- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson will train about 160 engineers on Thursday in advance of the company’s deployment to West Africa to help fight the spread of Ebola.

The soldiers assigned to the 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion will learn how to use personal protective equipment. They will help construct facilities to support the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Ebola-fighting effort and won’t be treating patients.

Other branches of the military, including the Marines, Navy and Air Force, will be participating in the mission.

The troops will receive special medical training and will use specialized personal protection equipment to prevent exposure.

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