United States Africa Command

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 >
Major General Darryl Williams and U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac (left to right under the umbrella) speak to Project Superintendent, James Nebleeh, at Samuel K. Doe stadium, where an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) is being constructed.  More personnel and supplies, are expected to arrive in Monrovia in the coming days. First Shipment of the Ramped Up U.S. Military Response to Ebola Arrives in Liberia A C-17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia Thursday with the first shipment of increased U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight, which was promised by President Barack Obama. Read more >
Members of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe jazz band, Wings of Dixie, play for music students during a jazz workshop Sept 18, 2014, at the Music Academy of Gauteng in Benoni, South Africa. The band led a music workshop to enhance the student’s knowledge on certain instruments, after which they played a concert for the students. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Austin M. May/Released USAFE Band entertains audience in South Africa The U.S. Air Forces in Europe jazz band, Wings of Dixie, gave nearly 150 music students a treat that would have them out of their seats, cheering and dancing during a free concert and musical workshop Sept 18, 2014. Read more >