WALLER, Texas — Joint Base San Antonio is hosting a variety of military units that are training to fight Ebola, both at home and in Africa. The effort involves units of both the Air Force, Navy, Marines and the Army.
This week a 30-person medical team began training to provide short-notice assistance to support civilian hospitals dealing with Ebola cases in the United States according to an article posted Wednesday in the Air Force Times. The team began their training at Joint Base San Antonio which is an amalgamation of Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases along with Fort Sam Houston.
120 members of the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky began a nine-month deployment this week to Monrovia, Liber. Their job will be to provide administrative support and medical services for American troops supporting Operation United Assistance. Another nearly 800 soldiers are scheduled to deploy in the next few weeks.
Army General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called their mission a “national security priority” in a video designed to quell concerns of military members, their families and the public about the deployment. The General said the Department of Defense (DOD) will do everything in its power to protect the health of its personnel before, during and after their deployments.
Written by BOB PRICE
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