Army families quiz leadership on Ebola deployment

November 14, 2014 5:25 PM

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A town hall meeting at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, also held on Facebook on Thursday, yielded the same questions military families have asked for ages before deployments: How long will the troops be gone? Where can I send care packages? Will the unit still deploy on its regular schedule after it returns?

But this event also had its share of unique concerns. Spouses wanted to know if items they sent family members could get contaminated with Ebola, whether the troops had Tyvek suits to protect them from infection, what the screening policies were for local contractors for fever, an early symptom of a...

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