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 in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
4 photos: Personnel for the Anti-Ebola Fight Assess Payload and Stability for Airport Runways
Photo 1 of 4: 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. Download full-resolution version
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 in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
4 photos: C-17 U.S. Military Aircraft Arrives in Liberia Thursday with the First Shipment of Increased U.S. Military Equipment and Personnel
Photo 2 of 4: 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 in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Download full-resolution version
The cargo included a heavy duty forklift, a drill set and generator and a team of 7 military personnel, including engineers and airfield specialists.  The forklift will be used to offload incoming supplies.
4 photos: Cargo included a Heavy Duty Forklift, which will be used to Offload Incoming Supplies
Photo 3 of 4: The cargo included a heavy duty forklift, a drill set and generator and a team of 7 military personnel, including engineers and airfield specialists. The forklift will be used to offload incoming supplies. Download full-resolution version
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.  The cargo included a heavy duty forklift, a drill set and generator and a team of 7 military personnel, including engineers and airfield specialists.
4 photos: C-17 Arrives in Liberia Thursday with First Shipment of Increased U.S. Military Equipment and Personnel for Anti-Ebola Fight
Photo 4 of 4: 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. The cargo included a heavy duty forklift, a drill set and generator and a team of 7 military personnel, including engineers and airfield specialists. Download full-resolution version
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.
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 in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
The cargo included a heavy duty forklift, a drill set and generator and a team of 7 military personnel, including engineers and airfield specialists.  The forklift will be used to offload incoming supplies.
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.  The cargo included a heavy duty forklift, a drill set and generator and a team of 7 military personnel, including engineers and airfield specialists.

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 in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.

The cargo included a heavy duty forklift, a drill set and generator and a team of 7 military personnel, including engineers and airfield specialists.  The personnel are here to quickly assess the payload and stability of the airport runways.  The forklift will be used to offload incoming supplies.

Additional large military aircraft, transporting more personnel and supplies, are expected to arrive in Monrovia in the coming days.

Major General Darryl Williams, in his capacity as Commander of U.S. Army Africa and Operation United Assistance, has been in Liberia since Tuesday, meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other senior Liberian government officials to discuss the stepped up U.S. response to the Ebola crisis.

On Thursday, Maj. Gen. Williams and U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac toured several sites where more Ebola Treatment Units are being constructed.  The sites include the Defense Ministry building in Congo Town and Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex.

On Tuesday, President Obama announced Operation United Assistance, saying:  “Our forces are going to bring their expertise in command and control, in logistics, in engineering.  And our Department of Defense is better at that, our armed services are better at that, than any organization on Earth.  We’re going to create an air bridge to get health workers and medical supplies into West Africa faster.”

(Approved Embassy Release)

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