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Bragg troops leave for Ebola support mission

Posted November 10, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014

Maj. Gen. Jimmie Jay Wells, U.S. Army Forces Command Chief of Staff, bids farewell to soldiers deploying to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. military support mission in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus. About 100 soldiers from Fort Bragg and Fort Stewart, Ga., deployed from Fort Bragg's Green Ramp Nov. 10.
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— About 100 soldiers from Fort Bragg and Fort Stewart left North Carolina Monday on a mission to West Africa where they will support engineering, logistics and medical care in countries dealing with an Ebola virus outbreak.

They will join others from Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Carson, Colo.; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Stewart, Ga.; Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Eustis, Va.; and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for what the military is calling Operation United Assist.

The soldiers are not expected to come in direct contact with those infected with Ebola. Instead, they will provide support for the international medical teams that are treating patients.

The Department of Defense has begun medical testing at two new labs in Liberia and service members are starting construction on two treatment centers there.

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  • xylem01 Nov 11, 2014

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    To support engineering, logistics and medical care in countries dealing with an Ebola virus outbreak. They will also provide support for the international medical teams that are treating patients.

    Maybe you will actually read a response to your comment since you clearly did not read the article.

    Also, why not?

  • 426X3 Nov 10, 2014

    Why?

  • Doug Hanthorn Nov 10, 2014
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    Good luck, guys, and stay safe!