U.S. European Command’s priority is to protect U.S. citizens and interests in our area of responsibility and preserve the health and capability of U.S. forces. We are doing everything in our power to address and mitigate potential risks to our service members, civilian employees, our families and the host nation communities we live in to prevent the spread of this disease.
The health and safety of DoD personnel, our mission partners and their families is one of EUCOM's top priorities, and safely preventing the spread of Ebola is the core objective of this international effort.
All returning U.S. military personnel participating in Operation United Assistance will be screened in accordance with very strict and established protocols, whether they are returning to the U.S. or any other country.
The U.S. and our host nations are coordinating closely on vigorous protocols that are mutually acceptable for the screening of any aircraft or personnel that pass through our host nations, which will allow us to work together in the comprehensive global fight against the spread of this disease.
For more information on Operation United Assistance or preventing Ebola, go to:
- AFRICOM: http://www.africom.mil/operation-united-assistance
- The Military Health System and the Defense Health Agency: http://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Health-Readiness/Pandemic-Diseases/Ebola
- USAID: http://www.usaid.gov/ebola#help