Photographed on October 24, 2014, by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall, Jr., this image depicts Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, center, as she was addressing concerns put forth from members of the Defense Department’s 30-member medical support team designated for response to any potential U.S. outbreaks of Ebola. This session took place during training at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) in San Antonio, Texas.
"To prepare the team, each member received lecture-based and practical training at SAMMC, organized by USNORTHCOM’s Army component, U. S. Army North (Fifth Army), and conducted by experts from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Md."
"The first two days of training were focused on familiarizing the team with signs and symptoms of Ebola, how it spread in West Africa, how humans transmit the disease, and how medical officials are managing Ebola in the United States. The team spent the following two days learning the proper donning and doffing procedures of their personal protective equipment, along with demonstrating proficiency in safely caring for an Ebola patient in a simulated exercise." For additional information regarding the establishment of the Ebola medical support team, see the link below.