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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Um. No. They don't, actually, have that kind of lift capacity.. Fleets of C-17's are expensive
    Haliburton has 80,000 employees in 140 different countries if you bothered to learn anything about the company. They supplied ancillary services to the armed forces in Iraq during the war. They are more than capable and have more than that kind of capacity. We are only sending three thousand soldiers to do God knows what. Our military has more than enough military work to do.
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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    They'll be doing military work as they usually do.

    "United States will leverage the unique capabilities of the U.S. military and broader uniformed services to help bring the epidemic under control. These efforts will entail command and control, logistics expertise, training, and engineering support.

    U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint Force Command headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia, to provide regional command and control support to U.S. military activities and facilitate coordination with U.S. government and international relief efforts. A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command, will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.
    U.S. Africa Command will establish a regional intermediate staging base (ISB) to facilitate and expedite the transportation of equipment, supplies and personnel. Of the U.S. forces taking part in this response, many will be stationed at the ISB.
    Command engineers will build additional Ebola Treatment Units in affected areas, and the U.S. Government will help recruit and organize medical personnel to staff them.
    Additionally, the Command will establish a site to train up to 500 health care providers per week, enabling healthcare workers to safely provide direct medical care to patients.
    The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is preparing to deploy 65 Commissioned Corps officers to Liberia to manage and staff a previously announced Department of Defense (DoD) hospital to care for healthcare workers who become ill. The deployment roster will consist of administrators, clinicians, and support staff. ... "

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    One of us is having delusions. I'm suggesting they will send 3,000 grunts and you are implying that they will send the best and brightest. One of us is wrong.
    Hey, look who's showing up?

    On Saturday, a handful of troops from the Navy's 133rd Mobile Construction Battalion led a bulldozer through thigh-high grass outside Liberia's main airport, bottles of hand sanitizer dangling from their belt loops...



    So, which one of us was delusional about sending a regiment of Infantry to fight Ebola?

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Haliburton has 80,000 employees in 140 different countries if you bothered to learn anything about the company. They supplied ancillary services to the armed forces in Iraq during the war. They are more than capable and have more than that kind of capacity. We are only sending three thousand soldiers to do God knows what. Our military has more than enough military work to do.
    sure, and most of those employees overseas are dependent upon DOD logistics. They do not have the same lift capacity.

    Look man, one of us in this conversation has actually been both in the active duty military and a military contractor. I'm not against contracting this sort of thing out - but you have to have realistic expectations. No one, but no one, has the projection capability of the US Defense Department.

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Navy huh? So what is the Navy doing wearing Air Force stripes on their sleeves? The first gal behind the first guy one can make out the U.S. Air Force tag above her left pocket. I came darn close to saying above her left boob, but didn't. Trying to stay half way PC.
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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Navy huh? So what is the Navy doing wearing Air Force stripes on their sleeves? The first gal behind the first guy one can make out the U.S. Air Force tag above her left pocket. I came darn close to saying above her left boob, but didn't. Trying to stay half way PC.
    Interesting that this "handful" group appears to be predominately women, though....is that usual for a Construction Battalion?

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Interesting that this "handful" group appears to be predominately women, though....is that usual for a Construction Battalion?
    A Navy Construction Battalion does not have any Air Force. That is what I was getting at. Looking at the picture that is all I see is Air Force. I would imagine nowadays a Navy Construction Battalion would have a few women. But the picture leaves me wondering if these Air Force Women aren't medical personnel.
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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Navy huh? So what is the Navy doing wearing Air Force stripes on their sleeves? The first gal behind the first guy one can make out the U.S. Air Force tag above her left pocket. I came darn close to saying above her left boob, but didn't. Trying to stay half way PC.
    The article has Naval and Airforce Personnel, with AFRICOM serving as the parent HQ element, although they've spun off a subordinate JTF. Calling it "Operation Unified Assistance".

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    Re: If you were military would you refuse to "fight" the Ebola virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    The article has Naval and Airforce Personnel, with AFRICOM serving as the parent HQ element, although they've spun off a subordinate JTF. Calling it "Operation Unified Assistance".
    Okay, but the article said Navy's 133rd Mobile Construction right above the picture of all those Air Force types getting off.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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