- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Soldiers from Fort Campbell are deploying to Liberia to support the response to the Ebola virus outbreak there.

The 101st Airborne Division said the 101st Headquarters will deploy as the joint force command and support the U.S. Agency for International Development as it helps the government of Liberia contain the virus. The agency and joint force command will also synchronize establishment of treatment units across Liberia, train health care workers and establish logistical centers.

The 101st said troops deploying to Liberia will receive specific medical training and use specialized personal protection equipment to ensure they are protected from exposure.

The division said the length of the deployment is undetermined.

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