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A U.S. Army specialist from the 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical) practices carefully donning and removing Personal Protective Equipment and mask ahead of the 35th TTSB deployment to Liberia. (Credit: Lindsay D. Roman, 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical) Public Affairs)

Approximately 2,100 soldiers from the National Guard and Army Reserve will be deployed to Liberia and Senegal for troop relief this spring in the continued Ebola support effort in West Africa.

The six-month deployment was announced Friday.

Army Times reported that about 1,200 Guard soldiers are expected to deploy from these units:

  • 34th Infantry Division headquarters, Minnesota National Guard. The 700 soldiers from the Red Bull division are expected to replace the 101st Airborne Division headquarters, which is currently deployed to provide command and control of U.S. military forces on the ground. The headquarters is expected to leave Minnesota in March for training before deploying to Monrovia, Liberia, in April
  • 16th Engineer Brigade headquarters, Ohio National Guard
  • 223rd Military Intelligence Battalion (Linguist Detachment), California National Guard
  • 272nd Engineer Company (Vertical Construction), Texas National Guard
  • 294th Area Support Medical Company, Iowa National Guard
  • 891st Engineer Battalion, Kansas National Guard.

Army Times also reported that the Reserve units deploying are:

  • 96th Sustainment Brigade, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Denver, Colo.
  • 313th Movement Control Battalion, Baltimore, Md.
  • 324th Fire Fighting Detachment, East Point, Ga.
  • 324th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Granite City, Ill.
  • 329th Survey and Design Team, St. Joseph, Minn.
  • 387th Medical Logistics Company, Miami, Fla.
  • 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Rockville, Md.
  • 452nd Preventative Medicine Team, Miami, Florida
  • 996th Horizontal Engineer Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • B Company, 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, Columbus, Ohio

For more information on the deployments, please visit ArmyTimes.com.

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