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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014  06:58:47 AM

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Soldiers leave Senegal for Liberia
DAKAR, Senegal - The commander of the 101st Airborne Division and more than 30 of his troops departed from Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport here Sunday en route to Liberia, where they will join hundreds of U.S. service members engaged in the fight against Ebola in West Africa. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commanding general of the 101st, will take charge of the Joint Forces Command for Operation United Assistance upon arrival in Liberia, succeeding Army Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, in that role. “Operation United Assistance is a critical mission,” Volesky said. “We will coordinate all of the Department of Defense resources in Liberia in support of the United States Agency for International Development, the U.S. government’s lead agency in this miss...
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