Here I am interviewing two of the soldiers who returned from their mission in Liberia. Photo by Cindy Burnham.
Some of Fort Bragg's soldiers shipped out to Liberia to help fight Ebola.
The soldiers weren't actually going to be interacting with infected patients. Instead, they would be building camps for humanitarian workers that did work with Ebola patients.
Nonetheless, these troops needed special training before they left - and had to undergo the mandatory 21-day quarantine upon their return.
In addition to the story, I also produced a short video for the website.
You can read the story and watch the video clip here: http://www.fayobserver.com/military/fort-bragg-troops-return-from-ebola-mission-to-liberia/article_91fe8290-7a2a-5ee7-95c0-e9b50d2be1b3.html
It's not quite home, but soldiers returning from deployments to West Africa to help fight Ebola will be treated to video games, gym equipment, hot meals and Wi-Fi as they wait out their mandatory 21-day isolation at Fort Bragg.
The amenities are part of the fenced-in campus that about 60 soldiers, sailors and Department of Defense civilian employees will use to stay comfortable and entertained as doctors monitor their health for symptoms of Ebola and travel-related illnesses. The group, which deployed in support of Operation United Assistance, is expected to arrive at Fort Bragg on Wednesday. It will be the first group hosted by Fort Bragg.
You can read the story & watch my video here: http://www.fayobserver.com/military/fort-bragg-ready-to-house-service-members-who-deployed-to/article_cd37cab9-cd7f-516c-90a5-d3588071a1d2.html
More than 60 soldiers, sailors and civilian Department of Defense employees are scheduled to return from an Ebola mission in West Africa next week and begin a 21-day quarantine at Fort Bragg.
The group is expected to arrive at Fort Bragg on Feb. 18.
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