Fort Campbell Soldiers On Ebola Assignment Returning Soon
Fort Campbell soldiers will soon begin returning home from their Ebola-fighting mission in West Africa. A Nashville radio station reports the World Health Organization will retake the lead in training health care workers in how to handle Ebola patients beginning Jan. 1.
Since arriving in late October, Defense Department teams have trained some 1,500 doctors, nurses and other workers.
Troops will begin the journey to their home bases this week. They include 140 troops from the sprawling Fort Campbell base on the Tennessee-Kentucky border. But first all troops will undergo 21 days of monitoring.
U.S. Africa Command plans to make a final decision by mid-January on whether the soldiers remaining in Liberia will respond to Ebola outbreaks in neighboring countries or continue returning home.