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U.S. Soldier, Scientists begin closing down Ebola Testing Labs in Liberia

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – As the mission of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance comes to an end, there are a few more tasks that service members, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance, have to complete.

The 1st Area Medical Laboratory, based out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, deployed as Task Force Scientist in support of OUA, is closing all four of their Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

The 1st AML is designed as a deployable analytical laboratory with a diagnostic capability to detect and identify environment contaminations that could harm service members on the battlefield.

Capt. Shawn Palmer, a biochemist with the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, based out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and a native of Loma, Colo., breaks down a biological safety level three glove box at the 1st AML’s Ebola testing lab in Zwedru, Liberia, Feb. 9, 2015. The glove box is built to provide maximum personnel and environmental protection from high-risk biological agents. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

Capt. Shawn Palmer, a biochemist with the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, based out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and a native of Loma, Colo., breaks down a biological safety level three glove box at the 1st AML’s Ebola testing lab in Zwedru, Liberia, Feb. 9, 2015. The glove box is built to provide maximum personnel and environmental protection from high-risk biological agents. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Public Affairs)

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1st Area Medical Laboratory heads Six Ebola Testing labs in Liberia

 

Written by Walter Ham
20th CBRNE Command

United States Africa CommandAberdeen Proving Ground, MD – The 1st Area Medical Laboratory is leading a joint task force that is operating six Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

Made up of microbiologists and laboratory technicians from the 1st Area Medical Laboratory (AML) and Naval Medicine Research Center, Task Force Scientist also includes civil affairs and military police personnel.

Task Force Scientist is headed by Col. Patrick M. Garman, the commander of the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland-based 1st Area Medical Laboratory.

Task Force Scientist is headed by Col. Patrick M. Garman, the commander of the Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, based 1st Area Medical Laboratory. (Courtesy Photo)

Task Force Scientist is headed by Col. Patrick M. Garman, the commander of the Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, based 1st Area Medical Laboratory. (Courtesy Photo)

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is September 19th, 2012

 

The 102nd meeting

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, September 19th at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Hospital. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall. The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

The meetings topic is “Redemption: The 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War”

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