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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014  01:20:00 PM

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Health chief details plan to protect troops
WASHINGTON - U.S. troops will be protected while doing their critical work in West Africa – helping the U.S. Agency for International Development stop the deadly Ebola outbreak there – and after they come home, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said in a recent interview. Speaking Oct. 17 with DoD News, Dr. Jonathan Woodson detailed the Defense Department’s plan for keeping troops safe while they’re deployed in West Africa, getting them home for treatment if a service member becomes infected, and making sure their Families and communities are safe when all the troops come home. “We owe them every measure we can take to keep them safe and we are going to do that,” Woodson said. Upon redeployment, each service member will be assessed by medical professionals and active...
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