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JFC-UA service members in controlled monitoring for signs and symptoms of Ebola Virus

 

Written by Sgt. Matthew Britton
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandJoint Base Langley-Eustis, VA – Service members who recently returned from supporting Operation United Assistance in Liberia, go through the mandatory temperature checks in the 21-day controlled monitoring area at Joint Base Langley – Eustis, VA, January 20th, 2015.

This is one of two temperature checks these troops take daily while in the CMA. The process also includes a checklist for signs and symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease that is filled out twice a day.

First Lt. Dan Thueneman, left, executive officer, Intelligence and Sustainment Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fills out the signs and symptoms checklist before he has his temperature taken during his 21-day controlled monitoring period at Joint Base Langley – Eustis, Va., Jan. 20, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

First Lt. Dan Thueneman, left, executive officer, Intelligence and Sustainment Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fills out the signs and symptoms checklist before he has his temperature taken during his 21-day controlled monitoring period at Joint Base Langley – Eustis, Va., Jan. 20, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

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U.S. Soldiers deployed to Liberia celebrate the Holiday

 

Written by Sgt. Matthew Britton
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – The holiday season is among the service members deployed to Liberia in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission, Operation United Assistance.

Despite being away from their loved ones, together they remain mentally, spiritually and physically tough, and determined to enjoy the season.

Religious services for troops throughout the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance area of operations began December 16th with the start of Hanukkah. Along with traditional religious services, Liberian and the JFC-UA command organized a musical program at the Barclay Training Center here, to take in some Liberian culture with their allied partners.

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Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Service Member of the week: Cooking up Morale in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. Matthew Britton
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – Meals Ready to Eat are convenient and essential for service members who are deployed to austere locations where hot chow isn’t yet available. In this situation, although necessary, eating MREs for long periods of time can become the catalyst for morale declining.

A hot bite to eat could be the difference between troops becoming complacent with risks that might be fatal, and staying alert – staying alive.

Specialist Shanice Wright, cook, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, Task Force Rugged, Fort Hood, Texas, has been recognized as the second Service Member of the Week, December 5th, supporting Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the U.S. Agency for International Disease – led mission, Operation United Assistance.

Major General Gary Volesky, left, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander, congratulates and gives a coin to Spc. Shanice Wright, cook, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, Task Force Rugged, Fort Hood, Texas, at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Dec. 05, 2014. Wright is the second troop to be recognized as the Service Member of the Week. (Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Major General Gary Volesky, left, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander, congratulates and gives a coin to Spc. Shanice Wright, cook, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, Task Force Rugged, Fort Hood, Texas, at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Dec. 05, 2014. Wright is the second troop to be recognized as the Service Member of the Week. (Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Soldier’s Hard work recognized in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. Matthew Britton
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – After the daily morning briefing at the Barclay Training Center here, a young U.S. Marine corporal stands in the middle of a sea of Army officers. The commanding general is beside him and is praising the Marine’s hard work. The CG hands him an Air Assault coin, shakes his hand and tells him he’ll be flying with him today.

Friday marked the beginning of a weekly recognition program for troops supporting Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission.

Marine Cpl. Brandon Gohn, left, team leader, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Camp LeJeune, N.C., receives a coin and is recognized by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander, at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 28, 2014. This Friday marked the beginning of a weekly recognition program for the troops who are deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. Gohn is the first to be recognized as Service Member of the Week. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company)

Marine Cpl. Brandon Gohn, left, team leader, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Camp LeJeune, N.C., receives a coin and is recognized by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander, at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 28, 2014. This Friday marked the beginning of a weekly recognition program for the troops who are deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. Gohn is the first to be recognized as Service Member of the Week. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company)

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