22 Oct '14, 8pm

Stateside Ebola team starts training today: The 30-person medical team designed to provide short-not... #airforce

Stateside Ebola team starts training today: The 30-person medical team designed to provide short-not... #airforce

The 30-person medical team designed to provide short-notice help and support to civilian hospitals who may deal with Ebola cases at home began training Wednesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday ordered U.S. Northern Command to establish the team after a request from the Department of Health and Human Services. The order from Hagel called for 20 critical care nurses, five doctors trained in infectious diseases and five trainers in infectious disease protocols. The expeditionary medical support team is made up of 15 soldiers, six airmen and nine Navy personnel, said Don Manuszewski, a spokesman for U.S. Army North. The team is expected to train through the weekend, and will then be able to respond within 72 hours if called, Manuszewski said. They are being trained by trainers from the U.S. Army Medical Research Insti...

Full article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220055

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