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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaAnother C-17 aircraft, carrying 39 U.S. military personnel and equipment arrived in Liberia on Tuesday to help the anti-Ebola fight in West Africa.

The 39 military personnel include 15 U.S. Navy SeaBees and 24 Operation United Assistance (OUA) Headquarters personnel.

According to a press release issued in Monrovia, the SeaBees make up the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion.

The SeaBees will conduct site assessments and provide mentorship for the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) construction teams, which will be charged with building additional Ebola Treatment Units (ETU).  Discussions are underway for the construction of additional ETUs and how many.

The C-17 U.S. military aircraft also brought in a tactical truck, a tent system and three pallets of medical supplies. A total of four C-17 U.S. military aircraft have so far flown into Liberia with military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight.

Over the weekend, another two C-17 U.S. military aircraft landed at Roberts International Airport (RIA) with military personnel, including engineers and airfield specialists, as part of an advance team. Additional large military aircraft, transporting more personnel and supplies, are expected to arrive in Monrovia in the coming days.

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