United States Africa Command

Supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and African partner nations, service members from U.S. Africa Command help facilitate the building of an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance, a humanitarian relief operation in Ebola-stricken West African nations. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Maj. Adrien Adams/Released) AFRICOM supports Operation United Assistance Supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and African partner nations, service members from U.S. Africa Command help facilitate the building of an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Liberia. Read more >
Expeditionary medical support equipment, known as EMEDS, is unloaded for use in containing an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Supporting Operation United Assistance, EMEDS is a 25-bed hospital for health workers. USAID is the lead U.S. Government organization for Operation United Assistance.  U.S. Africa Command, through U.S. Army Africa is supporting the effort by providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering assets to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. (U.S. Army Africa photos/RELEASED) Expeditionary medical support equipment arrives, unloaded in West Africa Expeditionary medical support equipment, known as EMEDS, is unloaded for use in containing an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Read more >
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Medical Group load onto a C-17 Globemaster at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Sept. 26, 2014. The 633 MDG packaged and delivered a modular medical treatment center, as part of a government-wide effort to support humanitarian relief operations in Ebola-stricken African nations. Langley Airmen will not be involved in treatment of patients exposed to the Ebola virus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Newman/Released) Airmen deploy to deliver Ebola treatment facility U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, partnered with representatives from the U.S. Public Health Service to deliver a modular medical treatment center, Sept. 26, as part of the effort to support in Ebola-stricken African nations. Read more >
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa command senior enlisted leader, gives encouraging remarks to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 Detail Horn of Africa Seabees prior to their departure Sept. 19, 2014, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Fifteen sailors from NMCB-133 will travel to Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE to conduct site surveys, construct a $22 million hospital and stockpile it with supplies to support training of health care workers fighting the Ebola outbreak.  For more information about Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, go to http://www.hoa.africom.mil/ Seabees from Task Force 68 to support Ebola Outbreak Response Fifteen Sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Batallion-133, Task Group 68 traveled to Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 23, to provide engineering support to Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE. Read more >
PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Sept. 29, 2014) – Ship’s Serviceman 3rd Class Emeree Waring, Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Kerline Desir, and Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Dabrian Beckham heave around a line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) while mooring to a pier in Port Louis, Mauritius. James E. Williams, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Michael Scarborough) USS James E. Williams arrives in Mauritius The Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius, for a port visit on Sept. 29, 2014. Read more >