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Fort Hood Press Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: January 7, 2015 1:40:59 PM CST

Fort Hood receives redeploying Soldiers from Operation United Assistance

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood received its initial cohort of 87 Soldiers who were in support of Operation United Assistance Jan. 7. The Soldiers are from the 36th Engineer Brigade returning from Liberia, West Africa, where they have been deployed since October 2014.

All service members will be supported at Fort Hood's Controlled Monitoring Area Site with dignity, respect and compassion while being afforded essential quality of life equipment and services as they undergo their mandatory 21-day controlled monitoring period. Soldiers will conduct warrior skills training during this period.

They will be reintegrated with their units, families, friends and communities following a Welcome Home Ceremony at the conclusion of their monitoring period. 

"While here, Soldiers will conduct resiliency and readiness training, building their warrior skills for their potential next deployment," said Lt. Col. Carter Price, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, commander in charge of cadre operations for the Fort Hood Controlled Monitoring Area Site.

Price said that the monitoring period is a "prudent move" given the low chance that a Soldier might have been exposed to someone with the Ebola virus disease while deployed to West Africa.

Price also said that in the event that a Soldier exhibits symptoms associated with the Ebola virus, they would be separated from their cohort and monitored at a medical area at the CMAS for a period. If the Soldier is determined to have the Ebola virus, they will be treated at the appropriate medical facility.

As part of the United States' effort to prevent the Ebola virus disease from being introduced and transmitted to America, the Department of Defense announced Nov. 7, 2014, that Fort Hood will be one of five military installations to host a 21-day controlled monitoring areas site for all military service members returning from Operation United Assistance.

Of the 87 Soldiers, 80 are stationed at Fort Hood, with the remaining seven from Fort Carson, Colorado.  The Fort Carson-based Soldiers will return home following the completion of their controlled monitoring period.

 

 

B-roll of returning engineer Soldiers to Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 7, 2015. Includes interview soundbites from Lt. Col. Carter Price, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, commander, who is in charge of the Fort Hood Controlled Monitoring Area Site cadre.

To download the broadcast quality version, click here. You must register on the DVIDS site to get the link for the download. 

   
Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade walk across the tarmac at Robert Grey Army Airfield at Fort Hood, Texas, Wednesday. The Soldiers returned from West Africa to Fort Hood following their deployment to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance where they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
   
36th Engineer Brigade Soldiers walk across the tarmac Jan. 7 at Robert Grey Army Airfield at Fort Hood, Texas. The Soldiers redeployed from Liberia, West Africa, to Fort Hood where they'll undergo their mandatory 21-day controlled monitoring period following their deployment in support of Operation United Assistance. While deployed, they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola virus disease in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
   
1st Cavalry Division medics perform an initial medical screening on a Soldier who returned to Fort Hood, Texas, from West Africa Wednesday morning. The Soldiers returned from West Africa to Fort Hood following their deployment to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance where they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
   
1st Cavalry Division medics perform an initial medical screening on a Soldier who returned Jan. 7 to Fort Hood, Texas, from West Africa. The Soldiers redeployed from Liberia, West Africa, to Fort Hood where they'll undergo their mandatory 21-day controlled monitoring period following their deployment in support of Operation United Assistance. While deployed, they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola virus disease in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
   
1st Cavalry Division medics prepare to perform initial medical screenings on troops returning to Fort Hood, Texas, from West Africa. Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade returned early Wednesday morning from their deployment to Liberia, where they supported Operation United Assistance. In West Africa, the troops were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
   
1st Cavalry Division medics prepare to perform initial medical screenings on troops returning to Fort Hood, Texas, from West Africa. 36th Engineer Brigade Soldiers returned early Jan. 7. The Soldiers will undergo their mandatory 21-day controlled monitoring period following their deployment in support of Operation United Assistance where they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola virus disease in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
   
Medical personnel from the 1st Cavalry Division performed initial medical screenings on troops returning to Fort Hood, Texas, from West Africa. Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade returned early Wednesday morning.  The troops deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance where they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
Medical personnel from the 1st Cavalry Division performed initial medical screenings on troops returning to Fort Hood, Texas, from West Africa. 36th Engineer Brigade Soldiers returned early Jan. 7.  The troops deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance where they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
   
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