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Iowa National Guard to be Sent to Fight Ebola in West Africa
WASHINGTON, Iowa - The Iowa National Guard announced Sunday that they have been notified of a pending mobilization to send approximately 80 soldiers to West Africa, as a part of Operation United Assistance. Operation United Assistance is the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It is led by the United States Agency for International Development, Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies are providing certain unique, supporting capabilities as needed to the operation. Approximately 80 Soldiers from the Iowa National Guard are affected with the mobilization.