REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WAAY) - As the country is finding out about the first person diagnosed with Ebola in America, hundreds of people are preparing to go to West Africa in an effort to help control the outbreak there.
President Obama recently announced his intent to send American troops to help with the crisis and now a spokesman with the Army Materiel Command confirms several personnel from their subordinate commands have deployed. The U.S. Army Materiel Command, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, is supporting Operation United Assistance, the multi-agency response to the Ebola outbreak that has taken the lives of thousands.
“We have several personnel deployed from our subordinate commands, who will provide logistics support, such as equipment, transportation, and fuel. Our primary focus is ensuring our Soldiers receive the equipment and materiel needed to operate in the current environment and accomplish their mission,” said an AMC spokesperson.
Exact details are unknown at this time but soon we will be talking to a senior leader at AMC about the command’s ongoing support of Operation United Assistance.