U.S. Marines Land in Liberia for Ebola Operation

Some 100 U.S. Marines arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 9, 2014, to take part in Operation United Assistance. The troops will support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic, which includes transporting supplies and building 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. The Marines and sailors that arrived on Oct. 9 are assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF), consisting of four MV-22 Ospreys, two KC-130J Super Hercules, and approximately 100 Marines and sailors who took off from Moron, Spain, for Liberia.

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: A health worker takes the temperature of U.S. Marines arriving to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines landed on KC-130 transport planes and MV-22 Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: A U.S. Marine deplanes after arriving on an MV-22 Osprey to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines arrived on KC-130 transport planes and the Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The four Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: A U.S. Air Force Airman helps to unload supplies from a KC-130 transport plane as part of Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines arrived on KC-130 transport planes and the Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The four Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: American soldiers watch as U.S. Marines arrive on MV-22 Ospreys to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines arrived on KC-130 transport planes and the Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The four Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: U.S. Air Force personnel watch as U.S. Marines arrive on MV-22 Ospreys to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines arrived on KC-130 transport planes and the Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The four Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: U.S. Marines arrive on MV-22 Ospreys to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines arrived on KC-130 transport planes and the Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The four Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: A U.S. Marine arrives to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines arrived on KC-130 transport planes and MV-22 Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: A health worker takes the temperature of U.S. Marines arriving to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines landed on KC-130 transport planes and MV-22 Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: A health worker takes the temperature of U.S. Marines arriving to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines landed on KC-130 transport planes and MV-22 Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, commanding general of U.S. Army Africa speaks to U.S. Marines after they landed to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines arrived on KC-130 transport planes and MV-22 Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: U.S. Marines arrive to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines landed on KC-130 transport planes and MV-22 Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: A health worker takes the temperature of U.S. Marines arriving to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines landed on KC-130 transport planes and MV-22 Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: U.S. Marines arrive to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines arrived on KC-130 transport planes and MV-22 Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: U.S. Marines arrive to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines landed on KC-130 transport planes and MV-22 Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 09: U.S. Marines arrive to take part in Operation United Assistance on October 9, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines landed on KC-130 transport planes and MV-22 Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The Ospreys, which can land vertically like helicopters, will transport U.S. troops and supplies as they build 17 Ebola treatment centers around Liberia. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed up to 4,000 troops in West Africa to combat the disease. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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