US Marines To Liberia

Posted 8 October 2014
Photo by Cpl. Michael Petersheim

Pentagon officials announced on 8 October 2014 that a special US Marine expeditionary unit deployed to Spain has redeployed to Liberia, joining hundreds of other US troops in support of efforts to contain the spread of Ebola. A total of 100 personnel from the Special Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa are deploying from Moron, Spain, to Dakar, Senegal, with onward movement to Monrovia, Liberia. The Marine task force will provide interim re-supply and transportation support until US Army units arrive later this month to assume that longer term mission. As many as 4,000 U.S. military personnel could be deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. The deployment includes four MV-22 Ospreys and two KC-130J Super Hercules tankers.


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