Final group of Fort Carson engineers returns to United States from Africa

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About 10 Fort Carson soldiers have returned to the United States after almost four months in Liberia.

This is the last group of Fort Carson soldiers to return from West Africa. About 150 engineers were deployed there in November in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. military’s response to the Ebola crisis.

The 10 soldiers are spending 21 days in a controlled monitoring area at Fort Hood, Texas, where healthcare professionals are monitoring them for Ebola symptoms.

More than 100 soldiers from the 615th Engineer Company returned to Fort Carson January 22 after a 21-day monitoring period. About 25 more soldiers arrived back in the United States February 17 and are in monitoring at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

The soldiers helped construct facilities to support the USAID effort to contain the spread of Ebola in Africa. They were part of an effort that included units from the active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.

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