United States Africa Command

Capt. Stacey Morgan dons protective gloves during infection prevention and control training at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio. Morgan is part of a 30-member Ebola medical support team designed to assist civilian medical agencies when requested by the Department of Health and Human Services and approved by the Secretary of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen) 

See more at: http://airman.dodlive.mil/2014/10/quick-response/#sthash.a8QWF1T5.dpuf DoD establishes Ebola medical support team When Capt. Stacey Morgan’s squadron commander sent her a text message saying that she needed to immediately call him, her first thought was, “Uh-oh. What did I do?” But after a minute or two of talking to her commander, she was asked by her to become a member of a 30-person military Ebola medical support team. Read more >
Defense Department officials establish Ebola medical support team At the request of the Department of Health and Human Services, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered U.S. Northern Command to establish a military team that could respond quickly, effectively and safely in the event of new cases of Ebola in the country. Read more >
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Winkelman, Team 3, Charlie Company, 407th Civil Affairs Battalion medic, forward deployed from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, discusses the PMESII-ASCOPE Crosswalk with a small group of Burundi National Defense Force soldiers at Gukumba Training Area in Bujumbura, Burundi, Sept. 11, 2014. The soldiers participated in the two-week civil military cooperation engagement intended to enhance the understanding of counter insurgency and civil military operations in preparation for their support of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The chart they are creating is a way to assess the operational environment by looking at the political, military, economic, social, information, infrastructure, area, structures, capabilities, organizations, people, and events in a simple visual aide. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn A. Ford) Civil Affairs Soldiers bring Civil Military Cooperation solutions to Burundi Civil Affairs Team 0733 from Charlie Company, 407th Civil Affairs battalion recently trained 25 Burundian National Defense Force Soldiers in the art of Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC). Read more >
Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, and Sgt. Maj. Kirk Hines, acting Command Sgt. Maj. of the 101st in Liberia, uncase their colors during the transfer of authority ceremony and assume command of Joint Forces Command Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct 25. Army General Takes Command of Ebola Response Operation Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, 101st Airborne Division commander, in Monrovia, Liberia, assumed command of Joint Forces Command – Operation United Assistance and the fight against Ebola in West Africa. Read more >
Maj. Mayra Zapata gets her temperature taken by Tech. Sgt. Saquadrea Crosby as she deplanes a C-130J Super Hercules Oct. 19, 2014, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Any personnel traveling into Ramstein AB from Ebola-affected areas will be medically screened upon their arrival and cleared by public health for onward travel to ensure the health and safety of all passengers, aircrew and members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Zapata is assigned to the 633rd Medical Operations Squadron and Crosby is a 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health NCO in charge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller) AFRICOM Update, Episode 29 This week's AFRICOM UPDATE continue to focus on Operation United Assistance. Support from the U.S. government continues to stream into West Africa as the region suffers through the worst Ebola Outbreak in human history. Read more >
A U.S. airman assigned to the Joint Task Force-Port Opening team at Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia, checks the temperature of military personnel entering the airport as a safety precaution during Operation United Assistance, Oct. 16, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez. Health Chief Outlines Precautions for Ebola Response Troops Fighting the West Africa Ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, and the Defense Department is taking every precaution to minimize risk to deployed troops, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said in a recent interview. Read more >