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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014  06:58:20 PM

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Capt. Edward Boncek, the 36th Eng. Bde. budget and finance officer, helps close the Tyvek protective suit hood of Spc. Michael Potts, a 36th Eng. Bde. combat engineer, during their training inside the Medical Skills Training Center Oct. 9 at Fort Hood. This is the same equipment that 
the Soldiers will take with them to help protect them from the Ebola virus disease.
Engineers train with protective equipment
Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade received personal protective equipment training at Fort Hood Oct. 9 as part of their continued preparations for an anticipated deployment to West Africa. The three-day training included donning the white Tyvex jumpsuits, nitrile blue gloves and field protective masks that will serve as barrier protection against Ebola and other contagious pathogens while in Liberia. The brigade’s element makes up 450 of approximately 500 Fort Hood Soldiers preparing to deploy to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance. During the deployment, the brigade headquarters will provide mission oversight of the joint engineer forces in Liberia, and the subordinate units will be primarily focused on construction of life-support areas for U.S. troops and Ebo...» read more
 
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