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Fort Eustis soldiers train for Ebola mission

Fort Eustis soldiers train for Ebola mission

About 60 soldiers from Fort Eustis are soon headed to West Africa to provide logistical support for the ongoing efforts to stem the Ebola outbreak.

While there, they are not expected to come in contact with patients or the virus.

On Wednesday, however, the 53rd Transportation Movement Control Battalion trained for the worst — the “just-in-case” scenario.

A group of seven soldiers practiced donning personal protection equipment, which includes a hooded full-body white hazardous material suit and two pairs of plastic surgical gloves. In Africa, they also will have access to a pair of protective boots, another pair of gloves and a mask.

“You got a hole in your suit,...