Troops from the 101st Airborne Division will not receive full protective Hazmat suits for their mission in West Africa.

They’re being sent to West Africa – but won’t get full protective Hazmat suits.

US troops prepare for deployment (US Army Africa)

The 101st Airborne is a U.S. Army modular light infantry division trained for air assault operations. The division was renowned for its role on D-Day. Major General David H. Petraeus (“Eagle 6″) led the Screaming Eagles to war in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The administration says they won’t need them.
Nashville Public Radio reported:

Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly virus, so said Gen. David Rodriguez at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday.

Written by Jim Hoft
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One thought on “101st Airborne Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Ebola Mission in West Africa”
  1. This approach is correct. If they won’t be treating patients, they won’t need the full suits. Masks and gloves will protect them from contact with contaminated surfaces. Ebola viruses don’t hang around suspended in air. It’s more important to protect them from the dust created by activities like putting in drywall.

    That’s how it works in hospitals here too. If you aren’t around contagious patients, you use barrier PPE.

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