26 Dec '14, 6am
Operation United Assistance - Gbediah Ebola Treatment Unit, Liberia | Read more:
On Sept. 16 President Barack Obama directed U.S. Africa Command to establish a Joint Force Command Headquarters in the Liberian capital of Monrovia to support U.S. military activities and help coordinate expanded U.S. and international relief efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa. Service members bring unique capabilities to a region ravaged by the deadly outbreak -- command and control to help support and coordinate USAID and international efforts, training for those who man and manage U.S.-provided Ebola treatment units, and massive engineering and logistics efforts. Keeping service members safe in West Africa Before deployment, service members receive the best equipment and training. In Liberia, service members' risk is assessed based on their mission, location and activities. Procedures are in place -- including the use of personal protective equipment, hygiene protoco...