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15 JBLM reservists deploying to West Africa to fight Ebola

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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - About 15 Air Force reservists from Joint Base Lewis-McChord are scheduled to deploy Saturday to west Africa to help fight Ebola.
    
The 446th Airlift Wing says they're going to Senegal to help load and unload cargo planes.
    
It's a sixth-month deployment that will keep them away until May.

Madigan doctors training for Ebola patients

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - About 50 doctors and nurses at Madigan Army Medical Center are training as the team that would treat an Ebola patient at the hospital at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1xpCZFL ) they're following an Army directive that coincides with the military's buildup of its Ebola-response headquarters in Liberia.

Chief Medical Officer Col. Steve Yoest says Madigan is setting aside two beds in its intensive care unit for potential Ebola patients.

He says Madigan is prepared.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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