Bragg troops leave for Ebola support mission
Posted November 10, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
Fort Bragg, N.C. — 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.