Airmen Are The Backbone Of The U.S. Mission Combating Ebola


While the Army's 101st Airborne may be in the spotlight for its West Africa deployment to support Operation United Resolve, there are plenty of Air Force personnel who are proving instrumental to U.S. efforts to fight Ebola’s spread.

From the beginning of United Resolve, Air Force Airlift Command aircraft have shuttled thousands of tons of supplies and hundreds of personnel to Africa, shouldering the entire logical load for the operation. Additionally, about a quarter of the total U.S. presence on the ground are airmen conducting medical, logistical, and civil engineering operations. A significant number are reservists, including a number of C-17 pilots who volunteered to leave their civilian jobs to fly in support of United Resolve.

Photo by Airman Justine K. Rho
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matt Herbst.

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Members of the Iranian revolutionary guard march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2011. (Reuters photo)

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