U.S. Ebola Troops Arrive in Germany for Monitoring

Posted November 25, 2014 at 9:18am

Stars and Stripes reports that “the first planeload of American servicemembers returning to Germany from Africa touched down Tuesday after the German government approved a U.S. Army-run Ebola monitoring facility on its soil.”  

“’We are grateful to Germany for its assistance in confronting this global health concern,’ said Navy Capt. Greg Hicks, a spokesman for U.S. European Command.”  

“The monitoring site is located on the Army’s Smith Barracks in Baumholder, about 20 miles north of Ramstein Air Base. An Air Force C-17 carrying 54 passengers touched down at Ramstein on Tuesday morning, according to the base’s 86th Airlift Wing. It’s not known if all passengers were U.S. troops, and officials have not said if all 54 were taken to Baumholder.”