed their spirit through the deliverance of biblical teachings, prayer, and spiritual counseling.

As the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade enters the last quarter of their deployment, Army Chaplains Col. John Murphy and Maj. Jonathan Mcpherson, the chaplain for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade organized a prayer dinner for members of the brigade to come and celebrate fellowship with their unit counterparts.

Soldiers of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade bow their heads in prayer during the invocation for a prayer dinner. Attendees rejoiced with their unit counterparts through prayer, live music, and scripture teachings at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade bow their heads in prayer during the invocation for a prayer dinner. Attendees rejoiced with their unit counterparts through prayer, live music, and scripture teachings at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Deployed 101st Airborne Division Soldiers take strides toward financial independence in Bagram, Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – While deployed, Soldiers bear the burden of dealing with real life issues that affect mental agility, morale and mood. Throughout various formations in Afghanistan, service members navigate through combat related stress, family separation, martial issues, mourning the death of loved ones and even financial mismanagement.

All these things can influence performance and have adverse effects.

Major Jeremy Duncan, a signal officer, and North Carolina native teaches budgeting fundamentals to Sergeant Latoya McFadden, a culinary specialist assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade. Major Duncan is the primary instructor for the 9-week financial management course at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

Major Jeremy Duncan, a signal officer, and North Carolina native teaches budgeting fundamentals to Sergeant Latoya McFadden, a culinary specialist assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade. Major Duncan is the primary instructor for the 9-week financial management course at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliner medical team administers influenza vaccination to Soldiers, D.A civilians and sister services in Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – For months on end the 101st Airborne Division Lifeliner medical team has provided exceptional medical support to Soldiers, D.A civilians, and sister service members since arriving to Bagram. As snow covers the mountain peaks and temperatures begin to drop, this five-man team is prepared to combat flu season and maintain readiness.

“Medical preparedness keeps our Soldiers in the fight; it’s the number one priority for the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff,” said Staff Sgt. Tyler Rector, a combat medic assigned to the brigade. “This is the best way to protect our Soldiers from the influenza virus before we enter into the rough winter months.”

Specialist Phillip Pounders, a US Army combat medic assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, inoculates Sgt. Michael Williams, an automated logistics specialist with the influenza vaccine at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

Specialist Phillip Pounders, a US Army combat medic assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, inoculates Sgt. Michael Williams, an automated logistics specialist with the influenza vaccine at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners Tackle the SHARP Pledge in Bagram, Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Even with enduring sustainment operations, 101st Airborne Division Task Force Lifeliner Soldiers demonstrated their commitment to the Army sexual assault and harassment campaign during a three part seminar. Soldiers flooded the Morale Welfare Recreation Theater at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan eager to see what Sgt. 1st Class Crystal King, an automatized logistics specialist, and the 101st Special Troops Battalion Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, had planned for them.

“The Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program is something that is near and dear to my heart,” said King. “I want our Soldiers to understand and know the importance of the program. I want our formation to be well equipped with the knowledge and tools on how to combat sexual assault and harassment in our formation.”

Soldiers of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade gather around Col. Stephanie Barton, the Commander of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony McAdoo, the senior noncommissioned officer of the brigade, before participating in the 101st Lifeliner SHARP five kilometer run at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 18, 2018. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade gather around Col. Stephanie Barton, the Commander of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony McAdoo, the senior noncommissioned officer of the brigade, before participating in the 101st Lifeliner SHARP five kilometer run at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 18, 2018. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers take on the “Schutzenschnur” in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – In the spirit of camaraderie, partnership, and marksmanship, 130 Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and their German counterparts occupied the Maholic Range Complex to participate in the “Schutzenschnur” to earn their German proficiency marksmanship badge.

German army Maj. Andreas Mehlhron, a field artillery officer who serves as the German liaison for the Northern Train, Advise and Assist Command, and Sgt.1st Class Michael Michna, a combat medic, hosted the event to grant “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers the opportunity to qualify on the German weapon systems.

German army Maj. Andreas Mehlhron, a field artillery officer, and officer in charge of the “Schutzenschnur” event, coaches Spc. Anthony Addcock, a motor transportation specialist with the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, while he fires the Koch P8 Pistol at Maholic Range on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 14th, 2018. (Spc. Alexes Anderson, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

German army Maj. Andreas Mehlhron, a field artillery officer, and officer in charge of the “Schutzenschnur” event, coaches Spc. Anthony Addcock, a motor transportation specialist with the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, while he fires the Koch P8 Pistol at Maholic Range on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 14th, 2018. (Spc. Alexes Anderson, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade Takes On the New Army Combat Fitness Test

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Over 100 “Lifeliner” leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade gathered during the early morning hours to take on the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).

The event began with leaders conducting the ten physical readiness training (PRT) preparation drills to get them warmed up. Upon completion, participants dispersed to five demonstration stations where they got the opportunity to witness and perform the strength deadlift, standing power throw, hand release push up, sprint/drag carry, and leg tuck.

Senior leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade participated in the Army Combat Fitness Test, Aug 14, 2018, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Service members stand in line waiting for their turn to participate in the hand release push up event. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Senior leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade participated in the Army Combat Fitness Test, Aug 14, 2018, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Service members stand in line waiting for their turn to participate in the hand release push up event. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” Train to Sustain Life

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade medical team consists of three personnel, one family practice medical doctor, and two combat medic specialists that work the unit’s aid station 7 days a week.

The brigade consists of over 500 service members, leaving this three-man team to render medical support to all deployed brigade personnel. With limited amounts of medical experts in the brigade, the medical team’s goal is to thoroughly train as many Lifeliner soldiers as possible to be combat lifesavers.

SPC Nicholas Leverette (left), and PFC Lani Suther (right), administer a nasal pharyngeal tube to a casualty dummy in order to practice performing combat lifesaver techniques, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 26. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

SPC Nicholas Leverette (left), and PFC Lani Suther (right), administer a nasal pharyngeal tube to a casualty dummy in order to practice performing combat lifesaver techniques, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 26. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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