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Home Lt. Col. Kurt Schaecher, center, a Bettendorf, Iowa, native and a lab operations manager for the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease, shows Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade one of the testing kits used to test for Ebola at the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research, and how it operates during the Operation United Assistance mission, Dec. 6, 2014 Monrovia, Liberia. (Sgt. Ange Desinor, 13th Public Affairs Detachment) Lt. Col. Kurt Schaecher, center, a Bettendorf, Iowa, native and a lab operations manager for the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease, shows Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade one of the testing kits used to test for Ebola at the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research, and how it operates during the Operation United Assistance mission, Dec. 6, 2014 Monrovia, Liberia. (Sgt. Ange Desinor, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

Lt. Col. Kurt Schaecher, center, a Bettendorf, Iowa, native and a lab operations manager for the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease, shows Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade one of the testing kits used to test for Ebola at the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research, and how it operates during the Operation United Assistance mission, Dec. 6, 2014 Monrovia, Liberia. (Sgt. Ange Desinor, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

Lt. Col. Kurt Schaecher, center, a Bettendorf, Iowa, native and a lab operations manager for the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease, shows Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade one of the testing kits used to test for Ebola at the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research, and how it operates during the Operation United Assistance mission, Dec. 6, 2014 Monrovia, Liberia. (Sgt. Ange Desinor, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

Lt. Col. Kurt Schaecher, center, a Bettendorf, Iowa, native and a lab operations manager for the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease, shows Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade one of the testing kits used to test for Ebola at the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research, and how it operates during the Operation United Assistance mission, Dec. 6, 2014 Monrovia, Liberia. Schaecher said they brought various equipment with them to make their mission possible. Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ange Desinor, 13th Public Affairs Detachment /RELEASED)