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  • May

    Europe District engineer team returns as Liberia is Ebola-free

    WIESBADEN, Germany – The remaining military members on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team sent to Liberia for Operation United Assistance made it back to Germany earlier this month, just as the West African nation was declared Ebola-free. The Europe District contingent assisted with treatment center construction and helped sustain a DOD presence that numbered 2,800 personnel at its peak.
  • November

    USACE mission in West Africa aimed at supporting Ebola containment

    WIESBADEN, Germany – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has joined the fight against Ebola in West Africa. Europe District’s Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced departed Oct. 21 for Monrovia, Liberia, to take part in Operation United Assistance, an Africa Command mission to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts at containing the virus outbreak in the region. The deployment could last up to six months.
  • March

    Forward Engineer Support Team returns from Jordan

    WIESBADEN, Germany – The eight remaining members of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District’s Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced are back on German soil after a highly successful deployment to Jordan. The team of Soldiers, Army civilian volunteers and augmentees returned Feb. 26 following a six-month mission that included infrastructure, environmental, and airfield assessments and expansion planning to build the ally nation’s capabilities.